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This is the section that is all about HK. We're going to be posting up blogs, interviews with local artists, previews, running features, our confessions series, op-eds and much more!


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Super Saver Saturday 4: Saving Money on Tickets23-2-16

A lot of questions people ask me when I meet them for the first time is about how I budget to see all the theatre I do. I'm an unusual person. I see a 3-4 shows a month, on average. I was doing this before I had this awesome job (and received press passes). Budgeting for this was always a bit of a challenge but completely doable. There is a way to see a lot of art and save money while doing it.

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Inspiration19-2-16

Where do you live?

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Things Theatre Taught Me...18-2-16

I knew from when I was five years old what I wanted to do with my life. I knew I wanted to be an entertainer. I've gone down many paths in the entertainment industry but I consider myself very blessed to have always known what I wanted to do with my life. I never had that "OMG. What am I going to do?" moment as a teenager.

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Don't be THAT person....15-2-16

Every show has one... THAT person. They're very talented and likable but they do stuff that irritates the cast to no end. And I don't think it has anything to do with the person in it's-self. Once, I worked with a designer who pissed me off to no end during a production but I ended up being quite good friends with them after the show. The situation of a show always makes one person THAT person. The one who's at the heart of every conflict or always receiving "Come to Jesus" emails. Here's some things to avoid in order to not be THAT person.

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Hamlet...14-2-16

What!? There were no autopsies in the Medieval era?

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Dying Art Forms12-2-16

These are 5 art forms that are currently performed in Asia but are predicted to be extinct within the next hundred years due to lack of interest from young people, lack of audience and several other factors. Some of these factors include language barriers making it impossible for the "masters" of these trades to pass on their skills fully to their protegees.

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History of the Lion Dance9-2-16

The Lion dance is a Chinese tradition synonymous with Chinese New Year. We see it happen every year and it's a big source of charitable donations for schools, temples and other organizations. Most troupes charge 2,000HKD to come to your location to perform and also take lai see packets as donations. All the money normally goes to charity. When booking a Dragon dance troupe make sure you know where your money is going. Most of the troupes would be already booked through the New Year but, who knows, maybe you'll get lucky! You may also see Lion dances at weddings and other Chinese holidays.

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Preview- The Vagina Monologues- VDAY4-2-16

Each year women around the world present this piece to celebrate women, and to bring attention to plight of the many women around the world who are abused, and misused. Why spend 1,000+ dollars on a fancy meal when you can spend less and do something good with your time?

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Does Classical Music Make You Smarter?2-2-16

Don't you just feel cultured when you tune in to a classical music station, take in an opera, or see a symphony by a great composer? Baby Einstein, a company that makes videos and other products for babies incorporating the classical art of Picasso, the music of Bach, and poetry of Shakespeare, is a million-dollar franchise. But is this commonly shared factoid actually true?

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Money and the Monster: the Problem with Art Galleries1-2-16

Now some will say that art is totally subjective, that there's no right or wrong, much less good or bad... But I personally, cannot stand what has happened to the art scene in Hong Kong recently... And let me explain to you why it sucks to be a painter in HK.

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