'Trombone Shorty' will take main stage at Essence Festival

Jul 6, 2015

'Trombone Shorty' will take main stage at Essence Festival

He’s no stranger to huge audiences and national exposure, but Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews says his upcoming performance at the Essence Festival is a dream come true. Andrews, known for high-energy shows with his band Orleans Avenue, regularly plays to big crowds. On Saturday, ...

Veteran TV host Katsura lauded by Guinness for 45-year run

Jul 3, 2015

Veteran TV host Katsura lauded by Guinness for 45-year run

Veteran rakugo storyteller Bunshi Katsura was honored by Guinness World Records on Thursday, recognizing his popular 45-year-old TV program as the longest-running talk show in the world to be hosted by the same person. “I can’t express my feeling in words,” Katsura, 71, said ...

Jul 2, 2015

Sanrio plans to release Hello Kitty movie in 2019

Character goods business Sanrio Co. said Thursday it aims to globally release a film featuring its famed Hello Kitty character as early as 2019 through a wholly owned subsidiary it set up in the United States. With the project cost expected to total ¥20 ...

Jun 28, 2015

Joni Mitchell loses speech after aneurysm: Crosby

Folk legend Joni Mitchell lost her ability to speak after suffering a brain aneurysm, fellow artist and former boyfriend David Crosby said. The account offered rare detail on the condition of the 71-year-old Canadian singer and guitarist, who was rushed to a Los Angeles ...

Film legend Mifune to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Jun 24, 2015

Film legend Mifune to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Late Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune (1920-1997) has been named among the newest honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the honor for entertainment professionals, has announced. A star bearing the name of Mifune, who appeared in a ...