Music

Rapper Macklemore wades into Australia's gay marriage debate

Sep 28, 2017

U.S. rapper Macklemore is wading into Australia's gay marriage debate by vowing to sing his marriage equality anthem "Same Love" during a weekend rugby final

Ou-yang Nana swings from Jackie Chan role to Disney album

Aug 8, 2017

Ou-yang Nana may be the new 'it girl,' with a starring role in the next Jackie Chan movie, but she's returning to her roots and first love: cello

Blind Aboriginal musician dies in Australia aged 46

Jul 26, 2017

A blind Aboriginal musician renowned for singing in his native Yolngu language with a heart-rending voice and a unique guitar-playing style has died in Australia. He was 46

UK's Boris Johnson tours Sydney Opera House before meetings

Jul 26, 2017

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has toured the Sydney Opera House ahead of high-level bilateral security talks with Australian officials

China rappers to Seoul: 'Big brother' opposes missile shield

May 17, 2017

A rap group backed by China's government is warning South Korea in a video that "you're going too far" with the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system opposed by Beijing

From teenager to warlord in 'Farewell My Concubine'

May 16, 2017

As a teenager, Zhao Hailong had a small role in the award-winning film "Farewell My Concubine," the story of the life-long friendship between two men who met as apprentices in the famous Peking opera

Man allegedly posing as Bieber charged with child sex crimes

Mar 9, 2017

Australian police say a 42-year-old man who allegedly posed as Justin Bieber online to solicit explicit images from children has been charged with more than 900 child sex offenses

Actor killed while filming scene for Australian music video

Jan 23, 2017

Police say an actor has been killed while filming a scene for an Australian band's music video

60 injured in crowd crush at Australian music festival

Dec 31, 2016

Sixty people have been injured at an Australian music festival in the crush of a crowd trying to leave a performance

Wham!'s influence felt in China after landmark 1985 concert

Dec 26, 2016

George Michael's death brought back memories in China of the heady 1980s when Wham! was the first major Western band to play after the death of Mao Zedong