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Saudi Arabia eyes billions of dollars in entertainment investments

Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday it expects billions of dollars to be pumped into a nascent state-backed entertainment sector and is eyeing dozens of Western acts, including an exhibition NBA basketball game and a Spanish-style running of the bulls.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/23 21:23:40

Marcel Azzola, accordionist who played with Brel, dies at 91

French accordionist Marcel Azzola, who played with greats including Jacques Brel and Edith Piaf, has passed away at the age of 91, his partner said.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/22 18:33:40

Cranberries debut single of last album to mark singer's death

Irish band The Cranberries released the first song of their final album on Tuesday, exactly one year after lead singer Dolores O'Riordan was found drowned in a London hotel bathtub.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/16 17:13:40

'Sister vibes'

US singer and songwriter Alicia Keys will host the Grammy Awards next month, she announced on Tuesday, one year after the gala came under fire over diversity concerns.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/16 17:08:40

NY rapper tops charts with less than 1,000 sales

A Bronx rapper has snagged the top spot on the US Billboard 200 chart after selling just 823 albums and posting 83 million on demand streams.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/15 17:48:39

New media studio Ouchhh brings its AI-controlled exhibition to China for the first time

Although the snow that had snarled up traffic had stopped, it was still raining. Under these weather conditions, it was impossible for artist Ferdi Alici to unveil Data Gate, the world's first AI-controlled astronomical research data sculpture, in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/13 18:28:39

Directors Guild nominees

First-time director Bradley Cooper and Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron on Tuesday topped the list of nominees for the Directors Guild of America (DGA) award - a strong indicator of Oscar hopes.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/9 17:48:40

Music festival promotes China and France cultural exchange

The second edition of the Master Road, a China-France Music Cultural Exchange Festival, will kick off in Beijing on January 17.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/8 16:38:39

Weekend concert held at NCPA

A concert was staged on Sunday morning at Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts as part of the center's efforts to promote public art education.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/6 17:03:41

Golden Globes kicks off award season

Box-office hit music romance A Star Is Born is the frontrunner going into the Golden Globes, the first Hollywood awards gala of the year - and usually the sassiest of them all.
Source: AFP | 2019/1/6 17:03:40

Singer Britney Spears suspends shows after father 'almost died'

Britney Spears said on Friday she was pulling out of her upcoming Las Vegas concerts and other work commitments to be with her family due to her father's illness.
Source: Reuters | 2019/1/6 16:58:40

Chinese version of musical 'Ponzi' coming to Beijing in April

The Chinese version of the French musical Ponzi is set to be staged at Beijing's Poly Theater from April 26 to 28, the show's production company Magnificent Culture announced on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/1/2 16:53:39

Chinese opera theater artists perform in Nepal to mark New Year holiday

A special concert by China's Guizhou Provincial Qian Opera Theater was held in Nepal on Sunday to celebrate the New Year holiday and to enhance Sino-Nepali cultural exchanges.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/1/1 16:13:39

French rappers take feud to ring

Two feuding French rappers have sparked hilarity on social media by vowing to settle their differences in the ring with a no-rules cage fight.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/27 16:58:39

Musical about origins of China's Dragon Boat Melody to be staged at Beijing's Minzu Theater

Chosen as one of 25 excellent folk song styles from around the world by UNESCO, China's Dragon Boat Melody has been performed for over 300 years in its hometown of Enshi in Central China's Hubei Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/25 16:08:39

Overzealous idol followers give fans in China a bad name

On December 15, about 360 passengers on a Korean Air flight from Hong Kong to Seoul were forced to get off the plane and go through another security check after four Chinese K-pop fans suddenly asked to get off the plane.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/23 16:33:39

Renowned Chinese artist Tan Dun appointed as dean of leading US conservatory of music

Renowned Chinese composer, conductor and artist Tan Dun has been appointed as dean of the Bard College Conservatory of Music, the US Bard College said on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/23 16:28:39

Man living near Japan's 'Suicide Forest' hopes music

From his hut on the edge of Japan's "Suicide Forest," Kyochi Watanabe blasts John Lennon's "Imagine" into the night - hoping that music can lift people from their despair before it's too late.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/23 16:23:39