Kay Tse On-kay is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer. She is a prominent figure in Hong Kong music and popular culture and is referred to in the media as a "grass-roots diva" and "goddess." She is known for songs which deal with the struggle for democracy in Hong Kong. Tse's main claim to fame was her 2008 song, "Wedding Invitation Street", successful and swept many prestigious year-end music awards; this was followed by a string of further hits including "Song of the Year", Lone Village, "Hillwood Road" and viral hits such as "The Egg and the Lamb" and "Rashomon". She is considered to be one of the four leading female Cantopop singers of the 2000s-2010s, along with Miriam Yeung, Joey Yung, Denise Ho. Tse is married to fellow Hong Kong singer Louis Cheung. Kay Tse was born on 13 March 1977 in Hong Kong, the only child of a Hakka family, she first learned to play the piano at the age of six, has since obtained eighth-grade level. Tse attended Valtorta College, a state-funded Catholic high-school in Tai Po and obtained 21 points in her Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination.
Tse began her studies at the University of Hong Kong in 2002, majoring in American Studies, graduated in 2005. During this time, she entered a university singing competition, performing the Stefanie Sun song, "Believe". One of the judges was music producer Adrian Chow, so impressed that he would sign her onto his independent label, "Ban Ban Music". At the time, Tse was working part-time as a piano teacher and taught English. Tse's debut album, Kay One, was released on 5 May 2005; the album combines an eclectic mix of pop and jazz styles. Kay One spawned five singles, including lead single "Beauties", an up-tempo, pop-rock song which criticizes the beauty imperative within an Asian context. Follow-up single "Only" is a slow ballad which showcases Tse's wide vocal range. On 23 December 2005, the album received a special re-release edition titled Kay One Plus, with a new bonus track called "Follow Me"; the song contains folk deals with her music and her fans. It became her first number one song. In addition, the album contains two non-Cantonese songs: The One and Only, an English cover of the second single.
In 2006, Tse started garnering more media attention, first losing her dental braces she had worn for many years. On 2 June, she released the EP, K sus2, which contained the first single "Gloomy Festival"; the single received positive critical reception for raising concern about disadvantaged groups in society. It garnered a decent amount of airplay and became her first single to peak within the top 10 of all four major charts, reaching no. 1 on both the TVB and Commercial Radio charts, winning her first year-end song award at the 2006 Ultimate Song Chart Awards. On 12 October 2006, Tse joined major label Cinepoly Records, a decision made by Tse alongside her manager Sammy Haze and music producer Adrian Chow, on the condition that they be granted a level of artistic freedom. Shortly after signing with Cinepoly Records, Tse held a press conference on 26 November 2007 to announce that she had been three months pregnant, with plans to take a maternity leave after a farewell concert and a new album.
On 5 January 2007, Tse held her farewell concert, Kay Tse: The First Day Live, at KITEC, co-presented by Ban Ban Music and Commercial Radio Hong Kong. Labelmates Hins Cheung, Kelvin Kwan, Wilfred Lau performed as guests. Onstage, Tse remarked that it had been 2 years since she debuted her first single, "Beauties" and took the opportunity to premiere a new single, "The First Day." The First Day was the first album Tse recorded for Cinepoly. Released on 18 January 2007, the album contained three new songs and nine newly rearranged versions of previous songs. Lead single "Problems upon Problems" became Tse's most successful single at that point, reaching three of the four major singles charts. A second edition of the album was released in March, which included a bonus DVD of her farewell concert. In late January, Tse married recording-artist Louis Cheung; the ceremony took place in Regal Airport Hotel near Hong Kong International Airport. She gave birth to her son on 11 December 2007. Following the birth of her son and a year's hiatus from music, Tse released a new songs and greatest hits compilation, 3/8, in December 2007.
The compilation's three new songs, "3/8", "Zhong Wu Yan" and "The Retired Life of Wonder Woman" were all released as singles, with the latter two reaching number 1 on various charts. Tse explained that the album title, 3/8, refers to the eight stages of life, the three-eights that she has traveled; this refers to her musical life, summing up her musical journey in the past three years. 2008 was a watershed moment for Tse's music career. Her first single of the year, "17 Degrees" topped three of the four major singles charts, with second single "Wedding Invitation Street" becoming the most well-known song of 2008. "Wedding Invitation Street" was released amidst controversy over the redevelopment of Wan Chai's Lee Tung Street, from which the songs takes its title. Although appearing to be a love song about letting go on the surface, many have read it as a potent critique on the city's urban renewal plans; the song made a lasting impression on Hong Kong's collective consciousness, marks Tse's rise to prominence as not only one of the leading female singers of Hong Kong music, but as a conscious "grassroots diva."
Both "17 Degrees" and "Wedding Invitation
The Islands District is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. It is part of the New Territories, it had a population of 141,327 in 2011. Hong Kong consists of 236 islands; the Islands District consists of some twenty large and small islands which lie to the south and southwest of Hong Kong. With an area, 16% of Hong Kong and a population, 2% of Hong Kong, the Islands District is the largest in terms of area and the least populated, it is therefore the district with by far the lowest population density of 783 per km2. The outlying islands are notable for a more relaxed way of life than that of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Peninsula; the district has the third-youngest residents. Many islands of Hong Kong are not part of the district. Most notably, Hong Kong Island contains four districts itself; the term Outlying Islands tends to refer to the islands of the Islands District. The northeast point of Lantau and Ma Wan traditionally belong to Tsuen Wan District owing to their administration and transportation dependence of Tsuen Wan.
Tsing Yi Island once was administrated by now by Kwai Tsing District. Whilst the Sai Kung Islands are part of the Sai Kung District, the Tolo Channel Islands part of Tai Po District. Other notable areas that are part of the Islands District include Chek Lap Kok, the reclaimed island on which Hong Kong International Airport is located, Tung Chung on northern Lantau near the airport, Discovery Bay, a large private residential area on eastern Lantau. Collectively, Mui Wo and Tai O on Lantau, Cheung Chau, Lamma Island and Peng Chau are more populated than the rest of the area of the district. Cha Kwo Chau Chek Lap Kok Cheung Chau Hei Ling Chau Sunshine Island Peaked Hill Kau Yi Chau Siu Kau Yi Chau Lamma Island Luk Chau Lantau Island Discovery Bay Mui Wo Tai O Tung Chung Peng Chau Tai Lei Po Toi Islands Lo Chau Mat Chau Po Toi Sung Kong Waglan Island Shek Kwu Chau Soko Islands Cheung Muk Tau Ma Chau Siu A Chau Tai A Chau Tau Lo Chau Yuen Chau Yuen Kong Chau North Lantau Highway, connecting to mainland New Territories via the Lantau Link Hong Kong International Airport Tung Chung Line Airport Express Ferry piers at Tai O, Tung Chung, Hong Kong International Airport, Cheung Chau Wan, Mui Wo, Lamma Island, Discovery Bay, Chi Ma Wan, Peng Chau, etc.
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Aaron Kwok Fu-shing is a Hong Kong singer and actor. Active since the 1980s, Kwok is considered one of the "Four Heavenly Kings" of Hong Kong. Kwok's onstage dancing and displays is influenced by Michael Jackson. While most of his songs are in the dance-pop genre, he has experimented with rock and roll, rock, R&B, soul and traditional Chinese music, he received the "Ten Most Outstanding Young Persons Award" in 2003. Kwok graduated from St John's Co-education College in Hong Kong. After graduating from secondary school, Kwok worked as a junior staff in King Fook Gold & Jewellery Co. Ltd, his father, who owns a small gold retail store, desired that he gains experience in the business with the view of handing the family business over to him. If not for one of Kwok's brothers taking over the gold business, his father would not have allowed him to join the entertainment industry. In 1984, he was fired for prolonged absenteeism caused by a foot muscle injury from trying the splits at a party. After being fired from the jewellery company in 1984, at the age of 19, Kwok joined a dancer training course at TVB, where his talent for dancing was recognised.
Kwok performed in music videos and variety shows for other singers. In 1987 he was transferred to the acting department of the talent training course and became a TV actor, where he played minor parts in TVB dramas. In 1990 he did a TV commercial in Taiwan for the Honda motorcycle DJ-1RR; the commercial gained him instant popularity with Taiwanese girls, he burst onto the music scene. Kwok began his music career with three mandopop albums including the famous song "Loving You Forever" to accompany his dance moves. After his success in Taiwan, he returned to Hong Kong in 1991 to do Cantopop; the next few years saw his popularity reach fever-pitch, he was soon ranked as one of the "Four Heavenly Kings". Kwok became one of Hong Asia's most prominent pop stars, he won his first major awards with the 1991 Jade Solid Gold Top 10 Awards and 1991 RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards. He would win a major award every year until 2001; as a solo performer, his sell-out concerts in Hong Kong, mainland China, United States, Singapore and other countries total over 200 to date.
Janet Jackson collaborated with Aaron Kwok and Ricky Martin for international versions of "Ask for More", a promotional single and commercial released as part of an advertising campaign for Pepsi. A full-length music video of the version with Kwok was released in Asian markets; as soon as Kwok entered the music industry in 1991, he started a fast-dancing trend. Kwok's onstage dancing and displays has been known to be influenced by Michael Jackson. In his career, he is known to have won a prestigious top ten Hong Kong dance award. Of all the performing arts at which Kwok excels, stage appearances remain his perennial favourite, his dance accomplishments are matched with stage displays. On 16 November 2007, he held an "Aaron Kwok De Show Reel Live" concert at Hong Kong Coliseum with the largest revolving stage. On 17 February 2008, he held an "Aaron Kwok De Show Reel Extension Live" concert at the Hong Kong AsiaWorld Arena with the largest revolving stage measured at 10m x 9.44m and created a new entry for the Guinness Book of World Records.
Over the years, Kwok has been active in other media such as TV commercials and acting. He began his acting career with the TVB series Rise of Genghis Khan, the 1988 series Twilight of a Nation about the Taiping Rebellion. One of his more noticeable role was for the 1996 TVB drama series Wars of Bribery where he plays an ICAC special-agent with Athena Chu, he starred in various movies. At the Taiwan's 42nd Golden Horse Awards ceremony on 13 November 2005, Kwok was the surprise winner of Best Leading Actor award for his role in the film Divergence, it was Kwok's first Golden Horse nomination and beat veteran Hong Kong star Tony Leung Ka-fai to win the honour. He won the Best Actor Award again at the 43rd Golden Horse Awards on 24 November 2006 for his role in the film After This Our Exile, he became only the second actor in the history of the Golden Horse Awards to win the Best Actor Award consecutively. Jackie Chan first accomplished this back in the 1992-3. Along with Zhang Ziyi, Kwok stars in an AIDS-themed film Love for Life, which premiered on 10 May 2010.
In 2016, Kwok won his first Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actor for his role in the crime thriller film, Port of Call, at the 35th Hong Kong Film Awards. Kwok married Shanghai-based Chinese model Moka Fang and they both are parents to daughter Chantelle Kwok. Kwok has been known as a collector of sports cars as well as an amateur of motor racing, he has a large collection of notable cars. Some of his collection include the Audi R8 GT Spyder, Ferrari F50, F512M, F355 GTS, F360 Modena, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Ferrari California, Ferrari F430 Spider, Lamborghini Diablo SE30, Mercedes-Benz SL600, Mercedes CLK DTM AMG, Porsche 911 Turbo, Porsche 911 GT3 RS mk2. Other cars include the Enzo Ferrari, a Carbon version Pagani Zonda F, Lamborghini Murciélago, Lamborghini Aventador 50th Anniversario Roadster, Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, Porsche 996 GT3, Nissan GT-R. In 2011, Kwok started to be racing-horse-owner of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, he owned two horses named N288 CALLING WITH LOVE and another named P288 MY FAVORITE.
In 2018, he purchased a new horse named C180 DANCING FIGHTER. He was famous for popularising a new type of "center-split hair style" that imitated during the 1990s. Throughout his career he did change his hair style numerous times including styles such as the five-five split or the four-six split. 1990 Loving You Never Stop 1991 Should I Leav
Gillian Chung Yan-tung is a Hong Kong singer and actress. She is a member of the Cantopop duo Twins, along with Charlene Choi. Chung was born in Hong Kong as Chung Dik-san, her father died. When she was two year old, since the Chinese character Dik from her original name was believed to be too strong, her family renamed her to Chung Ka-lai, she grew up in a single parent family until her mother remarried when Chung was in high school, but has a surname of Chung. Chung graduated from Kowloon True Light Middle School and attended the William Angliss Institute of TAFE in Melbourne, Australia, she was given the English name "Gillian" while in high school. On August 26, 2013 Chung changed her Chinese name to 鍾欣潼. In 2000, Chung was contacted by one of the model agencies she worked part-time with when she was in Hong Kong, she was offered a job opportunity by Emperor Entertainment Group. She underwent training before making her debut, she was advised by her manager Mani Fok to adopt the "Chung Yan-tung" as her stage name, after consulting fortune tellers.
The name was supposed to enhance her business skills. On 18 May 2001, the management company assigned her to form a singing duo, with Charlene Choi. Chung and Choi released their first album three months later. Chung made her solo-acting film début in U Man, has since proven her acting skills in a number of films such as Beyond Our Ken, which earned her critical acclaim as well as a nomination for Best Actress in the Gam Zhi Ging Awards. In Beyond Our Ken, Chung played a spurned girlfriend of the eponymous Ken; the film had its world premiere at the Tokyo International Film Festival and grossed HK$3,886,355 at the box office. In January 2006, the film 49 Days that Chung starred in had exceeded the HK$10 million mark, earning a spot in one of Hong Kong's best box office films for that year. After withdrawing from public for more than a year following the Edison Chen photo scandal incident and confessed to having contemplated suicide, Chung apologised for hurting those around her her long-time band mate Charlene Choi.
During the hiatus, she took classes in many areas, such as kung fu, singing and acting, which she hoped would serve her professionally. In March 2009 she discussed the scandal on an episode of Be My Guest, which garnered 679 public complaints for the show. Afterwards she returned to work as spokesperson for TOUGH Jeansmith in the Asia region with a seven-figure pay-check, she flew to Taiwan and other places for promotion. In July 2009, it was disclosed that she would get a 7-figure sum for the endorsement of botox treatment clinic Dr. Pro. Chung appeared on stage in an adaptation of Neil Simon's I Ought to Be in Pictures, produced by Emperor Concerts, part of EEG, for a budget of HK$2 million. On 13 September 2009, Chung showcased an emotional performance art video at the Harbin Ice Snow World carnival singing competition; the silent video filmed in Hong Kong, was shown at the fair lasting 8 minutes and 43 seconds. The video showed Chung switching from laughing to crying; this attraction drew hundreds of visitors each day.
Many audiences thought. However the video was only meant to show how attitudes are expressed through art, according to artist and video creator Jiang Zhi. On 27 March 2010, Chung released her début solo EP, sold as part of the package of Twins' fourth compilation album Everyone Bounce; the EP includes six songs, including début solo single More Hearts, released a year prior to the album release. In 2006 during a concert in Genting Highlands, Malaysia, a reporter surreptitiously photographed Chung nude in the changing room. On 22 August, Hong Kong tabloid magazine Easy Finder published the photos as a cover story. Hong Kong celebrities such as Jackie Chan and Andy Lau staged a public protest denouncing the magazine; the Obscene Articles Tribunal classified the published photographs as "indecent". On 1 November, Easy Finder lost its appeal against the obscenity ruling, with the appeal panel declaring the article as a "calculated act of selling sexuality, corrupting and revolting". Jimmy Lai, founder of Easy Finder's publisher Next Media, apologized to Chung and offered to return all the negatives.
In January and February 2008, sexually explicit photos of Edison Chen with a number of Hong Kong female celebrities were released online. The scandal involved Chung, as well as Cecilia Cheung, amongst others; the pictures tarnished Chung's "squeaky-clean image", she apologized to the public for being naive and silly. Her subsequent television appearance on Jade Solid Gold triggered over 500 complaints to TVB, while the Hong Kong Broadcasting Authority received over 1200. Other promotion events were cancelled. Chung was dropped from performing in the 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony by director Zhang Yimou, she was set to appear in Chen Kaige's film Forever Enthralled and Oliver Stone's W. but her scenes were left on the cutting room floor. On 1 February 2018, Chung announced her engagement on Instagram, with a photo of a diamond ring, given by Michael Lai, her fiancé; the pair held a wedding ceremony in Los Angeles on 26 May, one in Hong Kong on 20 December. Gillian Chung on IMDb Gillian at stareastnet.com Gillian at HKMDB Gillian Chung at Chinesemov.com
Art Deco, sometimes referred to as Deco, is a style of visual arts and design that first appeared in France just before World War I. Art Deco influenced the design of buildings, jewelry, cars, movie theatres, ocean liners, everyday objects such as radios and vacuum cleaners, it took its name, short for Arts Décoratifs, from the Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes held in Paris in 1925. It combined modern styles with rich materials. During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour and faith in social and technological progress. Art Deco was a pastiche of many different styles, sometimes contradictory, united by a desire to be modern. From its outset, Art Deco was influenced by the bold geometric forms of Cubism, it featured rare and expensive materials, such as ebony and ivory, exquisite craftsmanship. The Chrysler Building and other skyscrapers of New York built during the 1920s and 1930s are monuments of the Art Deco style. In the 1930s, during the Great Depression, the Art Deco style became more subdued.
New materials arrived, including chrome plating, stainless steel, plastic. A sleeker form of the style, called Streamline Moderne, appeared in the 1930s. Art Deco is one of the first international styles, but its dominance ended with the beginning of World War II and the rise of the functional and unadorned styles of modern architecture and the International Style of architecture that followed. Art Deco took its name, short for Arts Décoratifs, from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Paris in 1925, though the diverse styles that characterize Art Deco had appeared in Paris and Brussels before World War I; the term arts décoratifs was first used in France in 1858. In 1868, Le Figaro newspaper used the term objets d'art décoratifs with respect to objects for stage scenery created for the Théâtre de l'Opéra. In 1875, furniture designers, textile and glass designers, other craftsmen were given the status of artists by the French government. In response to this, the École royale gratuite de dessin founded in 1766 under King Louis XVI to train artists and artisans in crafts relating to the fine arts, was renamed the National School of Decorative Arts.
It took its present name of ENSAD in 1927. During the 1925 Exposition the architect Le Corbusier wrote a series of articles about the exhibition for his magazine L'Esprit Nouveau under the title, "1925 EXPO. ARTS. DÉCO." which were combined into a book, "L'art décoratif d'aujourd'hui". The book was a spirited attack on the excesses of the lavish objects at the Exposition; the actual phrase "Art déco" did not appear in print until 1966, when it featured in the title of the first modern exhibit on the subject, called Les Années 25: Art déco, Stijl, Esprit nouveau, which covered the variety of major styles in the 1920s and 1930s. The term Art déco was used in a 1966 newspaper article by Hillary Gelson in the Times, describing the different styles at the exhibit. Art Deco gained currency as a broadly applied stylistic label in 1968 when historian Bevis Hillier published the first major academic book on the style: Art Deco of the 20s and 30s. Hillier noted that the term was being used by art dealers and cites The Times and an essay named "Les Arts Déco" in Elle magazine as examples of prior usage.
In 1971, Hillier organized an exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, which he details in his book about it, The World of Art Deco. The emergence of Art Deco was connected with the rise in status of decorative artists, who until late in the 19th century had been considered as artisans; the term "arts décoratifs" had been invented in 1875, giving the designers of furniture and other decoration official status. The Société des artistes décorateurs, or SAD, was founded in 1901, decorative artists were given the same rights of authorship as painters and sculptors. A similar movement developed in Italy; the first international exhibition devoted to the decorative arts, the Esposizione international d'Arte decorative moderna, was held in Turin in 1902. Several new magazines devoted to decorative arts were founded in Paris, including Arts et décoration and L'Art décoratif moderne. Decorative arts sections were introduced into the annual salons of the Sociéte des artistes français, in the Salon d'automne.
French nationalism played a part in the resurgence of decorative arts. In 1911, the SAD proposed the holding of a major new international exposition of decorative arts in 1912. No copies of old styles were to be permitted; the exhibit was postponed until 1914 because of the war, postponed until 1925, when it gave its name to the whole family of styles known as Déco. Parisian department stores and fashion designers played an important