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Charles Bradley dead at 68

Charles Bradley, the soul singer whose robust voice and defiantly upbeat outlook won him stardom in his final years after a life of poverty, died Saturday from cancer. He was 68.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/24 17:58:39

Fund established to support musical development in Chengdu

A fund of 5 billion yuan (759 million US dollars) has been set up in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, in support of musical development.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/22 14:49:27

Music piracy on increase worldwide

Music piracy is on the increase worldwide, with 40 percent of users accessing unlicensed music, up from 35 percent last year, the global recorded music industry group IFPI said.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/20 16:38:39

Linkin Park grieves for late singer with concert, video

Rockers Linkin Park on Monday announced a concert to mourn singer Chester Bennington following his suicide as they released a poignant video showing him in a sea of light.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/19 17:53:40

Sting, Costello to salute Leonard Cohen year after death

One year after Leonard Cohen died, top musicians including Sting, Elvis Costello and Philip Glass will remember him with a concert in his native Montreal, his family announced Monday.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/19 17:53:39

Concert celebrates China-US friendship

A concert on the theme of China-US friendship was staged at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park in downtown Chicago Sunday, attracting thousands of Chinese nationals and Americans alike.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/19 7:57:18

Jailed mogul's Wu-Tang Clan album goes for $1 million

An auction by disgraced pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli for his copy of a Wu-Tang Clan album has ended with a bid of more than $1 million.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/17 17:03:40

U2 cancels concert

Rock giants U2 called off a concert planned for Saturday night in St Louis, Missouri as the US city braced for a second day of protests over the acquittal of a former police officer in the shooting death of a black man.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/17 16:58:39

Harvey benefit concert

A day after a national telethon for hurricane relief drew $44 million, more stars led by Willie Nelson and Paul Simon on Wednesday announced another benefit concert for survivors of mega-storm Harvey.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/14 15:58:39

Inner Mongolia to host China West Symphony Music Festival

From Tuesday to September 22, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region will host the Fourth China West Symphony Music Festival, the Chinese Ministry of Culture announced at a press conference in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 17:58:39

Gainsbourg returns to music

French pop and film star Charlotte Gainsbourg on Friday returned to music with a dreamy electronic track co-written by one-half of Daft Punk.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/10 17:53:40

'We Shall Overcome' now public domain

A US judge handed challengers to copyrights for the civil rights anthem "We Shall Overcome" a victory on Friday, ruling that the lyrics and melody of the song's first verse do not qualify for copyright protection.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/10 16:33:39

Sino-German Youth Festival music salon promotes culture exchange

A music salon attended by award-winning artists and young music students from China and Germany was held on Saturday night at the Steinway Hall Beijing to promote culture exchange between the two countries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 13:44:28

Sichuan Opera goes international

Sitting in a garden-style Chinese theater, Sonia Lovett and her team watch a "face-changing" performance in awe.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/7 17:03:39

Spanish man files paternity suit against Grammy award-winning singer Julio Iglesias

A Spanish man who claims to have the results of a DNA test showing that he is Julio Iglesias's son filed a paternity suit on Monday against the Grammy award-winning singer.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/5 17:03:40

New dimensions

Director John Landis says his new 3D version of Thriller gives Michael Jackson fans chance to see the groundbreaking video how the late king of pop would have wanted them to.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/5 17:03:39

Rock bohemian

Walter Becker, a bassist whose eclectic tastes from jazz to reggae helped create the intricate bohemian rock sound of Steely Dan, died Sunday. He was 67.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/4 18:33:39

Annual 'Open Door to Art' festival comes to an end in Beijing with dance performance from the National Ballet of China

The annual Open Door to Art festival came to an end with a ballet performance staged by the National Ballet of China (NBC) on Friday night, according to a press release from the Forbidden City Concert Hall (FCCH), the organizer and host of the event.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/4 17:53:40