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Tame Impala, J Balvin, Christine and the Queens lead Coachella ragers

Australian psychedelic act Tame Impala bathed Coachella in color late Saturday after a coterie of electronica producers lit up the premier music festival's second round of shows.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/15 16:48:39

Forbidden City Concert Hall to kick off 20th anniversary celebration

The Forbidden City Concert Hall will launch a series of performances to mark its 20th anniversary, said Xu Jian, the concert hall's general manager, at a press event in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/11 18:03:41

Chinese boy band Nine Percent's lack of unity causing it to fall far behind K-pop's Wanna One, EXO and BTS

During Saturday's final episode of the second season of Chinese streaming platform iQiyi's reality show Idol Producer, nine finalists were chosen by fan vote to become China's newest boy band, UNINE.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/10 19:28:40

As Vegas eyes millennials, residency industry booms

Six months ago, Sahar Mohammadrabie up and moved to Las Vegas, the city synonymous with sin, but she couldn't care less about gambling or parties: The Midwesterner is here for the music.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/10 18:43:40

Well-known musician in China helps children with autism

"My mother always says that it's not because we have hope that we don't give up. It's because we don't give up that we have hope," Ishiwata Tanni, the son of Cao Xiaoxia, told the Global Times on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/7 19:03:39

Iron Maiden's lead singer Bruce Dickinson received honorary citizenship of Sarajevo

Bruce Dickinson, lead singer with heavy metal group Iron Maiden, received the honorary citizenship of Sarajevo Saturday, in recognition of a concert he played there during the siege of the city.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/7 17:28:40

Guitars of the greats rock NY museum

The art of rock'n'roll is getting its due at an upcoming show at New York's Met museum, which is decking its halls with instruments from the genre's greats.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/7 17:28:39

Take heart, I am 'on the mend,' Mick Jagger tells fans after surgery

Legendary Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger said Friday he is "on the mend" after reportedly undergoing heart valve replacement surgery in New York, news that gave his legions of fans a fright.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/7 17:18:39

British Philharmonia Orchestra concert celebrates China-UK relations

H.E. Ambassador Liu Xiaoming delivers a speech “Communication between Hearts Enhances Cooperation between States” at the Philharmonic Orchestra on March 31, 2019.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/2 5:46:31

Elton John joins call for boycott of Brunei-owned hotels

British pop legend Elton John has joined actor George Clooney in calling for a boycott of nine Brunei-owned hotels over the sultanate's new death-penalty laws for gay sex and adultery.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/1 15:33:39

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