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Chinese fans call for calm concerning EXO member Chen's decision to get married

"Love is not an excuse to 'kidnap' entertainers. Fans should stay rational and respectful instead of stepping foot into celebrities' personal lives," an administrator of the biggest Chinese fanbase of EXO member Chen, the China Baidu KimJongdaeBar, told the Global Times in an interview.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/1/19 22:46:35

Sohu TV brings back celebrity livestreams for Chinese New Year holiday

Chinese streaming site Sohu TV has announced that it will continue its annual show Stars Accompany You on Your Way Back Home, which, since 2014, has seen famous celebrities live stream throughout the Spring Festival since 2014.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/19 18:03:40

Spotify for pets

Online music giant Spotify on Wednesday launched a podcast for dogs left home alone in Britain, after its polling suggested most owners believe audio recordings help calm their canines.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/16 19:17:38

French piano virtuoso to perform in Beijing

Philippe Entremont, a known French pianist, will play a recital at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) on February 7.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/15 16:58:40

China innovates traditional music with revival campaign

Folk music in China has been promoted in a more innovative way thanks to a national music revival campaign to rejuvenate traditional Chinese music.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/15 14:24:26

What's trending on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo on Tuesday

Oh Se-hun to attend Paris Fashion Week, Oscar nominations revealed, SM Entertainment denies that EXO member Kim Jong-dae has already gotten married
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/14 18:17:30

Japanese troupe brings 'The Women Who Loved Napoleon' to the capital

Japanese dance and song troupe Takarazuka Revue Old Generation staged three performances of The Light of Sword and Love: The Women Who Loved Napoleon for the ongoing Meet in Beijing international festival over the weekend.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/12 17:43:41

Musical drama 'On the Way to Poverty Relief' to tell true story of young official who gave her life to helping others

On the Way to Poverty Relief, a musical drama about a Party chief of a village in South China who gave her life to combating poverty in China's rural areas, will be released nationwide in China in March.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/12 16:08:40

SM chairman plans to hold talent show in China

Chinese EXO fans called on South Korean entrepreneurial producer Lee Soo-man, chairman of Seoul-based SM Entertainment, to take good care of existing groups first after he revealed his ambition to hold a talent show in China to create pop stars.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/9 23:33:12

'Fan clubs' carry on Peking Opera traditions in Taipei

The 30-square-meter room on the first floor of a residential building in Taipei looks like an old tea house but has its curtains down and door shut even on a weekday afternoon.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/9 11:13:40

Thai K-pop fans flock to Chinese social media for news on their idol

K-pop girl band Blackpink's Lisa took a trip to China on Monday for the filming of Chinese streaming site iQIYI's reality show Youth With You Season Two in Guangzhou, capital city of South China's Guangdong Province.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/1/9 2:28:52

'Meet in Beijing' to host more international cultural events in following weeks

Cultural events including concerts, dramas and dance performances are taking place in Beijing this month for the annual Meet in Beijing International Arts Festival. The festival kicked off on Monday at the National Centre for the Performing Arts with a concert staged by musicians from China and Japan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/8 18:18:40

Fans of K-pop's Blackpink superstar Lisa pummel Thai cafe

A Bangkok cafe drew the wrath of thousands of fans of K-pop girl group Blackpink, following "inappropriate" comments posted by the owner about a visit from Thai superstar member Lalisa Manoban.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/6 16:53:41

Newly adapted Yue Opera 'The Charming Smiles' to debut in Hangzhou on Thursday

Zhejiang Xiaobaihua Yue Opera Troupe in 2001 was poised to promote Xiaobaihua, the brand of Yue Opera, as an indispensable cultural piece in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang Province. Twenty years later, their hopes might come true with the upcoming newly adapted Yue Opera "The Charming Smiles'" which will debut in the Yue Theater in Hangzhou on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/2 18:53:40

Australian sensation

Olivia Newton-John, the UK-born Australian singer who found worldwide fame in the hit movie Grease, was given a damehood in Britain's traditional New Year Honours unveiled on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/2 17:28:42

Mariah Carey first to score No.1 hit

Pop diva Mariah Carey has had a long list of hits over the years, but her classic holiday song has helped her make history as the first artist to top the Billboard charts in four separate decades.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/2 17:28:40

Friendship singing contest helps promote China-Vietnam relations

"Just like nightingales, we want to bring our songs to all over Vietnam, China and other countries," Nguyen Thi Ngoc Ha, the Vietnamese winner of the China-Vietnam Friendship Singing Contest 2019 Final said here on Saturday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/30 22:36:59

Singer Olivia Newton-John becomes a dame in UK's traditional New Year Honors list

Olivia Newton-John, the UK-born Australian singer who found worldwide fame in the hit movie Grease, was given a damehood in Britain's traditional New Year Honors unveiled on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/29 19:39:30