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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

Popular Japanese 'Ring' series author Koji Suzuki talks about Sino-Japanese cooperation and new book

While the classic image of the long-haired ghost Sadako Yamamura crawling out of a television set in the 1998 Japanese movie Ring remains a haunting memory for many Chinese movie lovers today, the movie's screenwriter and the original novel's author Koji Suzuki said he didn't originally intend to create something so horrifying when he started the Ring series nearly three decades ago.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/3 17:48:39

Country music's Daniel Antopolsky resurfaces in France

Unless you were doing drugs with the legendary American country singer Townes Van Zandt in the early 1970s you are unlikely to have encountered the gentle genius of Daniel Antopolsky.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/3 17:23:39

Prince Harry and bride-to-be Meghan carry out first official visit together

Prince Harry(L front) and fiancee Meghan Markle arrive in Nottingham on their first official visit after announcing their engagement in Nottingham, Britain, on Dec. 1, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/2 10:17:18

Michael Jackson's impact on art revealed in new exhibition

Pop legend Michael Jackson's “huge impact” on contemporary art will be explored in a new exhibition in Paris and London next year.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/30 18:47:10