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Harvey benefit concert

A day after a national telethon for hurricane relief drew $44 million, more stars led by Willie Nelson and Paul Simon on Wednesday announced another benefit concert for survivors of mega-storm Harvey.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/14 15:58:39

Inner Mongolia to host China West Symphony Music Festival

From Tuesday to September 22, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region will host the Fourth China West Symphony Music Festival, the Chinese Ministry of Culture announced at a press conference in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 17:58:39

Gainsbourg returns to music

French pop and film star Charlotte Gainsbourg on Friday returned to music with a dreamy electronic track co-written by one-half of Daft Punk.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/10 17:53:40

'We Shall Overcome' now public domain

A US judge handed challengers to copyrights for the civil rights anthem "We Shall Overcome" a victory on Friday, ruling that the lyrics and melody of the song's first verse do not qualify for copyright protection.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/10 16:33:39

Sino-German Youth Festival music salon promotes culture exchange

A music salon attended by award-winning artists and young music students from China and Germany was held on Saturday night at the Steinway Hall Beijing to promote culture exchange between the two countries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 13:44:28

Sichuan Opera goes international

Sitting in a garden-style Chinese theater, Sonia Lovett and her team watch a "face-changing" performance in awe.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 17:03:39

Spanish man files paternity suit against Grammy award-winning singer Julio Iglesias

A Spanish man who claims to have the results of a DNA test showing that he is Julio Iglesias's son filed a paternity suit on Monday against the Grammy award-winning singer.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/5 17:03:40

New dimensions

Director John Landis says his new 3D version of Thriller gives Michael Jackson fans chance to see the groundbreaking video how the late king of pop would have wanted them to.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/5 17:03:39

Rock bohemian

Walter Becker, a bassist whose eclectic tastes from jazz to reggae helped create the intricate bohemian rock sound of Steely Dan, died Sunday. He was 67.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/4 18:33:39

Annual 'Open Door to Art' festival comes to an end in Beijing with dance performance from the National Ballet of China

The annual Open Door to Art festival came to an end with a ballet performance staged by the National Ballet of China (NBC) on Friday night, according to a press release from the Forbidden City Concert Hall (FCCH), the organizer and host of the event.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/4 17:53:40

Singer Bruce Springsteen extends Broadway run after tickets sell out

Bruce Springsteen on Wednesday announced he would extend a run of intimate Broadway shows into 2018 after fans quickly snatched up tickets.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/31 19:18:40

Chinese ancient instruments version of Game of Thrones theme music

Source: | 2017/8/30 18:21:27

'Look what you made me do'

Taylor Swift's vengeful new music video "Look What You Made Me Do," is smashing records on YouTube, garnering more than 43 million views in its first 24 hours of release.
Source: Reuters | 2017/8/30 17:53:39

As US social tensions mount, song in Spanish tops charts

In the summer of 2017, US white supremacists have put on a show of force, the US president is fighting for a wall to keep out immigrants... and a Spanish-language song has achieved record success.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/29 17:58:39

Frank Ocean drops new track year after 'Blonde'

Frank Ocean has unexpectedly released a new song, a reflection on relationships set to a mellow R&B vibe.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/29 17:53:40

Snake bite

Taylor Swift, one of the top-selling pop stars of recent years, Wednesday announced a new album, Reputation, to be released on November 10.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/24 18:18:39

US rapper defiantly stares at eclipse, ends up canceling shows

For a rapper whose debut single was called "Unorthodox," Joey Bada$$ isn't one to accept conventional wisdom. Defying widespread warnings, he proudly stared at the solar eclipse without protection.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/24 17:53:39

Morrissey back with new album

Rock icon Morrissey will release his first album in three years, his new label distributor announced Tuesday, promising that the work will offer fresh political insights from the outspoken singer.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/23 19:53:39