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Juilliard's first overseas campus to open to students in the fall of 2019 in Tianjin

Young Chinese music talents will now be able to study at the world's top music school Juilliard without needing to head to New York as the renowned center for the music arts has established its first overseas campus in Tianjin. From November 15 through to February 1, 2019, the Tianjin Juilliard School will be accepting applications and auditions from students aging 8-18 for its first Saturday Pre-college program, Alexander Brose, executive director and CEO of the school, said on Wednesday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/18 18:28:39

Paying tribute

The 2018 Country Music Association Awards on Tuesday paid sober tribute to the dozen people killed during a California shooting at a country music bar last week.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/15 17:28:42

Australian conductor Dane Lam to lead Beijing Symphony Orchestra at Forbidden City Concert Hall

The Beijing Symphony Orchestra will stage a concert at the Forbidden City Concert Hall led by Australian conductor Dane Lam on Thursday night.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/14 18:13:42

Fashion faux pas

The managers of hugely popular South Korean boy band BTS have issued an extensive apology after controversy erupted in the lucrative Japanese market over a T-shirt worn by one of the vocalists showing a nuclear blast.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/14 18:08:41

Singer Kris Wu's US iTunes success showcases a lack of understanding of Chinese fan culture

Chinese-Canadian singer and actor Kris Wu has became the center of controversy lately - not for the content of his music, but because his new album Antares elbowed out a number of US pop stars, including Ariana Grande, to top the US iTunes charts.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/11 17:08:39

In storm-hit Dominica, Creole music offers uplift

Amid the kaleidoscope of colors of Dominica's capital Roseau, the streets pulsated with the sounds of African drums and steelpans, bamboo "boom pipes" and accordions.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/11 16:48:39

Star Russian director says 'never stole anything' at Moscow trial

Acclaimed Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov insisted he "never stole anything" as he appeared in court on Wednesday on embezzlement charges, seen by his supporters as part of a crackdown on artistic freedom.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/8 18:28:40

New York nihilists Interpol find groove with tense new album 'Marauder'

Once suffocated by their early success, New York indie rockers Interpol insist the shackles are off with a new record that sees them looking forward rather than casting furtive glances in the rear-view mirror.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/8 18:18:40

Spice Girls superfan

Spice Girls devotees celebrated the band's reunion tour announced this week - and none more so than a long-time British superfan with the world's biggest collection of their memorabilia.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/8 18:13:40

Swiss experiment with sound to make cheese tastier

When searching a fromagerie for the perfect chunk of cheddar or parmesan, cheese aficionados have probably never grilled vendors over what kind of music was played to their cheeses.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/8 10:52:59

World-renowned Chinese-American cellist Yo-Yo Ma talks about his Bach and Silk Road projects

An 18-time Grammy winner and major contributor to the theme music for Oscar-winning film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Yo-Yo Ma is definitely one of the world's most well-known ethnic Chinese virtuosos.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/7 18:18:40

Spice Girls reveal 2019 UK reunion tour

Best-selling 1990s girl band the Spice Girls promise to give fans what they really, really want on a UK reunion tour next year.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/6 18:53:40

How jazz infected post-WWI Europe

Among the many novelties that crossed the Atlantic when the US entered World War I in 1917, jazz was arguably the most upbeat - and infectious.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/4 17:53:40

Broadway musical 'Chicago' returns to Beijing's Tianqiao Performing Arts Center

After a 14-year absence, classic musical Chicago has returned to the stage of the Tianqiao Performing Art Center in Beijing on Thursday. The musical will end its run at the center on November 18.
Source: Global Times | 2018/11/4 17:43:39

British singer Sam Smith performs in Beijing for the first time ever

British music talent Sam Smith enjoys a great reputation around the world. Beijing is no exception, as could be seen from the huge number of fans that crowded into his first concert in the Chinese capital on Thursday night.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/28 18:33:40

Tracy Chapman sues Nicki Minaj for lifting lyrics, melody

Tracy Chapman has sued rapper Nicki Minaj, who may now have to say more than "Sorry" for allegedly copying the US folk singer's lyrics and a melody without her permission.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/25 18:23:40

Paavo Jarvi returns to BMF with Tonhalle Orchestra

For his third time taking part in the annual Beijing Music Festival (BMF), conductor Paavo Jarvi led Zurich's Tonhalle Orchestra in a rousing classic music concert, Impressions from the Fin de siècle, at the Poly Theatre on Wednesday night.
Source: Global Times | 2018/10/25 18:18:41

Mercury biopic rocks audience at London premiere

The Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody premiered in London in grand style on Tuesday, reflecting the enduring appeal of Queen and their legendary frontman 27 years on from his death.
Source: AFP | 2018/10/24 18:43:41