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David Cassidy, 1970s heartthrob, dies at 67: publicist

US actor and musician David Cassidy, a 1970s teen idol best known for his role in musical-sitcom The Partridge Family, died Tuesday. He was 67.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/22 16:53:39

Rock legends salute Malcolm Young on AC/DC founder's death

Tributes continued to pour in on Sunday for Malcolm Young, co-founder of the Australian rock band AC/DC, a day after he died at age 64 after suffering from dementia for several years.
Source: Reuters | 2017/11/19 17:08:39

Brand New sex accusations

Alternative rockers Brand New on Monday halted concerts following outrage over a woman's account that lead singer Jesse Lacey sought naked pictures of her when she was underage.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/14 17:48:39

Musical ‘Jersey Boys’ wins applause from Chinese audiences with Shanghai debut

It must have been a unique experience for the Shanghai audience on Thursday night to be the first group of people in the Chinese mainland to enjoy the famous Broadway musical Jersey Boys in the city's Daning Theatre.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/13 18:08:39

Mendes wins big

Canadian teen singer Shawn Mendes on Sunday won best artist and best song at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) in London, pipping heavyweight competitors such as Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Ed Sheeran.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/13 17:58:39

Chinese hip-hop singers make UK debut in Manchester

As hip-hop catches on in China, three of its most hyped home-grown rap singers are making their UK debut in Manchester.
Source: CGTN | 2017/11/13 13:36:31

Political bent

Irish band U2 performed in London's Trafalgar Square Saturday on the eve of the MTV Europe Music Awards, with a politically-charged set from frontman Bono.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/12 16:08:39

As Cuba-US ties harden, orchestra keeps building bridges

Question marks again cloud US-Cuban relations, but one element of engagement is moving ahead - a joint youth orchestra, which aims to build both musical and personal connections.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/7 18:03:39

Seeking new audience, conductor turns orchestra ‘inside out’

The challenge haunts classical music: How do orchestras rejuvenate aging audiences? Pondering the question, conductor David Bernard asked something related - how did he himself become enthralled by the music?
Source: AFP | 2017/11/6 18:48:39

Country music awards reverse course after politics ban

The Country Music Association on Friday apologized and reversed course after it warned journalists covering its annual awards not to ask about gun rights and other political topics.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/5 17:18:39

Beyonce joins ‘Lion King’

Beyonce is set to voice Simba's childhood friend turned love interest Nala in the live-action remake of Disney's The Lion King, the singer and studio announced Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/2 16:58:39

Hollywood honors diva Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey joined Hollywood's elite in plunging her hands and feet into cement at the iconic TCL Chinese Theater on Wednesday, a tribute to the versatile singer's quarter-century of stardom.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/2 16:53:39

Farmers choir and renowned violinist share the stage for BMF closing concert

The curtain came down on the Beijing Music Festival on Sunday night at capital's Poly Theatre with a concert staged by the China Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian violinist Maxim Vengerov and a 13-year-old pianist, as well as a group of traditional rural singers from Southwest China's Yunnan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/30 17:18:39

Dutch conductor Jaap van Zweden leads Hong Kong Philharmonic at Beijing’s Poly Theatre

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and its music director and conductor Jaap van Zweden staged their interpretation of Bruckner’s 8th Symphony on Saturday night as part of this year’s Beijing Music Festival (BMF).
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/29 17:08:40

Leonard Bernstein keeps star billing century after birth

Decades after his death, Leonard Bernstein may still be the most identifiable conductor in the public imagination – dramatic on-stage, bold off-stage and succeeding unlike so many others in making classical music accessible.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/29 14:48:39

Fats Domino, boogie-woogie pianist who pioneered rock, dead at 89

Fats Domino, whose rollicking boogie-woogie piano helped give birth to rock'n'roll, has died in his lifelong home of New Orleans, the coroner said on Wednesday. He was 89.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/26 16:28:39

Dutch violin maestro Andre Rieu fights huge child labor fine

The celebrated violinist Andre Rieu has appealed in court against an "absurdly high" 116,000-euro ($136,474) fine - issued for allowing children to perform in his show past the legal time limit set by Dutch law, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/25 17:23:39

Daniel Kramer presents opera master class at Beijing Music Festival

As part of a special program for this year's Beijing Music Festival, Daniel Kramer, artistic director of the English National Opera, presented a master class for classical music lovers in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/24 17:28:39