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'Heart broken'

British songstress Adele on Saturday canceled the final two shows of her sold-out world tour scheduled to take place in London's Wembley stadium this weekend due to damaged vocal cords.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/2 17:28:39

The Grammy Awards will return to Los Angeles in 2019

The Grammy Awards will return to Los Angeles in 2019 after spending 2018 in New York, the Recording Academy announced on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/29 9:04:25

China National Traditional Orchestra to stage new musical drama

The China National Traditional Orchestra will bring new Chinese musical drama Xuanzang's Pilgrimage: A Chinese Concert in Drama to the Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre July 7-12, the orchestra's director Xi Qiang announced on Tuesday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/28 18:58:39

Glastonbury getaway after Ed Sheeran closes festival

Tens of thousands of revelers were making the great getaway from Glastonbury on Monday after Ed Sheeran closed the world's biggest greenfield music festival.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/27 16:48:39

Bee Gee's disco fever comes to Glastonbury

Barry Gibb brought some Sunday afternoon fever to the legends slot at Glastonbury Festival when he entertained a huge crowd with Bee Gees hits "Stayin' Alive," "How Deep is Your Love," "Night Fever" and "Tragedy."
Source: AFP | 2017/6/26 18:33:39

UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn puts politics center stage at Glastonbury Festival

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn got a rock star reception at Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, telling a headliner-sized crowd that millions of young people who voted for him would not be silenced or sidelined.
Source: Reuters | 2017/6/25 16:53:40

Tony Bennett to be honored

Tony Bennett, the 90-year-old crooner who has remained a commercial success for seven consecutive decades, will be honored for his life's work by the Library of Congress, it announced Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/21 16:38:39

Prodigy, key force in East Coast hip-hop, passes away at age 42

Prodigy, one half of hip-hop duo Mobb Deep whose dark hardcore style helped define the East Coast sound amid the 1990s rivalry with the West Coast, died Tuesday at age 42.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/21 16:33:39

Forbidden City Concert Hall's 'Open Door to Art' summer art education festival to kick off

"Open Door to Art," a summer art education festival by Beijing's Forbidden City Concert Hall (FCCH), will kick off on July 2, the festival's manager Xu Jian announced at a press conference for the event in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/15 18:03:39

Reggaeton rising

Reggaeton music has long been a fixture in nightclubs around the Spanish-speaking world, but that hasn't brought it critical acceptance, with the genre rooted in Puerto Rico's marginalized communities.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/14 17:33:39

Singer Ariana Grande resumes tour in Paris amid tight security

Fans turned out Wednesday evening for the resumption of US singer Ariana Grande's world tour in Paris, more than two weeks after it was interrupted by the Manchester suicide bomb attack.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/8 17:43:39

Classics revisited

Chuck Berry defined rock'n'roll as he gave voice to feel-good 1950s baby-boomer culture. For his swan song, he is reliving that same youthful spirit - and tidying up some loose ends.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/8 17:43:39

The Who goes classical

The Who's rock opera Quadrophenia will take an orchestral turn as songwriter Pete Townshend on Tuesday announced a four-date tour of mostly classical venues in the US.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/7 19:03:39

Beatles back on Billboard charts with 'Sgt. Pepper' 50th anniversary release

The Beatles returned to the Billboard 200 album charts with the 50th anniversary reissue of classic Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, according to data from Nielsen SoundScan on Monday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/6/6 17:28:39

Musician Bob Dylan ponders his inspirations in 'extraordinary' Nobel speech

Music icon Bob Dylan has delivered his long-awaited Nobel lecture, citing Buddy Holly and The Odyssey among his inspirations, a relief for the Swedish Academy after it honored the famous songwriter with its prestigious literature prize for the first time.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/6 17:08:39

Music stars unite at UK charity concert

Cheers drowned out tears in Manchester on Sunday as Ariana Grande was joined by fellow music stars for a charity concert where fans vowed to face down fears of terrorism after two deadly attacks in Britain.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/5 17:43:39

German and Mexican musicians hold concert in Tijuana to protest US President Donald Trump's plans to build border wall

German and Mexican artists staged a show on the border with the US in protest of Washington's plans to build a wall, thrilling hundreds but infuriating supporters of the controversial plan to stop illegal immigrants.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/4 18:08:37

Lorde performs new single at New York's Governors Ball music festival

A newly grown-up Lorde sang of the despair that can creep up on sticky summer nights as she premiered a polished new pop single Friday at the Governors Ball festival.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/4 15:58:39