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Julia Roberts ‘most beautiful’ for 5th time

Julia Roberts was named by People magazine the world's most beautiful woman for a record fifth time on Wednesday, but the actress said she thought her best years were yet to come.
Source: Reuters | 2017/4/20 16:58:40

Prince estate seeks to stop release of new music

Plans to release new music by Prince on Friday's one-year anniversary of the singer's death have been hit with a lawsuit claiming the works were stolen by his former sound engineer.
Source: Reuters | 2017/4/20 16:58:39

UK’s Prince William, US superstar Lady Gaga team up to take on taboos about mental health issues in new video

Britain's second in line to the throne, Prince William, and US superstar Lady Gaga have teamed up to encourage people to speak more openly about mental health in a video released Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/19 18:58:40

Lamar, Lorde show new sides

Kendrick Lamar introduced a kung fu alter ego and Lorde dramatized the awkwardness of dance clubs as the stars presented new music Sunday at the Coachella festival.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/18 18:13:39

Musicians chase fame on West Africa's musical islands

Every April, the tiny island capital of Cape Verde is taken over for a week by musicians chasing dreams of record deals and sold-out stadiums.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/17 17:08:39

Lady Gaga debuts song at Coachella

Lady Gaga debuted a R&B-tinged love song Saturday as she headlined the Coachella festival, where the pop diva cast herself as sensual rather than sensational.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/17 16:18:39

Year of the glitch: Sound fails Radiohead at Coachella

Radiohead salvaged a headlining set at the Coachella festival from disaster Friday, following a glitch-plagued opening in which the audio system repeatedly crashed.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/16 18:48:39

Beijing Symphony Orchestra starts new season

The Beijing Symphony Orchestra, one of China’s most prestigious orchestras, kicked off its new performing season with a special concert paying tribute to Beethoven at Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall on Friday night.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/16 18:38:39

Take That manager hopes to emulate band’s success second time round with newly formed group Yes Lad

Nearly 30 years after forming British chart toppers Take That, manager Nigel Martin-Smith hopes to emulate his 1990s boy band success a second time round with a new all-male group.
Source: Reuters | 2017/4/13 18:38:39

Fleetwood Mac members announce new album

Members of blues-rock powerhouse Fleetwood Mac on Tuesday announced a new album that will bring together all of the band's classic lineup - except Stevie Nicks.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/12 17:58:40

Time to heal

Jeff Cook of the country music group Alabama said on Tuesday he has the nervous system disorder Parkinson's disease and will be stepping back from touring with the band.
Source: Reuters | 2017/4/12 17:58:39

Metallica bassist’s son, age 12, goes on tour to Latin America with metal band Korn

Rock music has long centered around youth but metal band Korn is going to a new extreme - the 12-year-old son of Metallica's bassist is joining them on tour.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/11 18:08:39

Natural high

Influential British DJ Paul Oakenfold has reached the base camp of Mount Qomolangma, commonly known in the West as Mount Everest, where he plans to host the "highest party on Earth," performing a set at 5,380 meters.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/11 18:08:39

Janet Jackson, husband split months after having baby: reports

Pop superstar Janet Jackson has split from her husband, the Qatari tycoon Wissam Al Mana, just months after they had a baby, reports said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/11 18:03:39

Rockin’ politics

Late rapper Tupac Shakur and 1960s protest singer Joan Baez were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday on a night where nostalgia was mixed with calls to political action.
Source: Reuters | 2017/4/9 17:13:39

American singer Macy Gray presents jazz-infused album in Portugal

The unique raspy-throated, moody voice of American Soul and R&B singer Macy Gray filled the Belem Cultural Center in Lisbon, Portugal, on Thursday, evoking emotions and nostalgia.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/4/7 14:30:26

New study claims that songs are getting faster as streaming becomes more prevalent

Streaming isn't just making it quicker to play music. A new study finds that pop songs themselves are getting faster as listeners' attention spans diminish.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/6 18:58:40

At 73, Barry Manilow comes out of closet

Chart-topping singer Barry Manilow came out of the closet Wednesday at age 73, saying he kept silent on his nearly four-decade relationship with a man to avoid disappointing fans.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/6 18:18:40