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Brazil’s immortal diva Elza Soares refuses to let tragedy drag her down


The emaciated teenager from a Rio favela, dressed in her mother’s clothes held tight by pins, showed up in 1953 at a radio studio. She wanted to sing in return ...

Spain's Royal Theater to broadcast productions in China

The Teatro Real (or Royal Theater) in Spanish capital Madrid will broadcast its productions in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/24 8:31:36

Indian drama "Dangal" continues to lead Chinese box office

The Indian drama "Dangal" held the top spot for a second week in the Chinese film market, earning 358 million yuan (51.97 million USdollars) in the week ending May 21.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/24 8:27:23

New Chinese period action film looks to take on ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ with homegrown hero

The battle for the Chinese film market is starting to pick up as the summer season approaches.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/23 19:23:39

Brazil’s immortal diva Elza Soares refuses to let tragedy drag her down

The emaciated teenager from a Rio favela, dressed in her mother’s clothes held tight by pins, showed up in 1953 at a radio studio. She wanted to sing in return for cash to buy medicine for her sick baby.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/23 19:13:40

Spanish conquers US song chart with Fonsi's 'Despacito'

More than 20 years after the “Macarena” sensation, a Spanish-language song has again conquered the US singles chart – Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito.”
Source: AFP | 2017/5/23 19:08:39

Violist Avri Levitan to close out Musethica music week in Beijing

Israeli violist Avri Levitan is set to close out Beijing Musethica Music Week with a music performance at the capital’s Forbidden City Concert Hall on Wednesday night.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/23 19:03:39

Dallas lawyer US’ first black ‘Bachelorette’

A Dallas attorney made history in US light entertainment on Monday night when she graced the small screen as the US’ first black contestant on the long-running reality dating show The Bachelorette.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/23 18:58:40

Chengdu intangible cultural heritage festival opens in June

The 6th International Festival of Intangible Cultural Heritage will kick off in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, from June 10 to 18, festival organizers announced at a press conference on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/23 18:58:40

Foreign students make "zongzi" to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

Foreign students learn to make "zongzi", a pyramid-shaped dumpling made of glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves, in celebration of the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival at Hebei University of Engineering in Handan, north China's Hebei Province, May 22, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/23 8:22:03

Rato Machhendranath Festival celebrated in Lalitpur, Nepal

People participate in a celebration of the month-long Rato Machhendranath Festival in Lalitpur, Nepal on May 22, 2017. Rato Machhendranath is known as the god of rain and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhendranath for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/23 8:18:26

Chinese poet Jidi Majia's selected poems published in Hungary

The selected poems of noted Chinese poet Jidi Majia were presented on Monday in Hungary's capital Budapest at a ceremony organized by the Hungarian Pen Club in the Royal Castle, in the presence of the poet himself.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/23 7:23:33

Curtain closes on ‘greatest show on earth’

Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey, America's best-known circus, has staged its final show after 146 years, marking the end of an era brought on by animal rights advocates.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/22 21:48:40

Comic Adam Sandler turns tables on critics with Cannes triumph

Critics sniffed when Hollywood funnyman Adam Sandler got invited to Cannes, but his performance in the all-star The Meyerowitz Stories drew glowing reviews Sunday - and even buzz about a best actor prize.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/22 17:53:40