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Door to legendary Berlin techno club gets museum digs as the city's symbol

The giant metal entrance door to a legendary techno club in Berlin moved into a museum Tuesday as a symbol of the city's rebirth after its Cold War division.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/19 17:38:41

Live action musical adaptation of Chinese mobile game 'Onmyoji' kicks off China tour

Despite debuting more than two years ago, Chinese developed mobile game Onmyoji, a Japanese-style RPG, remains one of the hottest games in China. The game has also spread to other countries including Japan and the US.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/18 18:33:41

France's World Music Day celebration kicks off in Beijing

On a scorching Saturday afternoon, people lined up despite the heat to wait patiently to enter a free live performance at Beijing's Culture and Creative Park. The crowd gathered at a party area composed of red-brick buildings was rather diverse, young and old, Chinese and foreigners. They were all in attendance for one reason: the Fete de la Musique.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/17 17:48:40

Broadway musical 'The Wizard of Oz' makes debut at Tianqiao Performing Arts Center

Original Broadway musical The Wizard of Oz debuted at Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/17 16:38:39

Song contest for overseas Chinese held in Houston

A singing contest of Chinese songs for overseas Chinese was held Saturday in Houston, the fourth largest city in the US.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/17 16:33:03

Czech banjos, mandolins win over US bluegrass stars

Star banjo player Ned Luberecki sits back in an armchair at a Prague music hall, contemplates the instrument he's holding, then gently begins strumming.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/17 16:33:02

Nation-wide arts festival to enrich children's summer vacation

A press conference for the Open the Door to Arts - Summer Arts Festival 2019 was held on Wednesday at the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. According to the organizers, the festival will bring more than 100 performances to theaters around China for children to enjoy during summer vacation.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/16 17:33:39

Popular Chinese singer Wang Yuan appears on state media after apologizing for smoking indoors

A month after being caught smoking at a Beijing restaurant, Chinese teenage heartthrob Roy Wang (Wang Yuan) re-emerged by making a brief appearance on China Central Television's (CCTV) flagship evening news Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/13 23:58:40

Chinese fans celebrate the sixth anniversary of the rise of global K-pop sensation BTS

There has never been a K-pop group that has aroused worldwide sensation like the seven-member boy band BTS. Debuting in June 2013 under a relative small banner of Big Hit Entertainment, it celebrates its sixth anniversary on June 13.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/12 19:18:40

What the hack!

Alternative rock legends Radiohead on Tuesday released an 18-hour trove of private recordings from their 1997 album OK Computer after getting hacked by someone seeking a ransom of $150,000 for the music.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/12 17:58:40

Feminist punk band from 1990s stages comeback

A 90s-era radical feminist punk band whose scream-along sound became a girl-power call to arms, Bikini Kill was a beacon for a generation of activists striving for a world more hospitable to women.
Source: AFP | 2019/6/9 19:28:39

Concert commemorates Dragon Boat Festival holds in national library

A concert featuring traditional Chinese music and poems was held in the National Library Thursday to commemorate the Dragon Boat Festival.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/6/7 15:54:31

BTS' success huge win for Asia as well as South Korea

K-pop boy band BTS is extremely popular in their home country, and in London as well. Watching some clips of BTS's first Wembley Stadium concerts over the weekend, I could feel the enthusiasm and excitement of the 60,000 fans at the venue through my laptop screen.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/3 17:06:33

Chinese fans band together to promote S.Korean star Oh Se-hun

If you find yourself traveling on South Korean airline T'way this summer, there is a chance you may find yourself on a very special plane, one decorated inside and out with photos of K-pop star Oh Se-hun.
Source: Global Times | 2019/6/2 18:13:40

Streaming giant iQiyi's music competition 'The Big Band' highlights spirit of Chinese rock

Debuting in 1989, Chinese rock'n'roll pioneers The Face are regarded as representative figures in the music genre in China. When lead singer Chen Hui cried out "We are The Face" on iQiyi's music program The Big Band to the heavy beat of drums on Saturday, they clearly demonstrated why they earned their unique standing as a strong and distinguished rock band.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/30 18:03:41

Exploring the culture around the British art of soccer rallying cries

Whether Liverpool are winning or losing a minute from time in Saturday's Champions League final with Tottenham Hotspur a rendition of their emotive song "You'll Never Walk Alone" will reverberate round the stadium in Madrid.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/29 17:13:41

China-ASEAN music week strikes notes in Nanning

The China-ASEAN Music Week 2019 kicked off Tuesday night in Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/29 14:19:44

Jazz enjoying a comeback in major metropolises in China

A young girl swayed to the music while sitting at her seat in the front row of the small live house hidden in a Beijing alleyway. The venue was packed with Chinese and foreigners who had come to listen to this band from Chile give a performance of a genre that has been enjoying something of a comeback in China: jazz.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/28 18:13:40