Video Player Close HEFEI, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- Holding a picture taken 53 years ago, Chen Xinge live streamed the tale of her 92-year-old grandfather on the video-sharing app Douyin, which is known as TikTok overseas. It was a black-and-white photo taken in the Great Hall of the People, featuring a group of young, passionate soldiers around China's late chairman Mao Zedong and premier Zhou Enlai. "It's one of the proudest moments for my grandfather who joined the army at the age of 19 and the Communist Party of China (CPC) at 22," said 28-year-old Chen from Huoshan County, Lu'an City, east China's Anhui Province. Chen is among a group of young people participating in an online campaign to display old artifacts of the CPC on Douyin, which has attracted over 137,000 viewers. This year marks the centenary of the CPC. Founded in 1921, it has grown into the largest political party in the world with over 91 million members. The trendsetting Chinese youth, however, have broken … [Read more...] about Across China: Young people innovate narration of Party history
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The Recording Academy, whose members help decide which people in the music industry earn Grammy awards, have nominated Canadian pop star Carly Rae Jepsen's viral hit " Call Me Maybe " for Song of the Year. She will compete against Fun's "We Are Young," Ed Sheeran's "The A Team," Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger" and Miguel's "Adorn." Winners of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards will be announced during the Feb. 10 televised broadcast. Jepsen also earned a nod for Best Pop Solo Performance. Jepsen responded to Wednesday night's nominations on Twitter: Over the moon excited. Two @ thegrammys nominations!!! Extremely thankful. <3 — Carly Rae Jepsen (@carlyraejepsen) December 6, 2012 With more than 351,000,000 page views, " Call Me Maybe " in 2012 has catapulted to the 14th most-watched YouTube video ever. The song came out in Canada last September, gaining little airplay. But then something "so absolutely shocking" happened, as Jepsen's manager Jonathan Simkin … [Read more...] about ‘Call Me Maybe’ is Nominated for Grammys’ Song of the Year
The Boy With Wings, Story, Script, Design and Puppet/Prop Making - Bridget and Roger Sanders, Music - Roger Sanders, Co-Directors - Daniel Allan and Birdlife Productions, BATS Theatre, Reviewed by Sonya Stewart. The delightfully clumsy Professor Beatrice Bartholomew (Bridget Sanders) is here to talk to us about the kuaka/bar-tailed godwit. Technically challenged, her enthusiasm and passion for these marvellous birds who travel from NZ to Alaska for breeding and back is infectious. One kuaka particularly special to the Professor is EB53, who she has been tracking on her yearly migration of up to 30,000 miles. Part of Māori mythology, the kuaka were seen as mysterious birds who were a signal of the arrival of spring. READ MORE: Fringe Festival: 'Company Kamupene' covers one battle in powerful satire Fringe Festival opens with a weird and wonderful gala in the capital New Nelson puppet show conveys message without spoken words Kua kite te kohanga kuaka? Who has … [Read more...] about Gorgeous puppets, sets and songs bring journey of kuaka to life
The Recording Academy just revealed the host and performers for Bruce Springsteen's MusiCares Person of the Year tribute in February during Grammy Week. The Daily Show 's Jon Stewart will host the gala and benefit concert, which will honor 63-year-old Springsteen's music career and philanthropic efforts. Most recently, Springsteen performed at the live-streamed " 12.12.12 The Concert for Sandy Relief ." Musical tributes for the Feb. 8 event will come from Elton John, Neil Young, Sting, Eddie Vedder, John Legend, Alabama Shakes, Mumford & Sons, Faith Hill, Patti Smith, Jackson Browne, Kenny Chesney, Ben Harper, Emmylou Harris, Jim James, Juanes, Natalie Maines, Tim McGraw, Tom Morello and Mavis Staples. SEE ALSO: Justin Bieber's Manager Goes on Twitter Rant About Grammy Snub This year's event at the Los Angeles Convention Center will happen two days before the 55th Annual Grammy Awards . The night benefits the MusiCares Foundation, which provides emergency … [Read more...] about Springsteen Will Get Star-Studded Tribute at Grammy Week
Leaving big cities: A transitory fad or a consistent trend? By Nguyen Minh Hoa Living closer to nature or in the countryside is now a way of life - PHOTO: THANH HOA Titles such as “Farewell to Moscow,” “Departing Seoul,” or “Goodbye Kuala Lumpur” have made the headlines in the international press these days, suggesting a phenomenon in which many people left metropolises for the countryside. In Vietnam, a similar fact has also happened when residents departed HCMC and Hanoi to live in rural areas. Most of them did so because of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, will they return to their cities after the pandemic is over? The industrial revolution which broke out in Europe and North America at the beginning of the 17th century also triggered the mass exodus from villages to cities which were huge industrial hubs. Ever since, such a move, be it fast or slow, has never halted. The world is now home to truly “megacities” that may house up to 40% of the national population … [Read more...] about Leaving big cities: A transitory fad or a consistent trend?