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Grammy Awards returning to New York for 60th anniversary in 2018

The Grammys Awards will move from Los Angeles to New York in 2018 to mark the 60th anniversary show.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/10 6:30:41

Musician Nicki Minaj becomes college benefactor through Twitter

Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj has promised to pay university tuition for dozens of fans after a promotional contest metamorphosed over Twitter.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/9 17:03:39

‘Tear Down This Wall!’ border concert set to defy US President Donald Trump with music

Musicians from both sides of the US-Mexican border, and from around the world, will come together next month in a symphonic protest over US President Donald Trump's plan for a wall to restrict immigration.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/9 16:58:39

Young, hip Zimbabweans flock to rejuvenated arts fest

Young, fashion-conscious and eager for change, thousands of Zimbabweans spent this week partying at music concerts and open-air bars during a six-day festival hosted in the capital against all the odds.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/7 15:13:39

US rock band Eagles takes Mexican ‘Hotel California’ to court over copyright infringement

The Eagles have sued a "Hotel California" in Mexico, saying the owners falsely insinuated an association with the band's famous song.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/4 17:43:39

New York’s second orchestra boosts early music with new conductor

The Orchestra of St. Luke's in New York named master of early music Bernard Labadie as its principal conductor Wednesday, setting a new focus on advancing work predating the early 19th century.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/4 16:03:39

Laotian song "Belt and Road" popular on Internet

A Laotian song featuring the Belt and Road Initiative has been viral online.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/4 13:17:35

US musician Marcus Miller pays tribute to Senegal’s past at Saint Louis Jazz Festival

US star Marcus Miller has made soulful amends to the Senegalese jazz festival he skipped a year ago, stirring emotion with a musical tribute to West Africa's historic links with his homeland.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/27 18:13:41

Popstar Madonna expresses anger over unauthorized biopic

Madonna voiced anger Tuesday over news that a Hollywood studio plans an unauthorized biopic of her early years in New York struggling to break into the music business.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/26 18:58:40

Paul McCartney announces new tour leg across the US

Paul McCartney on Tuesday announced a new leg of concerts across the US, showing no signs of slowing down as he prepares to turn 75 in June.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/26 15:53:40

Dylan to headline Montreal Jazz Festival

Bob Dylan will headline this year's Montreal International Jazz Festival with a lineup that brings together both classic and emerging artists.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/26 15:53:40

Oh Wonder startled by success

Soon after the London duo known as Oh Wonder first recorded a song and posted it on SoundCloud three years ago, the pair e-mailed the music-sharing site. Something was surely wrong.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/25 18:38:39

Punk rocker Iggy Pop turns 70, sings on experimental jazz album

Punk legend Iggy Pop has turned 70 with news he is singing on an experimental jazz album, saying the genre's bare exposure of his voice appealed to him artistically.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/25 18:23:39

‘Deadly’ infection

British pop icon Elton John contracted a "potentially deadly" infection while on tour which saw him spend two nights in intensive care and has forced shows to be canceled.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/25 18:18:39

Rockers Xu Wei and Black Panther to join this year’s Golomber Music Festival

Renowned Chinese rocker Xu Wei and rock band Black Panther will join the upcoming fourth Golomber Music Festival, the organizers of the festival announced in Beijing on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/24 18:38:40

Musical glass ceiling

When it was announced on April 10 that female composer Du Yun won the Pulitzer Prize for Music for her work on Angel’s Bone, the news was all classical music circles in the US could talk about.
Source: Global Times | 2017/4/23 19:18:39

‘Slacker rock’ star Mac DeMarco shows carefree spirit at Coachella festival

For most artists playing Coachella days before a new album, the premier festival would be an obvious place to plug the upcoming release. Mac DeMarco is different.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/23 19:03:39

‘Conman’ Trump

Rock legend Bruce Springsteen has denounced US President Donald Trump as a "conman" as he collaborated on a new protest song released Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/4/20 18:58:40