Posts Tagged ‘entertainment’

Viva la Diva!

Viva la Diva!

Known for her deep and emotive voice and iconic costumes, Canto pop legend Paula Tsui Siu-fung looks back on her 40-year singing career and shares her views on the music industry, as well as her unexpected popularity among young people.

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The Only Show in Town

The Only Show in Town

Come to the circus, the Hong Kong Circus. Varsity meets members of Hong Kong’s first and only local circus troupe, who are seeking to breathe new life into circus entertainment.

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Esports in Hong Kong — More Than Just Entertainment

Esports in Hong Kong — More Than Just Entertainment

People who play video games professionally are taking advantage of the growing industry in China, Taiwan, and elsewhere in the world, but aspiring pro-gamers in Hong Kong are having trouble catching up to their peers.

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Netbars Past, Netbars Future

Netbars Past, Netbars Future

Netbars, or internet cafes, are struggling to reinvent themselves to stay relevant to loyal and new customers in Hong Kong.

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Fast forward through Life

Fast forward through Life

An interactive game speeds you through life and into a coffin, all so you can reflect on the present.

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Finding the Spotlight

Finding the Spotlight

Mention musicals and most people will think of productions from New York’s Broadway or London’s West End. But a group of dedicated performers, writers, producers and musicians are working hard to put on local musicals performed in Cantonese. It’s an uphill struggle, but they tell Varsity it is well worth the effort.

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Tiara Tales

Tiara Tales

In the 1970s and 1980s, the annual Miss Hong Kong Pageant was one of the biggest entertainment events of the year. But with the rise of sensationalist tabloid-style media, changes in Hongkongers’ lifestyles and the status of women, the competition and the idea of beauty queens can seem like old-fashioned.

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Paradise for Shutterbugs

Paradise for Shutterbugs

Take offbeat and crazy photos that will trick people’s eyes at the city’s first 3D museum.

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Stars Take a Stand

Stars Take a Stand

Some local stars, notably singers Denise Ho and Anthony Wong took a high profile stance in support of the Umbrella Movement. Varsity looks at the price celebrities may have to pay by supporting political causes, not just in Hong Kong but in the increasingly lucrative mainland market.

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Sino Centre: Witnessing the End of an Era

Sino Centre: Witnessing the End of an Era

Mong Kok’s Sino Centre was once a place of pilgrimmage for fans of Cantopop and local movie stars. In its heyday, fans used to queue up for hours to buy laminated photos of their idols. But those days are gone, and Sino Centre is now a repository of collective memories for a generation of Hongkongers.

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