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Tallinn Music Week brings music, arts and culture to Estonian capital

The ongoing Tallinn Music Week is bringing music, arts and culture to some hidden corners of the Estonian capital.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/31 17:33:41

World Piano Day celebrated in NYC with traveling piano, pianist's new album

A traveling piano placed in a transparent cargo van voyaged through New York on Friday, making stops at various locations throughout the city and inviting people to play it to mark the annual World Piano Day.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/31 17:33:40

Janet Jackson, Radiohead, The Cure enter Rock Hall of Fame

Genre-bending acts Radiohead and The Cure led a British invasion into Brooklyn Friday night to take their spots in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, while pop icon Janet Jackson entered the shrine in an induction many industry insiders consider long overdue.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/31 16:23:39

Rock pioneer Scott Walker dies at 76

Influential singer-songwriter Scott Walker has died aged 76, his record label said on Monday, after a career that took him from 1960s pop icon to 21st-century avant-garde musician.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/26 15:53:40

Dubai metro stations come alive with the sound of music

She was performing as part of the week-long Dubai Metro Music Festival taking place across five stations.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/21 19:03:42

Chinese fans react to South Korean entertainment industry scandals

Former member of K-pop band Big Bang, Lee Seung-hyun, better known as Seungri, has found himself at the center of a series of scandals that have shocked the entertainment industry in South Korea.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 17:48:43

Shanghai Conservatory of Music signs contract with legendary German publisher Breitkopf & Härtel

Prestigious German music publisher Breitkopf & Härtel signed a contract with the Shanghai Conservatory of Music on last Friday that will see the conservatory's works be introduced to a global audience.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/21 13:50:59

Musical journey

As the curtain came down on musical School of Rock in Shanghai on Sunday after 29 performances, Kempton Maloney, the 10-year-old Australian drummer in the play, has become hugely popular in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/20 18:23:41

China to take part in upcoming Liszt Ferenc International Youth Classic Music Week in Hungary

The 2019 Liszt Ferenc International Youth Classic Music Week will take place in Pécs, Hungary, August 7-12, representatives of the organizing committee announced on Friday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/19 18:18:41

Casa Verdi retirement community provides home for aging musicians

Nearly 120 years after Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi called it his "most beautiful work," aging musicians still play out their days at his Casa Verdi retirement home.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/19 17:43:40

Japan's AKB48 girl group model fails to make a big splash in China

Rarely has a pop idol group had such overwhelming influence over the past decade than Japan's AKB48. Established in 2005, the female idol group was and still remains a major phenomenon in Japan and throughout the rest of Asia.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/19 17:43:40

Clean-cut K-pop embroiled in S.Korean sex scandal

With wholesome looks and increasingly global fan bases, K-pop has sold its stars as the ultimate squeaky clean pin-ups. But a burgeoning sex scandal in the industry shows how pervasive discrimination and abuse are in South Korean society, activists say.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/14 17:43:40

Chinese version of Italian opera 'Un Ballo In Maschera' coming to the stage in Beijing

A Chinese production of Italian tragedy Un Ballo In Maschera will hit the stage of the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) from April 10 to 14.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/3/13 17:33:40

New evidence in R. Kelly sex abuse case

One of the lawyers representing women who claim they were abused by R&B star R. Kelly said on Sunday a new video tape had emerged which showed the singer "sexually abusing children."
Source: AFP | 2019/3/12 18:18:40

Prodigy star Flint died from hanging: inquest

Keith Flint, the frontman of British rave icons The Prodigy, died as a result of hanging, an inquest heard on Monday
Source: AFP | 2019/3/12 18:13:40

K-Pop star Seungri's retirement amid sex scandal sparks online discussion in China

Seungri, K-Pop star and now former member of boy band Big Bang, announced in an Instagram post on Monday that he was retiring from music. The announcement came after the star was charged with violating South Korea's anti-prostitution laws.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/12 18:08:41

Chicago Symphony Orchestra members go on strike

Members of the renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra went on strike on Monday after 11 months of labor negotiations failed to reach an agreement.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/12 17:53:39

Legendary drummer Hal Blaine passes away at age 90

Hal Blaine, the acclaimed drummer who played on dozens of chart-toppers for artists including Frank Sinatra and The Beach Boys, died on Monday. He was 90 years old.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/12 17:48:42