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Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Shenzhou-9 crew on a mission closer to home

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:23pm

Free tickets to MJ's Neverland

HKAPA's Summer Music School is putting on its annual show after several weeks of theatre training. This year is a tribute to the music of Michael Jackson - and we have two pairs of tickets to give away to the show's opening night tomorrow.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:47pm

Return of the hardcore rockers

American rockers Linkin Park surprised their diehard fans with their 2010 release, A Thousand Suns. It was a far departure from the nu-metal sounds that shot them to the top of the music world 12 years ago and has kept them there. But fear not, LP fans, they have returned to that hardcore sound in their latest album, Living Things.

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Silent, soothing passions

Summer, to me, means a happy time when the sun is shining and the birds are singing, with no worries in my head. So I have decided to fill it with all the songs and lyrics I love.

Whenever I Say Your Name by Sting, featuring Mary J. Blige

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A whole new trove of teenage beliefs

Justin Bieber may only be 18, but he's achieved more than many people do in a lifetime. Four number-one albums, tens of millions of fans, the first runner-up on Forbes' 'highest-paid celebs under 30' list, megastars on his speed dial ... and that's just for starters.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Magic of Mraz hits Hong Kong, with an extra surprise in store

Jason Mraz played with a new band to a full house at AsiaWorld-Expo last Sunday as part of his world tour.

'I feel strong, tremendous, grateful and optimistic as ever,' said the US singer-songwriter who turned 35 on June 23.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Outdated yarn is a yawn fest

After receiving a code from an unknown island, code breaker Hank (Dwayne Johnson) and his adventurer step-son Sean (Josh Hutcherson) embark on a journey to find its origin. They hire pilot Gabato (Luis Guzman) and his daughter, Kailani (Vanessa Hudgens), board a rickety helicopter and are swept away by a brutal storm, landing on 'the mysterious island.'

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

New sounds for summer

Even with a limited line-up of musicians coming to the city this summer, there's plenty to cheer about in the world of music, as the recording studios have a great assortment of releases lined up for listeners. Here's a look at some that are sure to get you excited.

Kimbra Vows (May 29)

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Karen Mok says she's become a big fan

The Mandarin Oriental now has another local fan. Following in the footsteps of actress Maggie Cheung Man-yuk, Karen Mok Man-wai has became the latest face of the hotel group's 'He's a Fan/She's a Fan' advertising campaign.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

KK Live in Hong Kong

The Indian playback singer (aka Krishnakumar Kunnath) in concert. May 1, 8pm, Jockey Club Auditorium, HK Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, HK$450-HK$1,200 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 9037 8869

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

The Life & Death of Whitney Houston

The Life & Death of Whitney Houston by Michael Essany Kindle (e-book)

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The gospel according to Jasmine

After the success of her debut single, Sad to Say, in 2009, many people dubbed Japanese singer Jasmine 'the next Hikaru Utada'. Since then, the 22-year-old has released several other chart-topping singles and even performed as a special guest for American singer Ne-Yo at his concert in Japan.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Il Divo's comeback bigger than ever

Il Divo first took Hong Kong by storm in 2009 with their virtuoso blend of operatic technique and romantic pop. The four windpipes made a glorious comeback last Sunday at the Convention and Exhibition Centre.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Almost famous

K-pop is all the rage these days. Talent agencies are tapping into the K-pop phenomenon and holding Asia-wide contests to find the next big star.

Their message: everyone wants to be a K-pop star. Now you can too - sort of. And you don't even have to be Korean.

1 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

2012 Grammy Nominees (CD)

First released in 1995, the Grammy Nominees series of CDs is an annual feast of some of the biggest tracks of the year - as well as a surprising number of little-known songs.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am