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Eitetsu Hayashi: Taiko Legend

Taiko drummer Hayashi (left) performs; shinobue/shakuhachi player Makoto Takei also features. Oct 28-29, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$130-HK$400 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2370 1044. Photo: Shinji Takehara

Sunday, 23 October, 2011, 12:00am


3 Carols for a cause

Katterwall is holding its fourth annual carolling event in support of Operation Santa Claus. Turn up and sing your heart out for a great cause!

When: December 3, 7.30pm

Where: Lok Hing Lane sitting-out area, Lan Kwai Fong

Free admission; carol books will be available from F&B outlets near the venue

28 Nov 2010 - 12:00am


20 Green Xmas

Buy new and second-hand goods at the Winter Garage Sale & Fair at HKUST - start your Christmas shopping while supporting the 3 Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Proceeds go to support various charities including Operation Santa Claus.

When: November 20, 9.30am-1.30pm

Where: HKUST LG3 car park

14 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Ki Kon Ichi Da

Japanese drum group Za Ondekoza (aka Fuji no yama Ondekoza, left) in concert. Today, 7.30pm, Yuen Long Theatre, 9 Yuen Long Tai Yuk Rd, HK$100-HK$250; and Dec 13, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321. The group also performs as part of the East Asian Games Cultural Extravaganza.

11 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Mercedes drums up excitement before tapping into rich vein

It appears that not all automakers are in the red.

German import Mercedes-Benz engineered a massive bash at the Convention and Exhibition Centre's Grand Hall on Tuesday to unveil its newest E-class models.

21 May 2009 - 12:00am

Get a taste of Japan at HK's largest sake fair

Another wine fair just wrapped up last week at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, but Hongkongers have been developing quite a taste for another kind of alcoholic beverage. With their obsession with all things Japanese, there are more and more connoisseurs of sake, the renowned rice wine.

21 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Hong Kong Faces

It is rare for an artist to be willing to see his work destroyed, but that is the lot of Au Yeung Ping-chi, who is in the business of making paper replicas of items that are burned for the dead to enjoy in the afterlife

Paper artist Au Yeung Ping-chi is used to seeing his creations go up in smoke - in fact if they did not, he would be out of a job.

17 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Ondekoza & Wongs' Concert

Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Sat, 3pm and 8pm

22 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Japanese drums master returns

FOLLOWING A sensational performance with the Hong Kong Philharmonic last March, taiko drums master Eitetsu Hayashi returns next month to join the Philharmonic in a performance of Fujin-Raijin, a piece specially written by Japanese composer Tokuhide Niimi to exploit the greatly expanded drumming technique Hayashi has developed.

22 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Music ... mostly by dead guys

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra announced its 2006-07 season yesterday and it's good news for classical music fans, as some big names are coming next year. The musical stars booked include soprano Renee Fleming, conductor Charles Dutoit and violinists Hilary Hahn and Joshua Bell.

17 May 2006 - 12:00am

What's On


The Hong Kong Repertory Theatre will restage Love in a Fallen City, a Cantonese drama based on Shanghainese writer Eileen Chang's well-loved novel.

28 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

What's On


The School of Film & Television of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) will present a retrospective of film projects collectively produced by students and chosen from the six categories of producing, screenwriting, directing, camera, sound and editing.

11 Nov 2004 - 12:00am


Let Freedom Ring: Japanese-American taiko drummer Kenny Endo is the soloist for the Asian premiere of Takeo Kudo's Let Freedom Ring with the HK Philharmonic Orchestra, and the orchestra also performs works by Rimsky-Korsakov and Ravel. Conductor: Samuel Wong. May 4-5, 8pm. Cultural Centre Concert Hall. $60-$200 Urbtix:

2734 9009.

4 May 2001 - 12:00am

Hong Kong Arts Festival

It was a scene right out of, well, a comic opera. On stage in the Cultural Centre Grand Theatre, singers clowned it up in the third performance of Rossini's La Cenerentola, the opera based on Cinderella. Backstage, there was a heated row among the chorus of Elvis-quiffed courtiers. As the Ugly Sisters hammed out front, the 24-strong chorus argued over the colour of their shoes.

16 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Running with the beat

If Yasuko Takakubo did not run, she would probably lose her rhythm. A star performer with Japan's Ondekoza 'demon drummers', she counts on the pounding of her feet for inspiration and innovation.

31 Jul 1998 - 12:00am