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US rapper A$AP Rocky released pending Sweden assault verdict

A Swedish court released US rapper A$AP Rocky on Friday pending the verdict of an assault trial that has outraged his fans, a decision that was quickly welcomed by US President Donald Trump.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/4 18:10:29

Cuban musicians release album featuring traditional Chinese songs

Acclaimed Cuban a cappella musical group Vocal Sampling released their latest album Bu Bu Gao in Beijing on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/4 17:08:40

Popularity of a cappella continues to grow in China

Chang Jie, a 25-year-old producer-director at a TV station, has another identity: The entertainment manager and mezzo-soprano for the Button Vocal Band, which she founded in 2015 with friends. They practice a cappella, a form of group or solo singing without instrumental accompaniment, together when they are off work.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/1 18:38:40

Musical brings life of French singer Edith Piaf to Beijing

A French musical that recalls the legendary life of diva Edith Piaf kicked off at the Tianqiao Performing Arts Center in Beijing on Wednesday night.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/1 18:33:43

Broadway's Harold Prince dead at 91

Broadway director and producer Harold Prince - who brought some of the most successful musicals ever to the stage including The Phantom of the Opera and won a record 21 Tony awards - died Wednesday after a short illness. He was 91.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/1 18:13:41

Transcending boundaries

The Philadelphia Orchestra expects to deepen its cooperation with Chinese partners, a senior executive of the orchestra has said.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/30 18:08:40

Mega-hit 'Old Town Road' breaks US singles chart record

Overnight sensation Lil Nas X continued his wild ride of pop music domination Monday, taking the reins of the record for longest stretch atop the US singles chart at 17 weeks with his infectious country-trap smash "Old Town Road."
Source: AFP | 2019/7/30 17:23:41

World's largest concert piano strikes chord in Latvia

Soaring to new musical heights, a German-born innovator has crafted what is believed to be the world's largest grand piano.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/29 15:58:40

'Arts Vitalizing Yi People's New Home' art exhibition kicks off in France

The Arts Vitalizing Yi People's New Home art exhibition kicked off at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on Monday. Former minister of the Ministry of Culture of France Frédéric Mitterrand, exhibition organizer You Yi and other guests attended the opening ceremony.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/25 18:13:40

Madonna memorabilia mayhem

In a move to undermine a controversial auction of Madonna memorabilia a longtime collaborator of the Material Girl has uploaded a number of her demos to YouTube, including "Like a Prayer."
Source: AFP | 2019/7/25 16:13:41

Rapper Meek Mill granted new trial as controversial conviction tossed

A Pennsylvania court on Wednesday unanimously granted rapper Meek Mill a new trial in a drug and gun case from his teenage years that sparked controversy over police corruption and racial prejudice.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/25 16:13:40

Classical music site Kuke works with publishing house on education project

Chinese classic music site kuke.com announced a partnership with the Shanghai Music Publishing House on Tuesday to launch music education products. The two sides will jointly develop related products to improve China's classical music education.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/24 17:28:40

New Orleans funk icon Art Neville passes away at age 81

Art Neville, a New Orleans funk legend and co-founder of the Neville Brothers, has died, his brother said Monday. He was 81 years old.
Source: AFP | 2019/7/23 16:23:40

Timeless music

The organizers of the annual Beijing Music Festival (BMF) released the program schedule for the upcoming festival on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/21 17:23:39

Taiwan folk music to arrive in Beijing this summer

Music concert Shangu Zai Huhuan (Second Call of Valley) by the "Father of Folk Music in Taiwan" Hu Defu, better known as Ara Kimbo, will be held at the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center on August 2.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/18 19:08:40

Shanghai music festival entices young audiences with experimental performances

Full of enthusiasm and passion, the music flows smoothly from the violin played by 30-something renowned violinist Ning Feng as he stands center stage in front of a full house.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/17 19:58:10

Classical music featuring cultural uniqueness marks 45th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Malaysia

Musicians from China and Malaysia jointly put on a classical music performance in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, playing out melodies featuring cultural uniqueness to mark 45 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/7/17 18:23:41

'Titanic the Musical' to set sail for Chinese mainland

On Friday morning, entertainment company One World Culture Communication announced that the Tony Award-winning Titanic the Musical would be coming to the Chinese mainland for the first time.
Source: Global Times | 2019/7/14 15:58:39