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UK music fans drive vinyl sales to 25-year high

The revival of vinyl records in Britain continued in 2016 with sales jumping to their highest level in 25 years, according to figures released on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/3 18:48:39

Carey red-faced after blunder during New Year’s show

Mariah Carey is surely hoping that 2017 goes better than her 2016 ended.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/2 17:38:39

Exhibition of Chinese ‘guqin’ art launches a nationwide tour in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province

The Juntianfang Studio kicked off the first leg of a free exhibition tour featuring the art of the traditional Chinese guqin in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang Province, according to a press release sent to Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/2 17:33:39

Musical celebration

The Vienna Philharmonic rung in 2017 with its famed New Year's Concert on Sunday under the baton of the orchestra's youngest-ever conductor, charismatic Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel.
Source: AFP | 2017/1/2 16:38:39

First Beatles manager dies at 86

Allan Williams, the first manager of the iconic pop band The Beatles, has died at the age of 86, according to an announcement Friday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/31 11:33:47

‘A Man And A Woman’ singer Pierre Barouh dies at age 82

French songwriter, composer and singer Pierre Barouh, who penned and sang the international hit “A Man And A Woman” from the eponymous 1966 film, died Wednesday aged 82, his wife said.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/29 17:53:39

A cappella group Pentatonix celebrates Christmas by topping Billboard 200 chart

Pentatonix celebrated the holidays by taking the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart, thanks to the a cappella group’s A Pentatonix Christmas, according to figures on Tuesday from Nielsen SoundScan.
Source: Reuters | 2016/12/28 18:38:39

British pop star George Michael dies aged 53

British pop singer George Michael, who rose to fame with the band Wham! and sold more than 100 million albums in his career, has died aged 53, his publicist said on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/26 18:33:39

Chinese fans and stars remember George Michael of Wham! – the first Western pop group to perform in the mainland

George Michael, former member of the British pop duo Wham!, passed away on Sunday, according to a statement from the singer's publicist on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/26 16:43:39

Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt dies aged 68

Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt died in hospital on Saturday after suffering a severe infection, his family said. The veteran rocker, who had survived numerous health scares, was 68.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/25 18:18:39

‘Heroic Duo’ concert from Tashi Dunzhu and A Yunga

Tibetan singer Tashi Dunzhu shared the stage with Mongolian Singer A Yunga during two special concerts at the Minzu Theatre in Beijing on Saturday and Sunday night as part of the China Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble 2016 Happy Winter Week.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/25 18:08:39

Rock recognition

Rap legend Tupac Shakur and grunge rockers Pearl Jam earned spots Tuesday in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as perpetual nominee Nile Rodgers finally won recognition - in a side category.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/21 17:43:39

J. Cole surprises with one of the year's top-charting albums

Rapper J. Cole on Monday scored one of the biggest debuts on the US charts this year, furthering the surprise after he released the dark narrative album with little warning.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/20 17:53:39

Canadian rapper Drake’s ‘One Dance’ breaks billion mark on streaming platform Spotify

Drake’s “One Dance” on Friday notched up another record – it is the first song to be played a billion times on Spotify.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/18 17:38:39

Nine Inch Nails return with 'impenetrable' music

Industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails on Friday announced their first release in three years – an EP that frontman Trent Reznor described as “impenetrable.”
Source: AFP | 2016/12/18 17:28:39

Beginning of the end

The year 2016 began with David Bowie releasing one of the most acclaimed albums of his vast career, a sign of new creative energy from the rock legend. Two days later, he was dead from an undisclosed battle with cancer.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/14 19:18:39

Dylan sets gigs in Sweden in April

Music icon Bob Dylan will perform in Sweden in April, a concert organizer said on Monday, giving this year's Nobel literature laureate a chance to collect his prize in person after snubbing a weekend awards ceremony.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/13 17:43:39

Yuansheng Indigenous Music and Dance Festival reveals the beauty of Yunnan Province's ethnic minority cultures

Yang Liping's sinuous "Spirit of the Peacock" dance is synonymous with Yunnan's traditional performing arts, thanks to the choreographer's popular song and dance show Dynamic Yunnan. The iconic dance, however, is far removed from its roots as a ceremonial dance of China's Dai ethnic group, explains Wu Xueyuan, a retired researcher from the Yunnan Ethnic Arts Research Institute.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/13 17:33:39