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Symphony concert at Shaanxi Province museum goes live online

The Xi'an Symphony Orchestra (XSO) on Saturday evening broadcast an online concert from the Shaanxi History Museum in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi Province.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/20 15:33:40

China tunes in to virtual mega-concert celebrating health workers

A virtual concert packed with A-listers - from The Rolling Stones to Taylor Swift to Billie Eilish - entertained fans around the world with a show celebrating health workers, as billions shelter at home due to coronavirus.
Source: AFP-Global Times | 2020/4/19 18:35:09

Chinese-Canadian singer Kris Wu releases new song from album 'Aurora'

Chinese-Canadian singer Kris Wu released the first single "Aurora" from his new album of the same name on Wednesday, igniting a wave of excitement among his fans who are still trapped indoors by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/16 16:23:40

Singer Kris Wu releases new song from album 'Aurora'

Chinese singer Kris Wu released the first single "Aurora" from his new album of the same name on Wednesday, igniting a wave of excitement among his fans who are still trapped indoors by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/16 9:38:40

NCPA to present online concerts for housebound audiences

The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) on Saturday will stage an online concert for its housebound audiences due to the epidemic, the second of the NCPA's serial concerts "Spring Online."
Source: Xinhua | 2020/4/15 16:53:40

Italian tenor brings hope to pandemic-hit world on Easter

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli gave a special performance on Sunday at Milan's iconic Duomo. While there was no audience present, across the globe people tuned in to watch his emotional performance by livestream, uniting the world at a time when many are still isolated at home.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/13 15:33:40

'Similar universes'

Marseille has the flow. Rap resonates at the Velodrome and references to Olympique de Mar-seille (OM) infiltrate the airwaves, but why are the links with urban music and the club stronger here than anywhere else in Ligue 1?
Source: AFP | 2020/4/12 16:23:40

John Prine, revered US folk songwriter, dies of coronavirus complications

John Prine, a US folk legend widely considered one of his generation's most influential songwriters, died following complications of coronavirus on Tuesday, his publicist said on behalf of his family. He was 73 years old.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/8 17:08:40

Chinese and Italian opera artists join forces for music video 'Together' amid COVID-19 pandemic

Time and time again music has shown it has the ability to overcome language barriers and bring people together. The latest example of this is a music video created by Chinese and Italian opera artists to remind people that we are all in this world together when it comes to fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/4/8 15:28:40

Never mind wailing puppies, Leipzig opera musicians rehearse at home

Singing operatic arias accompanied by the wailing of a Giant Schnauzer puppy is not easy, but Lilli Wuenscher has had to get used to it.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/7 16:03:40

World's largest jazz festival in Montreal cancelled due to pandemic

This year's Montreal Jazz Festival, the world's largest, and other popular summer jamborees in Canada's francophone metropolis were cancelled Friday due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers announced.
Source: AFP | 2020/4/6 17:13:40

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