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Sheng Zhongguo, the violinist famous for 'Butterfly Lovers' concerto, passes away

One of China's best-known violinists Sheng Zhongguo passed away aged 77 in Beijing on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/11 17:13:40

A night with Jessie J

Jessie J, the well-known British singer who attained first place on Chinese reality competition show Singer last year, held a concert on Friday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/9/9 16:53:39

'Mission: Impossible' composer Lalo Schifrin to get honorary Oscar

Argentinian composer Lalo Schifrin, best known for his Mission: Impossible theme song, is to receive an honorary Oscar along with actress Cicely Tyson and publicist Marvin Levy, the Academy said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/6 17:23:40

Country singer Dolly Parton to be honored at Grammy gala

Country legend Dolly Parton will be honored at a charity concert ahead of next year's Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy, which administers the prize, announced on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/9/5 18:33:40

French actress Binoche stages musical in Shanghai

Renowned French actress Juliette Binoche staged her new musical at the Shanghai Grand Theater on Monday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/4 19:23:40

Shanghai international violin competition announces winners

The final rankings for the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition were announced on Saturday as the three-week-long competition came to a close.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/9/3 19:13:40

Fans pay respects to Aretha

Aretha Franklin's body lay in repose on Tuesday while her soaring voice poured out from loudspeakers outside a Detroit museum, stirring fans to sway and sing along and others to weep as they lined up for a last glimpse of the Queen of Soul.
Source: Reuters | 2018/8/29 18:03:40

Chinese boy band TFBOYS and their fans celebrate group's fifth anniversary

Tens of thousands of TFBOYS fans from across China besieged Beijing Workers' Stadium on Friday afternoon to embrace the "big night."
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/28 19:03:39

With new album, Elza Soares celebrates status as an 'incredible woman'

Time seems to run at a different pace for Elza Soares. The Brazilian samba legend is 81 but on the eve of a Rio de Janeiro concert for her recent album Deus e Mulher (God is a woman), you wouldn't think so.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/27 17:23:39

Power of music draws Chinese, Indians closer

After the ancient practice of yoga and current Bollywood blockbusters opened a window for Chinese to learn about India, music is now helping build a closer relationship between the two peoples.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/25 11:21:26

Marginalized Chinese rappers making comebacks on and off stage

For the past seven months, hip-hop and rappers almost completely disappeared from the small screen in the Chinese mainland due to a series of controversies surrounding their music. Once the center of the storm, some of these rappers are now trying to make a comeback - though not necessarily on stage.
Source: Global Times | 2018/8/22 17:32:50

Paying R-E-S-P-E-C-Ts

"Queen of Pop" Madonna led an impassioned tribute to "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin on Monday as the music world paid its R-E-S-P-E-C-Ts to the superstar at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/21 18:48:40

US music high school students make jubilant return from China

"The trip to China was really exciting," enthused 17-year-old American high school student Charlie Faragher. "We made a lot of new friends in Chengdu."
Source: Xinhua | 2018/8/21 7:44:01

Aretha celebrated at Sunday service at father's Baptist church

Fans and worshippers celebrated the life of Aretha Franklin at her father's Baptist church in Detroit on Sunday, with her powerful voice again ringing out within its walls in tribute to her spectacular career.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/20 18:03:40

Prince's 1995-2010 albums made available for streaming

The estate of prolific late pop icon Prince made more than 300 songs from his later career available on digital download and streaming services for the first time on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/19 17:08:39

Hairdresser, manicurist remember US singer Aretha Franklin

The hair stylist, who trained in Europe and runs an upmarket salon near Detroit, was heartbroken when the woman she called an "inspiration" died on Thursday, after a long battle with cancer.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/19 16:48:39

Last-minute Eurovision Song Contest deal secures Israel as 2019 host

Israel's public broadcaster said on Tuesday it had resolved a funding dispute that threatened the country's chance to host next year's Eurovision Song Contest, hours ahead of a European deadline.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/15 17:48:40

Podcasts take growing role in shifting media landscape

As radio fades in the new world of digital media, podcasting has become hot.
Source: AFP | 2018/8/15 17:23:39