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Saved by a Violin

2018-01-13 15:24:56

Between 1915 and 1918, many Christian Armenians were killed but one young man survived thanks to a violin. He didn't know how to use it, but thanks to that instrument, which was given by a friend, he could pretend to be part of an ensemble that was going on tour and therefore he escaped to Lebanon.

Tibetan thangka painting on show in Beijing

2018-01-11 11:14:13

Thangka, a Tibetan Buddhist painting on cotton or silk appliqué, is the treasure in traditional Chinese art.

Russian army's troupe to return after restart

2018-01-05 08:35:50

The Russian army's official dance and choir troupe, the Alexandrov Ensemble, is staging five shows at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing from Jan 4 to 7, with a variety of songs, dances and instrumental performances.

London Philharmonic set to thrill Beijing with 2 concerts

2018-01-04 08:00:19

The London Philharmonic Orchestra will wrap up its latest tour in China with two recitals at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing on Jan 5 and 6, after touring Guangzhou and Shanghai between Dec 30, 2017, and Jan 4.

Art exhibition raises funds to feed homeless cats

2018-01-03 07:56:30

Seven artists are sitting in a row drawing cats, and each of them has only 30 minutes to complete their paintings.

Young French artist explores Chinese characters

2017-12-27 11:33:09

French artist Timothee Dufresne has turned to Chinese characters to explore art.

Taiwan artist paints to a classical beat

2017-12-26 09:42:55

Yang Chihung, an artist from Taiwan, likes symphonies and he listens to them when he paints. His favorite musicians include Bach, Beethoven, Mahler and Shostakovich.

Cirque du Soleil thrills Beijing with new show

2017-12-26 09:33:49

Cirque du Soleil is now in Beijing with Kooza, after a successful tour in Shanghai.

New show honors calligraphy master

2017-12-26 09:25:00

After contributing about 6,700 handwritten characters of clerical script, or lishu, to Microsoft Office and other software packages, Buddhist and a respected scholar Liu Bingsen (1937-2005) succeeded in etching out his place in the history of modern Chinese calligraphy.

Shifting perspectives in a 'spiritually abstract' world

2017-12-19 10:52:02

In his recent paintings, Xue Ruozhe has been observing people's inner worlds without depicting their facial expressions, the strongest reflection of human emotions.

Exhibition traces evolution of contemporary art in China

2017-12-19 09:20:35

In 1991, Chinese artist Xu Bing held his first exhibition in the United States at the University of Wisconsin with his iconic large-scale installation "Book from the Sky" and "Ghosts Pounding on the Wall".

Lasting Impressions

2017-12-19 08:06:15

An exhibition in Beijing of British prints from the 18th and 19th centuries features works by several artists.

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