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Music teacher molested teenage student during cello lessons, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A music teacher molested his 18-year-old student after telling her that the way she placed her cello against her body was incorrect. This took place at a music school in the western part of Singapore on June 25, 2016. During a five-day trial last year, the young woman told the court that she felt “weird” when the man touched her chest briefly but “did not think much about it”. However, one week later, he molested her again after saying that she was still not holding her cello correctly.…

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Smartphone giant Xiaomi, Tencent Music among a dozen stocks to be added to MSCI China Index

Smartphone giant Xiaomi and online video platform Iqiyi are among a dozen listed companies to be added to MSCI’s benchmark Chinese equities gauge, the global index compiler announced on Monday. The inclusion of the stocks in the MSCI China Index at the end of February is likely to benefit them in the long term because they may attract global funds that track such indexes, said analysts. MSCI claims to serve “99 of the top 100 largest money managers”. “Those funds will not buy and sell frequently but [they will] hold…

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Man who blasted music on train rages at commuter after being asked to lower volume: “I’ll cut your penis!”, Singapore News

A man who was playing music at full blast on an MRT train threatened and shouted at a commuter who had asked him to turn the volume down. A Stomp contributor was taking the Circle Line on his way to work on Saturday (Feb 9) at about 9am when he witnessed what happened. He told Stomp that the uncle, who was playing music from a speaker, had boarded the train at Bishan together with him. “He was already blasting music when he boarded the train,” the Stomp contributor said. “Everyone…

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Best nightclubs in Singapore: Where to find underground parties, indie music, alternative scenes, Singapore News

Putting on your fancy pants for a night at one of Singapore’s sleek dance clubs is all well and good, but sometimes you just want to get away from the pretentiousness of Top 40s hits, champagne sparklers, and pole-dancing platforms. So if you’re not one for mainstream party places, here are some other dance clubs in town to check out instead. CANVAS Photo: Facebook/Canvas Club The former home for hipsters and indie music lovers has turned into a whole different animal. As an industrial club that modularly transforms into an…

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Here is How You Can Enjoy Live Music For Free in Singapore, Singapore News

Music is the language that transcends cultures. However, concert tickets in Singapore can be costly with prices ranging from $60 to $200. As such, we often view concert going as a luxury. However, we do not need to burn a hole in our pockets to enjoy live music. if you have a penchant for appreciating music but unfortunately don’t have a ton of spare cash to shell out for concerts and performances… Here are the best ways to enjoy live music for free in Singapore! Venues Where You Can Watch…

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Devotees cheer new rules that allow more music during Thaipusam procession, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Striding steadily, civil servant Murali Raj Unbalagan stepped into the Sri Thendayuthapani Temple carrying a 40kg kavadi, feeling a sense of joy as he heads to the centre of the temple in Tank Road. The 32-year-old had completed his annual foot journey, fulfilling a thanksgiving vow he made 14 years ago. His 3½ hour journey, which began at 7am at the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple in Serangoon Road, was made easier this year by the relaxing of the rules on music along the procession route, Mr Murali told…

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Debt-ridden music retail giant HMV likely to hold Hong Kong’s biggest liquidation sale in a decade

Debt-ridden music giant HMV is likely to opt for the biggest liquidation sale in a decade in Hong Kong when it meets with creditors on Thursday, according to experts. “For a big retail music chain like HMV which has a big stock of CDs, DVDs, audio equipment and lifestyle products, the most likely option is to have a big liquidation sale day to sell the outstanding stock at a heavily discounted price,” said Mat Ng, managing director of JLA-Asia, a veteran liquidation expert. HMV Digital China Group, owner of the…

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Spreading Christmas cheer in song and dance: Police’s new music video a hit among social media users, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – With the holiday season in full swing, even Singapore’s men and women in blue have joined in the festive cheer with a new music video on their Facebook page. The Singapore Police Force (SPF) once again brought holiday cheer to social media users with an upbeat rendition of festive favourites – We Wish You a Merry Christmas and Auld Lang Syne – this year. The two-minute video was posted at 10am on Christmas Eve, and it has chalked up more than 128,000 views and over 2,300 shares in…

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Tencent Music jumps in New York debut as investors pour in despite global tech wobbles

Tencent Music Entertainment Group, the music streaming spin-off of China’s biggest social network operator Tencent Holdings, rose in its trading debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, as investors shrugged off a recent wobble for global tech stocks amid a US-China trade war and slowing growth. Shares of the Chinese music streaming service traded as high as US$14.75 in first 10 minutes of trading, before easing slightly to close up 7.7 per cent at US$14 as investors grabbed the opportunity to take a slice of the fast-growing music…

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Tencent Music prices US IPO at lower end of expectations amid tech and trade war uncertainties

Tencent Music Entertainment Group, the music industry spin-off of China’s biggest social network operator Tencent Holdings, priced its shares at the lower end of expectations for its initial public offering in New York amid ongoing global market volatility. Tencent Music, one of the most anticipated IPOs of the year, priced its stock at US$13 per American Depositary Receipt (ADR), at the bottom of a US$13 to US$15 range, according to a filing by Tencent to the Hong Kong stock exchange on Wednesday. It is set to raise around US$1.1 billion…

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