Rapper Pitbull is being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on July 15, 2016

Rapper Pitbull was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday and said the honor was proof that hard work pays off. Pitbull, whose real name is Armando Christian Perez, turned to rapping after graduating from high school and has since had a meteoric rise, selling more than 70 million singles and six million albums. The rapper was chosen by FIFA, soccer's international governing body, and Sony Records to write and record the official song of the 2014 World Cup, “We Are One (Ole Ola)” with Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte.

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The Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra performing on New York’s Carnegie Hall in October 2015. (NTD Television)

The Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra performing on New York’s Carnegie Hall in October 2015. (NTD Television)

New York-based Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra, which blends the spirit of Chinese music with the power of a Western orchestra, will launch its first Asian tour this year, delivering 16 performances in Japan and Taiwan, from Sept. 15 to Oct. 2. Tickets went on sales on July 1. This is exciting news for Shen Yun fans who have been waiting for years for such a tour.

New Tang Dynasty (NTD) Television Hong Kong Branch has also issued an invitation to the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra to perform in Hong Kong, this October.

Ancient Chinese instruments like the two-stringed erhu and the plucked pipa, and a range of Chinese percussion instruments combine with those of a full Western orchestra – strings, woodwinds, and brass – creating a refreshing, new sound. This year will be the orchestra’s first tour to Asia.

NTD Television Hong Kong Branch Manager Zhu Changmin said, after the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra tickets went on sale on July 1, in Taiwan, the demand for tickets has been increasingly high. More than half of the tickets for performances Read Full Article

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