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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

Rapper Travis Scott arrested for inciting ‘riot’ during Arkansas concert

Rapper Travis Scott was arrested after a concert in Arkansas with police accusing him of “inciting a riot” as the crowd rushed to the stage, injuring several people.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/16 18:18:40

Legendary music boss Reid out amid sexual harassment reports

L.A. Reid, one of the music world's top executives who helped launch the careers of myriad stars including Rihanna and Justin Bieber, has left Epic Records after reported harassment allegations.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/16 17:43:39

Dimash Kudaibergen newest symbol of Sino-Kazakh relations

Singer Dimash Kudaibergen became famous in China literally overnight after he debuted on the first episode of Hunan Television's hit singing competition show Singer on January 22.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/16 17:43:39

Portuguese crooner wins Eurovision as conflict mars Kiev’s party

Portugal won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time ever early Sunday with a melancholy ballad performed by a singer who suffers from a serious heart condition.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/14 16:43:39

X Japan leader Yoshiki cancels shows for urgent surgery

Yoshiki, the force behind Japanese rockers X Japan who is known for such intense drumming he sometimes collapses on stage, on Tuesday canceled upcoming shows to undergo urgent surgery.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/10 17:38:40