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21 05, 2019

Amid ‘free Britney Spears’ frenzy, singer’s mental health battle and why dad keeps her in a bubble

By | 2019-05-21T14:30:08+00:00 May 21st, 2019|Music|Comments Off on Amid ‘free Britney Spears’ frenzy, singer’s mental health battle and why dad keeps her in a bubble

Britney Spears walked out of a Los Angeles courtroom this month wearing a red skirt, black T-shirt and no shoes. Moments earlier, in a closed hearing room with paper covering the windows, her parents and their lawyers discussed with a judge the status ...

12 05, 2019

Chef Vicky Cheng of Michelin-star Hong Kong restaurant Vea shares how Canto-pop record changed his life

By | 2019-05-12T05:00:04+00:00 May 12th, 2019|Music|Comments Off on Chef Vicky Cheng of Michelin-star Hong Kong restaurant Vea shares how Canto-pop record changed his life

Canto-pop stalwart George Lam Tse-Cheung’s soundtrack to the 1980 film Disco Bumpkins features one of the singer’s best known compositions, the love song Without the 2 of Us. Vicky Cheng, executive chef of Michelin-starred Central restaurant Vea, which...

10 05, 2019

BTS wear Dior for Love Yourself world tour: Kim Jones on designing for the K-pop stars

By | 2019-05-10T11:00:12+00:00 May 10th, 2019|Music|Comments Off on BTS wear Dior for Love Yourself world tour: Kim Jones on designing for the K-pop stars

On May 4, K-pop sensation BTS kicked off their world tour extension “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” in Los Angeles clad in custom-made outfits from Dior.This is the first time that Dior has designed stage wear for a pop band, an indication of how K-pop...

9 05, 2019

Madonna says Michael Jackson ‘innocent until proven guilty’ of child sex assaults

By | 2019-05-09T07:00:12+00:00 May 9th, 2019|Music|Comments Off on Madonna says Michael Jackson ‘innocent until proven guilty’ of child sex assaults

The Queen of Pop isn’t ready to dethrone the King of Pop just yet – despite a global backlash caused by a recent documentary that reopened allegations Michael Jackson sexually abused children.In a wide-ranging interview for the June issue of British Vo...

7 05, 2019

Whether Taylor Swift copied Beyoncé or not, black women’s successes are being ignored

By | 2019-05-07T14:00:05+00:00 May 7th, 2019|Music|Comments Off on Whether Taylor Swift copied Beyoncé or not, black women’s successes are being ignored

Taylor Swift, a blonde woman who sings songs, opened last week’s Billboard Music awards with a live rendition of her new single ME! It was a very pink, very poppy performance and, in many eyes, it was also very plagiarised.As scores of people on social...

6 05, 2019

BTS: everything you need to know about the global K-pop superstars, from Too Cool For School to the Billboards

By | 2019-05-06T14:00:05+00:00 May 6th, 2019|Music|Comments Off on BTS: everything you need to know about the global K-pop superstars, from Too Cool For School to the Billboards

It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly when BTS became a global phenomenon. The boy band are South Korean pop royalty at this point, known to and beloved by fans of the genre for several years.In mid-April, BTS became the first South Korean musical guests ...

6 05, 2019

Jaap van Zweden, HK Phil deliver triumphant Bruckner 7, Khatia Buniatishvili shows the Mozart touch

By | 2019-05-06T10:37:05+00:00 May 6th, 2019|Music|Comments Off on Jaap van Zweden, HK Phil deliver triumphant Bruckner 7, Khatia Buniatishvili shows the Mozart touch

A week after delivering a powerful and moving rendition of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 9, the strong chemistry between Jaap van Zweden and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and their command of big late Romantic works was again on show in a sumptuo...

5 05, 2019

Yesterday film review: a world without The Beatles – Ed Sheeran plays himself in Danny Boyle’s comedy

By | 2019-05-05T05:00:15+00:00 May 5th, 2019|Music|Comments Off on Yesterday film review: a world without The Beatles – Ed Sheeran plays himself in Danny Boyle’s comedy

3.5/5 starsWith his Apple founder biopic Steve Jobs , his Trainspotting sequel T2 and his Getty family TV drama Trust, director Danny Boyle has been delving into dark territory of late. So it’s heartening to see him back to something lighter.Yesterday ...

3 05, 2019

Pink talks about new album Hurts 2B Human, anti-Trump lyrics and her family

By | 2019-05-03T14:00:16+00:00 May 3rd, 2019|Music|Comments Off on Pink talks about new album Hurts 2B Human, anti-Trump lyrics and her family

Pink’s latest album is a who’s who of pop and rock royalty.The singer recruited a slew of music A-listers as co-writers and featured singers on her eighth album “Hurts 2B Human”, including Beck, Sia, Chris Stapleton, Khalid, Julia Michaels, Max Martin,...

1 05, 2019

Despite K-pop sex scandal and diplomatic rift, Japanese wannabes flock to Seoul seeking fame

By | 2019-05-01T03:38:48+00:00 May 1st, 2019|Music|Comments Off on Despite K-pop sex scandal and diplomatic rift, Japanese wannabes flock to Seoul seeking fame

Yuuka Hasumi put high school in Japan on hold and flew to South Korea in February to try her chances at becoming a K-pop star, even if that means long hours of vocal and dance training, no privacy, no boyfriend, and even no phone.Hasumi, 17, joined Aco...