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 ...

Traditional Chinese intangible cultural heritage exhibition meets rock’n’roll at upcoming Yuegu Hualu Music Carnival in Beijing

What happens when China's traditional intangible cultural heritage meets rock'n'roll music? The upcoming Yuegu Hualu Music Carnival running from Sunday to May 30 in Beijing's Pinggu district, is looking to answer this question.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 17:53:39

‘Alien’ dethrones ‘Guardians’

In a battle of space films, Ridley Scott's new release Alien: Covenant narrowly beat out the popular Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 on North American screens this weekend, according to industry estimates.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/22 17:53:39

Schwarzenegger says you can have four Hummers and still save planet

Arnold Schwarzenegger has four Hummers and likes nothing better than getting up at 5 am to ride his Harley Davidson to the beach for breakfast.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/22 17:48:39

Japan’s Matsuyama Ballet brings ‘White-Haired Girl’ back to Chinese mainland

During their 15th visit to China last week, the husband-and-wife heads of Japan's Matsuyama Ballet Company, Tetsutaro Shimizu and Yoko Morishita, became red-eyed at the mere mention of Beijing's Great Hall of the People, the place where the troupe were to perform the ballet White-Haired Girl, their best-known work in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 17:33:39

Delving into China’s dinosaur graveyard – Erenhot

On May 19, the China Post issued Chinese Dinosaurs, a set of themed postage stamps featuring seven dinosaurs whose fossils were first discovered in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/21 19:33:39

Elvis’ Rolls-Royce tours Trump America in Cannes documentary

A documentary premiering at Cannes Saturday takes a road trip through Donald Trump country in Elvis Presley's old Rolls-Royce, depicting the King's rise and fall as a symbol for a vanishing American Dream.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/21 17:53:40

Harrowing VR show, thriller bring migrants’ plight to Cannes

A helicopter whirrs overhead as police take aim from the shadows. You have an instant to decide whether to join the terrified migrants hiding in the desert or the ones running for their lives.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/21 17:53:39

‘Uncle Vanya’ to kick off Shanghai Dramatic Art Centre’s Beijing performance season

The Shanghai Dramatic Art Centre will stage nine dramas including Noises Off, Doubt: A Parable, Uncle Vanya and Chen Tingjing for its upcoming performance season in Beijing from August to October, the center announced on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/21 17:23:39

Robot rockers lead Lithuania's Street Music Day on Saturday

From folk singers to an all-robot rock band, hundreds of Lithuanian music lovers flocked streets and squares Saturday to celebrate Street Music Day in dozens of cities and towns nationwide.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/21 17:18:39

‘Star Wars’ at 40

The date was 1977, and no one had yet worn a copper bikini to bed, made "whooshing" lightsaber noises with a broomstick or yelled "May the Fourth be with you" at strangers.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/21 17:18:39

Hanzhong Mianpi: Specialty dish in NW China's Shaanxi

Photo taken on May 18, 2017 shows the Hanzhong Mianpi in Hanzhong, northwest China's Shaanxi Province. Hanzhong Mianpi, a noodle-like Chinese snack made from wheat or rice flour, is a specialty dish named for the city of Hanzhong and served hot with garlic and hot chili oil.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/20 10:05:08

Nostalgic man makes building miniatures

Zhao Fuhua shows miniatures of buildings he made based on those originally in the old town of Xiangyang City, Central China’s Hubei Province. Zhao, 47, has strong emotions toward the past and says it is a pity that many old buildings were demolished during the urbanization of recent years. He hand-makes models of the old houses on a scale of 1-to-30 using wire, wood sticks and other used materials to best represent the details. He later joined a group of six young people who are making 3D models of the lanes and roads in the old town.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/20 10:02:56

Vietnam as seen through Chinese photographers' lenses

A photo exhibition featuring Vietnam was recently held in Beijing. The photos were all taken by Chinese photographers, who captured the natural beauty of Vietnam and active and boisterous lives of the local people.
Source: | 2017/5/19 11:41:08