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Taiwan folk music to arrive in Beijing this summer

Music concert Shangu Zai Huhuan (Second Call of Valley) by the "Father of Folk Music in Taiwan" Hu Defu, better known as Ara Kimbo, will be held at the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center on August 2.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/18 19:08:40

Shanghai music festival entices young audiences with experimental performances

Full of enthusiasm and passion, the music flows smoothly from the violin played by 30-something renowned violinist Ning Feng as he stands center stage in front of a full house.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/17 19:58:10

Classical music featuring cultural uniqueness marks 45th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Malaysia

Musicians from China and Malaysia jointly put on a classical music performance in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, playing out melodies featuring cultural uniqueness to mark 45 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/17 18:23:41

'Titanic the Musical' to set sail for Chinese mainland

On Friday morning, entertainment company One World Culture Communication announced that the Tony Award-winning Titanic the Musical would be coming to the Chinese mainland for the first time.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/14 15:58:39

'Wuthering Heights' flash mobs pay homage to British singer Kate Bush's classic hit song

Hundreds of red-clad fans of British singer Kate Bush on Saturday staged flash mobs in Sydney and Berlin as they reenacted her classic hit "Wuthering Heights."
Source: AFP | 2019/7/14 15:33:40

Netizens vote for their favorite Chinese candidate to play Prince Eric in 'The Little Mermaid' adaptation

Disney has been waxing nostalgic lately with numerous live-action adaptation of its animated classics such as Dumbo, Aladdin and the Lion King. When news that US singer/actress Halle Bailey had been chosen to play the role of Ariel in the Little Mermaid, netizens began to come up with ideas for who would be the best choice to play her love interest Prince Eric.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/11 18:01:20

Spain court rules 43-year-old man is son of Julio Iglesias

A Spanish court ruled Wednesday that Grammy award-winning singer Julio Iglesias is the biological father of a 43-year-old man who has waged a protracted paternity battle with the star.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/11 17:48:40

Nicki Minaj cancels Saudi concert over women's rights concerns

Nicki Minaj has canceled a performance in Saudi Arabia in a show of support for women's and gay rights in the ultra-conservative kingdom, the US rapper said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/10 18:08:40

Brazil pays homage to 'greatest artist' bossa nova pioneer Joao Gilberto

From the biggest names in its music world to the humblest of its citizens, Brazil paid heartfelt homage on Sunday to its "greatest artist," Joao Gilberto, the pioneering bossa nova musician who died a day earlier.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/8 18:13:41

Bossa nova pioneer Gilberto dead at 88

Joao Gilberto, the legendary Brazilian musician and songwriter who pioneered the lilting, melodious music known as bossa nova, has died, his son Joao Marcelo announced Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/7 17:28:40

Open Door to Art music festival kicks off in Beijing

The annual Open Door to Art festival kicked off on Friday at Beijing's Forbidden City Concert Hall with a concert staged by the Beijing Symphony Orchestra and conductor Tan Lihua.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/7 17:28:39

Rapper Nicki Minaj to perform at cultural festival in Saudi Arabia

US rapper Nicki Minaj will perform in Saudi Arabia this month, organizers said, triggering a storm on social media as the ultra-conservative kingdom loosens decades-old restrictions on entertainment.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/4 18:13:40

The 10th Music in Summer Air kicks off in Shanghai

Conductor Jaap van Zweden and New York Philharmonic presented the audience with Mozart's The Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor and Brahms�?Symphony No.1 in C minor at Shanghai Symphony Hall on Tuesday, marking the beginning of the 10th Music in the Summer Air (MISA).
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/3 19:54:25

Beatles exhibit in Beijing gives fans in China a new look at their idols

The song "Hey Jude," from the world-famous band the Beatles, echoes throughout the exhibition space, evoking many beautiful memories of the band's golden time in the minds of visitors.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/3 18:03:40

South Korea's Big Hit Entertainment seeks to recruit Chinese members

Big Hit Entertainment, the company behind popular K-pop boy band BTS and Tomorrow X Together (TXT), has launched a global audition project, which will see it recruit new trainees in Beijing on Thursday and Shanghai on Friday, a signal that it is expanding its influence in the industry.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/3 11:46:25

Gaga leads surge in women Oscar voters

Women accounted for half of the Hollywood royalty admitted to the Oscars-awarding film academy this year, the body said Monday, with Lady Gaga among those to be invited.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/2 18:28:40

In post-Avicii electronic dance world, DJs pushing genre's limits

Just over a year after the death of dance music superstar Avicii, the electronic scene is in flux, faced with hip-hop's dominance as the youthful party music du jour.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/2 18:08:40

BBC Symphony Orchestra to hit Beijing stage

The BBC Symphony Orchestra will give a performance under the baton of Andrew Davis at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/1 18:02:06