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BBC National Orchestra of Wales to tour China

BBC National Orchestra of Wales (BBC NOW) will tour China from Dec. 15 to 21, offering five concerts in four cities aimed at fostering creative collaborations between China and Wales, the orchestra announced Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/8 6:20:26

Pink cancels Sydney shows after being hospitalized

US pop star Pink has been forced to cancel several Sydney shows on her Australia tour after being hospitalized with a virus and dehydration.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/7 17:53:40

Madame Tussauds Shanghai debut wax figures of TFBoys

Popular boy group TFBoys showed up at Madame Tussauds Shanghai together with their "second selves" on Monday at a ceremony debuting the group's life-like wax figures.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/6 18:22:57

S.Korean girl band Girls' Generation celebrates 11th anniversary

Popular South Korean girl group Girls' Generation (SNSD) celebrated their 11th debut anniversary on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/5 17:23:39

Nicki Minaj hunting for Tracy Chapman as album waits

Rapper Nicki Minaj said on Wednesday that she is pushing back her new album as she desperately seeks to reach Tracy Chapman to clear a sample.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/2 17:13:41

Chinese popular rapper GAI becomes embroiled in online feud

Chinese rapper GAI became the center of controversy after a short message insulting a fellow rapper appeared on his Sina Weibo account.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/2 17:13:40

Kim Dong-yoon, K-pop boy band idol, passes away at age 20

A member of rookie K-pop boy band Spectrum, Kim Dong-yoon, dies on Friday at the age of 20. With the cause of death still unknown, many fans have begun speculating that the young rising star succumbed to overwork.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 17:18:40

Idol Cai Xukun's 20th birthday top trending topic on Chinese social media

Cai Xukun, a key member of Chinese popular boy band Nine Percent, celebrates his big 20th birthday on Thursday. In the build up to the day, fans of the idol have been expressing their love and support for the young star, pushing the topic to the top of the trending topics list on Chinese social media.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 17:18:39

Online feud sparks discussion about use of hip-hop slang in China

Canadian-Chinese rapper Kris Wu released a new hip-hop diss track on Tuesday as part of an ongoing online feud with users of Chinese sports platform Hupu.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/1 17:13:39

Electropop group The XX close tour in festival style

With a sparse, melancholic take on electropop that drives stories of loneliness, The XX makes music that may sound more suited to an intimate club, or bedroom, than the open air.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/31 18:17:52

National music and song performance season to be staged in Harbin

Harbin, Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, will play host to a national performance season for music and songs as well as original musicals August 6-17, coinciding with the city's annual Harbin Summer of Music festival.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/31 18:08:40

Poland's visionary jazz trumpeter Stanko passes away: public radio

Polish trumpet virtuoso Tomasz Stanko died on Sunday at the age of 76, Polish public radio announced in a report citing the artist's daughter.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/30 18:08:39

Chinese rapper Kris Wu becomes focal point of online feud

The battle between Kris Wu and Hupu, a popular Chinese media platform that focuses on sports news, has recently gone viral online, with millions of Wu's fans and JRs (a nickname for Hupu fans) taking to Sina Weibo to defend their respective fandoms.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/29 19:33:40

'Girl Power' on show in London Spice Girls exhibition

From colorful platform boots to bed linen emblazoned with the faces of Posh, Scary, Sporty, Baby and Ginger, an array of Spice Girls memorabilia went on show this week in a London exhibition dedicated to the famed girl band.
Source: Reuters | 2018/7/29 19:33:40

Beatles pop icon returns to his spiritual home for 'secret gig'

Tens of thousands of fans will flock to giant stadiums later this year to watch pop icon Paul McCartney in his latest tour.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/29 19:28:40

'Hamilton' honored

The groundbreaking musical Hamilton will be celebrated this year at the Kennedy Center Honors, one of the US' top celebrations of the arts - the first time a work rather than an individual or group is recognized.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/26 16:53:39

Elton John blasts 'bigoted' nations for hampering AIDS fight

Elton John on Tuesday blasted Russia and eastern Europe governments for "discrimination against gays" saying such bigotry was thwarting the fight against AIDS.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/25 18:43:40

Popular S.Korean singer Hwang Chi-yeul appointed ambassador of tourism

Another K-pop culture power has joined forces with the South Korean government to boost the country's tourism industry. On Tuesday, celebrated South Korean singer Hwang Chi-yeul was appointed as an ambassador of tourism by the South Korea Tourism Organization.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/25 18:33:41