Celebrate local music at Ignite!
Singapore's largest festival for local musicians is back for its ninth year.
The Ignite! Music Festival will be held at Republic Polytechnic's Lawn Stage on Friday from 4pm to 10pm and Saturday from 5pm to 10pm.
It will feature performances by rapper Thelioncityboy and indie rock band Plainsunset as well as up-and-coming musicians like singer-songwriter These Brittle Bones and alternative rock bands Tell Lie Vision and Bear Culture.
Fringe events are currently being held at Republic Polytechnic and include live music performances at the South Agora at 12.30pm today and a DJ workshop by local DJ academy DJSenter at 5.30pm tomorrow.
NEW CHANNEL TO AIR JAPANESE TV SHOWS
Singapore fans of Japanese dramas will soon be able to watch new TV shows on the same day or week they're aired in Japan.
Sony Pictures Television Networks and Nippon TV will be launching the TV channel GEM (Singtel TV Ch 519) here on Friday.
It will broadcast Japanese primetime dramas such as Your Home Is My Business! (below)at 10.10pm on Wednesdays and Lost ID at 9pm on Tuesdays.
GEM will also air TV shows from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
COMING SOON: FILM ON INXS' MICHAEL HUTCHENCE
The life of the late INXS frontman Michael Hutchence will be celebrated in a documentary.
Produced by Universal Music Group and Passion Pictures, the film will be helmed by Australian film-maker Richard Lowenstein, who directed the music video for INXS' hit single What You Need.
Lowenstein said in a statement: "I have been working on the definitive documentary film journey into the heart and soul of this complex, shy, poetic and exceptionally charismatic man for many years. To be able to embark on this film now is extremely exciting."
Hutchence was 37 years old when he died in Sydney in 1997.
NEW CHRISTINA GRIMMIE VIDEOS OUT NEXT MONTH
Fans of Christina Grimmie will soon get to see new footage of the late US singer.
Her team tweeted that it will be releasing music videos next month as a four-part mini-series for her EP The Ballad Of Jessica Blue.
Grimmie, 22, died last month when she was shot by a fan while signing autographs in Orlando, Florida.
The team tweeted: "Christina shot these videos back in February with about six hours of choreography and four days of filming.
"I couldn't be prouder of her and everyone involved for the labour of love that was put into this project."
The videos will premiere exclusively on Billboard.com and will be released each Thursday from Aug 11 to Sept 1. They will also be available on Grimmie's YouTube channel and Facebook page.
TRAIN TO BUSAN RAKES IN RECORD $13.5M ON DAY 1
South Korean zombie blockbuster Train To Busan has smashed box-office records back home.
The film, starring Gong Yoo, Kim Su-An and Jung Yu-mi, opened last Wednesday in South Korea and grossed US$9.9 million (S$13.5 million) - the highest single-day box-office earnings in Korean history.
It has since grossed US$34.3 million over its first five days and beat out US animated films Ice Age: Collision Course and Finding Dory during that period.
Train To Busan opens here next Thursday.