Yasmin Levy - sorrow by song but not by nature

Singer-songwriter Yasmin Levy prefers the sad songs. She will be performing at the Cultural Centre tonight. Photo: Jonathan Wong

With a voice as beautiful as hers, it's hard to believe Yasmin Levy's songs come from a very dark place. Yet like all great art, it's the darker side of the human condition that brings out the best.

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A concert to touch your heart

The dessert that best describes Ellen Joyce Loo's voice is pave au chocolat et au rhum - a piece of rum chocolate cake. Mellow and not too sweet, her voice sweeps you to paradise.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Choi fans take magical journey

Korean-American singer David Choi gave his fans just what they wanted when he returned to Hong Kong on May 23 as part of his Australia/Asia tour.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A time for dreaming and setting goals

Hanjin Tan, singer-songwriter

29 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A-Lin Hong Kong Concert

The aboriginal Taiwanese singer performs Mando-pop. Dec 20-21, 8pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, HK$280-HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2323 3238

20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

David Tao, singer-songwriter

What I'm listening to: I've been listening to a lot of stuff that I kind of always knew but have never really dove into. I just downloaded a greatest hits album of Bill Withers. I realised that there're a lot of materials in there that I've never discovered before. His music is soulful, and at the same time, it has a lot of social awareness and consciousness. It's quite impressive.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Soulful singer triumphs

Natalie Chan from International Christian School was crowned queen this year at the annual Supernova singing contest. Co-organised by Diocesan Boys' School and Red Vocal Academy, the inter-school competition featured top local singing talents.

29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Singer G.E.M. stays young at heart on her 20th birthday

She may have turned 20 on Saturday, but spunky singer Gloria Tang Zhi-kei, aka G.E.M., proved to all that she was still a kid at heart by spending her birthday with youngsters half her age at the Next Generation Mini-DJ Contest at Cyberport.

17 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Build a Rocket Boys! Elbow (DVD)

One word sums up Elbow's fifth album, Build a Rocket Boys! - poetry.

The collection follows the format Elbow does best: a mix of dreamy guitar and piano-led melodies, bluesy guitar riffs and poetic lyrics. The band claim that lyrically the songs recount the ups and downs - mostly downs - of being young, seen through the eyes of someone who both loved and hated the experience.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Elbow 'rocket' is poetry in motion

One word sums up Elbow's fifth album, Build a Rocket Boys! - 'poetry'.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am


Late singer's mother hit with bankruptcy bid

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

French lessons are optional

French trio Yelle are back in top form with the release of their second album, Safari Disco Club. The signature electropop beats that made them so popular in the first place have been perfected in the half-decade since their last release. Staying true to their roots, the songs are sung entirely in French.

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Justin Bieber

It takes something unidentifiably special to propel a video to the most-viewed spot on YouTube, but teen idol Justin Bieber managed to achieve just that with his music video for Baby. But more than just the most-viewed video, with half a billion views and counting, Baby is also the most discussed video and even the most disliked video ever to have graced YouTube. Quite the hat trick.

24 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Dylan gets go-ahead to play Beijing, Shanghai

Bob Dylan's long-rumoured mainland tour may finally take place next month after censors approved concerts by the iconic singer-songwriter in Beijing and Shanghai.

12 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Karen Mok's warm relations with Canon take her to chilly set

Singer-actress Karen Mok Man-wai is in Beijing to promote the latest Canon IXUS camera model.

The 40-year-old singer, who has been a spokeswoman for the brand for eight years, said filming this year's commercial was the toughest job yet, because shooting took place in Yuen Long on a cold day last month.

9 Mar 2011 - 12:00am