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NOFX apologize for shooting remarks

Punk rockers NOFX have apologized as they faced a backlash for making light of last year's mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/5 18:03:39

'Chicago' to return to Beijing's Tianqiao Performing Arts Center

The Broadway classic musical Chicago will hit the stage at the Tianqiao Performing Arts Center in Beijing from November 1 to 18, its Chinese partners One World Culture Communications said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/4 18:18:40

British singer Sam Smith to make Chinese mainland debut

British vocalist Sam Smith will perform in the Chinese mainland for the very first time at Beijing's Cadillac Arena on October 25 as part of his The Thrill of It All world tour, the event's organizer AEG announced on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 19:18:40

Traditional Music Concert of SCO Member States Arts Festival kickes off in Beijing

A concert featuring the traditional folk music of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states kicked off at the Poly Theatre in Beijing on Wednesday night.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 19:13:40

China-ASEAN Music Week kicks off in SW China

The China-ASEAN Music Week kicked off in southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Tuesday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/30 14:52:42

Youth orchestra changes the tune for Costa Rica shantytown

After a trio of boys in the working-class neighborhood of La Carpio told Alicia Aviles they wanted to play musical instruments instead of soccer, she set her sights on creating a symphony orchestra for one of the poorest districts in Costa Rica's capital.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/30 0:03:42

South Korean boyband BTS make K-Pop history by topping US album charts

South Korean boyband phenomenon BTS have become the first K-Pop group to rise to the top of the US album charts, a vivid illustration of the genre's global appeal.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/28 17:58:39

Italian opera veteran talks about his time bringing Western opera to Henan Province

Marco Bellei, a former opera coach and chorus master working with top European theaters, made a huge career move that led to him spending nearly a decade at a local college in Xinxiang, a small city in Central China's Henan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/27 17:53:39

Australia's pop princess Kylie Minogue turns 50

From teenage soap sensation to pop royalty, over Kylie Minogue's three-decade career she has sold 80 million records, survived breast cancer and become a gay icon whose fanbase spans generations.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/27 17:48:40

US violinist Pinchas Zukerman and conductor Carl St. Clair share their thoughts on China's growing classical music industry

Renowned US conductor Carl St. Clair and Israeli-American violinist Pinchas Zukerman brought the Pacific Symphony to China for the first time ever last week.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/24 18:13:40

ABC vs Jackson estate

Michael Jackson's estate has slammed an upcoming television special about the late King of Pop, describing it Wednesday as a "crass and unauthorized" effort to exploit the singer's name.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/24 17:48:40

Chinese streaming giant Tencent Video gets rights to stream 2018 Billboard Music Awards in China

As the countdown continues to May 20, when the 2018 Billboard Music Awards takes place in Las Vegas, China's streaming giant Tencent Video announced in a press release on Monday that it will livecast the upcoming awards ceremony as well as original content from the red carpet ceremony on its platform.
Source: Agencies-Global Times | 2018/5/15 17:38:39

'Splendid China' concert to mark the 30th anniversary of Hainan Province

The China National Traditional Orchestra will work with local Hainan cultural organizations to stage a large traditional orchestra performance to mark the 30th anniversary of the tropical island being lifted to the status of province, the troupe announced on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/14 17:03:39

Chinese pianist wins Britain's young musician contest

American-born Chinese pianist Lauren Zhang was Sunday named as winner of the 40th BBC Young Musician competition.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/14 10:15:57

Israel wins Eurovision with #MeToo inspired song

Israel won the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon early Sunday after singer Netta Barzilai beat 25 other contestants with her uptempo song "Toy" whose lyrics were inspired by the #MeToo movement.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/13 17:28:39

Coachella promoters cancel Jackson-led festival

The promoters of Coachella canceled on Sunday a Los Angeles festival to be headlined by Janet Jackson, an unusually visible sign of trouble in the long vibrant live music industry.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/7 17:43:39

Pumi ethnic folk songs shine at China Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble gala

A gala featuring music, songs and dances staged by performers from China's Zhuang, Kyrgyz, Mongolian, Dong and other ethnic minority groups were held at the Minzu Theater by the China Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble on Thursday and Friday nights.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/6 17:43:41

Fashion life

Deciding how to tell his story as one of fashion's edgiest designers, Jean Paul Gaultier knew there had to be music. And he knew it had to come from Nile Rodgers.
Source: AFP | 2018/5/6 17:13:39