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Billy Joel celebrates 100th show at Madison Square Garden

New York on Wednesday feted Billy Joel as he played a record 100th concert at Madison Square Garden, although the Piano Man himself was modest about his achievement.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/19 18:53:39

'Good Cop'

Russian punks Pussy Riot put out a new song on Tuesday imagining protester-embracing, gay-friendly police officers after four band members were arrested for storming the field during the World Cup final.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/18 18:13:40

Linkin Park member Mike Shinoda shares his thoughts on his new China tour

"We had a wonderful round of shows in China, so I am excited to come back and do some more," Mike Shinoda, a member of rock band Linkin Park, told the Global Times in an email interview on Tuesday about his upcoming music tour in China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/18 18:08:39

MTV VMA nominations

Fast-rising rapper Cardi B on Monday topped nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards, where Jay-Z and Beyonce's ornate work shot at the Louvre and the politically charged "This is America" also enjoyed recognition.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/17 17:38:39

Members of S.Korean band 2PM posts military service photos

Taecyeon, a member of South Korean boy group 2PM band, posted two photos of Jun. K and himself standing together dressed in military uniform on Instagram on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/17 17:33:39

Summer program brings young musicians from around the world to Beijing to learn about Chinese culture and music

As the universal language of human beings, music is one of the best ways to learn about and experience another nation's culture. This also holds true for the Chinese Music Culture International Summer Institute, a study program established in 2014 that holds in-depth cultural exchanges with young musicians from around the world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/16 18:48:39

National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America to perform in China

Following their China debut tour in 2015, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) is set to return to China on July 24, with Taipei as the first stop of their 2018 China tour.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/16 18:38:40

Lang Lang's return brings attention to China's classical music market

What does the future hold for classical music? This is a question that has been asked many times in recent years as the industry has struggled with an aging audience and declining ticket sales. Recently the question was brought up again in music circles after Chinese pianist Lang Lang returned to the stage after taking more than a year off to recuperate from an arm injury.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/16 17:53:39

With dreamy electro pop, Milk and Bone charts own path

With smooth minimalist electro pop and lush vocal harmonies, Milk and Bone has found a growing audience while charting an unusual path for French Canadian artists - singing entirely in English.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/16 17:13:39

William Chan interacts with fans at iQiyi VIP Fanmeet

Chinese actor and singer William Chan attended a fan meet hosted by streaming site iQiyi in Beijing on Friday. As a spokesman for the site's VIP members, he interacted with fans and thanked them for standing with him and supporting him over the years.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/15 17:28:41

World's largest annual music festival kicks off at Royal Albert Hall

The world's largest music started its annual season on Friday evening at London's Royal Albert Hall (RAH), heralding a series of daily concerts of classical, jazz, choral and live music that runs until September.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/14 14:17:03

S.Korean boy group iKON releases Chinese version of popular hit 'Love Scenario'

The Chinese version of South Korean boy band iKON's hit song "Love Scenario" debuted on Tencent's streaming platform on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/12 17:43:41

EXO's Kai tops 'Most Beautiful Foreheads' list

Well-known South Korean news group Dispatch released its list of the top nine K-pop idols with the most beautiful foreheads on Saturday, with EXO's Kai topping the list.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/12 17:43:40

Chinese pianist Lang Lang's return ignites hopes and fears

The Chinese prince of the classical music world Lang Lang returned to the spotlight on Friday after a year's absence due to an injured left arm.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/12 17:18:40

Chinese pianist Lang Lang's return to the stage ignites hopes and fears of fans and professionals in China

The Chinese prince of the classical music world Lang Lang returned to the spotlight on Friday after a year's absence due to an injured left arm.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/11 19:08:40

Super Junior member Kim Ryeo-wook returns from two years of military service

After completing nearly two years of military service, K-pop star Kim Ryeo-wook, also known by the mononym Ryeowook, has rejoined South Korean boy band Super Junior.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/11 18:13:41

Second season of 'The Rap of China' returns to promote 'positive' rap music featuring 'Chinese elements'

Earlier this year, Chinese Hip Hop music experienced an unexpected downturn after critics accused the genre of promoting misogyny and drug use. Now it looks like the genre might finally be making an official comeback as popular music competition show The Rap of China begins its second season on Chinese streaming giant iQiyi this weekend with a new focus on positivity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/11 18:03:40

Beyonce leads S.Africa anti-poverty festival for Mandela

Beyonce and Jay-Z will lead an A-list lineup to mark 100 years since Nelson Mandela's birth in a Johannesburg festival by the Global Citizen movement to eradicate poverty.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/10 18:13:39