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Cantonese Opera celebrates 10th anniversary as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage


On the stage, the lights dim, and in the darkness the melody of "Flowers Funeral Chant," the classic song from one of China's Four Great Classic Novels Dream of the ...

Film director slammed for joining Taiwan film festival

A Chinese mainland director of a Taoism-themed documentary sparked fury after she insisted on participating in the 2019 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival despite a ban on Chinese mainland movies and artists from joining.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/15 23:23:40

Eight-hour-play 'And Quiet Flows the Don' to come to Beijing

Play And Quiet Flows the Don will kick off the first show of a week-long run at the Tianqiao Theater in Beijing on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/15 16:48:41

Doctor and amateur photographer in small East China hospital brings hope to patients

Yao Shuai is a cardiologist at Tongzhou District Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Hospital in East China's Jiangsu Province. With his Canon 5D Mark III, he has taken more than 10,000 photos of more than 400 patients for his photography project People in the Hospital. Yet what started out as a simple photography project has turned into so much more.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/15 16:33:40

Opera's Instagram queen

She is the most famous soprano in the world - the "New Callas" who has spellbound audiences from the New York Met to Saint Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre, where she began her career mopping the stage.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/15 15:43:40

Book fair on Chinese classics to open in Southwest China's Guizhou Province

The third Confucian Academy Book Fair (CABF) will be held from August 30 to September 1 in Guiyang, capital of Southwest China's Guizhou Province, the organizers announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/15 15:38:41

Nine-thousand-year-old Neolithic settlement unearthed in Zhejiang

Colored pottery, tombs and a skeleton were excavated in a Neolithic settlement, dating back 9,000 years, in East China's Zhejiang Province, according to local authorities.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/15 15:38:40

Folk mainstay Arlo Guthrie reflects on 'transformative' Woodstock experience

Performer Arlo Guthrie doesn't remember sleeping or eating during 1969's Woodstock festival, nor does he remember whether he took any drugs.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/15 15:33:40

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 140th anniversary world tour in the US

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO),led by Chinese conductor Yu Long, kicked off their 140th anniversary world tour with a concert at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Virginia, the US on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/15 14:18:40

Shooting kicks off on 'Well-Intended Love'

Shooting for the second season of Sohu TV's streaming drama series Well-Intended Love kicked off in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province on Monday. Journalists were invited to the set to talk with the cast and crew.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/14 18:18:41

Bong Joon-ho's 'Parasite' sparks discussion in Chinese mainland

Three months after South Korean film Parasite won the Palme d'Or at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, it has become a top ranked movie in the Chinese mainland, earning an 8.9/10 on Chinese rating site Douban from more than 220,000 reviews.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/14 18:18:40

Opera's Domingo faces #MeToo storm

Opera legend Placido Domingo faced a growing #MeToo storm Tuesday as the Los Angeles Opera opened an investigation into multiple allegations of sexual harassment against him and two other major venues canceled his upcoming performances.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/14 17:03:40

Namibia hosts A Cappella Music Festival to raise funds for housing in low-income communities

Namibia will host a first-of-its-kind a cappella music festival on August 31 to support the Buy-a-Brick Initiative and raise funds to address the housing needs of low-income communities.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/14 16:58:41

Fans of K-pop band GOT7 call for cancelation of upcoming concerts in China's Hong Kong due to safety concerns

Fans of K-pop band GOT7 are turning to Twitter to call for the cancelation of the band's upcoming concerts in China's Hong Kong due to safety concerns stemming from the ongoing protests in the city.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/14 16:58:40