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'Tenet' opens with $20m in N.America after pandemic delays

As movie theaters struggle to return to normality during the coronavirus pandemic, the first major Hollywood release in six months, Christopher Nolan's Tenet, has taken in $20.2 million in five days.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/7 17:13:40

Egypt discovers 2,500-year-old intact coffins

Egypt announced on Sunday the discovery of a collection of more than 13 intact sealed coffins dating back to 2,500 years ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/9/7 10:44:29

NY Philharmonic adapts by playing in the streets

Its fall season has been canceled and its concert hall closed indefinitely, so New York's Philharmonic is taking it to the streets.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/6 18:08:40

National Ballet of China returns to stage for original dance 'Like Flowers'

China's top ballet troupe is set to debut a new original performance at the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) from Friday to September 13.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/6 18:03:40

Roguish British comedy 'The Duke' wows Venice film festival

The retro British comedy The Duke has charmed the Venice film festival, with critics Saturday heaping praise on its stars Helen Mirren and Jim Broadbent.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/6 17:23:41

Musical 'Love Travels Millennium' makes its stage debut in Beijing

After making its debut on streaming platform Youku in May, Chinese musical Love Travels Millennium finally made its way to the stage at the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center on Friday night.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/6 17:18:42

Fans of popular Chinese web drama rescue traditional Chinese clothing seller

Fans of popular Chinese fantasy period drama Love and Redemption have rescued a garment company from bankruptcy in Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong Province, after snapping up 20,000 sets of the company's traditional Chinese Hanfu clothing within a single week. A majority of the customers who purchased the outfits because of the garment is very similar to the costume worn by the drama's heroine Xuanji.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/4 0:25:12

UK's 'Strictly' to feature same-sex dance partners for first time

One of the most popular programs on British television, Strictly Come Dancing, is to feature the first same-sex pairing in its 16-year history, the BBC said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/3 17:03:41

Chinese netizens express wishes for actor Dwayne Johnson's quick recovery

Chinese netizens expressed concern after US Hollywood actor and former professional wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson announced on Thursday that he and his family had tested positive for COVID-19, with many expressing their hope that they can quickly recover.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/3 16:13:40

Spain vineyards feel the pinch but harvest must go on

When young German Friedrich Schatz turned up in 1982 to grow grapes in a part of southern Spain which hadn't produced wine in 100 years, they thought he was crazy.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/3 11:08:40

Never forget the great achievement of our heroes during WWII

Wednesday is the 75th anniversary of victory in the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1931-45) as well as the World Anti-Fascist War. Many related hashtags have appeared in China's social media including China's twitter-like Sina Weibo.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/3 9:18:40

Beijing's Palace Museum explores life of the great Northern Song poet Su Shi

In a recent documentary the BBC called Tang Dynasty (618-907) poet Du Fu "China's greatest poet." On Tuesday, China's Palace Museum in Beijing kicked off an exhibition to celebrate another one of the country's greatest poets - Su Shi of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). The exhibition takes visitors back to ancient China and offers various anecdotes about the versatile cultural icon.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/2 18:38:42

Can Japan's ancient Noh theater survive coronavirus?

Kennosuke Nakamori's sonorous voice fills a small room as he practices the lines of a traditional Japanese Noh play, even though he hasn't performed before a live audience in months.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/2 18:33:23

Su Shi exhibition launched at Palace Museum

After the BBC eulogized Tang Dynasty (618-907) poet Du Fu in a documentary, calling him "China's greatest poet," China's Palace Museum opened an exhibition on Tuesday to introduce another well-known poet, Su Shi of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). The exhibition takes visitors back to ancient China and offers various anecdotes about the versatile cultural icon.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/2 0:04:34

Nigeria's 'Kannywood' films soar online thanks to virus

At a time when the coronavirus is wreaking havoc on businesses around the world, the film industry in Nigeria's mainly Muslim north is going from strength to strength.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/1 18:53:40

2020 Chinese Bridge competition kicks off

The international Chinese speech competition for college and secondary school students, Chinese Bridge, kicked off with a ceremony in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/1 18:48:40

Beijing's Hongkun Museum of Fine Art shines light on children's art

A new exhibition featuring children's paintings and visual art kicked off at the Hongkun Museum of Fine Art in Beijing as part of the Hongkun Art Festival.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/1 18:48:41

Fairuz: the Arab world's most celebrated living voice

The Arab world's last living music legend Fairuz, who French president Emmanuel Macron visited Monday in Beirut, is a rare symbol of national unity in crisis-hit Lebanon.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/1 17:43:40