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Japanese nonsense tune cops Guinness

A Japanese comedian's nonsense tune that became an Internet sensation after Justin Bieber recommended it has entered the Guinness World Records as the shortest song to break into the Billboard Hot 100.
Source: AFP | 2016/10/30 19:43:39

Nobel panel signals desire for Dylan song at ceremony

The Swedish Academy said on Saturday that Bob Dylan is not obliged to attend the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm, but is required to hold some sort of lecture or even sing a song.
Source: AFP | 2016/10/30 19:38:39

BMF closes with 'An Encounter with Titans'

Beijing's annual classic music festival Beijing Music Festival (BMF) closed at Beijing's Poly Theater with a concert by maestro Jaap van Zweden with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday night.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/30 19:33:39

Clinton gets Jennifer Lopez boost in Miami, urging supporters to ‘get loud’

Hillary Clinton took to the stage with Jennifer Lopez in Miami late Saturday when the music superstar performed a free concert in the rain to encourage early voting in the battleground state of Florida.
Source: AFP | 2016/10/30 19:23:39

Bee Gees’ Gibb eyes Justin Timberlake collaboration

Sole surviving Bee Gee Barry Gibb is keen to make music with US pop star Justin Timberlake as he pursues a solo career after the death of his three brothers.
Source: AFP | 2016/10/27 10:38:28

Cameron Carpenter brings his International Touring Organ to Beijing

Cameron Carpenter stormed into the Wangfujing Church in Beijing on Tuesday night, bringing a show filled with powerful and vibrant music.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/26 20:28:39

Chinese pianist Li Yundi will collaborate with Jose Carreras

Chinese pianist Li Yundi will collaborate with Jose Carreras for the first time as he joins the famed tenor's last stop in China on his final world tour.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/25 19:43:39

Tan Dun and Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra perform at The Orange

A part of the ongoing Beijing Music Festival (BMF), Chinese conductor Tan Dun presented a concert on Saturday at The Orange in Beijing with the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/23 18:48:39

Gaga takes up Black Lives Matter

Lady Gaga rose to fame with her shock-inducing outfits and remains the seventh most followed person on Twitter, but on her sober new album, she admits an unease in the era of social media.
Source: AFP | 2016/10/23 18:43:40

Eminem re-emerges to savage Donald Trump

Rap superstar Eminem re-emerged Wednesday with a loaded lyrical attack on Donald Trump, in a nearly eight-minute song in which he also identifies with the Black Lives Matter cause.
Source: AFP | 2016/10/20 19:38:39

Tupac, Pearl Jam, Bad Brains in running for Rock Hall of Fame

Slain rap legend Tupac Shakur and emblematic grunge-era rockers Pearl Jam were nominated Tuesday to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in a field that includes Depeche Mode and Joan Baez.
Source: AFP | 2016/10/19 18:23:39

At 90, musical pioneer Chuck Berry back to rock’n’roll with new album

Rock pioneer Chuck Berry turned 90 on Tuesday with the surprise announcement that he plans to release his first album in decades.
Source: AFP | 2016/10/19 17:28:39

Nobel Prize committee fails to get response from Bob Dylan

Nearly a week after Bob Dylan was awarded Nobel Prize in literature, the prize committee has given up trying to reach the American icon for confirmation.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/10/19 15:30:03

Nobel panel gives up knockin’ on Dylan’s door

The Swedish Academy says it has given up trying to reach Bob Dylan, days after it awarded him the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Source: AFP | 2016/10/18 18:13:39

Phil Collins announces European comeback tour

Veteran British singer Phil Collins announced on Monday he is coming out of retirement with a comeback tour next summer, despite battling with injury and alcoholism.
Source: AFP | 2016/10/18 18:13:39

Satirical Dylan news story mistaken for real thing, goes viral in China

A satirical news story went viral on Chinese social networks after many mistook the report, which said that Bob Dylan had refused his newly awarded Nobel Prize for Literature, for real news.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/16 19:48:39

For Dylan, aura of mystery extends to hometown

As a teenager in the wind-swept mining town of Hibbing, Minnesota, Bob Dylan, never especially talkative, surprised his high school by entering talent shows.
Source: AFP | 2016/10/16 19:43:39

Multimedia version of ‘Don Giovanni’ comes to BMF

The ongoing Beijing Music Festival introduced the concept of site-specific immersive opera to the festival for the first time by staging what organizers call “a digitally-remastered version” of Mozart’s Don Giovanni from Wednesday to Friday at The Red at Taikoo Li Sanlitun in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/13 21:03:39