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Chinese actor Xiao Zhan tops list of 100 Most Handsome Faces in Asia 2019

Chinese actor Xiao Zhan, South Korean singer Oh Se-hoon and Japanese actor and singer Tomohisa Yamashita ranked in at first, second and third on the 100 Most Handsome Faces in Asia 2019 list released by TCCAsia on Saturday. Blackpink member Lisa came in a No.1 on the 100 Most Beautiful Faces in Asia 2019 list, followed by Japanese singer Sakura Miyawaki and Blackpink member Jennie. The best result for a Chinese actress or female singer was Angelababy in fourth place. Other Blackpink members such as Rosé ranked 13th, while Jisoo came in 22nd. This is the second year that Lisa has won the first place.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/10 18:13:33

Rise to fame

Folk singer Fan Kaijie, better-known by his stage name The Lao Fan Next Door, sat down with music critic Guo Zhikai on music site Kuwo's talk show Kuwo Youth Talk on Thursday to talk about his sudden rise to fame.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/7 17:53:40

Shakira's 'darkest moment'

Colombian superstar Shakira says temporarily losing her voice two years ago was "the darkest moment" of her life, and which affected her "deeply."
Source: AFP | 2019/11/6 18:53:42

Russian piano virtuoso to have solo concert in Beijing

Mikhail Pletnev, a renowned Russian pianist, conductor and composer, will have a piano recital at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/10/31 18:38:42

Dig if you will the picture... of Prince, in his own words

Master of funk, musical genius, radical visionary - praise for the legendary artist Prince flies off the tongue, but for the co-author of his new memoir, no words can truly encapsulate working with the late artist.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/31 18:23:40

Composer Michel van de Aa shares his views on music and virtual reality experiences

Michel van der Aa, director and composer behind virtual reality music experience One Eight, which premiered at the recently ended Beijing Music Festival, sat down with Zou Shuang, the festival's artistic director, at a forum to discuss the relationship between music and technology.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/30 17:48:42

Soprano Renée Fleming takes the stage as BMF comes to an end

US soprano Renée Fleming wowed the audience as the annual Beijing Music Festival (BMF) wrapped up on Monday night at the Forbidden City Concert Hall.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/29 18:48:41

Welcome to China, Taylor Swift!

Taylor Swift fans in China rejoiced when the news hit that the US singer will perform at e-commerce giant Alibaba's Singles' Day gala in Shanghai on November 10 and attend a fan meet in Guangzhou, South China's Guangdong Province later that same month.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/29 18:10:57

Yanni to celebrate birthday in China

Renowned musician Yiannis Chryssomallis, widely known by his stage name Yanni, will return to Beijing and Shanghai in November for his fifth China tour. One of the most well-known New Age musicians in China, Yanni has been gathering a huge fan base in the country ever since his historical performance at the Forbidden City in 1997.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/28 18:48:09

Renowned conductor Yu Long speaks about the future of Chinese music at BMF forum

Chinese conductor Yu Long held a talk with young Chinese musicians Zhou Tian and Du Yun, both having gathered international fame with their unique styles, as part of the ongoing Beijing Music Festival (BMF).
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/28 18:43:41

Kurt Cobain's cigarette-burned sweater sells for $334,000

A quarter century after grunge's enigmatic rhapsodist took his own life, Kurt Cobain's iconic cigarette-singed cardigan worn during Nirvana's 1993 Unplugged performance has sold for $334,000.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/27 17:48:39

New album, film see Kanye West's music take a religious bent

Critically acclaimed rapper, award-winning producer, fashion designer, Donald Trump supporter, Kim Kardashian's husband - messiah?
Source: AFP | 2019/10/27 17:32:14

Tencent Music to host very first awards show in December

China's music service provider Tencent Music Entertainment will launch its first Tencent Music Entertainment Awards on December 8, announced company CEO Peng Jiaxin. The awards ceremony will take place in Macao with the theme "It's time for music."
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/27 17:08:40

McGowan sues Weinstein

US actress Rose McGowan filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Harvey Weinstein, his ex-attorneys and a private intelligence agency, alleging they conspired to discredit her when she accused the disgraced movie mogul of rape.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/24 18:18:43

Streaming site iQIYI releases new singing show 'Miss Voice'

China's streaming site iQiyi released its latest original singing show Miss Love on Wednesday, as part of the site's attempt to inherit classic pop music and target younger audiences.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/24 15:33:40

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra stages 'Cultural and Musical Bridges' concert

Renowned conductor and violinist Pinchas Zukerman presented a wonderful night together with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra for audiences at the Poly Theater in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/23 18:23:41

Cobain cardigan up for auction

A quarter century after grunge's enigmatic rhapsodist took his own life, Kurt Cobain's iconic cigarette-singed cardigan worn during Nirvana's 1993 Unplugged performance is up for sale.
Source: AFP | 2019/10/22 19:03:40

France's Opéra Comique to work with BMF Arts Foundation

The Beijing Music Festival (BMF) Arts Foundation announced a three-year cooperation project with French opera company Opéra Comique on Monday. According to BMF artistic director Zou Shuang, the project will kick off with their new collaborative opera Carmen, directed by Andreas Homoki.
Source: Global Times | 2019/10/22 18:53:41