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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

Renowned Chinese musician dedicates new composition to fighting coronavirus outbreak

The premiere of renowned Chinese musician Tan Dun's new composition, Sound Pagoda - The 12 Sounds of Wuhan, was performed by the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra in the Queen Elizabeth Hall in Belgium on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/18 18:18:27

UK music producer Andy Weatherall passes away at age 56

Andy Weatherall, the DJ who produced Primal Scream's Screamadelica and a pioneer of the acid house movement, died Monday at age 56 after suffering a pulmonary embolism, his representatives said.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/18 16:38:40

Kazakhstan's folk music ensemble performs 75 pieces of works non-stop

Kazakhstan's folk music ensemble "Korkyt" performed 75 pieces of works non-stop in Nur-Sultan, setting a national record. For several consecutive hours, musicians played Kazakh and international masterpieces by traditional musical instruments including dombra and kobyz.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/2/18 10:09:00

Belgian symphony orchestras play Wuhan gong to cheer on efforts to fight novel coronavirus epidemic

Chinese composer and conductor Tan Dun conducted the Belgian Antwerp Symphony Orchestra in a performance of his newest piece at Queen Elizabeth Hall in Belgium on Saturday to cheer on the people in Wuhan who are fighting against the novel coronavirus pneumonia and pay tribute to the people who have died due to the epidemic.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/16 18:23:40

Long-running Chinese reality show 'Singer' to change up its film production: Reports

According to reports, Singer, a Chinese singing reality show broadcast on Hunan Satellite TV, will experiment with online filming for its third episode, which means singers scattered in five different cities in China will compete from their own homes.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/13 19:25:12

Soprano Anna Netrebko, songwriter Diane Warren win Polar prize

Sweden's Polar Music Prize was Tuesday awarded jointly to Russian-born star soprano Anna Netrebko and US hit-song writer Diane Warren.
Source: AFP | 2020/2/12 19:47:59

Music lifts the darkness: Belgian pianist composes song to support Wuhan

Belgian pianist Jean-François Maljean has composed a song, “Chime of the Dawn Bells,” to show support for the fight against the novel coronavirus.
Source: Global Times | 2020/2/11 22:33:26