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May 13, 2011

Something to Sing About

Between Glee, American Idol, the rocking music in your gym classes and the odd karaoke fest, you have sung your heart out to every Top 10 Hit of the last few years and beyond. If truth be told, you may even have choreographed your own improved dance moves. It’s clear you were born to be a rock star, but despite your best efforts, sadly the producers of Glee haven’t called back. . .yet! Well, over the next couple of months, with a star studded line up of some of the world’s most talented performers about to descend on HK there’ll no doubt be an entourage of star studded agents in tow. Practice your do re mi’s and pirouettes, it’s time to hit the stage…

Something to Sing AboutJustin Bieber
Friday, May 13, AsiaWorld Expo
Me plus you… have a date tonight! Rumor has it teen pop-star sensation Justin Bieber and his gorgeous young starlet girlfriend Selena Gomez have already landed on our shores and are ready to rock this town. Baby, baby, baby, oh… if you haven’t caught “Bieber fever” yet, it’s time to let this teenage charmer who shot to stardom via YouTube at age 12 and has already won countless awards and recently graced the cover of Vanity Fair, into your world… one time. (

Saturday, May 14, CotaiArena, The Venetian Macao
Everyone wants to be part of Rain’s World. One smile from this Korean pop superstar can send swarms of screaming girls into a fit of excitable hysteria. One of the most successful and popular talents ever to grace the Korean entertainment industry, Rain has also been named by TIME Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World”. 

He will be back at CotaiArena for one night only for his new “THE BEST” Asia Tour. If you thought he was a Bad Guy, he’s here to prove you wrong. (

Maroon 5
Saturday, May 21, AsiaWorld Expo
Wake Up Call… if you haven’t booked tickets for Maroon 5 yet, now is the time! Adam Levine and the much-loved rockers will be rolling into town next weekend and are set to give a stellar show including favourites Makes Me Wonder, Won’t Go Home Without You, She Will Be Loved, Misery and more. With a night this action packed, you may just end up staying out until… Sunday Morning! (

HK Summer Jazz Festival 2011
May 27, 28, 29, Jockey Club Auditorium – HK Polytechnic University
If your personal motto is “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing,” we’ve got the weekend for you! From Friday, May 27 – Sunday, May 29 the HK Summer Jazz Festival will be bopping into town featuring up and coming Asia-based artists along with renowned international musicians including New York cutting edge fusion group Matthew Garrison Quartet and hot Korean group Winterplay. (

The Venetian Carnival
May 27 – 29, The Venetian Macao
Travel from Venice to Rio and back in one fabulous weekend with parties, parades and international entertainment galore. Kicking off the revelry, will be the highly anticipated poolside Samba Party on Friday, May 27th, featuring multi-award winning samba troupe Beija-Flor straight from Brazil, along with two rocking international DJs. Saturday, May 28th the Copacabana Charity Ball promises to be a treat for the senses with performances by Chic with Nile Rogers, famous for their triple-platinum disco hit “Le Freak,” Hong Kong star Kenny Bee and much more. Get your beads and boas ready! (

Galaxy International Ballet Gala 2011
May 27-29, Grand Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre
The Hong Kong Ballet will be raising the barre this season with their 3-day only Galaxy: International Ballet Gala featuring eight specially selected international ballet stars joining The Hong Kong Ballet’s top performers in the ultimate celebration of dance. Not to be missed programme highlights include HK Ballet’s guest principal dancer, Tan Yuan Yuan and her partner Damian Smith in a beautiful pas de deux by two of the most sought-after contemporary choreographers, English National Ballet’s senior principal dancer Daria Klimentová and her partner, rising star, Vadim Muntagirov in a classical performance and many more surprises, sure to keep you on your toes! (

The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber
June 8 -19, HKAPA-Lyric Theatre
Hey you crazy Cats, grab your favourite Broadway baby and book in for a visually stunning and melodically enchanting tribute show to the master of musical theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber. Through state-of-the-art technology, you will be transported from Sunset Blvd to the palaces of Eva Peron’s Argentina, to the caverns of the Phantom of the Opera and speedways of Starlight Express. The truth is there will be 15 shows only… so book now or don’t cry cause you missed out! (

Kylie Minogue
Friday, July 1, HKCEC
I just can’t get you out of my head… International pop princess Kylie Minogue has had people humming her tunes in their heads for as long as we can remember. Her Aphrodite tour has been a long time in the planning and won’t fail to please. The multi-million-dollar production is set to dazzle with a host of specially-designed props, including a 14-foot tall golden Pegasus, a golden chariot, five video screens, a sweeping staircase set and more
 – 200 different outfits utilizing over a million diamante crystals and almost 1,000 feathers
 – 8 bespoke Dolce & Gabbana costumes for the Aphrodite herself
 – 100 different pairs of shoes
 – a four-piece band, 12 dancers and two backing singers. If you haven’t seen her perform live before get ready for Love at First Sight!

The next few weeks may or may not result in a record label but either way, they’ll give you something to sing about!

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