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Chinese musician Yu Long talks about China's potential to be a major force for classical music

Fifty-four-year-old Chinese conductor Yu Long is a well-known figure in the music industry both at home and abroad. Born to a musician family - his grandfather was the influential composer Ding Shande - Yu made up his mind at an early age to pursue music.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/23 18:33:41

Publisher Penguin Random House announces memoir of late pop star Prince coming this year

Prince's unfinished memoir, The Beautiful Ones, will be released in October, its publisher announced on Monday - three years after the singer's sudden death in April 2016.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/23 18:28:41

Pop superstar Adele splits from husband

Global superstar Adele, one of the world's top recording artists, has split from her husband, UK media reported on Saturday, citing the British singer's representatives.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/22 17:38:40

Chinese folk orchestra to hold May Day concert

The China Coal Mine Art Troupe folk orchestra will hold its 18th May Day concert at the National Library Art Center on April 29 and 30.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/4/22 17:38:40

Concert to raise funds for restoration of Notre Dame held in Paris

An exceptional and heartbreaking concert took place at the L'hôtel des Invalides in Paris on Saturday to raise funds for the reconstruction of the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/21 16:53:40

K-pop phenomenon BTS first South Korean act to top UK album chart

K-pop sensation BTS scored another record on Friday, becoming the first South Korean act to top Britain's album chart.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/21 16:53:39

Chinese pop bands fall further behind as K-pop sets history with bands like BTS and Blackpink

Last week has been huge for K-pop. Blackpink, the South Korean girl group, made their US festival debut at Coachella on Friday, making them the first-ever female K-pop group to appear at the California desert valley event. On Saturday, the seven-member boy band BTS became the first South Korean musical guest to perform on Saturday Night Live (SNL), the famous US sketch-comedy show on NBC.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/17 18:53:40

Post French Touch, a new breed of pop stars takes global stage

Decades after the breakout of dominating French house acts like Daft Punk, a fresh crop of Francophone pop stars are internationalizing their appeal with music that travels.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/16 19:23:40

Tame Impala, J Balvin, Christine and the Queens lead Coachella ragers

Australian psychedelic act Tame Impala bathed Coachella in color late Saturday after a coterie of electronica producers lit up the premier music festival's second round of shows.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/15 16:48:39

Forbidden City Concert Hall to kick off 20th anniversary celebration

The Forbidden City Concert Hall will launch a series of performances to mark its 20th anniversary, said Xu Jian, the concert hall's general manager, at a press event in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/11 18:03:41

Chinese boy band Nine Percent's lack of unity causing it to fall far behind K-pop's Wanna One, EXO and BTS

During Saturday's final episode of the second season of Chinese streaming platform iQiyi's reality show Idol Producer, nine finalists were chosen by fan vote to become China's newest boy band, UNINE.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/10 19:28:40

As Vegas eyes millennials, residency industry booms

Six months ago, Sahar Mohammadrabie up and moved to Las Vegas, the city synonymous with sin, but she couldn't care less about gambling or parties: The Midwesterner is here for the music.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/10 18:43:40

Well-known musician in China helps children with autism

"My mother always says that it's not because we have hope that we don't give up. It's because we don't give up that we have hope," Ishiwata Tanni, the son of Cao Xiaoxia, told the Global Times on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/7 19:03:39

Iron Maiden's lead singer Bruce Dickinson received honorary citizenship of Sarajevo

Bruce Dickinson, lead singer with heavy metal group Iron Maiden, received the honorary citizenship of Sarajevo Saturday, in recognition of a concert he played there during the siege of the city.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/7 17:28:40

Guitars of the greats rock NY museum

The art of rock'n'roll is getting its due at an upcoming show at New York's Met museum, which is decking its halls with instruments from the genre's greats.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/7 17:28:39

Take heart, I am 'on the mend,' Mick Jagger tells fans after surgery

Legendary Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger said Friday he is "on the mend" after reportedly undergoing heart valve replacement surgery in New York, news that gave his legions of fans a fright.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/7 17:18:39

British Philharmonia Orchestra concert celebrates China-UK relations

H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming delivers a speech “Communication between Hearts Enhances Cooperation between States” at the Philharmonic Orchestra on March 31, 2019.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/2 5:46:31

Elton John joins call for boycott of Brunei-owned hotels

British pop legend Elton John has joined actor George Clooney in calling for a boycott of nine Brunei-owned hotels over the sultanate's new death-penalty laws for gay sex and adultery.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/1 15:33:39