Category Archives: EZ 46 – Breathing Space

Festival of Food Galore 丰盛多彩美食节

Penang is no doubt one of South-East Asia’s centre for wondrous delicacies. This year, the island will see the inauguration of The Penang International Food Festival 2017, a 16-day event from 15 – 30 April that celebrates the humble authenticity of world-famous food. Food in Penang has long been extolled by many who have visited, including world-renowned chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain and pastry chef Anna Olsen. From smoky Char Koay Teow to ice-cold Cendol, spicy and tangy Laksa to crispy Roti Canai, they all have a special spot in the hearts of those who have visited Penang.

The festival will highlight its motto – “Savour the Past”, “Enjoy the Present” and “Relish the Future” – through various events at different parts of George Town including Street Food Festival (SFF) at Lebuh Pantai that brings the best in Penang’s hawker fare, taking you back in time. Taste of Penang (TOP) celebrates Penang food of today presenting the most local gastronomic experience any tourist can see, and lastly, one of the more experiential part of the festival will see Fringe Food Festival (FFF) explores the cutting edge of food where chefs, baristas and mixologists collaborate, exchange ideas and innovate food of the future.

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作为东南亚奇妙美食中心之一,槟城从来当仁不让。随着2017年的“槟城国际美食节”启动,自4月15日至30日,长达16天的美食狂欢会,欢庆世界著名美食品尝盛典。槟城的美食长久以来有口皆碑,其中包括国际知名的厨师和电视名人 Anthony Bourdain 和著名糕点师 Anna Olsen 也对于槟城食物赞誉有加。从热气腾腾的炒粿条到沁凉人心的煎蕊,辛辣强烈的拉沙到脆香非凡的印度煎饼,分别都是槟城旅客难以割舍的心头爱。

盛会将突出其主旨:“典藏过去”,“享受现在”和“品味未来”,并通过乔治市不同区域的各种活动:土库街(Lebuh Pantai)的“街头美食节”(SFF)呈现最经典的槟城小吃,带你回到过去。“槟城的味道”(TOP)展示槟城现在最道地的美食与餐饮体验,如旅客所见所闻。最后一项是超越未来的“非主流美食节”(FFF),探索时代前沿的食品,各家厨师,咖啡师与调酒师合作交流,以创新思维打造未来的美食。

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Music Supreme 流行音乐至尊

Critically praised by The Huffington Post as “Ecstatic & Enjoyably Old-Fashioned”, Disney’s Aladdin The Hit Broadway Musical is one of the most popular musical productions the world has seen. Its armfuls of accolades – totaling 52 major awards – include the Best Original Score and Best Original Song for “A Whole New World” at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes.

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Released in November 1992, the Disney Feature Animation was No. 1 movie of the year with over $530M gross (almost $1B in today’s dollars). It sold more than 25 million VHS/DVD units and well over 2 million soundtracks.

The pop version of the song also won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and is the first and only song from a Disney animated film to reach No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100.

Although this theatricality was at the core of the animated classic through its music, the beloved film is almost more of an action/adventure in its final form. The task of returning it to its original theatrical roots fell to a team of some of the most remarkable artists working on Broadway today.

Casey Nicholaw, director and choreographer, is best known for his Tony Award-winning direction of “The Book of Mormon”, as well as hits such as “The Drowsy Chaperone and Spamalot“.

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被著名的赫芬顿邮报赞誉为 “最令人欣喜若狂和愉快的古老经典”,迪斯尼的阿拉丁热门百老汇音乐是世界上最流行的音乐制作之一。除了夺得最佳配乐和最佳原创歌曲,“A Whole New World” 在奥斯卡颁奖典礼和金球奖大放异彩,共拿下共计52项大奖。

这部 “阿拉丁” 是在1992年11月由迪斯尼动画制作发行,也是首部电影在当年总票房超过530万元(几乎相等于今天10亿元)。至于录像带与 DVD 销售量超过2500万,还有逾200万的原声带销售。

这首歌曲的风头一时无两,除了赢得格莱美奖年度歌曲,并且是迪斯尼动画电影的第一首,也是唯一的歌曲达到Billboard年度榜单HOT100的第1位。

纵然这个结果是透过戏剧风格动画展现音乐核心,毕竟所有被人们喜爱的电影几乎动作与冒险结合形式。但是,最初展现戏剧根源的任务是落到今天在百老汇工作的最杰出艺术家团队。

至于导演兼编舞家 Casey Nicholaw,他的音乐剧 “The Book of Mormon” 在托尼奖获奖而闻名,还有 “The Drowsy Chaperone” 和 “Spamalot” 等音乐剧佳作。