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British designer Phoebe Philo quits fashion label Celine

British-born designer Phoebe Philo said Friday that she is quitting Celine, the French fashion house that she has led for the last decade.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/24 17:38:40

'Prince of romance'

His name may not be immediately recognizable but his music certainly is: Bestselling French pianist Richard Clayderman's tunes are ubiquitous in public spaces, particularly in China, where for decades his blond hair and blue eyes have earned him the title "Prince Charming."
Source: AFP | 2017/12/24 17:33:39

Top K-pop star found dead in apparent suicide

A lead singer of SHINee, one of South Korea's top K-pop boybands, died on Monday, police said, in what appears to be a suicide.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/19 18:38:40

The rise of Chinese hip-hop: from underground to mainstream

Surrounded by tens of thousands, Sun Bayi is performing at the Workers' Gymnasium, one of Beijing's most prestigious live venues, which has hosted concerts by Kanye West, Bob Dylan, and other musical legends. The space now echoes with excited fans chanting the chorus of Sun's hit track.
Source: CGTN | 2017/12/18 14:20:38

Parallel geniuses

The orchestra charges into the furious opening notes from the last movement of Beethoven's String Quartet No. 14. A drum-set kicks in, giving way to a new melody.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/17 17:28:39

'Titanic' still capturing people's attention 20 years on

Part saturnine elegy to doomed youth, part exaltation of the transcendent power of love, blockbuster disaster movie Titanic is delivering that sinking feeling to a whole new generation of fans.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/17 16:18:39

Renowned Chinese poet Yu Guangzhong passes away at age 90

Renowned Chinese poet Yu Guangzhong, or Yu Kwang-chung, passed away at 90 in a hospital in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, the United Daily News reported on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/14 18:08:39

'Girl Like You' singer of Smithereens dead at 62

The Smithereens' frontman Pat DiNizio, who turned up the volume on classic pop with hits such as "A Girl Like You," has died, his bandmates said on Wednesday. He was 62.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/14 18:03:39

Three Billboards' leads US Screen Actors Guild award nominations

Martin McDonagh's black comedy crime story Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri scored the most nominations on Wednesday for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, seen as a major bellwether for the Oscars.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/14 17:48:39

Former marathon star switches from athletics to music

Kenya's Douglas Wakiihui won the 1987 Marathon world title in Rome as his president, Daniel Moi, watched from the VIP stand.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/11 7:16:11

Delayed Bolshoi 'Nureyev' opens with director under arrest

A controversial ballet based on the life of Russian dance legend Rudolf Nureyev opened at the Bolshoi Theatre on Saturday, despite an earlier premiere being pulled at the last minute and its director remaining under house arrest.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/10 18:23:39

HBO announces second season of 'Big Little Lies'

US cable network HBO has announced a second season of the series Big Little Lies, with A-listers Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon both set to return to executive produce and star in the Emmy-winning show.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/10 16:58:39

France bids farewell to rocker Johnny Hallyday

France paid an emotional farewell on Saturday to Johnny Hallyday - the singer who taught the country how to rock - in a highly theatrical "people's tribute" that brought Paris to a standstill.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/10 16:33:39

Popularity of CCTV show 'National Treasure' reflects China's growing interest in traditional culture

After poem-reciting and letter-reading shows became huge hits in China, a new show focusing on museums and ancient relics is looking to take advantage of Chinese viewers' growing interest in traditional culture.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/7 19:03:39

Patrick Stewart, Irrfan Khan, Wahid Hamed kick off Dubai film fest

Dubai's international film festival opened on Wednesday night, bringing together Britain's Patrick Stewart, India's Irrfan Khan and Egypt's Wahid Hamed - cinema stars from different corners of the globe.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/7 18:03:39

Da Vinci sold for $450m headed to Abu Dhabi

Salvator Mundi, a painting of Christ by Leonardo da Vinci that recently sold for a record $450 million, is heading to the Louvre Abu Dhabi in a coup for the bold new museum, it announced on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/7 17:58:39

'Shawshank' star Tim Robbins's real-life prison revolution

With an acclaimed starring role in The Shawshank Redemption and an Oscar nomination for directing Dead Man Walking, Tim Robbins owes many of his career highlights to the prison system.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/6 17:03:39

Young Archives

Neil Young on Friday opened an exhaustive online archive of his half-century career, as the rock legend charged ahead on a politically loaded new album.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/3 18:08:39