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Chick Corea ‘rewrote the rulebook for jazz’

Chick Corea, a towering jazz pianist with a staggering 23 Grammy Awards who pushed the boundaries of the genre and worked alongside Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, died this month. He was 79. Corea died ...

February 27, 2021, Saturday


Hal Holbrook brought Mark Twain to life

HAL Holbrook, the award-winning character actor who toured the world for more than 50 years as Mark Twain in a one-man show and uttered the immortal advice “Follow the money” in the classic political ...

February 27, 2021, Saturday


‘Insanely talented’ Cloris Leachman defied typecasting

CLORIS Leachman, an Oscar-winner for her portrayal of a lonely housewife in “The Last Picture Show” and a comedic delight as the fearsome Frau Blücher in “Young Frankenstein” and self-absorbed neighbor ...

February 6, 2021, Saturday


Juss Event to promote local talent

JUSS Event, the organizer of Shanghai’s top-tier international competitions and events, is venturing into the extremely competitive but profitable world of sports agency, and has signed up two promising ...

January 16, 2021, Saturday


Hua yearns for return of competitive tennis

AT the 2008 Australian Open semifinals, Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga produced what was arguably one of his career-best performances to stun second seed Spaniard Rafael Nadal. Tsonga, then world ranked ...

January 16, 2021, Saturday


Zhou eyes Super License to pursue his F1 dream

FORMULA Two driver Zhou Guanyu’s goal for the 2021 season is to collect enough points to acquire the FIA Super License and become an F1 reserve driver at the earliest. “Currently, I’m the closest one ...

January 16, 2021, Saturday


A foreigner’s search for Chinese kung fu

WHAT comes to mind when you think of kung fu? If your mind is filled with images of Shaolin monks, Bruce Lee, jaw-dropping stunts or “Kung Fu Panda,” you wouldn’t be wrong. But for Laurence J. Brahm, ...

January 16, 2021, Saturday


Tributes pour in for legendary business leader

TRIBUTES have been pouring in for Shirley Young, a legendary business leader and long-time advocate for China-US exchanges, who died last month at the age of 85. Young was an outstanding lady, who not ...

January 16, 2021, Saturday


John le Carre probed murky world of spies

John le Carre, the spy-turned-novelist whose elegant and intricate narratives defined the Cold War espionage thriller and brought acclaim to a genre critics had once ignored, has died. He was 89. Le ...

December 19, 2020, Saturday


US TV producer: Mutual respect can conquer bias

WHEN Josh Selig married a Chinese woman in Beijing last year, his aunt planned to travel from Florida to attend the wedding. Her local travel agent warned her that she would be “accompanied by a representative ...

November 21, 2020, Saturday




 

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