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The founder of American band Pink Martini, Thomas Lauderdale, would want to run for mayor in his home city of Portland if he were not having so much fun being a rock star.
Singaporean conductor Wong Kah Chun is a year shy of 30 but has already led orchestras in more than 20 cities in four continents. This means he can say "Violins, play bar 10" in 10 languages, including Russian, Italian, French, German, Chinese and Spanish.
BEIJING - Pop star Han Hong became the first woman to win Hunan TV's I Am A Singer last Friday, as two male stars, Sun Nan and Eason Chan, stole her thunder.
Israeli-born conductor Eliahu Inbal made his debut with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra on Saturday at Esplanade Concert Hall with just one work on the programme - Mahler's Symphony No. 9. It could hardly be more apt that the concert that this symphony, within which Mahler presaged his death, should be performed on such a tumultuous week for Singapore.
Local singer Kit Chan may have been eliminated twice from the televised competition I Am A Singer 3, but audiences in China have certainly not heard the last of her.
LONDON - In an interview with The Sun newspaper on Friday, singer Zayn Malik admitted his decision to leave pop band One Direction was "crazy and wild and a bit mad".
SEOUL (The Korea Herald/Asia News Network) - Two of Korea's quartet idol group 2AM are leaving its management agency, JYP Entertainment, but the split won't affect the group's future activities, the agency said Thursday.

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