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Lorde performs new single at New York’s Governors Ball music festival

A newly grown-up Lorde sang of the despair that can creep up on sticky summer nights as she premiered a polished new pop single Friday at the Governors Ball festival.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/4 15:58:39

50 years after ‘Sgt. Pepper,’ world still enjoys the show

Fifty years ago, The Beatles transformed from floppy-haired boy wonders who wanted to hold your hand to abstruse philosophers whose vision spanned civilizations. And the effect is still being felt.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/1 16:38:39

Hong Kong conductor Jimmy Chiang talks about being the first Chinese to conduct the Vienna Boys’ Choir

The Vienna Boys' Choir, one of the most prestigious performing groups in the world, has been singing at the Imperial Palace in Austria's capital city for more than 500 years.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/1 17:53:39

Rapper Lil Twist ordered to pay $1.5m to actor he assaulted

Lil Twist, the rapper best known as the sidekick of Justin Bieber, was ordered by a judge on Wednesday to pay $1.5 million to an actor he assaulted several years ago.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/1 16:43:39

Chinese cellist takes on position in Birmingham Conservatoire

World-renowned cellist Chinese Jian Wang has taken up a new role at Birmingham Conservatoire as International Chair in Cello, Birmingham City University announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/1 8:31:34

Gloria Estefan musical ‘On your Feet!’ prepares to leave Broadway

On Your Feet!, the musical on the lives of Cuban-American crossover sensations Gloria and Emilio Estefan, will close on Broadway after a respectable run of nearly two years, the production said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/31 18:18:39

Streaming giant Spotify agrees to fund to settle copyright suits

Music streaming leader Spotify has agreed to set up a $43.45 million fund to settle a potentially costly pair of US copyright lawsuits from artists, lawyers said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/30 15:58:39

Grande suspends tour

Pop star Ariana Grande on Wednesday suspended her tour until early June at the earliest after a deadly attack on her show in Manchester that left 22 people dead.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/25 17:48:39

The Philadelphia Orchestra to play Beijing Tuesday, Wednesday

The Philadelphia Orchestra, led by its music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will stage two full concerts at Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Tuesday and Wednesday, the orchestra announced in a press release Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/25 17:48:39

Educators use classic stage plays to teach young students

"That poor black man!" murmured 14-year-old Li Chengguo (pseudonym) as he sat in front of the stage watching a scene from the adaptation of the Western classic To Kill a Mockingbird in which Tom Robinson is convicted despite his attorney making an excellent case for his innocence.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/24 17:18:39

NY's Broadway grosses record $1.45b ticket sales

New York's famed Broadway grossed its highest seasonal earnings on record, yielding $1.45 billion for the 2016-17 season with its second-best attendance on record, a trade association announced on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/24 16:28:39

Brazil’s immortal diva Elza Soares refuses to let tragedy drag her down

The emaciated teenager from a Rio favela, dressed in her mother’s clothes held tight by pins, showed up in 1953 at a radio studio. She wanted to sing in return for cash to buy medicine for her sick baby.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/23 19:13:40

Spanish conquers US song chart with Fonsi's 'Despacito'

More than 20 years after the “Macarena” sensation, a Spanish-language song has again conquered the US singles chart – Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito.”
Source: AFP | 2017/5/23 19:08:39

Violist Avri Levitan to close out Musethica music week in Beijing

Israeli violist Avri Levitan is set to close out Beijing Musethica Music Week with a music performance at the capital’s Forbidden City Concert Hall on Wednesday night.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/23 19:03:39

Traditional Chinese intangible cultural heritage exhibition meets rock’n’roll at upcoming Yuegu Hualu Music Carnival in Beijing

What happens when China's traditional intangible cultural heritage meets rock'n'roll music? The upcoming Yuegu Hualu Music Carnival running from Sunday to May 30 in Beijing's Pinggu district, is looking to answer this question.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 17:53:39

Robot rockers lead Lithuania's Street Music Day on Saturday

From folk singers to an all-robot rock band, hundreds of Lithuanian music lovers flocked streets and squares Saturday to celebrate Street Music Day in dozens of cities and towns nationwide.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/21 17:18:39

Chinese pipa musician Wu Man explores the roots of China's traditional music

There isn't a music genre called "Silk Road music," which is why Chinese pipa player Wu Man has been working to create one.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/17 18:13:39

After break, Katy Perry announces new album and tour

Pop superstar Katy Perry on Monday announced a new album and tour, promising a more mature and reflective side after taking time off.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/16 18:28:39