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July 10, 2008

Life is a Cabaret!

What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play. . .With a tour de force of internationally renowned performing artists singing and dancing their way into town over the next few months, there’s no excuse for staying home this summer. This veritable cabaret of acts includes award winning comedians, indie pop stars, hip hop legends and Broadway sensations. So old chum, it’s time to put down the knitting, the book and the broom. We’ll see you at the Cabaret!

The Punch Line Comedy Club
(Viceroy, Thursday 10th July-Saturday 12th July, 9:00pm
Enjoy a nigh t of unrivaled chuckling at The Punch Line Comedy Club this month featuring three of Britain’s most talented and quick-witted comedians, Gavin Wester, Dave Williams and Alun Cochrane. Razor sharp and hilarious, this trio of comics will have you in hysterics all night long. Warning. . . front row seats run the risk of you being verbally shredded to pieces!

(HITEC, Thursday 24th July, 8:00pm
Bona fide rock-icons for the 21st Century, Stereophonics, are coming to Hong Kong for a show stealing live performance. After having five consecutive albums debut at #1 on the U.K. charts including their most recent release “Pull the Pin!” there’s no question you’ll be chanting along to their heart-felt anthems by the end of the show.

Akon- Live in Hong Kong
(AsiaWorld Expo, Saturday 26th July, 8.30pm
Renowned globally for being one of the hottest parties of the year, The White Party, previously held in London, New York and Miami, will be making its Asia debut in Hong Kong this summer. To get the party rolling, hip hop and R & B sensation, Akon, will be performing a full-length concert featuring his chart topping hits hosted by E! Channel’s very own Clinton Sparks. Details of the exclusive white-hot after party will be disclosed at the concert. Needless to say, come dressed to impress!

Alicia Keys – As I Am Tour
(AsiaWorld-Arena, Tuesday 29th July, 8:00pm
No one, no one, no one is more happily welcomed back to Hong Kong than multi-platinum, nine-time Grammy Award winner, Alicia Keys. Expect a truly fascinating, flawless performance where Alicia’s powerful voice and amazing band will take you through songs from her new album As I Am as well as classic award winners including “Fallin”, “If I Ain’t Got You”, “You Don’t Know My Name” and “A Woman’s Worth”.

Travis – Live in Hong Kong
(AsiaWorld-Arena, Thursday 31st July, 8:00pm
Scottish rock sensation Travis will storm the Hong Kong stage for the first time this summer. They will be performing songs from their new album The Boy With No Name, as well as memorable hits including “Why does it always rain on me” and “Turn”. Having won the Brit Awards “Best British Group” twice, they are set to rock HK. No name? No longer!

Live N’ Loud Hong Kong
(AsiaWorld-Arena, Wednesday 6th August, 7:00pm
If you’re a boho-chick at heart, you will love Live N’ Loud Hong Kong, a music festival featuring talents from around the world including Simple Plan, One Republic, Lost Prophets and Jamie Scott and the Town. Counters selling the bands’ official merchandise, special booths set up by Channel [V] and HMV, and various cultural activities will add a distinctive vibe to the night and bring a touch of the real ‘festival experience’ to HK festival lovers. And what makes it better than its countryside counterparts? No portable loos!

Around the World in 80 Days
(Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Saturday 9th – Sunday 31st August
This definitive Broadway-style version of this much-loved classic retains all the charm of the 1873 novel, while bringing in songs, circus performers and spectacular special effects. Join the intrepid Phileas Fogg on his round the world adventure aided by his acrobatic assistant Passepartout and a cast of exotic characters he meets en route. Pack your panama hat and passport. . . next stop, India!

Come taste the wine, come hear the band, come blow your horn (on second thought, maybe you should leave that ‘til after). . . And I love a Cabaret!

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