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Chinese overseas performances reveal growth of classical music at home

Featuring 12-year-old piano prodigy Serena Wang, the China Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) successfully performed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles for the first time on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/6 17:53:39

Guns N’ Roses to take reunion tour to Europe with 18 concerts

Guns N' Roses will play a string of stadium concerts in Europe next year, extending a lucrative reunion tour that had once seemed improbable.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/6 17:53:39

On new album, John Legend considers love and darkness

John Legend has become known as a modern master of the ballad, probing the emotional depths behind love and discovering the darkness that lurks nearby.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/4 18:03:39

New York's Lincoln Center to remember Leonard Cohen

New York's Lincoln Center on Wednesday announced a low-key memorial for legendary poet and singer Leonard Cohen next week, with the art complex simply to play his songs.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/1 20:23:39

Mahler symphony score sells for record 4.5m pounds in London

The complete score of Gustav Mahler's Second Symphony was sold in London for 4.5 million pounds ($5.6 million) on Tuesday, Sotheby's auction house said.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/30 18:33:39

Rolling Stones return to their roots

Eleven years after their last studio album, the forever Rolling Stones are back once again with Blue and Lonesome, a tribute to the blues legends who forged the band's soul.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/28 18:18:39

Like Tupac, Israeli Arab rapper's music provokes

Israeli Arab rapper Tamer Nafar's politically charged lyrics have sparked the same kind of controversy that may have made his hero Tupac Shakur proud.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/28 18:08:40

Marianne Faithfull pays homage to Paris attack victims at Bataclan

British singer and 1960s icon Marianne Faithfull paid homage to the victims of last year's Paris attacks in a concert at the Bataclan Friday, singing a song she wrote about the tragedy.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/27 17:38:39

Punk memorabilia torched in protest

The son of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood torched a wealth of punk memorabilia on Saturday in protest at official plans to celebrate the movement's 40th anniversary.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/27 17:28:39

Jun Tian Fang music studio holds event to promote Chinese music

As part of its Guqin Studio and Workshop Campus Tour, the Jun Tian Fang studio has been holding a series of activities at the Beijing Foreign Studies University to promote the art of the Chinese stringed instrument known as the guqin among university students.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/24 18:53:39

Drake wins big at American Music awards

Canadian rapper Drake won his first batch of American Music Awards on Sunday, Ariana Grande was named artist of the year, and punk rock band Green Day took aim at US President-elect Donald Trump.
Source: Reuters | 2016/11/21 17:58:39

Coldplay, Jay Z perform at India anti-poverty concert on Saturday

Nearly 80,000 people in India’s financial capital Mumbai attended the Global Citizen Festival headlined by British rock band Coldplay Saturday as part of an anti-poverty campaign.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/20 20:08:39

Out to ‘conquer’

Back with its first album in eight years, Metallica has returned to its thrash metal roots, making it clear the band hasn't lost its anger.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/17 19:43:39

Bob Dylan can’t make Nobel ceremony: Swedish Academy

Music icon Bob Dylan will not attend the Nobel ceremony in December to accept his literature prize because he has "other commitments," the Swedish Academy said on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/17 19:18:39

Springsteen, De Niro to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Music legend Bruce Springsteen, basketball star Michael Jordan and actor Robert De Niro are among 21 people who will be honored with the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/17 19:18:39

Mose Allison, Mississippi blues pianist celebrated in rock, passes away at 89

Mose Allison, the witty Mississippi blues pianist whose songs were embraced and covered by some of the biggest names in British rock, died Tuesday. He was 89.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/16 18:18:39

Pet Shop Boys strip back to go full electric

One of the pioneering acts in electronica, Pet Shop Boys blurred the line between music and theater with elaborate, quirky concerts that made crowds dance and chuckle at once.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/15 18:08:39

Rock band Aerosmith announces Europe ‘farewell’ tour for 2017

Hard rock chart-toppers Aerosmith on Monday announced a "farewell" tour for 2017, although they stopped short of saying the shows will be their last.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/15 18:03:39