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King's Singers to make Beijing Music Festival debut

The King's Singers, one of the world's renowned vocal groups, will stage a concert for the ongoing Beijing Music Festival (BMF) for the very first time on Wednesday night.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/17 18:28:40

BMF stages ten-hour long classical music marathon

In what was one of the longest classical music performances staged in China, from 10 am to 10 pm on Saturday, the ongoing Beijing Music Festival (BMF) staged a marathon concert featuring nine big-name Chinese orchestras including the China National Symphony Orchestra, the China Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/15 14:43:39

Country star Aldean returns after shooting on patriotic note

Jason Aldean, whose headlining set at a country music festival in Las Vegas turned into a massacre, has resumed touring with an appeal to patriotism and US unity.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/15 14:38:39

International Jazz Music Festival opens in east China's Jiangsu

Musicians from China and France perform on the opening ceremomy of the "Shared Joy in Jiangsu" International Jazz Music Festival at Nanjing Culture and Arts Center in Nanjing City, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, Oct. 13, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/15 7:36:58

Beyonce charity song finally dethrones 'Despacito'

Beyonce's Spanish-language remix of "Mi Gente" for hurricane relief opened Wednesday on top of the US Latin song chart, finally dethroning the long-running global mega-hit "Despacito."
Source: AFP | 2017/10/12 17:08:40

Finally set free

If there's a word to sum up Beck's musical style, it is eclecticism. Over two decades he has become an alternative rock icon by swerving among genres, from folk to hip-hop to the mariachi tunes he heard in the streets of Los Angeles.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/12 17:08:40

Sharon Jones album to come out a year after her death

An album of unreleased songs by soul singer Sharon Jones will come out next month one year after her death, her label announced Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/11 18:38:41

Leos Janacek adaptation 'Vixen' comes to Sanlitun for Beijing Music Festival

The London-based Silent Opera is bringing their latest work Vixen, an adaptation of Czech musician Leos Janacek's original music production The Cunning Little Vixen, to the ongoing Beijing Music Festival (BMF).
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/9 18:03:39

Vinyl renaissance

Although vinyl records long ago lost their battle with cassettes, CDs and online downloads, fans of the retro music format are seeing signs of a comeback in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/8 18:03:39

Beijing Music Festival kicks off with performance from China Philharmonic Orchestra

Chinese conductor Yu Long led the China Philharmonic Orchestra and father and son violinists Frank Peter and Serge Zimmermann to open the 20th Beijing Music Festival (BMF) at the Poly Theater on Sunday night.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/8 17:58:39

Collection of Leonard Cohen poems to be published in final book

The final poems of Leonard Cohen, completed days before the legendary songwriter died, will be published in an anthology next year, his estate announced late Friday.
Source: AFP | 2017/10/8 17:28:39

Vinyl renaissance spreads to China

Although vinyl records long ago lost their battle with cassettes, CDs and online downloads, fans of the retro music format are seeing signs of a comeback in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/10/8 6:59:58

Plotting return, British pop singer Rita Ora set to host MTV Europe Music Awards

Ready to launch an album after several years of reluctant silence, pop singer Rita Ora will return to her hometown of London to host the MTV Europe Music Awards in November.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/28 18:43:40

Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations promote China-Fiji relations

On Tuesday in Suva, capital of Fiji, about 100 Fijians and Chinese gathered together for Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations, enjoying amazing Chinese music and dances, delicious Chinese food and a wonderful exhibition of leaf etching artworks.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/27 17:13:39

Pop star J.Lo. donates $1m to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

Pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez on Sunday offered $1 million for Puerto Rico as she helped launch an effort by New York state to support the hurricane-battered US island.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/25 18:43:40

Stevie Wonder kneels as he leads anti-poverty Global Citizen Festival

Stevie Wonder knelt before a packed New York festival Saturday in a protest for peace as he led stars and politicians in pressing for sustained aid to eliminate the world's worst poverty.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/25 18:28:40

Warren Mok, one of China's 'Three Tenors,' to perform solo concert at the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing

Warren Mok, one of the group of Chinese opera singers known collectively as the Three Tenors, will stage a concert on October 6 at Beijing's Forbidden City Concert Hall (FCCH), the FCCH announced in a press release Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/24 18:03:39

In political turn, Justin Bieber rallies for Black Lives Matter

Canadian Pop star Justin Bieber, known more for headline-grabbing scandals than activism, on Friday took an unexpected political turn as he hailed the Black Lives Matter movement.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/24 18:03:39