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Member of popular Thai girl group apologizes for appearance

A member of the celebrated Thai girl group BNK48 sparked a heated debate on Thai social media about standards of beauty after issuing an apology on Monday about her debut picture for the group on Facebook that said: "I'm sorry. I didn't look good."
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 18:23:40

Boseman honors real-life hero

Landmark blockbuster Black Panther and nostalgic horror sensation Stranger Things shared the spoils on Monday with a real-life hero at the MTV Movie and TV Awards.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/19 16:58:39

Chart-topping rapper XXXTentacion shot dead at 20

XXXTentacion, the troubled 20-year-old rapper whose grim, often suicidal rhymes propelled him to the top of the US chart just months ago, was shot dead on Monday in Florida in a possible robbery, authorities said.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/19 16:43:39

Singer shares code to musical success

As music plays on stage, Khalil Fong closes his eyes, his fingers quickly moving in the air, as if playing an invisible piano.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 14:06:32

American rapper shot dead in Florida

American rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday in state Florida, authorities said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/19 9:41:09

'Open Door to the Arts Festival' to kick off in Beijing in July

The annual children's art and music education program, Open Door to the Arts Festival, will kick off at the Forbidden City Concert Hall on July 5, the concert hall announced on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 17:18:40

Beyonce, Jay-Z celebrate marriage and blackness in surprise album

Music's most famous couple Beyonce and Jay-Z pulled a surprise by releasing a joint album, a long-rumored collaboration that celebrates their marital passion and black identity.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/18 17:13:39

Egyptian band in Israel musical wins big on Broadway

A heart-warming musical about an Egyptian band visiting an Israeli desert town triumphed on New York's Broadway late Sunday, sweeping the board with 10 Tony Awards, the highest honors in US theater.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/12 18:13:40

US Rapper Kanye West ties first place streak with new album 'Ye'

Headline-grabbing rapper Kanye West has tied the record for the longest streak of albums to hit No.1 on the US chart with his latest release, Ye.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/12 17:13:41

Hollywood plans biopic for reggae great Bob Marley

The story of Bob Marley, the Jamaican superstar who in his short life brought reggae into the global mainstream, is set to become a Hollywood biopic.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/7 17:48:40

Indie rockers start streaming site for outtakes

Indie rockers The National and Bon Iver on Wednesday unveiled the latest entrant into the streaming universe - a site for musicians to post their outtakes hassle-free.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/7 17:48:39

'Look Away': Songwriter sued over Chicago hit

Thirty years after the band Chicago hit No.1 with the ballad "Look Away," a man who was just a teen back then is suing to say that he wrote the song.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/6 17:38:39

NOFX apologize for shooting remarks

Punk rockers NOFX have apologized as they faced a backlash for making light of last year's mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/5 18:03:39

'Chicago' to return to Beijing's Tianqiao Performing Arts Center

The Broadway classic musical Chicago will hit the stage at the Tianqiao Performing Arts Center in Beijing from November 1 to 18, its Chinese partners One World Culture Communications said.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/4 18:18:40

British singer Sam Smith to make Chinese mainland debut

British vocalist Sam Smith will perform in the Chinese mainland for the very first time at Beijing's Cadillac Arena on October 25 as part of his The Thrill of It All world tour, the event's organizer AEG announced on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 19:18:40

Traditional Music Concert of SCO Member States Arts Festival kickes off in Beijing

A concert featuring the traditional folk music of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states kicked off at the Poly Theatre in Beijing on Wednesday night.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 19:13:40

China-ASEAN Music Week kicks off in SW China

The China-ASEAN Music Week kicked off in southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Tuesday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/5/30 14:52:42

Youth orchestra changes the tune for Costa Rica shantytown

After a trio of boys in the working-class neighborhood of La Carpio told Alicia Aviles they wanted to play musical instruments instead of soccer, she set her sights on creating a symphony orchestra for one of the poorest districts in Costa Rica's capital.
Source: Reuters | 2018/5/30 0:03:42