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|Jacky Cheung wants Anita Mui to be proud for once|
|Andy Hui, Sammi Cheng|
|Tony Leung Chiu Wai|
|Anita Mui at her final concert walked on a long flight of stairs in a wedding gown|
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Anita Mui Yim Fong has passed away for 10 years (December 30th). Music's legendary queen has left more than just memories. Taking place tomorrow night at the Convention Center, Anita Mui 10 Memorial Concert will feature Mui Yim Fong's superstar friends sharing their experiences with her and performing her classic songs. Jacky Cheung Hok Yau was one of the concert's organizers, contributing heart, effort and money as he hoped the entire city, even the entire world's Mui Fans would remember this "Hong Kong Woman" Mui Yim Fong together.
The guest list for tomorrow night has not been officially announced. Participants will all be people whom knew Mui Yim Fong. They reportedly will include Andy Lau Tak Wa, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Carina Lau Ka Ling, Sandy Lam Yik Lin, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Eason Chan Yik Shun, Andy Hui Chi On, Sammi Cheng Sau Man, Miriam Yeung Chin Wa, Denise Ho Wan Si and Maggie Cheung Man Yuk. Wai Jai revealed that he was so busy with the rehearsal for this performance that he did not go overseas for Christmas.
Cheung Hok Yau revealed that tomorrow night's concert stage will be a theatrical performance, simple yet elegant. 10 years ago Mui Yim Fong at her final concert walked up a long flight of stairs in a wedding gown to bid everyone farewell. Hok Yau said that this concert will use this flight of stairs as a continuation. Because they had to borrow the Commercial Radio Award stage, the design would not be too complicated and its main colors will be black, white and red. He asked viewers to dress mainly in black and white so the audience would look uniform in color and more elegant.
Hok Yau said that the organization has been stressful, more difficult than his own performance. He said, "I alone suffer the consequences of my own show, so I can do as I wish. This time there is a lot to keep in mind, from contacting guests to program rundown many artists are involved. Each guest singer has a song that he or she wants to sing, I want to sing MANJUSAWA the most, but another guest chose it. When I am organizing the show of course I have to let guests pick songs."
As for the production cost, Hok Yau said that he was no longer concerned with it. Several million have already been spent. Ticket sale was not the focus, the remaining proceed will be donated to charity organizations. He would make up for any loss. Hok Yau said that anything aside from the stage that he was not familiar with Eric Tsang Chi Wai would handle. They only had a month to prepare. Originally they wanted to organize for a Mui Yim Fong exhibit hall, but due to venue issue it was cancelled. Hok Yau said, "I hope after 100 years no matter in music or show business, Mui Yim Fong's name would not be forgotten or erased. A lot of reasons made Ah Mui unable to have the glory that she deserved."
Mother Mui lost her daughter for 10 years. Reminded of the pain of her daughter's passing Mother Mui was ill again. She said that recently she has not been feeling well, but tomorrow night's concert she definitely had to attend. As for whether she would appear on the stage it would depend on the event's arrangements. She wanted to hear YEARS FLOW LIKE WATER. Mother Mui again thanked Cheung Hok Yau and Tsang Chi Wai for their heart and effort in organizing this event. She was very at ease with them at the helm. She learned that the concert would be broadcast for free. Sh said that it was the best for even more viewers to be able to watch this concert. Over the years she also appreciated fans' support for Ah Mui.