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China's first-ever Grammy Festival debuts in Beijing in April

China tours seem few and far between for top-tier international artists. However, when their feet do hit the soil in the East, tickets are snatched up as fast as an open seat on the subway and come with a hefty price tag at that. But this year, Beijing is set to host one of the most star-studded events in recent history as China's first-ever Grammy Festival will be held at the Changyang Music Theme Park on April 30. The Recording Academy, the world's leading society of music professionals internationally known for the Grammy Awards, chose Beijing for one of their music-based destinations for natives and world travelers alike with the Grammy Festival, a new touring, world-class live music experience debuting in China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/18 17:03:39

Academy Awards chief being investigated for sexual harassment

The president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the body which hands out the Oscars, is being investigated for sexual harassment, US media outlets reported on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/18 16:58:39

Taiwan writer and social commentator Li Ao passes away at the age of 82

Renowned Taiwan writer and social commentator Li Ao passed away at the age of 82 at the Taipei Veterans General Hospital on Sunday morning, according to a report from Taiwan's Central News Agency quoting Li's family.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/18 16:48:39

Gilliam Strikes out at #METOO

Hollywood director Terry Gilliam said Friday that the #MeToo movement has morphed into "mob rule," claiming that while some women suffered, others used Harvey Weinstein to further their careers.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/18 16:33:39

Collection on Albert Einstein to be auctioned in May

Christie's plans to auction a collection of letters, postcards and photographs of German scientist Albert Einstein in early May, according to local media.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/15 13:40:47

Stephen Hawking dies at age of 76

Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking has died at age 76, a family spokesman said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/14 12:36:40

Jo Min-ki found dead

A South Korean actor accused of sexual assault was found dead Friday, reports said, as a wave of #MeToo accusations sweeps the country's still male-dominated society.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/11 14:23:39

Lionel Richie honored

Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. was born on June 20, 1949 and raised on the private, historically black Tuskegee Institute university campus in Alabama, where his family had worked for generations.
Source: AFP | 2018/3/8 15:48:39

UK's Prince William to make first royal visit to Israel, Palestine

Britain's Prince William will visit Israel and Palestine in the summer, marking the first official visit by a British royal member to the region, British and Israeli officials said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/3/2 6:55:35

Egypt pop star handed 6-month jail term over "infectious" Nile River remarks

An Egyptian court sentenced on Tuesday pop star Sherine Abdel-Wahab, known among her fans as Sherine, to six months in jail over her previous remarks indicating that drinking from the Nile River water causes illness.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/28 9:07:08

Romanian sex docudrama 'Touch Me Not' wins Berlin Golden Bear

Touch Me Not, an experimental Romanian docudrama exploring sexual intimacy and the fears around it, won the Golden Bear top prize at the Berlin film festival on Saturday.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/25 18:08:40

Natural art

For years, it sat in the corner of a Tokyo lumberyard, a tangled, muddy mess of roots no one wanted. That was until Hiroshi Sugimoto came along.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/25 17:28:39

Dark vision

This week's Berlin film festival is turning a wary eye eastward with a series of new movies spotlighting the rise of violent extremism and anti-migrant sentiment in the ex-communist bloc.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/22 14:53:39

Britain's Queen makes surprise visit to London Fashion Week

Queen Elizabeth II and fashion matriarch Anna Wintour sat side-by-side on the front row of the catwalk on Tuesday as the British ruler paid her first visit to London Fashion Week.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/21 17:13:39

Nude scenes will never be the same after Weinstein, says top director

Only a few months ago, before the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, the acclaimed Canadian theater director Robert Lepage would never have thought twice about a nude scene with an actress.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/21 17:08:39

World gets into mode of Spring Festival celebration

As the Chinese New Year is getting closer, the world is getting into the mood of the Spring Festival celebration.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/13 17:19:21

Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations kick off in New York with "inspiring" art exhibition

Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations kicked off in New York City on Monday with the opening of an inspiring art exhibition featuring artists from the local Chinese community known for their transnational and cross-cultural practice.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/2/13 15:51:05

Nearly James Bond movie star, ex-US envoy to Mexico John Gavin dies at home in Beverly Hills

Actor John Gavin, whose handsome looks landed him roles in the 1960 films Psycho and Spartacus and was later US ambassador to Mexico, died in California, US media reported. He was 86.
Source: AFP | 2018/2/11 18:23:39