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Plácido Domingo gets standing ovation at Salzburg amid show of support after sexual harassment allegations

8 hours 45 min ago
Placido Domingo received a standing ovation as he took to the stage at the Salzburg Festival on Sunday, a concerted show of support at his ...

When Bob was Bobby: Memoir offers insider’s look at enigmatic Dylan

22 hours 49 min ago
From Bob Dylan’s first hard-driving blues number at summer camp to the rollicking Rolling Thunder Revue concert tour, the legendary musician’s childhood best friend had ...

Iwami-kagura: The changing face of a Shimane theatrical tradition

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 07:00
Kneeling on the floor of his atelier in the Nagahama district of Hamada, Shimane Prefecture, master craftsman Katsuro Ka-kita applies the finishing touches to one ...

‘Perfume: In Search of Your Signature Scent’: Up the distinguished nose of an olfactory detective

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 06:38
Neil Chapman's passion for scents has taken him all over the world and incited him to write "Perfume," a "scent atlas" that takes the form ...

‘Sushi Master’: Nothing fishy about this masterful account

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 06:36
Sushi master Nick Sakagami presents a beautifully photographed, levelheaded guide to sushi culture and cuisine. Recipes included.

‘Plant-based Tokyo’: A compelling guide to vegetarian food in the capital

Sat, 08/24/2019 - 06:34
A new resource for visitors and residents, "Plant-based Tokyo" is Momoko Nakamura's bilingual guidebook to 45 vegetarian establishments in the Tokyo area.

‘Drive and ruthless commitment’ key to playing Eddie Jones in ‘The Brighton Miracle,’ actor Temuera Morrison says

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 20:39
Actor Temuera Morrison said playing former Japan coach Eddie Jones in the movie “The Brighton Miracle” — the official trailer of which was released Friday ...

Scarlett Johansson again is world’s best-paid actress, Forbes says

Fri, 08/23/2019 - 20:30
Superhero Black Widow is a woman at the top of her game, and so is the actress who plays her — Scarlett Johansson is the ...

Body found of wealthy Polish film producer Piotr Wozniak-Starak, 39, who fell off boat into lake

Thu, 08/22/2019 - 12:21
Rescuers have found the body of a Polish celebrity businessman who went missing after falling from his motorboat into a lake, a Polish minister said ...

Aichi Triennale: Our freedoms are not dead just yet

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 23:21
The sudden Aug. 3 closure of “After ‘Freedom of Expression?'” — a multiartist exhibit at the Aichi Triennale 2019 — clearly highlighted the ongoing struggles ...

‘Dance With Me’: A homegrown Japanese musical has landed

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 23:14
Genres never really die, but they often mutate into something different on foreign soil. John Ford’s cowboys became Akira Kurosawa’s samurai, and Kurosawa’s samurai became ...

Red Hot Chili Peppers turn up the heat as Summer Sonic pulls out all the stops ahead of 2020 hiatus

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 02:30
It has always been a mystery why Summer Sonic is not held in the relative cool of June or July, but at the very height ...

‘Dance With Me’: Short on laughs, but big on energy

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 02:29
The Japanese film industry has made many musical films, but almost no Hollywood-style musicals. One reason why is Eizo Sugawa’s “You Can Succeed, Too” (1964), ...

‘It Feels So Good’: An explicit escapade, artfully told

Wed, 08/21/2019 - 02:28
The average bride-to-be spends the final days before her wedding fretting about seating plans and whether she’ll be able to squeeze into her dress, but ...

LA Opera names lawyer to lead Placido Domingo sex abuse probe

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 16:40
Los Angeles Opera says it will immediately open a ‘thorough and independent investigation’ into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo, the ...

‘No Time To Die’ to be 25th James Bond installment, will debut in April with departing Roger Craig and Rami Malek as the heavy

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 15:01
The next James Bond film starring Daniel Craig as 007 will be called “No Time To Die” and released in April 2020, the storied franchise ...

The spirit of Satchmo survives in Tokyo

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 03:30
Yoshio Toyama and his wife, Keiko, have spent most of their lives as unofficial musical ambassadors between Japan and the American city of New Orleans.In ...

Minimalism: Not as straightforward as it seems

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 03:29
It's 100 years since the Bauhaus art and design school first opened in Weimar, Germany, and the new Muji flagship store in Ginza is as ...

‘Image Narratives: Literature in Japanese Contemporary Art’

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 03:28
Aug. 28-Nov. 11Inspired by the Latin phrase “Ut pictura poesis” (“as is painting, so is poetry”) used by the Roman poet Horace in “Ars Poetica” ...

‘Flapping Colors’

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 03:27
Aug. 23-Sept. 29The paintings of Tokyo-based artist Hideki Tarui, a graduate of the Tama Art University, have won various awards, including the 2010 Tokyo Wonder ...