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Vinyl renaissance

Although vinyl records long ago lost their battle with cassettes, CDs and online downloads, fans of the retro music format are seeing signs of a comeback in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/8 18:03:39

Beijing Music Festival kicks off with performance from China Philharmonic Orchestra

Chinese conductor Yu Long led the China Philharmonic Orchestra and father and son violinists Frank Peter and Serge Zimmermann to open the 20th Beijing Music Festival (BMF) at the Poly Theater on Sunday night.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/8 17:58:39

Collection of Leonard Cohen poems to be published in final book

The final poems of Leonard Cohen, completed days before the legendary songwriter died, will be published in an anthology next year, his estate announced late Friday.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/8 17:28:39

Vinyl renaissance spreads to China

Although vinyl records long ago lost their battle with cassettes, CDs and online downloads, fans of the retro music format are seeing signs of a comeback in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/8 6:59:58

Plotting return, British pop singer Rita Ora set to host MTV Europe Music Awards

Ready to launch an album after several years of reluctant silence, pop singer Rita Ora will return to her hometown of London to host the MTV Europe Music Awards in November.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/28 18:43:40

Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations promote China-Fiji relations

On Tuesday in Suva, capital of Fiji, about 100 Fijians and Chinese gathered together for Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations, enjoying amazing Chinese music and dances, delicious Chinese food and a wonderful exhibition of leaf etching artworks.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/27 17:13:39

Pop star J.Lo. donates $1m to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

Pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez on Sunday offered $1 million for Puerto Rico as she helped launch an effort by New York state to support the hurricane-battered US island.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/25 18:43:40

Stevie Wonder kneels as he leads anti-poverty Global Citizen Festival

Stevie Wonder knelt before a packed New York festival Saturday in a protest for peace as he led stars and politicians in pressing for sustained aid to eliminate the world's worst poverty.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/25 18:28:40

Warren Mok, one of China's 'Three Tenors,' to perform solo concert at the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing

Warren Mok, one of the group of Chinese opera singers known collectively as the Three Tenors, will stage a concert on October 6 at Beijing's Forbidden City Concert Hall (FCCH), the FCCH announced in a press release Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 18:03:39

In political turn, Justin Bieber rallies for Black Lives Matter

Canadian Pop star Justin Bieber, known more for headline-grabbing scandals than activism, on Friday took an unexpected political turn as he hailed the Black Lives Matter movement.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/24 18:03:39

Charles Bradley dead at 68

Charles Bradley, the soul singer whose robust voice and defiantly upbeat outlook won him stardom in his final years after a life of poverty, died Saturday from cancer. He was 68.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/24 17:58:39

Fund established to support musical development in Chengdu

A fund of 5 billion yuan (759 million US dollars) has been set up in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, in support of musical development.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 14:49:27

Music piracy on increase worldwide

Music piracy is on the increase worldwide, with 40 percent of users accessing unlicensed music, up from 35 percent last year, the global recorded music industry group IFPI said.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/20 16:38:39

Linkin Park grieves for late singer with concert, video

Rockers Linkin Park on Monday announced a concert to mourn singer Chester Bennington following his suicide as they released a poignant video showing him in a sea of light.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/19 17:53:40

Sting, Costello to salute Leonard Cohen year after death

One year after Leonard Cohen died, top musicians including Sting, Elvis Costello and Philip Glass will remember him with a concert in his native Montreal, his family announced Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/19 17:53:39

Concert celebrates China-US friendship

A concert on the theme of China-US friendship was staged at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park in downtown Chicago Sunday, attracting thousands of Chinese nationals and Americans alike.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 7:57:18

Jailed mogul's Wu-Tang Clan album goes for $1 million

An auction by disgraced pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli for his copy of a Wu-Tang Clan album has ended with a bid of more than $1 million.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/17 17:03:40

U2 cancels concert

Rock giants U2 called off a concert planned for Saturday night in St Louis, Missouri as the US city braced for a second day of protests over the acquittal of a former police officer in the shooting death of a black man.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/17 16:58:39