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Beijing Dispatch: In the Heart of Beijing, a Taiwanese Pop Idol Makes Fans Swoon

Beijing Dispatch: In the Heart of Beijing, a Taiwanese Pop Idol Makes Fans Swoon

Guo Xueyan singing Teresa Teng’s songs with a live band at a Beijing restaurant that is a shrine to the Taiwanese pop star.
Beijing Dispatch: In the Heart of Beijing, a Taiwanese Pop Idol Makes Fans Swoon

Beijing Dispatch: In the Heart of Beijing, a Taiwanese Pop Idol Makes Fans Swoon

Guo Xueyan singing Teresa Teng’s songs with a live band at a Beijing restaurant that is a shrine to the Taiwanese pop star.
The Look: From MySpace to the Streets of Lagos

The Look: From MySpace to the Streets of Lagos

Henry Uche, also known as GothicHenri, calls himself a vampire. In conservative Nigeria, his manner of dress and musical taste draw scrutiny.
Playlist: The Playlist: Maren Morris Is a Little Bit Country, and 11 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Maren Morris Is a Little Bit Country, and 11 More New Songs

Maren Morris worked on her new song, “Girl,” with one of her collaborators from “The Middle.”
Those Wild ‘Masked Singer’ Costumes? She Designed Them

Those Wild ‘Masked Singer’ Costumes? She Designed Them

Katy Perry performs with Left Shark (and Right Shark) at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2015.
Unbuttoned: Rihanna and LVMH Make a Deal and, Possibly, History

Unbuttoned: Rihanna and LVMH Make a Deal and, Possibly, History

Rihanna at the Costume Institute Gala last year.
Bonnie Guitar, Music Industry Trailblazer, Is Dead at 95

Bonnie Guitar, Music Industry Trailblazer, Is Dead at 95

Bonnie Guitar in 1957. That year her “Dark Moon” became one of the first records by a female country singer to cross over to the pop chart, where it reached the Top 10.
Maggie Rogers Went Viral. Then She Had to Become Herself Again.

Maggie Rogers Went Viral. Then She Had to Become Herself Again.

Maggie Rogers wowed Pharrell in an N.Y.U. class in 2016. Her first major label album is the work of an introvert struggling to recalibrate.
Critic’s Pick: James Blake Finds Love, Moodily, on ‘Assume Form’

Critic’s Pick: James Blake Finds Love, Moodily, on ‘Assume Form’

On his fourth album, James Blake ponders a new frontier: intimacy.
Nonfiction: Behind the Guitar Heroes

Nonfiction: Behind the Guitar Heroes

Jimi Hendrix, with a Fender Stratocaster, at the Royal Albert Hall in 1969.
Playlist: The Playlist: Radiohead’s Glooming, and 13 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Radiohead’s Glooming, and 13 More New Songs

Radiohead released the moody “A Moon Shaped Pool” bonus track “Ill Wind” to streaming services.
Fearing Russian Influence, Estonia Turns to the Arts

Fearing Russian Influence, Estonia Turns to the Arts

Performers at the Station Narva festival in September. The festival featured popular acts from Estonia and Russia.
Fearing Russian Influence, Estonia Turns to the Arts

Fearing Russian Influence, Estonia Turns to the Arts

Performers at the Station Narva festival in September. The festival featured popular acts from Estonia and Russia.
The Dream of the ’90s Is Alive in Rat Boy’s Punk Rock

The Dream of the ’90s Is Alive in Rat Boy’s Punk Rock

Jordan Cardy, a 22-year-old English musician who records as Rat Boy, writes songs that combine 1970s punk, 1990s hip-hop and 2000s pop-punk.
10 Artists to Watch in 2019

10 Artists to Watch in 2019

Our pop music critics are keeping an eye on Billie Eilish, Nakhane and Nicola Cruz this year.
Woodstock Returns Again on the Festival’s 50th Anniversary

Woodstock Returns Again on the Festival’s 50th Anniversary

Michael Lang, left, one of Woodstock's original organizers, will present a 50th anniversary event in August.
Honey Lantree, 75, Rarity as a Female ’60s Rock Drummer, Is Dead

Honey Lantree, 75, Rarity as a Female ’60s Rock Drummer, Is Dead

Honey Lantree of the Honeycombs in performance in 1964, the year the group’s first and biggest hit, “Have I the Right?” was released.
Britney Spears Announces ‘Indefinite Work Hiatus,’ Cancels Las Vegas Residency

Britney Spears Announces ‘Indefinite Work Hiatus,’ Cancels Las Vegas Residency

Representatives for Britney Spears said “Domination” was “on hold until further notice.”