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China’s Three Tenors to hold New Year’s Concert

China's Three Tenors - Dai Yuqiang, Warren Mok and Wei Song - will hold a New Year's Concert on December 22 to celebrate their fifth anniversary as a trio.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/14 18:23:39

Metallica announces first Beijing concert for January 18

Heavy metal legend Metallica will return to China for a performance at the LeSports Center in Beijing on January 18 as a part of its Metallica WorldWired Tour 2017, the band announced on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/14 18:18:39

Greek islanders pay homage to their ‘lovely Leonardos’ Cohen

The islanders of Hydra in Greece Saturday paid their own respects to the man they knew as a good-natured neighbor, “Leonardos” Cohen, the melancholy musician and poet who died last week at age 82.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/13 23:08:40

‘Lazarus’: David Bowie’s musical legacy back to his home city London

David Bowie’s musical “Lazarus” has arrived in London, with an opening line evoking the spirit of the late British star: “Look up here, I’m in heaven.”
Source: AFP | 2016/11/10 19:33:39

Sting’s Paris Bataclan concert sells out in 30 minutes

British singer Sting’s concert to reopen the Bataclan theatre in Paris, where a jihadist attack killed 90 people a year earlier, sold out within half an hour Tuesday, the venue said.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/9 19:33:39

Robbie Williams sees Take That reunion ‘at some point’ but not anytime soon

Pop star Robbie Williams said on Monday he would join his former Take That bandmates for a reunion “at some point” but it was unlikely to happen anytime soon.
Source: Reuters | 2016/11/8 19:13:39

Lorde, 20, reveals album on adulthood

Lorde, the New Zealand singer who enjoyed phenomenal success while still a teenager, celebrated her 20th birthday Monday by announcing a new album that will explore becoming an adult.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/8 19:08:39

Bruce and Beyonce lead stars in late Clinton push

Top musicians from Bruce Springsteen to Beyonce to Madonna are rallying behind Hillary Clinton in the countdown to Tuesday’s election, adding A-list star power to a massive get-out-the-vote operation.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/8 18:58:39

Electronic music pioneer Jean-Jacques Perrey dies aged 87

Frenchman Jean-Jacques Perrey, who pioneered electronic music and whose scores were used by Disney and in the hit children’s TV series Sesame Street, died on Friday aged 87.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/7 19:38:39

Bieber, Gaga win at MTV Europe Music awards

Justin Bieber edged out Lady Gaga as the biggest winner on Sunday at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Rotterdam, taking home three awards on the strength of support from his fans – the “Beliebers.”
Source: Reuters | 2016/11/7 19:33:39

Hungarian conductor, pianist Zoltan Kocsis dead at 64

The renowned Hungarian composer, conductor, and pianist Zoltan Kocsis, died in Budapest on Sunday at the age of 64, local media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/7 8:27:58

Qiu Shaochun: Best-known leaf-blowing musician in Chinac

Qiu Shaochun practises leaf-blowing in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, Nov. 2, 2016. Putting a fresh leaf on his lips, Qiu Shaochun blows out one melody after another, enchanting the audience with rhythmic vitality and delicate expression. "Leaves may be the oldest, simplest and most convenient musical instrument," said Qiu, 51, the best-known leaf-blowing musician in China.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/4 10:22:34

Documentary to trace band in Paris attacks

The emotional journey of the band Eagles of Death Metal since last year’s bloodbath in Paris will be the subject of a new HBO documentary, the network announced Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/3 19:38:39

Dave Matthews leads concert to support Dakota oil pipeline protests by Native Americans

Rocker Dave Matthews on Tuesday announced a concert to support Native Americans opposed to an oil pipeline after police forcibly dispersed protesters.
Source: AFP | 2016/11/2 19:23:39

Chinese pop singer gets cheers and jeers for singing folk opera in French

A Chinese pop singer has been criticized for singing traditional Chinese folk opera in French on an entertainment show, aired on China Central Television (CCTV) on Friday, by one of the show’s jury members.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/1 19:53:39

'PPAP' sets Guinness record as shortest song to enter Billboard 100

Piko Taro, a Japanese comedian and singer-songwriter, poses with a Guinness World Records record at a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo, Oct. 28, 2016. His song "Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen," lasting just 45 seconds, was recognized as the shortest song to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart by Guinness World Records the same day.
Source: | 2016/11/1 8:50:22

43 countries to participate in 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Ukraine

Singers from 43 countries will participate in the 62nd edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest slated for May 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine's organization committee announced on Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/1 8:17:54

BMF’s Church Music Concert celebrates its 11th anniversary

The Church Music Concert, a part of the Beijing Music Festival (BMF), has offered Chinese music lovers something more than just quality live concerts in the past decade. In addition, the Concert held an organ recital for the first time this year.
Source: Global Times | 2016/10/31 19:28:39