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AmPm masters the Spotify game

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 01:45
The central pair behind electronic project AmPm didn’t have high expectations when they flew to Jakarta last August for Spotify On Stage, a live event ...

Review: Roth Bart Baron and Bonobos at La Mama

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 01:44
Roth Bart Baron proved to be a tough act to follow when the band played La Mama in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward on Feb. 4.The five-member ...

‘Thicker Than Water’: Family fights and a great comedic turn from Keiko Enoue

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 01:43
‘Sibling rivalry” is a term often heard; “sibling harmony,” not so much. Brothers and sisters can be like two crabs fighting in a bucket, going ...

Yasuaki Shimizu’s artful jingles

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 03:45
An effective commercial jingle wedges itself into your brain. There’s the incessant repetition of Meow Mix, the harmony of McDonald’s “I’m lovin’ it” or the ...

An excavation of hu-man traits

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 03:44
The excavation of the tomb of the Tang Dynasty general Mu Tai (660-729, buried in 730) took place in Qingcheng County in China’s Gansu Province ...

‘Impressionist Masterpieces from the E.G. Buehrle Collection, Zurich (Switzerland)’

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 03:43
Feb. 14-May 7From the late 1930s until his death, the industrialist and art enthusiast Emil George Buhrle (or Buehrle) amassed a collection of 167 paintings ...

‘Kan’ei Elegance: Edo-Period Court Culture and Enshu, Ninsei, and Tan’yu’

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 03:42
Feb. 14-April 8When the Tokugawa Shogunate was established in the early 17th century, a new trend in aesthetics emerged during Emperor Go-Mizunoo and Empress Meisho’s ...

‘Yoshikazu Ooka Photo Exhibition: Tainan’

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 03:41
Feb. 11-24Yoshikazu Ooka, one of the founders of the Hitoto art gallery, who specializes in the administration of photography exhibits, is also a photographer himself. ...

Golden Age crooner Vic Damone, whose ‘pipes’ Frank Sinatra envied, dead at 89

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 17:57
Vic Damone, whose silky baritone voice made him a 1950s heartthrob and who Frank Sinatra said had the “best pipes in the business,” has died, ...

Oscar-nominated Syrian film ‘Last Men in Aleppo’ screened in rebel-held Idlib

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 17:50
An Oscar-nominated Syrian documentary following rescuers under regime bombardment in Aleppo was screened Monday before dozens of spectators in the rebel-held city of Idlib.“Last Men ...

Heir donates estate of Hitler’s filmmaker, Leni Riefenstahl

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 17:45
A German cultural foundation says it has been bequeathed photos, films, manuscripts, letters and files from the estate of Leni Riefenstahl, the legendary filmmaker best ...

Poof! Ivy League glee club’s gender restrictions disappear

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 18:47
Leaders of the Whiffenpoofs, Yale University’s world-famous glee club, say their sound isn’t changing, but they are ending their more than century-old tradition of being ...

NY attorney general sues Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein over sexual misconduct

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 17:43
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Sunday he had filed a civil suit against The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein, and Bob Weinstein, alleging ...

Actor Robert De Niro takes aim at climate change policy of ‘backward’ country leader Trump

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 14:39
Hollywood star Robert De Niro took aim at the Trump administration’s stance on climate change, telling a packed audience in the Middle East that he ...

South Korea actress slams ‘hypocritical’ Berlin film fest that invited her abuser

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 00:25
A South Korean actress has accused the Berlin film festival organizers of hypocrisy for inviting a director who assaulted her to this year’s event while ...

‘Liv’: The truth of war in a pair of cornflower-blue eyes

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 06:34
In the landmark Western “The Searchers” (1956) directed by John Ford, John Wayne plays embittered Civil War veteran Ethan Edwards, in obsessive pursuit of Comanche ...

YouTube halts Logan Paul ads and sets stricter terms for stars

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 20:05
YouTube temporarily suspended ads on the channels of the controversial internet video celebrity Logan Paul, halting an income stream estimated at millions of dollars and ...

Fuji Rock takes a turn toward hip-hop in first lineup announcement that includes Kendrick Lamar and N.E.R.D.

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 20:17
Grammy award-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar and hip-hop group N.E.R.D. were among the acts announced Friday morning to appear at this year’s Fuji Rock Festival.While the ...

Clint Eastwood makes real heroes the stars in ‘The 15:17 to Paris’

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 14:56
Not too long ago, childhood friends Anthony Sadler, former U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone and former Oregon National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos were ...

Quentin Tarantino apologizes to Roman Polanski rape victim for ‘cavalier’ 2003 remarks

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 14:48
Quentin Tarantino apologized Thursday to Roman Polanski rape victim Samantha Geimer for comments he made in a 2003 radio interview with Howard Stern.In a statement ...

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