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International youth choirs come together in Beijing for week-long Art Festival

A total of 24 international youth choirs from 14 countries and regions gathered in Beijing's Tsinghua University on Monday to kick off the week-long International Youth Art Week.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/17 18:43:40

'Oriental Elegance'

The Shanghai Chinese Orchestra staged a successful musical show Oriental Elegance at Mexico's National Center for the Arts (Cenart) in Mexico City over the weekend.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/16 19:13:43

Pianist Rudolf Buchbinder brings Beethoven concerts to BMF

Famous Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder is scheduled to perform the complete piano concertos of Ludwig van Beethoven on Wednesday and Thursday during the ongoing Beijing Music Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/16 19:13:40

South Korean pop group BTS' success triggers discussion in China

Following their record-breaking achievements including being the first South Korean pop band to top the Billboard 200 albums chart in late May, BTS made headlines again after winning the Favorite Social Artist award at the 2018 American Music Awards on October 9.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/16 19:08:40

UK singer Sam Smith to bring Thrill Of It All tour to Beijing and Shanghai

British singer Sam Smith's The Thrill Of It All tour is set to come to Beijing and Shanghai later this month. The singer will give his first show at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on October 23, before heading to the Cadillac Center in Beijing two days later.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/15 17:43:40

Musicians from leading US opera company go on strike

One of the leading opera companies in the US has canceled two performances set for this week after its orchestra went on strike over cost-cutting proposals.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/11 18:43:40

Chinese pianist Lang Lang holds charity gala in New York

Chinese pianist Lang Lang raised $1.6 million for music education in the US and China at a benefit gala in New York on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/11 18:33:40

Deutsche Grammophon anniversary concert held in Beijing

A concert celebrating the 120th anniversary of Deutsche Grammophon – one of the world's oldest classical record brands – kicked off at the Forbidden City's Imperial Ancestral Temple in Beijing on Wednesday, bringing overseas music stars and Chinese musicians to the capital.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/11 18:18:40

Seline Gomez premieres music video for 'Taki Taki'

“#Takitaki Official video is out now!” singer Selina Gomez wrote in a Twitter post on Tuesday that received more than 11,000 likes and 47,000 retweets within its first 24 hours.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/10 17:33:40

'Ocean, my Hometown' concert celebrates music of Wang Liping

The Ocean, my Hometown concert, featuring songs composed by renowned Chinese composer Wang Liping, was staged in a suburban theater in Chicago on Sunday night, arousing homesickness among the many Chinese-Americans present.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/9 19:43:39

British musicians urge UK Prime Minister to reverse course on Brexit

British musicians including Ed Sheeran and Rita Ora wrote an open letter on Sunday to UK Prime Minister Theresa May warning that Brexit is "serious madness" and threatens "every aspect of the music industry."
Source: AFP | 2018/10/8 17:28:40

China's popular theatrical artist to entertain US audience with classical contemporary Chinese drama

Famous contemporary Chinese theatrical director Meng Jinghui will start a month-long tour to the US in November, which will allow American drama-lovers to engage directly with most appealing theatrical masterpieces reflecting contemporary trends of lifestyle in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/10/1 12:11:26

Abba-period Cher has a new army of devotees

Cher has a stately air as she receives a steady line of journalists in a West Hollywood hotel room with the studied equanimity of Catherine the Great addressing her subjects at the Winter Palace.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/26 17:58:40

Generation Unlimited

K-Pop sensation BTS brought their star power to the United Nations on Monday, telling the world's youth to listen to their inner voice and resist pressure to conform.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/25 18:08:40

#LamjarredOut campaign

Still adored at home despite three separate rape charges in France, Moroccan pop star Saad Lamjarred's latest arrest has reignited a debate on violence against women in the North African kingdom.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/24 16:53:39

Chinese artists hold concert in New York to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

Chinese Mid-Autumn festivity filled the air at Steinway Hall in New York City on Saturday as two Chinese artists played traditional Chinese music, ushering in the important traditional family reunion event.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/24 16:43:39

How China's TFBoys can grow into an international band like K-pop supergroup BTS

August 24, 2018, was an important date for fans of idol groups both in China and South Korea. On that date, TFBoys, a popular Chinese boy band made up of Wang Junkai, Roy Wang and Jackson Yee, held a live concert in Beijing celebrating their fifth anniversary, while the South Korean band BTS released their newest album Love Yourself: Answer, the third record in their Love Yourself series, following last year's Love Yourself: Her and May's Love Yourself: Tear.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/20 18:58:40

Fans taken out of Dua Lipa concert in Shanghai

Fans were forcefully removed from a Dua Lipa concert in Shanghai on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/14 21:29:42