ARTS

French film legend Trintignant reaches for poetry


He is 88, has cancer and has had to endure the rock star who killed his daughter attempt a very public comeback earlier this year.

International festival brings art, entertainment to Northwest China

Celebrated conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Berlin Philharmonic kicked off an annual international music festival in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province Tuesday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/22 16:43:40

After years of silence, music fills streets of Iraq's Mosul

For centuries, it was a magnet for artists across the region and churned out Iraq's best musicians – but recent years saw Mosul suffer a devastating musical purge.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/22 16:38:40

Striking a chord

Saxophone sensation Kenny G is an ever-evolving artist - one who has captured audiences' imaginations for decades, particularly in China. Indeed, his sonorous works have become the backdrop soundtracks for China's rise over the past two decades - something ethnomusicologists will debate and research for centuries to come.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/21 18:13:40

Jamaica seeks UNESCO intangible heritage status for reggae music

Jamaica is bidding to have reggae music admitted to a list of global cultural treasures worthy of protection, the UN's cultural agency UNESCO announced on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/21 18:08:40

Easter Island begs British Museum for statue return

The governor of Easter Island on Tuesday tearfully begged the British Museum to return one of its famous statues, saying: "Give us a chance so he can come back."
Source: AFP | 2018/11/21 18:03:41

VisitBritain links with Tencent to attract more Chinese tourists

VisitBritain, Britain's official tourism agency, announced on Tuesday a new collaboration with a leading China-based internet technology and cultural enterprise in a bid to increase spending by Chinese tourists to 1 billion pounds ($1.2 million) a year.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/11/21 18:03:40

Bollywood actress apologizes for #MeToo comments

Bollywood actress Preity Zinta apologized on Tuesday over comments she made about India's #MeToo movement that sparked a furor on social media.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/21 17:58:42