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Russia's Red Army Choir to return to Beijing in 2018

A year after Russia's Alexandrov Ensemble, or Red Army Choir, canceled its 2016 performance in China due to a deadly air crash, the 89-year-old choir announced on Monday that it is set to return to the country in January of 2018.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 19:33:40

'Sound of Music' star Menzies-Urich dead: industry

Heather Menzies-Urich, a star of The Sound of Music, which continues to win hearts worldwide after more than half a century, died at age 68, an industry source said on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/26 19:08:40

'Prince of romance'

His name may not be immediately recognizable but his music certainly is: Bestselling French pianist Richard Clayderman's tunes are ubiquitous in public spaces, particularly in China, where for decades his blond hair and blue eyes have earned him the title "Prince Charming."
Source: AFP | 2017/12/24 17:33:39

Penske Media Corporation acquires Rolling Stone for 100 mln USD

The Penske Media Corporation (PMC) announced Wednesday that it had acquired a controlling interest in Wenner Media, parent company of the venerable rock music bible Rolling Stone.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/21 17:33:00

China Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble presents the 'In Music Will 2017' concert

The China Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble will kick off its annual winter performance season with a concert at Beijing's Minzu Theater on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/18 19:28:39

Parallel geniuses

The orchestra charges into the furious opening notes from the last movement of Beethoven's String Quartet No. 14. A drum-set kicks in, giving way to a new melody.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/17 17:28:39

'Girl Like You' singer of Smithereens dead at 62

The Smithereens' frontman Pat DiNizio, who turned up the volume on classic pop with hits such as "A Girl Like You," has died, his bandmates said on Wednesday. He was 62.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/14 18:03:39

New York Philharmonic quickly raises much needed financial support

The New York Philharmonic, long saddled with uncertain finances, announced on Tuesday that its new leadership had secured $50 million to keep the leading US orchestra solvent for at least several seasons.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/13 17:23:41

Chinese music platform kuke.com celebrates a decade of classical music

As China's first non-pop music digital platform, kuke.com has dedicated itself to promoting the development of classical music in China, Yu He, the site's founder and president, said on Friday at an event celebrating the company's 10th anniversary.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/12 17:48:39

House of Troubadours

It is impossible to visit or talk about Santiago de Cuba without knowing the Casa de la Trova (House of Troubadours), a busy cultural institution which preserves the deepest roots of Cuban music.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/12 17:43:39

Famous Chinese classical pianist Niu Niu talks about his views on music and new album

Camera flashes lit up the room as Chinese pianist Niu Niu began playing Felix Mendelssohn's "Rondo Capriccioso, Op 14" at a media event in Beijing as the audience tried to capture every moment of the 20-year-old's performance.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/12 17:28:39

S. Korean boy band EXO's "Ko Ko Bop" music video tops 100 mln views

South Korean boy band EXO's "Ko Ko Bop" music video topped 100 million views in the global video-sharing platform, the band's management company said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/12 16:05:45

France bids farewell to rocker Johnny Hallyday

France paid an emotional farewell on Saturday to Johnny Hallyday - the singer who taught the country how to rock - in a highly theatrical "people's tribute" that brought Paris to a standstill.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/10 16:33:39

Trio to replace disgraced Levine at Met for much-awaited 'Tosca'

New York's Metropolitan Opera announced on Tuesday that a trio of conductors will step in to lead its much-awaited but turbulent Tosca production after James Levine was suspended over sexual abuse allegations.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/6 18:33:39

Eminem reveals more collaborations on new album due Dec 15

Rap superstar Eminem's long-awaited album finally has a release date - December 15 - and it will feature an array of star collaborators.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/6 17:13:39

France's king of rock Johnny Hallyday passes away at age 74 after battle with lung cancer

France's best-known rock star Johnny Hallyday has died aged 74 after a battle with lung cancer, his wife Laeticia told AFP on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/6 17:08:39

Young Archives

Neil Young on Friday opened an exhaustive online archive of his half-century career, as the rock legend charged ahead on a politically loaded new album.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/3 18:08:39

Country music's Daniel Antopolsky resurfaces in France

Unless you were doing drugs with the legendary American country singer Townes Van Zandt in the early 1970s you are unlikely to have encountered the gentle genius of Daniel Antopolsky.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/3 17:23:39