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Annual Beijing Design Week set to kick off Thursday

The annual Beijing Design Week will kick off on Thursday and end on October 7, the event's organizers announced at a press conference in Beijing on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/9/2 16:18:40

'Joker' drives critics crazy

Joaquin Phoenix's visceral performance as the downtrodden street clown who transforms into the "Joker" was hailed by critics as "sensational" and "unnerving" on Saturday, as his pitch-black supervillain origin story premiered at the Venice film festival.
Source: AFP | 2019/9/2 16:18:39

China's oldest shipwreck reveals secrets of Maritime Silk Road

Standing on the beach, a huge and wave shaped museum colored with silver and dark blue colors faces the sea. Inside the museum, a mysterious and ancient shipwreck can be seen through a big glass window, waiting for archaeologists to explore its secrets.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/29 17:58:41

National Library of China celebrates 110th anniversary with exhibition and academic forum

A press conference on the upcoming 110th anniversary of The National Library of China was held in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/28 17:03:40

Race movie from Beyonce collaborator to open American Film Institute festival

A racism-themed romantic drama from longtime Beyonce collaborator Melina Matsoukas will kick off the American Film Institute's annual festival in Los Angeles this year, the body announced Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/28 16:33:41

Building a legacy

Outside the Tsinghua University Art Museum in Beijing, elementary school students guided by their teachers waited patiently in line despite the scorching morning sun. There were also groups of tourists and jolly families hopping off buses. The museum for one of the top universities in China has been welcoming visitors across the country since it opened to the public in September 2016. They poured in and then went separate ways to different exhibition halls.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/25 17:08:40

Cantonese Opera celebrates 10th anniversary as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage

On the stage, the lights dim, and in the darkness the melody of "Flowers Funeral Chant," the classic song from one of China's Four Great Classic Novels Dream of the Red Chamber, floats through the air. The curtain opens and the stage gradually grows brighter as a young lady carrying flowers walks slowly toward a wall.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/22 19:35:51

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra kicks off concert at 2019 Edinburgh International Festival

After their performance at the Ravinia Festival in the US on August 15, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra crossed the Atlantic to join the 2019 Edinburgh International Festival, the third stop on their 140 Anniversary World Tour.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/21 16:48:40

Upcoming theater festival to stage Chinese and foreign masterpieces

The third Lao She Theater Festival, set to be held from September 19 to November 23, will bring 12 widely-known plays from China, the UK, Poland, Germany, France and Macedonia to audiences in Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/19 18:08:40

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra performs at Ravinia Festival in Chicago

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra made their debut at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/18 17:03:39

Musical 'Notre-Dame de Paris' comes to Tianqiao Performing Arts Center

After well-received performances in Shanghai, world-renowned French musical Notre-Dame de Paris has arrived in Beijing, where it will be held at the Tianqiao Performing Arts Center until September 1.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/18 16:53:39

Eight-hour-play 'And Quiet Flows the Don' to come to Beijing

Play And Quiet Flows the Don will kick off the first show of a week-long run at the Tianqiao Theater in Beijing on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/15 16:48:41

Shooting kicks off on 'Well-Intended Love'

Shooting for the second season of Sohu TV's streaming drama series Well-Intended Love kicked off in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province on Monday. Journalists were invited to the set to talk with the cast and crew.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/14 18:18:41

'Move forward together'

The 8th Cultural and Art Exchange Week of International Youth kicked off in Beijing on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/12 17:38:40

Suspense crime film 'The Trapped' to hit Chinese mainland theaters in late August

Suspense film The Trapped, directed by Chinese director Wu Qi and starring Chinese actress Wang Zhener and US actor Robert Knepper, will hit theaters in the Chinese mainland on August 30, according to a trailer for the film released on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/11 16:23:39

National art troupes show season to highlight modern Peking opera

A modern Peking opera about a young woman as a Peking opera performer in Yan'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, is set to hit Beijing stage on Nov. 25 to 26.
Source: Xinhua | 2019/8/9 10:28:42

'Game of Thrones' showrunners ink massive Netflix deal

Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have signed a multi-year deal with Netflix to write, produce and direct new series and films for the streaming giant, the company said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/8/8 18:23:41

Director Zhang Yimou talks about his upcoming conceptual stage show '2047: Apologue'

The third season of renowned Chinese director Zhang Yimou's conceptual theater show 2047 will be staged at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) from September 13 to 15, the director behind a number of well-known movies like Red Sorghum, Shadow and Hero as well as opening ceremony of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, announced on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/8/8 18:23:40