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Hong Kong post goes to Dutch conductor

Radio Netherlands 17.01.2012
Hong Kong post goes to Dutch conductor

Award-winning Dutch conductor Jaap van Zweden has been named chief conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

Best Hong Kong bands to rock out with

Samantha Leese and Dwight Maar 10.12.2011
Best Hong Kong bands to rock out with

Folk rock, psychedelic stoner metal and political bubblegum pop - it's the soundtrack of our Hong Kong lives

Hong Kong's poster girl is not your average heiress

CLIFFORD COONAN Irish Times 08.10.2011
Hong Kong's poster girl is not your average heiress

Josie Ho strayed from a privileged family into acting, a job her elders viewed as “lower class”

HK Film Archive's "100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies" launches with Simon Yam as ambassador

Hong Kong has a rich cinematic heritage and enjoys widespread global success. The Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA)'s new programme, "100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies", will feature 100 films from 1916 to 1999, including silent movies, documentaries with...

Joy Division Lives On, in Hong Kong

Lynette Chiu The Wall Street Journal 17.09.2011
Joy Division Lives On, in Hong Kong

In May of last year, about 150 people gathered in the tight quarters of Phonograph, a bar in Tsim Sha Tsui, to celebrate the legacy of Ian Curtis, the singer and lyricist for Joy Division. Four Hong Kong bands performed, and a ruckus of post-punk ...

Hong Kong TV executives quit over false report of China ex-president's death

Two senior Hong Kong TV executives have resigned after their station broadcast a false report that former Chinese president Jiang Zemin had died, a news report said Tuesday.

Now it's official: Nicholas Tse and Cecilia Cheung to end marriage

Celebrity couple Nicholas Tse Ting-fung and Cecilia Cheung Pak-chi have officially announced they are divorcing following months of speculation their five-year marriage is on the rocks.

Cecilia Cheung and Nicholas Tse's ties beyond repair: Deborah Li

Nicholas Tse's mother, former actress Deborah Li revealed that her son's marriage to actress Cecilia Cheung may be beyond repair, during interviews with Hong Kong media on Friday.

WarnerTV To Debut Network In Hong Kong On Now TV

now TV and Warner Bros. International Branded Services announce that the popular WarnerTV linear channel has become available to Hong Kong television audience. The 24-hour general entertainment network, featuring hit TV series and movies selected ...

Top 10 Hong Kong restaurant trends

Jason Beerman 01.07.2011
Ordering wine with dinner is becoming a habit for Hong Kong diners.

(...) These days, the dining scene in Hong Kong is still rooted in classic Cantonese fare, but there are countless layers on top of this, and a quick walk down random streets showcases Hong Kong’s other claim of being Asia’s world city. When the M...

Proposed Bruce Lee Museum Shelved in Hong Kong

Karen Chu The Hollywood Reporter 30.06.2011
Proposed Bruce Lee Museum Shelved in Hong Kong

Plans to build a Bruce Lee museum at the late megastar’s former residence in Hong Kong has been abandoned.

Cecilia Cheung and Nicholas Tse to split

Hong Kong celebrity couple Cecilia Cheung and Nicholas Tse have confirmed that they will be splitting up, ending weeks of speculation on the status of their five-year marriage.

Hong Kong is World's Greatest Food City: Author Tom Parker Bowles

Hong Kong's reputation as a culinary capital is as solid as its ranking alongside financial giants such as London and New York, according to author Tom Parker Bowles. The food writer spoke with entrepreneur Sir David Tang in London prior to their ...

Hong Kong's Ocean Park Unveils Latest Attraction

Christopher Shay The Wall Street Journal 16.06.2011
Hong Kong's Ocean Park Unveils Latest Attraction

Hong Kong theme parks are locked in a race to build attractions as they compete for visitors. The latest splash: A 500-square-meter Amazon exhibit, unveiled by Ocean Park on Tuesday, that features a jungle raft ride, an aviary and live animals, in...

Nicholas Tse and Cecilia Cheung's marriage reportedly on the rocks

Hong Kong actor Nicholas Tse and actress Cecilia Cheung, once the envious affectionate couple both on and off-camera, are rumored to be at a breaking point in their five-year marriage.

New West Kowloon CEO Named

The Wall Street Journal 28.05.2011
New West Kowloon CEO Named

An Australian has been named to take over as chief executive of the multibillion-dollar West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, which has been plagued with delays and an executive reshuffling.

Hong Kong’s Andy Lau Tops 2011 Forbes China Celebrity List

Hong Kong film star and singer Andy Lau topped the latest list of top Chinese celebrities published by Forbes China, the licensed Chinese-language edition of Forbes.

Hong Kong Art Week: What to See

Alexandra A. Seno The Wall Street Journal 21.05.2011
Hong Kong Art Week: What to See

Hong Kong’s international art fair — Art HK — opens Thursday, but it’s just one of a weeklong series of events that include outdoor happenings and sales by more than a dozen auction houses.

Enjoy The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber in Hong Kong

The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber (TMALW), a tribute to the career of the internationally acclaimed theatre star, is set to open in Hong Kong next month.

King of Kowloon Finally Gets Respect

Joyce Hor-Chung The New York Times 05.05.2011
King of Kowloon Finally Gets Respect

A toothless garbageman who once wandered Hong Kong’s streets with dingy bags of ink and brushes tied to his crutches is now the subject of a major retrospective. About 300 calligraphic works by the late Tsang Tsou-choi — who is best known by his s...

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