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Musical 'Notre-Dame de Paris' comes to Tianqiao Performing Arts Center

After well-received performances in Shanghai, world-renowned French musical Notre-Dame de Paris has arrived in Beijing, where it will be held at the Tianqiao Performing Arts Center until September 1.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/18 16:53:39

Hippies young and old keep the 'real Woodstock' flame alive

The Woodstock name has become more brand than spirit for many hippies, but people spanning the generations continue to seek its aura, looking for more "authentic" ways to pay homage to the spot where it all began.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/18 15:38:39

Opera's Instagram queen

She is the most famous soprano in the world - the "New Callas" who has spellbound audiences from the New York Met to Saint Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre, where she began her career mopping the stage.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/15 15:43:40

Folk mainstay Arlo Guthrie reflects on 'transformative' Woodstock experience

Performer Arlo Guthrie doesn't remember sleeping or eating during 1969's Woodstock festival, nor does he remember whether he took any drugs.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/15 15:33:40

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 140th anniversary world tour in the US

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO),led by Chinese conductor Yu Long, kicked off their 140th anniversary world tour with a concert at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Virginia, the US on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/15 14:18:40

Opera's Domingo faces #MeToo storm

Opera legend Placido Domingo faced a growing #MeToo storm Tuesday as the Los Angeles Opera opened an investigation into multiple allegations of sexual harassment against him and two other major venues canceled his upcoming performances.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/14 17:03:40

Namibia hosts A Cappella Music Festival to raise funds for housing in low-income communities

Namibia will host a first-of-its-kind a cappella music festival on August 31 to support the Buy-a-Brick Initiative and raise funds to address the housing needs of low-income communities.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/14 16:58:41

Fans of K-pop band GOT7 call for cancelation of upcoming concerts in China's Hong Kong due to safety concerns

Fans of K-pop band GOT7 are turning to Twitter to call for the cancelation of the band's upcoming concerts in China's Hong Kong due to safety concerns stemming from the ongoing protests in the city.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/14 16:58:40

A$AP Rocky's assault trial comes to close

A Stockholm court will rule Wednesday on whether US rapper A$AP Rocky is guilty of assault over a street brawl in a case that has outraged fans and stoked diplomatic tensions.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/14 16:08:40

Fans of GOT7 call for cancelation of band's upcoming concerts in China's Hong Kong due to safety concerns

Fans of K-pop band GOT7 are turning to Twitter to call for the cancelation of the band's upcoming concerts in China's Hong Kong due to safety concerns due to the riots caused the ongoing protests in the city.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/14 14:12:31

Leading West African singer DJ Arafat dies in road crash

DJ Arafat, an Ivorian singer with a huge following in francophone Africa, has died after a road accident in Abidjan, the state broadcaster RTI said on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/13 16:38:40

Woodstock, pinnacle of the hippie dream, turns 50

A freewheeling weekend of indulgence. A New York farm transformed by idealistic youths into a mid-size city. A celebration of rock music and utopian ideals.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/13 16:23:39

Miley Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth to separate: media

Pop star Miley Cyrus and her husband actor Liam Hemsworth have agreed to separate after less than a year of marriage, People magazine has reported.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/12 17:28:40

Sony Walkman triggers nostalgia on 40th birthday

Must-have 1980s gadget and one-time icon of Japan electronics cool, Sony's Walkman turned 40 this year and like its now middle-aged fans, is clinging to its youth with high-tech updates.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/12 16:38:40

Saxophonist works to link together Africa and the West

In a career spanning six decades, Afro-European star saxophonist Manu Dibango has played a fusion of everything from jazz, funk and traditional rhythms from his native Cameroon, creating music that he says "builds bridges."
Source: AFP | 2019/8/7 18:13:40

Shanghai int'l violin competition opens for global applications

The third Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition (SISIVC) was officially open for global applications on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/7 13:00:27

Free Chopin concerts in the park in center Warsaw

Each Sunday, passersby are invited to attend free Chopin piano concerts in the Royal Baths Park in Warsaw, in an event that has reached its 60th season this year.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/6 17:33:40

Chinese-Canadian singer Kris Wu announces new single to be released during Qixi Festival

Chinese netizens showed their excitement online on Monday after Chinese-Canadian singer Kris Wu announced on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo that he will be releasing his latest single Poxiao, or Dawn, on Wednesday, the day of the Qixi Festival, also known as Chinese Valentine's Day.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/5 17:03:39