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US pop star Ariana Grande. ©REUTERS
Ariana Grande 'loves America' after obesity jibe

US pop star Ariana Grande insisted Wednesday that she "loves" her country after a furor over a jibe she said was over obesity.

Ariana Grande 'loves America' after obesity jibe
Photo © Turar Kazangapov
Festival of nomadic civilization Millennia around Astana

Festival of nomadic civilization Millennia around Astana was held in the capital of Kazakhstan from July 3 to 6.

Festival of nomadic civilization Millennia around Astana
Microsoft tweaks streaming music plan for Windows 10
Microsoft tweaks streaming music plan for Windows 10

Microsoft has rebranded its subscription-based music services as part of a ramped-up effort to compete with the likes of Apple, Google Spotify and others.

Microsoft tweaks streaming music plan for Windows 10
Cuban singer Isaac Real and Kazakh music band Aldaspan. ©Nikolai Kolesnikov
Cuban singer Isaac Real records Kara Zhorga song with Kazakh ethnic rock band

Cuban singer Isaac Real and Kazakhstan-based Aldaspan ethnic rock band have recorded a video for their version of a well-known Kazakh folk song Kara Zhorga.

Cuban singer Isaac Real records Kara Zhorga song with Kazakh ethnic rock band
Lionel Richie tops chart after playing Glastonbury
Lionel Richie tops chart after playing Glastonbury

Crooner Lionel Richie scored his first number one in the United Kingdom in 23 years after playing an acclaimed set at British music festival Glastonbury.

Lionel Richie tops chart after playing Glastonbury
New music generation celebrates Dalai Lama at 80
New music generation celebrates Dalai Lama at 80

The Dalai Lama has long enjoyed an avid following among Western musicians and, as he turns 80, both new and veteran stars are offering songs to spread his message.

New music generation celebrates Dalai Lama at 80
Katy Perry top-earning musician
Katy Perry top-earning musician

Katy Perry pulled in $135 million in the past year to be the world's top-grossing musician, beating out Taylor Swift who has hinted at "bad blood" with the fellow pop singer.

Katy Perry top-earning musician
Music, what music? Glastonbury caters for all tastes
Music, what music? Glastonbury caters for all tastes

Glastonbury may be best known for its music, but many of the 175,000 people gathered at Worthy Farm come for the spiritual, political and family events that this year include Pussy Riot and the Dalai Lama among the performers.

Music, what music? Glastonbury caters for all tastes
'Politics of Dancing': DJ van Dyk album faces Arab ban
'Politics of Dancing': DJ van Dyk album faces Arab ban

When Paul van Dyk tapped DJs from around the world for his latest album, he called it "The Politics of Dancing 3" to show the unifying power of dance music.

'Politics of Dancing': DJ van Dyk album faces Arab ban
Darya Shmalenko in the center. Personal file photo.
Schoolgirl from Ust-Kamenogorsk wins singing contest in Moscow

A schoolgirl from Ust-Kamenogorsk city in eastern Kazakhstan has clinched the first place at the III International Contest of Young Singers Golden Note held in Moscow.

Schoolgirl from Ust-Kamenogorsk wins singing contest in Moscow
Year after tour, Beyonce back for husband's festival
Year after tour, Beyonce back for husband's festival

Beyonce will play her first full show in a year as the pop superstar headlines a festival in Philadelphia founded by her husband, rap mogul Jay-Z.

Year after tour, Beyonce back for husband's festival
Hollywood mourns 'Titanic' composer Horner
Hollywood mourns 'Titanic' composer Horner

Shell-shocked Hollywood mourned James Horner, the Oscar-winning composer of musical scores for "Titanic" and "Avatar," who died in a plane crash aged 61.

Hollywood mourns 'Titanic' composer Horner
James Horner holds up two Oscars after winning for Best Original Song and Original Dramatic Score for his work on the movie ''Titanic'. ©REUTERS
Composer for 'Titanic,' 'Avatar' dies in plane crash: report

James Horner, the celebrated composer for some of Hollywood's smash-hit films including "Titanic" and "Avatar," died Monday in a plane crash at the age of 61.

Composer for 'Titanic,' 'Avatar' dies in plane crash: report
US rap mogul Diddy arrested in Los Angeles
US rap mogul Diddy arrested in Los Angeles

American rap mogul Diddy was arrested in Los Angeles for assault with a deadly weapon -- in this case, a kettlebell.

US rap mogul Diddy arrested in Los Angeles
Apple bows to Taylor Swift on streaming payments
Apple bows to Taylor Swift on streaming payments

Tech giant Apple late Sunday bowed to pressure from pop superstar Taylor Swift and raised payments to artists for its forthcoming music streaming service.

Apple bows to Taylor Swift on streaming payments
TV documentary dives deep under Daft Punk's helmets
TV documentary dives deep under Daft Punk's helmets

The mystery surrounding Daft Punk, the star French musical duo who usually keep their identities hidden under full-face robot helmets, will be lifted a little more in a new TV documentary to premiere next week.

TV documentary dives deep under Daft Punk's helmets
Photo © Nikolay Kolessnikov
The Spirit of Tengri becomes highly discussed on social media

The Spirit of Tengri, two-day open-air festival of contemporary ethnic music has become highly discussed event on social media

The Spirit of Tengri becomes highly discussed on social media
Brazil legend Roberto Carlos to be honored with Grammy
Brazil legend Roberto Carlos to be honored with Grammy

Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos, whose 55-year career has won him the nickname of the King of Latin music, will be honored at this year's Latin Grammys.

Brazil legend Roberto Carlos to be honored with Grammy
Oksana Vodneva, Antonio Bautista, Kane Moore, Anibal Lorden. ©Tengrinews
Hard Rock Cafe comes forward in Almaty; will Astana be next?

Hard Rock Cafe has finally fling its doors open in Almaty this weekend.

Hard Rock Cafe comes forward in Almaty; will Astana be next?
Belgian singer Stromae cancels concerts for health reasons
Belgian singer Stromae cancels concerts for health reasons

Belgian singer Stromae has been forced to cancel a series of concerts after an adverse reaction to anti-malaria medicine.

Belgian singer Stromae cancels concerts for health reasons