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Classical avant-gardist Krzysztof Penderecki passes away

Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki, who blazed a trail in classical music with innovative religious and symphonic works, died aged 86 on Sunday in his home city of Krakow after a long illness, his family told local media.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/30 16:33:40

Chinese fans to give surprise celebration of Lisa's birthday

Chinese fans are going to give a surprise to their idol Lisa by holding light shows and playing birthday videos on LED screens of tall buildings in many cities in China and overseas to celebrate her birthday on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/26 23:23:40

Opera star Placido Domingo tests positive for novel coronavirus

Spanish opera star Placido Domingo announced on Sunday he had tested positive for the new coronavirus, adding he and his family were "in good health."
Source: AFP | 2020/3/23 17:48:40

Michael Jackson fans come together to 'Heal the World'

"There are so many things in the world today that are tragic and unexplainable. The most current is coronavirus that has taken many lives...But this is just not a problem for China. This is a problem for the entire world. This is why we all need to come together as onebecause every life that's lost is a loved one no matter where they fall in the world. But if we come together as one, we can fight this horrible virus and harness it and stop it from spreading," says singer Jermaine Jackson, brother of the late pop idol Michael Jackson, at the beginning of a new music video for "Heal the World."
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/23 15:08:40

K-pop idol emerges from decades past thanks to social media

Thirty years ago his floppy hair, make-up, and flamboyant fashion sense outraged audiences, who threw stones at him as he performed on stage and threatened to beat him at shows.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/19 19:23:40

Classical music goes free to console virus-hit countries

The conductor at Royal Opera of Versailles strode up onto the rostrum with a baton in hand to attack Beethoven's Fifth, before turning to bow to the audience.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/17 16:53:40

China's college students and their idols share online lecture about COVID-19 prevention and control

College students around China shared an online lesson on prevention and control of COVID-19, which had four parts including cultivation of ethics thought and touching prevention stories. Education authorities also invited young idols to tell these stories to students.
Source: | 2020/3/11 5:49:16

Chinese fans boycott Taylor Swift's record label for giving insulting post on social media a thumb up

Taylor Swift's Chinese fan clubs were enraged by the confusing behavior of the star's record label after its official account on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo liked a post that many Chinese netizens feel is insulting to women and the star on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/10 22:53:40

Scandal-ridden K-pop singer Seungri to face military court for trial

Disgraced former K-pop star Seungri enlisted in the South Korean army Monday, meaning a military court will now hear his trial on charges stemming from a sex and drug scandal in 2019.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/10 15:08:40

'Youth With You' to return with Lisa and Cai Xukun for second season

Reality competition show Youth With You is set to return for its second season on March 12.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/5 15:58:41

Violinist Dagmar Turner recalls tumor op performance

Emerging from the depths of slumber, Dagmar Turner had barely a chance to notice the hushed intensity of the operating theater when someone thrust her violin into her hands. It was time to play the performance of her life.
Source: AFP | 2020/3/3 16:03:40

Chinese musician preserves folk art and rural life of his hometown through music

"Singing is my life and my life is singing, just like other veteran folk artists living in rural areas. Even when they are speaking, you feel like they are singing."
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/3 19:18:40

Fans should be more tolerant of fan works featuring boys' love

Some fans of Chinese actor Xiao Zhan went on the attack against works of fan fiction about the character the star played in the hit TV drama The Untamed recently because they felt the work stained their idol's reputation.
Source: Global Times | 2020/3/1 19:08:41

Chinese-Japanese-S.Korean relations evolve to meet the challenge of COVID-19

As politicians consider how international relations between China, Japan and South Korea will develop, young people from the three countries have been establishing closer relationships through various cultural exchanges.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/26 18:53:40

K-pop industry should value safety over money amid COVID-19 outbreak

The number of COVID-19 cases in South Korea has been increasing day by day, but this dire situation is not being given any priority in the country when it comes to the entertainment industry. The K-pop industry continues to operate as usual and many stars still have busy schedules.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/24 18:48:40

Young Chinese make traditional Chinese music and instruments popular again with stylish music videos

A group of young Chinese are trying to breathe new life into traditional Chinese instruments such as guqin by innovating on China's traditional culture through uniquely styled music videos.
Source: | 2020/2/24 0:15:10

Justin Bieber has made 'Changes', why not give him a chance?

For days, Justin Bieber has been a hot topic on social media platforms such as Twitter and Sina Weibo, not only for his new album Changes, but also for the support he has shown for China and its city of Wuhan as they battle against COVID-19, which has killed more than 2,000 people in China.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/19 18:51:50

Poverty-stricken county leaves no student behind

Dai Fa, 26, could have been a folk musician, but he stepped off the stage and chose to teach in his mountainous hometown.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/19 15:41:43