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Musical 'Rebirth' to tell touching story of Chinese narcotics police officer's recovery following injury

Based on the true stories of a Chinese narcotics policeman and his wife, the new musical Rebirth is set to make its debut in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province in September.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/28 18:18:43

Germany strives to kickstart culture in a world blighted by virus

Musician Cristina Gomez Godoy casts an excited glance toward the leafy stage where she is about to perform in front of an audience for the first time in three months.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/22 18:08:40

France shakes off its virus blues as cinemas, casinos set to open

France began to shake off its coronavirus blues Sunday with cinemas opening at the stroke of midnight and thousands of people taking to the streets for its midsummer music festival.
Source: AFP-Xinhua | 2020/6/22 17:58:40

Pandemic pushes Japan geisha online

Japanese geisha "Chacha" sits on her knees with her fingertips neatly placed on the wooden floor, gracefully bowing to an audience sitting not in front of her but miles away, watching online.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/17 16:03:40

Chinese singer Jay Chou's new song 'Mojito' boosts interest in Cuba tourism

Since Chinese singer Jay Chou released his new song "Mojito" on Thursday, China has seen an upsurge in interest in Cuba, where the music video was shot.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/16 16:48:40

Chinese singer Jay Chou's new song 'Mojito' boosts interest in Cuba tourism

Since Chinese singer Jay Chou released his new song "Mojito" there has been an upsurge of interest in the culture and tourism in Cuba, where the music video was shot.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/15 23:31:43

The soundtrack of US anti-racism protests

Anti-racism protesters have rolled out a creative batch of chants to soundtrack the ongoing US demonstrations, but both fresh music and timeless classics are also front and center.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/15 16:13:40

US folk singer Bob Dylan: George Floyd's death 'sickened me'

Legendary US folk singer Bob Dylan said he was "sickened" to see unarmed black man George Floyd "tortured to death" by a white police officer in his home state, in a rare interview published Friday.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/14 17:18:41

Coachella music festival canceled for 2020 due to pandemic

California's premier desert music fest Coachella, which had been postponed until October because of the coronavirus pandemic, has been canceled for 2020, health officials announced Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/11 15:53:41

Salzburg Festival saves 100th event with slimmed-down edition

The Salzburg Festival of music and drama will go ahead in August, organizers said on Tuesday - but with special measures in place to meet the threat of the coronavirus.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/10 18:38:41

'Pointer Sisters' founding member Bonnie passes away at age 69: statement

Bonnie Pointer, one of the four original members of The Pointer Sisters sibling musical group, died at the age of 69, a statement on the group's website said Monday.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/9 17:18:41

BTS' speech during YouTube's 'Dear Class of 2020' commencement event inspires Chinese fans ahead of band's 7th anniversary

Along with famous figures such as former US president Barack Obama, and singers Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift, South Korean boy band BTS took part in YouTube's virtual commencement ceremony "Dear Class of 2020" on Monday with a speech and then closing out the four-and-a-half-hour event with a 12-minute music performance. The speeches were shared far and wide on social media including China, where Chinese fans of the band are preparing celebration events for BTS' upcoming seventh anniversary.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/9 16:58:40

Beyonce decries bigotry in moving message to graduating Class of 2020

US singer Beyonce on Sunday delivered a message to the graduating Class of 2020, marking their achievement with a speech amplifying messages of the Black Lives Matter movement and praising change-makers.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/8 17:58:40

Balcony concert in Cuba signals solidarity amid COVID-19

Each Sunday, Cuban tenor Andres Sanchez goes out onto his balcony on the ninth floor of an apartment building in Havana's Vedado district and belts out a song.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/6/4 15:58:41

Music industry pledges anti-racist 'Black Out Tuesday'

Major music industry labels are pledging to halt business Tuesday (local time), in solidarity with anti-racist demonstrators demanding structural social change and an end to police brutality.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/2 17:53:40

Opera returns to Vienna with sold-out hotel 'window concert'

Deserted by tourists, a hotel in Vienna gave itself a temporary one-night-only makeover, turning itself into an outdoor concert hall.
Source: AFP | 2020/6/2 16:23:40

Livestream performance trend continues as Chinese band Mayday holds online concert

During a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is acting as a major roadblock for live shows, the appropriately named Chinese band Mayday held a free online concert for fans on Sunday, the last day of May. The livestream drew in more than 35 million viewers on China's Tencent Music and swept Chinese social media, further cementing the online performance trend as something that is here to stay.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/1 23:18:43

Livestreaming shows mark Children's Day in China

The Beijing Performance & Arts Group livestreamed a performance through seven Chinese news sites on Monday to mark Children's Day.
Source: Global Times | 2020/6/1 16:48:40