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Ken Smith currently divides his time between New York (where he writes for Gramophone magazine) and Hong Kong (where he serves as the Asian–performing arts critic for the Financial Times). He is Co–Music Director of the recordings Dong Folk Songs and Miao Music for China's MediaFusion Group, and he won an ASCAP–Deems Taylor Award in 2008 for his liner notes to Gil Shaham's recording of The Butterfly Lovers Concerto for Violin. Ken is also the author of Fate! Luck! Chance!, published in 2008 by Chronicle Books.

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Carnegie Hall awakens the lion

On October 21 at 1 PM, Carnegie Hall kicked off Ancient Paths, Modern Voices: A Festival Celebrating Chinese Culture with a traditional lion dance and “eye-dotting” ceremony.

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Video from the Ancient Paths, Modern Voices: A Festival Celebrating Chinese Culture opening ceremony.

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Opening Festival
The opening ceremony for Carnegie Hall's
Ancient Paths, Modern Voices.
Photos by Nan Melville

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