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Recent Archaeological Finds from China; Art and Saving the Wanchai Street Market; Movie Review: "Death Proof"; Studio Guest - Children's Entertainer Al Simmons (24 Jul 2007)


Opening tomorrow at the History Museum is an exhibition featuring 120 rare cultural relics excavated from archaeological sites across nine provinces of China. Many have never before been exhibited, even on the mainland. They give us new insights into the lives of earlier generations. Until the 5th August, at one Wanchai gallery, there's an exhibition of photographs and installations representing the bustling character of Wanchai's street market. But it's more than an art exhibition. It's part of a campaign to keep the thriving street culture alive, a campaign that also includes an on-street presentation and photographs displayed with the help of the hawkers. Just a few months ago, cinemas in the United States were showing the Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez double bill "Grindhouse". It consisted of two separate movies "Planet Terror" and "Death Proof", linked by cheesy promotional clips. The ambitious project didn't do too well at the US box office. For other markets, the two main movies have been distributed separately. Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof" is about how a homicidal former stuntman who uses his car for serial homicide gets his comeuppance. Also in our studio is the award-winning creator of the CD "Celery Stalks at Midnight". He's Al Simmons, the man who singer Pat Boone dubbed "The Thomas Edison of entertainers". He shows us some of his wacky inventions.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007
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