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Lost Liszt opera comes to life

A rare opera by Franz Liszt has been meticulously restored by a scholar, who described the work as unique in the history of music.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/7 17:53:39

UK singer Ed Sheeran obliterates Spotify streaming records with new album ‘Divide’

Ed Sheeran has smashed Spotify records with his new album Divide, which drew nearly twice as many listens on its first day as the previous leader.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/5 16:08:39

Folk music popular again in China

Recently a contestant on a televised talent show, Zhao Lei's performance has helped bring folk music back to center stage in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/3 8:31:37

Lady Gaga steps up

Lady Gaga has stepped in to replace the pregnant Beyonce at Coachella, ensuring that the premier music festival has a woman headliner for the first time in a decade.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/2 19:23:40

Greek luthiers work on handmade musical instruments

Photo taken on Feb. 25, 2017 shows traditional handmade musical instruments at a workshop at Piraeus port in Greece.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/3/2 8:02:30

Riot in the theater

Russian punk provocateurs Pussy Riot are branching into theater to tell their story as they headline a New York festival that explores women's empowerment.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/1 17:03:39

Led by Coldplay, anti-poverty concert heads to Europe

Global Citizen, New York's annual concert that pushes for an end to extreme poverty, on Tuesday announced an expansion to Europe to press leaders at the G20 summit in Germany.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/1 17:03:39

Music fans from over 50 countries to attend Eurovision 2017

More than 7,000 of music fans from 52 countries have already purchased the tickets for this year's Eurovision Song Contest slated for May in Kiev, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Viacheslav Kyrylenko announced in Kiev on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/25 7:51:09

Paying tribute

David Bowie posthumously won two Brit awards on Wednesday in an emotional London ceremony which also saw tributes paid to the late George Michael.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/23 19:18:40

Jay Z the first rapper named to Songwriters Hall of Fame

Hip-hop icon Jay Z is the first rapper chosen for the Songwriters Hall of Fame, heading a class of inductees that also features Motown Records founder Berry Gordy and R&B crooner Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, the group said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/23 19:18:40

Help! Paul McCartney lends Ringo Starr a hand on new album

Ringo Starr got a little help from his friend when Paul McCartney dropped by to work on his new album - the first time the two surviving Beatles have come together in the studio in seven years.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/22 18:08:40

Italy’s Little Choir of Antoniano bring its music philosophy to China

At the end of January, Italy's Little Choir of Antoniano announced on its official website that it would be returning to China in January 2018. The announcement follows the success it had with several concerts held in China early that month.
Source: Global Times | 2017/2/21 18:08:39

‘Funky Drummer’ behind hip-hop classics dead

Clyde Stubblefield, one of funk’s defining drummers whose solo in a James Brown song became a standard sample for hip-hop but earned him little money, died Saturday. He was 73.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/19 16:48:39

Guitarist Carlos Santana praises singer Beyonce on Facebook after Grammy critique

Guitar legend Carlos Santana has voiced regret and praised Beyonce after he suggested that she deserved to lose to Adele for the Album of the Year Grammy.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/16 17:58:40

'Sex with Me': Rihanna tops Valentine's Day playlists on Spotify

Lovers who plan to celebrate Valentine's Day with some music in the bedroom have voted - they do it to Rihanna.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/15 18:28:40

Ambitious Tippet Rise music center plans premiere for second season

Tippet Rise, an ambitious music center in the rolling hills of Montana, on Tuesday announced a second season that will include a premiere by leading composer Aaron Jay Kernis.
Source: AFP | 2017/2/15 18:23:40

Adele sweeps 59th Grammy Awards to be big winner

British songstress Adele poses with trophies at the 59th Grammy Awards ceremony in downtown Los Angeles Staples Center on Feb. 12, 2017. (Source: Xinhua)
Source: Xinhua | 2017/2/14 9:02:20

Adele wins big at Grammys; Yo-Yo Ma takes Best World Music Album

Adele on Sunday triumphed once again at the Grammys with five awards for her latest blockbuster album of ballads, while on the global front Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble's Sing Me Home, took home Best World Music Album.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2017/2/13 18:23:39