As Japan plunged into crisis with a triple earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in March, organizers of the Fuji Rock Festival were faced with a choice over whether the show should go on.
In the aftermath, "audiences didn’t want to go to concerts," said Johnnie Fingers, director of the Fuji Rock festival organizing company SMASH. "Japan needed time for healing."Full Story
In the '70s you had your bellbottoms and in the '80s your tight designer jeans. In the '90s, you went from distressed grungy to dressy denim, and then came the skinny-jean revolution in the 2000s.
But, say insiders, there isn't a defining denim trend heading into the important fall shopping season this year — and that's expected to be a good thing for the women's apparel market.Full Story
Tyler Thompson is an unlikely star in the world of Chinese opera.
The black teenager from Oakland has captivated audiences in the U.S. and China with his ability to sing pitch-perfect Mandarin and perform the ancient Chinese art form.Full Story
Wearing dark suits, black dresses and the occasional beehive hairdo, friends and family said goodbye to Amy Winehouse with prayers, tears, laughter and song at an emotional funeral ceremony.
"Amy was the greatest daughter, family member and friend you could ever have," said her father, Mitch Winehouse, in a section of the eulogy released by a family spokesman.Full Story
As she scoops out some mouth-watering ice cream during training at Italy's "Gelato University", Holy Randrianasolo dreams of setting up the first gelato parlor in her native Madagascar.
The 44-year-old is one of thousands of students from around the world flocking to courses near Bologna in central Italy at the headquarters of Carpigiani, the leading global manufacturer of ice cream making machines.Full Story
Michael Jackson's mom and four of his siblings announced plans Monday for a tribute concert later this year in Wales, but two of the late singer's brothers say they oppose the timing of the show.
The pop singer's mother, Katherine Jackson, and siblings La Toya Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Jackie Jackson and Tito Jackson said the show is scheduled for Oct. 8 at Millennium Stadium but did not reveal any performers.Full Story
Entertainment company Cirque du Soleil will withdraw from Tokyo Disney Resort at the end of the year, the theme park's operator said Monday, citing the impact of the March 11 quake-tsunami disaster.
"It is with regret... that due to the effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake, the business environment for this theater has greatly changed," amusement park operator Oriental Land said in a statement.Full Story
Actress Linda Christian, who married Hollywood leading man Tyrone Power and became the first Bond girl, has died aged 87, her daughter Romina Power said.
Christian, who starred in the 1954 television adaptation of Ian Fleming's debut novel "Casino Royale" about 007 agent James Bond, died in Palm Desert, California on Friday after a battle with colon cancer.Full Story
Lebanese actor Mahmoud Mabsout, best known as “Fehman” died Monday morning at one of the hospitals in Nabatiyeh.
“Fehman” who spent his life making people laugh suffered a heart attack while performing on stage with “Abou Salim’s Group” at a local festival in Kfarssir, South Lebanon.Full Story
Comic-Con fans have boldly gone into singing mode to wish Patrick Stewart a happy birthday.
About 6,000 people in the main hall at the fan convention Saturday sang "Happy Birthday" to Stewart during a preview panel for the animated musical "Dorothy of Oz."Full Story