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Netherlands wins Eurovision as Madonna dancers spark flag controversy

The Netherlands won the 2019 Eurovision song contest early Sunday at a show in the seaside Israeli city of Tel Aviv that featured a performance from Madonna, plenty of glitz and some controversy.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/19 17:13:39

Claude Monet's 'Haystack' painting fetches $110.7m

A Claude Monet painting from his celebrated Meules (Haystacks) series fetched $110.7 million in New York on Tuesday in an auction record for the French Impressionist master.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/15 18:53:41

Actor Keanu Reeves, star of 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure,' sinks hands, feet at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood

Actor Keanu Reeves signed his name and sunk his hands and feet in fresh cement on Tuesday in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/15 18:53:40

Chinese heartthrob Hu goes to dark side in Cannes debut

Popular Chinese actor Hu Ge, whose suave looks made him the star of small screen imperial dramas, has tapped into a different side of himself for Wild Goose Lake, a gritty gangster flick competing for the top prize at the Cannes film festival.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/15 18:38:42

Traditional festival culture documentary makes online debut

Celebration Nation, a three-episode documentary focusing on traditional Chinese festival culture, debuted on several streaming platforms on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/13 17:53:40

18th Chinese Bridge competition held in Belgium

The 18th Chinese Bridge competition, an annual Chinese language and culture proficiency contest for college students, was held on Sunday in Bruges, the capital city of Belgium's West Flanders province.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/13 17:48:40

Young artist transforms exhibition hall at Minsheng Art Museum in Beijing into rice field

Young Chinese artist Huang Yugang has transformed the exhibition hall at Beijing's Minsheng Art Museum into a field to showcase life in his home village of Liangdeng, Central China's Hunan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/13 17:48:40

'Pikachu' shows spark

Avengers: Endgame led the North American box office for a third week running, but the cuddly creatures of a new Pokemon movie gave the superheroes a run for its money, industry watchers said on Sunday.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/13 17:43:40

Rihanna teams up with LVMH to launch luxury brand

Pop idol Rihanna said on Friday that she will team up with French luxury giant LVMH to launch her own luxury fashion brand in spring, becoming the first black woman to head up a house for the firm.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/12 17:48:39

Violinist Alessandro Borgomanero shines at NCPA

Brazilian violinist Alessandro Borgomanero performed his solo violin recital From Bach to the Brazilian Masters at the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 17:58:40

Opera 'Peaceful Year' to come to Tianqiao Theater

Chinese quju opera Peaceful Year will be staged at Beijing's Tianqiao Theater May 13-17, the Beijing Quju Theater announced during its open day on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 17:53:41

China Tourism and Culture Week in UK kicks off series of events promoting Chinese travel resources

The first of several China Tourism and Culture weeks was launched on Tuesday evening in London. As part of program, a variety of promotional and cultural exchange activities will be carried out in the coming weeks to highlight the charm of Chinese cultural treasures and travel resources, according to the event's organizers.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 17:53:40

Shan Jixiang returns to Place Museum

Shan Jixiang, the former director of the Place Museum, was appointed director of the Palace Museum Academy at a ceremony held on Wednesday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/9 17:38:40

A-listers slay 'Camp' theme of Met Gala, fashion's biggest night

Lady Gaga stunned Monday at New York's Met Gala, embodying the extravaganza's "camp" theme as she peeled back look after garish look at the fete thrown by the venerable Metropolitan Museum of Art that sees Hollywood and fashion collide.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/8 17:58:40

China announces four new ancient discoveries

China's National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA) announced four of the latest archeological findings from the national-level Chinese Archaeology project on Monday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/8 17:53:41

Major Chinese publishers gather to discuss ways to promote Chinese books overseas

Member units of the working group of the China Book International Project met on Tuesday in Harbin, capital city of Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, to brainstorm ideas to promote Chinese publications overseas.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/8 17:53:40

Chinese sci-fi blockbuster pulls out of theaters after grossing 4.6 bln yuan

Sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth, an adaptation of Liu Cixin's story of humans struggling to move Earth to a new home, officially pulled out of theaters in the Chinese mainland on Monday after grossing more than 4.6 billion yuan ($690 million) in the 90 days since its February 5 debut.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/5/8 17:48:40

'Avengers: Endgame' sets IMAX records in the Chinese mainland

Just 12 days after premiered in the Chinese mainland, Avengers: Endgame has earned 496 million yuan ($73.16 million) in IMAX box-office revenue, a new record, IMAX China announced on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/6 17:48:40