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'Popeye' musical comes to Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center

The Popeye the Sailor Man and his girlfriend Olive Oyl are set to reunite on stage at the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center in December for the rock'n'roll musical Popeye.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/17 15:43:39

Chinese and Indian artists to share stage in Guangzhou

A concert at the Guangzhou Beilei Theatre in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province, on Saturday will see musicians from China and India take to the stage.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/17 13:41:07

Musical 'Titanic' kicks off China tour at the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center

The musical Titanic kicked off the first show of its tour of China at the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/14 15:30:55

French opera academy begins first China tour with Shanghai concert

The Paris Opera Academy began its first tour in China in celebration of the 55th anniversary of the establishment of China-France diplomatic relations on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/11/13 17:23:41

Taylor Swift steals the show during Alibaba's online shopping gala for Singles' Day

For most Chinese people, Singles' Day, which fell on Monday, is a day for heading online to snatch up some amazing deals, but for Taylor Swift fans, it meant so much more this year.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/12 14:16:31

Violinist Lin Chaoyang releases new album with Universal Music

Chinese singer Lin Chaoyang returned to classical music on Friday with the release of his new piano album from Universal Music Gravity of Love.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/11 17:43:39

Chinese actor Xiao Zhan tops list of 100 Most Handsome Faces in Asia 2019

Chinese actor Xiao Zhan, South Korean singer Oh Se-hoon and Japanese actor and singer Tomohisa Yamashita ranked in at first, second and third on the 100 Most Handsome Faces in Asia 2019 list released by TCCAsia on Saturday. Blackpink member Lisa came in a No.1 on the 100 Most Beautiful Faces in Asia 2019 list, followed by Japanese singer Sakura Miyawaki and Blackpink member Jennie. The best result for a Chinese actress or female singer was Angelababy in fourth place. Other Blackpink members such as Rosé ranked 13th, while Jisoo came in 22nd. This is the second year that Lisa has won the first place.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/10 18:13:33

Rise to fame

Folk singer Fan Kaijie, better-known by his stage name The Lao Fan Next Door, sat down with music critic Guo Zhikai on music site Kuwo's talk show Kuwo Youth Talk on Thursday to talk about his sudden rise to fame.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/7 17:53:40

Shakira's 'darkest moment'

Colombian superstar Shakira says temporarily losing her voice two years ago was "the darkest moment" of her life, and which affected her "deeply."
Source: AFP | 2019/11/6 18:53:42

Russian piano virtuoso to have solo concert in Beijing

Mikhail Pletnev, a renowned Russian pianist, conductor and composer, will have a piano recital at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/31 18:38:42

Dig if you will the picture... of Prince, in his own words

Master of funk, musical genius, radical visionary - praise for the legendary artist Prince flies off the tongue, but for the co-author of his new memoir, no words can truly encapsulate working with the late artist.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/31 18:23:40

Composer Michel van de Aa shares his views on music and virtual reality experiences

Michel van der Aa, director and composer behind virtual reality music experience One Eight, which premiered at the recently ended Beijing Music Festival, sat down with Zou Shuang, the festival's artistic director, at a forum to discuss the relationship between music and technology.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/30 17:48:42

Soprano Renée Fleming takes the stage as BMF comes to an end

US soprano Renée Fleming wowed the audience as the annual Beijing Music Festival (BMF) wrapped up on Monday night at the Forbidden City Concert Hall.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/29 18:48:41

Welcome to China, Taylor Swift!

Taylor Swift fans in China rejoiced when the news hit that the US singer will perform at e-commerce giant Alibaba's Singles' Day gala in Shanghai on November 10 and attend a fan meet in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province later that same month.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/29 18:10:57

Yanni to celebrate birthday in China

Renowned musician Yiannis Chryssomallis, widely known by his stage name Yanni, will return to Beijing and Shanghai in November for his fifth China tour. One of the most well-known New Age musicians in China, Yanni has been gathering a huge fan base in the country ever since his historical performance at the Forbidden City in 1997.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/28 18:48:09

Renowned conductor Yu Long speaks about the future of Chinese music at BMF forum

Chinese conductor Yu Long held a talk with young Chinese musicians Zhou Tian and Du Yun, both having gathered international fame with their unique styles, as part of the ongoing Beijing Music Festival (BMF).
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/28 18:43:41

Kurt Cobain's cigarette-burned sweater sells for $334,000

A quarter century after grunge's enigmatic rhapsodist took his own life, Kurt Cobain's iconic cigarette-singed cardigan worn during Nirvana's 1993 Unplugged performance has sold for $334,000.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/27 17:48:39

New album, film see Kanye West's music take a religious bent

Critically acclaimed rapper, award-winning producer, fashion designer, Donald Trump supporter, Kim Kardashian's husband - messiah?
Source: AFP | 2019/10/27 17:32:14