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The fraternity of artists keeping Elvis alive

Matthew Boyce feels like a superhero when he zips himself into a spangly Elvis Presley jumpsuit and sprints on stage to blast through a hip-thrusting, pulsating track by the King.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/16 17:18:39

Seven-year-old Chinese pianist Zhao Zitong performs first solo concert at the Music Hall of the National Library of China

Seven-year-old Zhao Zitong must be one of the youngest pianists to hold a solo concert at the Music Hall of the National Library of China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/16 17:08:39

Video: Seven-year-old talented girl plays Bach French Suite 5 Allemande

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Taylor Swift wins groping lawsuit

Pop superstar Taylor Swift was celebrating Monday after winning a sexual assault lawsuit against a former radio DJ she accused of groping her.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/15 17:33:39

Boris in Union Jack underpants? Musical finds the fun in Brexit

A retelling of Britain's vote to leave the European Union and its dramatic political consequences might perhaps be framed as high drama or extreme farce.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/15 17:33:39

Elvis is semi-divine, 40 years after death

Pilgrims come all day every day, filing past in silence, fighting back tears as they place mementos at Elvis Presley's gravesite, pausing to reflect, take pictures or say a prayer.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/14 17:43:39

Silk Road Chinese Ethno Music Festival held in Pula, Croatia

Chinese band Haya perform during the Silk Road Chinese Ethno Music Festival at the ancient arena in Pula, Croatia on Aug. 11, 2017. (Xinhua/Dusko Marusic)
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/13 7:39:51

Glen Campbell album sales soar 13,000 percent after singer’s death

Sales of Glen Campbell’s music soared after the death of the “Rhinestone Cowboy” singer after a public struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/10 17:53:39

Two Chinese versions get added to the list of ‘Despacito’ adaptations

It’s often said that music can transcend boundaries. This certainly seems to be the case with “Despacito,” currently the most popular song in the world.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/10 17:48:39

Taylor Swift shaken and humiliated by groping, mom tells trial

Pop superstar Taylor Swift's mother recounted before a US jury Wednesday the moment her "shattered" daughter said she had been groped by a local radio host.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/10 17:03:40

US rock singer Bruce Springsteen bringing series of solo performances to Broadway

Bruce Springsteen, renowned for his high-energy marathon concerts to packed arenas, is dialing it down a notch and heading to Broadway.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/10 16:58:40

Video: Uyghur instrument version of Despacito

Source: | 2017/8/10 16:25:46

Video: Chinese language version of Despacito

Source: | 2017/8/10 16:23:36

US country music legendary singer Glen Campbell dies at 81

US country music legendary singer Glen Campbell has died Tuesday at 81 after struggling with Alzheimer's disease for years.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/9 7:57:15

Swift heads to court

Pop star Taylor Swift was in court Monday as the trial began in a case pitting her against a DJ accused of groping her at an event.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/8 16:53:39

Fans express sorrow, admiration for Ukrainian singer Ivan Blues who dies on stage

Shocked and grief-stricken, local fans have been posting emotional messages on social media, as they paid tribute to Ivan Denysenko, a famous Ukrainian blues singer, who died Saturday after barely finishing his last song on stage.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/8/8 14:35:43

Three-day Newport Jazz Festival comes to a close with performances from hip-hop legends

The Newport Jazz Festival wrapped up Sunday with a closing performance from the legendary hip-hop band "The Roots" as a new artistic director put his personal stamp on one of the world's most venerable jazz carnivals.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/7 16:38:39

Techno band faces charges for Crimea concert: Ukraine envoy

German techno band Scooter faces significant legal consequences for performing at a festival in the Crimea region of Ukraine that was annexed by Russia in 2014, the Ukrainian ambassador to Germany said in an interview published Saturday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/6 15:58:39