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Lang Lang's return brings attention to China's classical music market

What does the future hold for classical music? This is a question that has been asked many times in recent years as the industry has struggled with an aging audience and declining ticket sales. Recently the question was brought up again in music circles after Chinese pianist Lang Lang returned to the stage after taking more than a year off to recuperate from an arm injury.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/16 17:53:39

With dreamy electro pop, Milk and Bone charts own path

With smooth minimalist electro pop and lush vocal harmonies, Milk and Bone has found a growing audience while charting an unusual path for French Canadian artists - singing entirely in English.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/16 17:13:39

William Chan interacts with fans at iQiyi VIP Fanmeet

Chinese actor and singer William Chan attended a fan meet hosted by streaming site iQiyi in Beijing on Friday. As a spokesman for the site's VIP members, he interacted with fans and thanked them for standing with him and supporting him over the years.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/15 17:28:41

World's largest annual music festival kicks off at Royal Albert Hall

The world's largest music started its annual season on Friday evening at London's Royal Albert Hall (RAH), heralding a series of daily concerts of classical, jazz, choral and live music that runs until September.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/7/14 14:17:03

S.Korean boy group iKON releases Chinese version of popular hit 'Love Scenario'

The Chinese version of South Korean boy band iKON's hit song "Love Scenario" debuted on Tencent's streaming platform y.qq.com on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/12 17:43:41

EXO's Kai tops 'Most Beautiful Foreheads' list

Well-known South Korean news group Dispatch released its list of the top nine K-pop idols with the most beautiful foreheads on Saturday, with EXO's Kai topping the list.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/12 17:43:40

Chinese pianist Lang Lang's return ignites hopes and fears

The Chinese prince of the classical music world Lang Lang returned to the spotlight on Friday after a year's absence due to an injured left arm.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/12 17:18:40

Chinese pianist Lang Lang's return to the stage ignites hopes and fears of fans and professionals in China

The Chinese prince of the classical music world Lang Lang returned to the spotlight on Friday after a year's absence due to an injured left arm.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/11 19:08:40

Super Junior member Kim Ryeo-wook returns from two years of military service

After completing nearly two years of military service, K-pop star Kim Ryeo-wook, also known by the mononym Ryeowook, has rejoined South Korean boy band Super Junior.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/11 18:13:41

Second season of 'The Rap of China' returns to promote 'positive' rap music featuring 'Chinese elements'

Earlier this year, Chinese Hip Hop music experienced an unexpected downturn after critics accused the genre of promoting misogyny and drug use. Now it looks like the genre might finally be making an official comeback as popular music competition show The Rap of China begins its second season on Chinese streaming giant iQiyi this weekend with a new focus on positivity.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/11 18:03:40

Beyonce leads S.Africa anti-poverty festival for Mandela

Beyonce and Jay-Z will lead an A-list lineup to mark 100 years since Nelson Mandela's birth in a Johannesburg festival by the Global Citizen movement to eradicate poverty.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/10 18:13:39

Actor/singer Jang Keun-suk announces mandatory military service date

One of South Korea's best known pop stars, Jang Keun-suk, will begin his mandatory military service on July 16, according to a statement from his agency Tree J on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/10 17:43:39

Wanna One's Kang Daniel beats out BTS to top S.Korean Best Idol list for 17 weeks straight

K-pop boy band Wanna One's Kang Daniel has topped the South Korean "Best Idol" list for 17 consecutive weeks with more than 26,700 votes for the second week of July as of press time, beating BTS' Jimin and Jungkook by a wide margin.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/10 17:38:39

Neil Young finally finds Quebec in an under-the-radar mega-festival

It took him 72 years but Neil Young finally made it to Quebec City.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/9 18:08:39

Beijing Symphony Orchestra kicks off Gateway to Music summer festival

The 24th annual Gateway to Music festival got off to an exciting start at Beijing's Forbidden City Concert Hall (FCCH) on Thursday night with a concert staged by the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, the organizers announced in a press release on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/9 17:53:40

Fans win $5m over ill-fated Bahamas festival

Two of the thousands of music fans who paid top dollar for a luxurious festival in the Bahamas but found squalor instead are getting money back - $5 million worth.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/4 17:38:40

Upcoming media schedule for Rocket Girls 101 leaked

The upcoming media appearance schedule for Rocket Girls 101, the newly founded girl group formed by top 11 winners selected from the Chinese idol-producing reality show Produce 101, was apparently leaked on Sina Weibo on Tuesday, according to Chinese media reports.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/4 17:38:39

Beyonce and Jay-Z's Louvre tour

The Louvre has dedicated a new art tour to Beyonce and Jay-Z after pop's biggest power couple shot the video for their latest hit in the Paris museum.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/4 17:33:40