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Beijing Music Festival to kick off with online and offline events

As the global classical music industry continues to suffer from the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced the cancelation or postponement of numerous international music events and performances, one of China's top classical music events, the Beijing Music Festival (BMF), is set to kick off in early October.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/8 18:38:41

Brazil clubs turn to DJs for atmosphere in empty stadiums

Brazil's top soccer clubs are turning to DJs to pump up the volume to support their players and help mask the eerie silence of coronavirus-era empty stadiums.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/8 18:38:40

BTS hit 'Dynamite' worth $1.4 billion to South Korea: government

K-pop sensation BTS's US-chart-topping single "Dynamite" could generate more than $1.4 billion for the South Korean economy and thousands of new jobs in the country, a government study claimed Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/8 17:13:40

Concert at NCPA celebrates integration of the Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei region

A symphony concert featuring classical musical works about Beijing, Tianjin municipalities and Hebei Province was staged by the National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra at the National Centre for the Performing Arts(NCPA) on Sunday night.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/7 18:18:40

Hit Chinese reality show 'Sisters Who Make Waves' fails to live up to feminist goals

Although it ended on Friday, discussion is still raging about Chinese hit summer reality show Sisters Who Make Waves on social media platforms in China. Unfortunately, much of the conversation seems to be negative as netizens are complaining that the show did not live up to the audience expectations when it comes to tackling women's issues.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/7 17:53:40

Chinese pianist Lang Lang releases the new album of the Goldberg Variations

Renowned Chinese pianist Lang Lang's new album Goldberg Variations was released on Friday and sales have climbed to the top of the classical music chart on e-commerce platform Amazon in Britain, Spain and France on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/7 0:48:19

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

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

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

Chinese entertainment company issued warning for engaging in performances 'detrimental to national dignity'

Chinese company YUE HUA Entertainment responded on Thursday to a viral post showing that it had been issued a warning as an administrative punishment from Chinese law enforcement for having allowed its entertainers to engage in a performance that was "detrimental to national dignity."
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/27 18:29:54

Classical guitarist Yang Xuefei explores Chinese repertoire for latest album

Classical guitarist Yang Xuefei, who was named one of the six best female classical guitarists in the world by BBC Music Magazine, shared the story of how she made her latest album, Sketches of China, on Wednesday in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/27 10:18:40

Biggie's crown, Tupac's love letters to go under hammer

Teenage Tupac's love letters and fellow rapper Biggie's iconic crown will hit the auction block in September in Sotheby's first ever sale devoted to hip hop.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/26 17:08:40

Colmar Jazz Festival postponed to 2021

The 25th edition of France's Colmar Jazz Festival, scheduled for September, has been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus epidemic, the city said in a statement on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/20 16:58:41

Midi music season kicks off in Hebei Province as epidemic wanes

The Midi Music Festival, one of the biggest outdoor music festivals in China, kicked off on Saturday in Chongli district of Zhangjiakou, North China's Hebei Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/8/18 17:03:40

Pianist Gina Alice Redlinger, wife of famed Chinese pianist Lang Lang, to release first classical EP

German-Korean pianist Gina Alice Redlinger, wife of renowned Chinese pianist Lang Lang, has completed her first classical EP, which is scheduled for release on August 28.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/16 10:48:40

Classical guitarist Yang Xuefei releases music album 'Sketches of China'

Guitarist Yang Xuefei released her latest Chinese music album Sketches of China on Friday. As her third album under Universal Music China's Decca label, the new album features original compositions for guitar from Chinese composers.
Source: Global Times | 2020/8/9 17:58:40

US musician Neil Young to sue Donald Trump over campaign song use

Neil Young is suing Donald Trump's re-election campaign to try to stop the US president playing his songs at campaign rallies, according to a lawsuit posted on the rocker's website.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/5 16:38:41

Beyonce delights fans with stylized visual album 'Black Is King'

Pop royalty Beyonce on Friday released her much-hyped visual album Black Is King, an aesthetically ambitious video billed as a companion to her 2019 album of songs inspired by Disney's live-action remake of The Lion King.
Source: AFP | 2020/8/2 17:23:41