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Japanese troupe brings 'The Women Who Loved Napoleon' to the capital

Japanese dance and song troupe Takarazuka Revue Old Generation staged three performances of The Light of Sword and Love: The Women Who Loved Napoleon for the ongoing Meet in Beijing international festival over the weekend.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/12 17:43:41

Musical drama 'On the Way to Poverty Relief' to tell true story of young official who gave her life to helping others

On the Way to Poverty Relief, a musical drama about a Party chief of a village in South China who gave her life to combating poverty in China's rural areas, will be released nationwide in China in March.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/12 16:08:40

SM chairman plans to hold talent show in China

Chinese EXO fans called on South Korean entrepreneurial producer Lee Soo-man, chairman of Seoul-based SM Entertainment, to take good care of existing groups first after he revealed his ambition to hold a talent show in China to create pop stars.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/9 23:33:12

'Fan clubs' carry on Peking Opera traditions in Taipei

The 30-square-meter room on the first floor of a residential building in Taipei looks like an old tea house but has its curtains down and door shut even on a weekday afternoon.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/9 11:13:40

Thai K-pop fans flock to Chinese social media for news on their idol

K-pop girl band Blackpink's Lisa took a trip to China on Monday for the filming of Chinese streaming site iQIYI's reality show Youth With You Season Two in Guangzhou, capital city of South China's Guangdong Province.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2020/1/9 2:28:52

'Meet in Beijing' to host more international cultural events in following weeks

Cultural events including concerts, dramas and dance performances are taking place in Beijing this month for the annual Meet in Beijing International Arts Festival. The festival kicked off on Monday at the National Centre for the Performing Arts with a concert staged by musicians from China and Japan.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/8 18:18:40

Fans of K-pop's Blackpink superstar Lisa pummel Thai cafe

A Bangkok cafe drew the wrath of thousands of fans of K-pop girl group Blackpink, following "inappropriate" comments posted by the owner about a visit from Thai superstar member Lalisa Manoban.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/6 16:53:41

Newly adapted Yue Opera 'The Charming Smiles' to debut in Hangzhou on Thursday

Zhejiang Xiaobaihua Yue Opera Troupe in 2001 was poised to promote Xiaobaihua, the brand of Yue Opera, as an indispensable cultural piece in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang Province. Twenty years later, their hopes might come true with the upcoming newly adapted Yue Opera "The Charming Smiles'" which will debut in the Yue Theater in Hangzhou on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/2 18:53:40

Australian sensation

Olivia Newton-John, the UK-born Australian singer who found worldwide fame in the hit movie Grease, was given a damehood in Britain's traditional New Year Honours unveiled on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/2 17:28:42

Mariah Carey first to score No.1 hit

Pop diva Mariah Carey has had a long list of hits over the years, but her classic holiday song has helped her make history as the first artist to top the Billboard charts in four separate decades.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/2 17:28:40

Friendship singing contest helps promote China-Vietnam relations

"Just like nightingales, we want to bring our songs to all over Vietnam, China and other countries," Nguyen Thi Ngoc Ha, the Vietnamese winner of the China-Vietnam Friendship Singing Contest 2019 Final said here on Saturday night.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/30 22:36:59

Singer Olivia Newton-John becomes a dame in UK's traditional New Year Honors list

Olivia Newton-John, the UK-born Australian singer who found worldwide fame in the hit movie Grease, was given a damehood in Britain's traditional New Year Honors unveiled on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/29 19:39:30

Japanese boy band selected as China-Japan goodwill ambassadors

Japan's Foreign Ministry has tapped boy band Arashi to serve as goodwill ambassadors to promote cultural and sports exchanges with China next year. The signing group will promote cultural exchanges and bilateral relations that are in the process of improving.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2019/12/27 4:24:04

Voting underway for most popular K-pop artist in China

Online voting is underway for the 34th Golden Disc Most Popular Artist award on the international version of TikTok and NetEase Cloud Music, which ends Friday. Chinese netizens can vote on the NetEase platform, and international fans can vote through TikTok.
Source: Globaltimes.cn | 2019/12/27 2:22:23

New York Philharmonic orchestra to present 9th annual 'Lunar New Year Concert & Gala'

The New York Philharmonic will welcome the Year of the Rat with its annual Lunar New Year Concert and Gala on January 28 at the Lincoln Center in New York, featuring classic Chinese and US musical pieces as well as some new works by emerging artists.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/25 18:03:43

Musical 'Onmyoji' a hit in China

Providing an astounding interactive audio and visual experience, the live-action theater adaptation of Onmyoji, a mobile game produced by Chinese company Netease, has become a huge hit in China during its nine-city tour of the country.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/25 18:03:42

Park Yuchun will hold a fan meeting during his probation, sparking huge controversy

South Korean singer and actor Park Yuchun was reported to hold a fan meeting in Thailand but he is still in probation for buying and taking drugs, which sparks huge controversy on Chinese social media about if celebrities with criminal records can appear again.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/25 10:45:52

China's musical instruments to ring in Chinese New Year in NYC

The US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music will hold its inaugural Chinese New Year concert on January 26, 2020, at the Lincoln Center to welcome the Year of the Rat, according to the institute.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/24 16:03:40