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Updated: 2011-09-01 07:53

(China Daily)

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Jazz festival presents international, domestic acts

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The Shanghai Jazz Festival at the BMW Master Hall will begin on Oct 15 in Shanghai, and end on Oct 23.

The festival, which has a seven-year history, has become the third biggest Jazz festival in Asia. At this year's festival, Erik Truffaz, Kenny Garrett, Take 6, McCoy Tyner, and John Pizzrelli will perform.

Other foreign Jazz musicians include: Roy Ayers, Tower of Power, Jojo Mayer, Jazzanova Live, Chris Potter, and Jose James. More than 100 Chinese bands will also take part.

Curators make Pingyao a center of photography

The 11th China Pingyao International Photography Festival and the 7th China Mobile Photography Festival will wow photographers and fans from Sept 19-25, at Pingyao Ancient Town, Shanxi province.

Themed "Instant and Eternity", this year's festival features 314 exhibits from 42 countries, co-organized by six renowned curators - Alasdair Foster, Irina Tchmyreva, Gerald Prayor, Ren Yue, Li Jianqiang and Cai Wenxiang. Sixty-nine academies and institutes will participate, of which 21 are from overseas.

Chengdu Biennale explores the 'Garden City' space

The 2011 Chengdu Biennale will present a visual feast to art enthusiasts from Sept 29 to Oct 31 in Chengdu, Sichuan province.

Themed "Changing Vistas: Creative Duration", this year's Chengdu Biennale will explore how the garden city represents visible spatial change.

It will comprise three major exhibitions, which cover painting, sculpture, installation, video, interior design, architecture design and fashion design.

Mobile Web portal to join hands with film studios

China's leading mobile Web portal will join forces with five major studios to provide better service.

The five studios are, Huayi Brothers, Bona Films, Galloping Horse Film & TV Production, Enlight Media and Mei Ah Entertainment. They will work with the portal to better promote their films on mobile devices, mainly cell phones, through games and official film websites.

Launched in 2004, claims it has 160 million registered users.

Know the capital through This is Beijing exhibition

An eight-month photo exhibition series, This is Beijing, was launched recently at Capital Museum.

This free exhibition will introduce the 16 districts and counties of Beijing until next May, by providing a panoramic view of each area.

The first of the series will focus on Yanqing county, in the north of Beijing, that houses part of the Badaling Great Wall. The 160 photographs will present the county's culture and history, besides snippets of everyday life.

'Ice City' is now 'Music City'

Harbin is known for its bitterly cold winters and is often called "Ice City".

In 2010, it was awarded the title "Music City" by the United Nations, thanks to its unique brand of music and heritage.

On Oct 10 more than 100 singers will hold a symphony orchestra concert, The Rhythm of Songhua River. Featuring singers such as Zheng Xulan, Mu Xuanpu and Yin Xiumei, the concert will include Chinese folk songs and eight new songs, composed by musicians Wang Xiaoling and Yin Qing, dedicated to the city.

The concert will be held at Beijing Exhibition Theater and include multimedia elements.

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