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Rock bohemian

Walter Becker, a bassist whose eclectic tastes from jazz to reggae helped create the intricate bohemian rock sound of Steely Dan, died Sunday. He was 67.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/4 18:33:39

Annual ‘Open Door to Art’ festival comes to an end in Beijing with dance performance from the National Ballet of China

The annual Open Door to Art festival came to an end with a ballet performance staged by the National Ballet of China (NBC) on Friday night, according to a press release from the Forbidden City Concert Hall (FCCH), the organizer and host of the event.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/4 17:53:40

Singer Bruce Springsteen extends Broadway run after tickets sell out

Bruce Springsteen on Wednesday announced he would extend a run of intimate Broadway shows into 2018 after fans quickly snatched up tickets.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/31 19:18:40

Chinese ancient instruments version of Game of Thrones theme music


Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/8/30 18:21:27

‘Look what you made me do’

Taylor Swift's vengeful new music video "Look What You Made Me Do," is smashing records on YouTube, garnering more than 43 million views in its first 24 hours of release.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/30 17:53:39

As US social tensions mount, song in Spanish tops charts

In the summer of 2017, US white supremacists have put on a show of force, the US president is fighting for a wall to keep out immigrants... and a Spanish-language song has achieved record success.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/29 17:58:39

Frank Ocean drops new track year after 'Blonde'

Frank Ocean has unexpectedly released a new song, a reflection on relationships set to a mellow R&B vibe.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/29 17:53:40

Snake bite

Taylor Swift, one of the top-selling pop stars of recent years, Wednesday announced a new album, Reputation, to be released on November 10.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/24 18:18:39

US rapper defiantly stares at eclipse, ends up canceling shows

For a rapper whose debut single was called "Unorthodox," Joey Bada$$ isn't one to accept conventional wisdom. Defying widespread warnings, he proudly stared at the solar eclipse without protection.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/24 17:53:39

Morrissey back with new album

Rock icon Morrissey will release his first album in three years, his new label distributor announced Tuesday, promising that the work will offer fresh political insights from the outspoken singer.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/23 19:53:39

The ‘Adele’ blueprint

Grunge veterans the Foo Fighters are channelling their inner Rick Astley with a bold new record the American rockers describe as their "weirdest" yet.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/22 17:08:40

Upper reaches of London’s Royal Albert Hall provide a haven for UK concert lovers

It's a world apart from the polished atmosphere of traditional classical music concerts.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/22 17:08:39

Bieber drops new song, still wants to be ‘Friends’

Justin Bieber may have canceled a world tour, been banned from China and issued a recent confessional, but he still wants to be friends, if his new song is anything to go by.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/20 14:48:40

A blind Tibetan girl's way to music

Deqen Yuzhen sings on the prairie of her hometown, Maqu County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 13, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/17 11:49:32

The fraternity of artists keeping Elvis alive

Matthew Boyce feels like a superhero when he zips himself into a spangly Elvis Presley jumpsuit and sprints on stage to blast through a hip-thrusting, pulsating track by the King.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/16 17:18:39

Seven-year-old Chinese pianist Zhao Zitong performs first solo concert at the Music Hall of the National Library of China

Seven-year-old Zhao Zitong must be one of the youngest pianists to hold a solo concert at the Music Hall of the National Library of China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/16 17:08:39

Video: Seven-year-old talented girl plays Bach French Suite 5 Allemande


Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2017/8/16 11:29:39

Taylor Swift wins groping lawsuit

Pop superstar Taylor Swift was celebrating Monday after winning a sexual assault lawsuit against a former radio DJ she accused of groping her.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/15 17:33:39