Ex-teen idol David Cassidy, 66, says he has dementia

Feb 21, 2017

Ex-teen idol David Cassidy, 66, says he has dementia

Former teen idol David Cassidy said on Monday he was suffering from dementia, a day after weekend performances in California in which he forgot his words and appeared to fall off stage raised concern about his health. The former “Partridge Family” singer and actor, ...

Dutch creator of Miffy the rabbit dies at 89

Feb 18, 2017

Dutch creator of Miffy the rabbit dies at 89

Dutch artist and illustrator Dick Bruna, creator of the beloved children’s character Miffy the white rabbit, has died at age 89. The author, who penned 124 picture books during a career that spanned six decades, died in his sleep late Thursday in his hometown ...

YouTube star PewDiePie dropped over anti-Semitic videos

Feb 15, 2017

YouTube star PewDiePie dropped over anti-Semitic videos

YouTube’s most watched blogger PewDiePie will lose his preferred status on the Google-owned video service after posting several videos containing anti-Semitic remarks and Nazi references, the tech firm said Tuesday. YouTube said it was canceling a popular program from the 27-year-old Swede, whose real ...

Expats to be offered kabuki music experience in Tokyo

Feb 13, 2017

Expats to be offered kabuki music experience in Tokyo

Foreign residents in Tokyo will have the opportunity to try their hand at nagauta, the musical accompaniment to kabuki theater, in February and March. Played on shamisen, a musical instrument resembling a lute, kabuki musicians who usually perform at Tokyo’s Kabukiza Theater will perform ...