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Jackson Wang wows fans with his language talents

The hashtag JacksonWangInterpretsForHimself trended on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo onSunday, the same day that K-pop band GOT7, of which Jackson Wang is a member, attended a fan event in Qingdao, a coastal city in East China's Shandong Province. The topic has earned 110 million views and 32,000 reposts on the social platform as of Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/23 15:40:46

WayV's promotional tour for second mini album immensely welcomed in Asia

WayV, the Chinese sub-unit of South Korean entertainment agency LabelV's band NCT, have demonstrated their global popularity at a series of fan meets called “Section 1 We Are Your Vision” held in Bangkok, Seoul and Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/23 15:04:59

Iranians and Chinese gather to celebrate Iran's traditional Yalda Night festival in Beijing

A group of Chinese and Iranians celebrated Yalda Night, the traditional Iranian Winter Solstice Festival, in Beijing on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/22 16:05:55

Orchestra enchants NY with Chinese instruments

John Queiroz, a teenager from New Jersey who plays saxophone in his school band, could not hide his excitement during the intermission of the concert by the Symphony Orchestra of the Central Conservatory of Music (CCOM) of Beijing at the Carnegie Hall in downtown Manhattan.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/19 18:23:40

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to bribery charge linked to wedding

R&B singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a bribery charge that US media say relates to him marrying late singer Aaliyah when she was just 15 years old.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/19 17:07:29

South China city to launch celebrations for Beethoven's 250th birthday in 2020

Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong Province, will hold a series of events in 2020 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/12/18 16:28:41

Gnawa generation

In a riot of color, acrobatics and drum beats, Morocco's gnawa artists joyously celebrated the inclusion of their ancient art form in UNESCO's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/16 16:53:39

Theater, concert fans forced to go phone-free

When Adam Weiss arrived at a New York theater to see a Broadway show, he was dismayed to learn he would have to lock up his cell phone.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/12 15:53:40

Cardi B returns to court

Rap superstar Cardi B appeared in court Tuesday over her alleged involvement in a New York strip club brawl, as her lawyers called for access to social media evidence currently available to prosecutors.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/11 18:28:41

Chinese baritone holds music/poetry night at NAMOC

Renowned Chinese baritone Liao Changyong held a solo music concert/poetry recital at the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) on Tuesday surrounded by the museum's collection of calligraphy works and landscape paintings.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 18:23:40

Chinese netizens grieve over death of Swedish singer Marie Fredriksson

The news that Marie Fredriksson, the vocalist for Swedish pop rock band Roxette, passed away went viral on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo on Wednesday, leading many Chinese netizens to express their condolences online.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/11 16:09:29

Kris Wu's new Tokyo-based reality show 'Four Try' focuses on China's fashion trends

Chinese-Canadian singer and actor Kris Wu attended a promotional event on Sunday, two days after the debut of his reality show Four Try. The show, which has proved popular among young people in China, follows Wu, rapper Fox, singer Wilber Pan, actress Angelababy and actress Zhao Jinmai as they try to run a boutique fashion store in Tokyo on a limited budget.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/8 18:36:41

Voting begins for 34th Golden Disc Awards' Popularity Award on TikTok and China's NetEase Cloud Music platform

K-pop has been a sweeping power in the music industry for yet another year. Outstanding bands like BTS and Blackpink have earned international fame and frequently dominate the trending lists on social media around the world.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/8 17:53:40

Terence Blanchard, the jazz trumpeter making opera history

A top-tier jazz trumpeter and Spike Lee's go-to film score master for three decades, Terence Blanchard is now set to make history as the first black composer to stage a production at New York's esteemed Metropolitan Opera.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/8 15:43:39

What's trending on China's Twitter-like Sina Weibo on Thursday

The 2019 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) held in Japan on Wednesday night has become one of the hottest topics on Sina Weibo, with the hashtag getting more than 1.3 billion views.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/5 17:48:41

Steinway & Sons produces limited-edition pianos to celebrate Shanghai Symphony Orchestra's 140th birthday

China's Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO) has received a special "gift" for its 140th birthday from renowned pianomaker Steinway & Sons - a limited-edition grand piano.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/5 13:42:02

South Korean singer Kang Daniel steps away from activities due to depression

South Korean singer Kang Daniel posted a letter on forum website Theqoo on Tuesday night, in which he expressed his desperation and struggles. “I am indeed extremely tired. I wish somebody could help save me,” the post read.
Source: Global Times | 2019/12/4 16:36:20

Rapper Drake declared Spotify's most-streamed artist of decade

As the 2010s winds to a close, streaming titan Spotify announced Tuesday that poppy rap sensation Drake is the most globally streamed artist of the decade with more than 28 billion streams.
Source: AFP | 2019/12/4 16:13:40