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The hushed ambience of Ex Confusion

Nov 20, 2016

The hushed ambience of Ex Confusion

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As the summer of 2014 came to a close, Atsuhito Omori found himself in a good position. The Nara-based artist who records ambient music as Ex Confusion had released an album titled “Flow” through buzzed-about New York label Orchid Tapes. Artistically, however, things weren’t ...

Orchestra from Jerusalem to tour Japan

| Nov 16, 2016

Orchestra from Jerusalem to tour Japan

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Classical music fans in Japan are set for a treat when the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra conducts its first tour of this country from Nov. 19 through Dec. 4. Throughout its 80-year history as a leading orchestra, the JSO has played a crucial role in ...

Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen dies at 82

Nov 11, 2016

Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen dies at 82

Leonard Cohen, who has died at age 82, wandered the world reaching into his own melancholy and emerged as a sublime, spiritual voice for his generation. Best known to his wide base of admirers as a singer and songwriter, Cohen entered the music industry ...

A timeline of how Pikotaro went viral

Nov 4, 2016

A timeline of how Pikotaro went viral

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Internet memes often feel like they come out of nowhere, emerging from the digital ether at random before becoming inescapable fixtures of late-night comedy shows and social-network news feeds. Online ephemera tends to follow a clear path, however, journeying from obscure LOL-bait to something ...