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DJ Steve Aoki to undergo surgery, cancels performances

May 15, 2015

DJ Steve Aoki to undergo surgery, cancels performances

Electronic music artist Steve Aoki is undergoing surgery to repair his vocal cords. The 37-year-old American DJ said in a video posted Thursday on Facebook that he’s canceling five performances in Europe for the operation and recovery. “For the past 20 years, all the ...

Sound waves: the music of Okinawa

May 9, 2015

Sound waves: the music of Okinawa

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How is it possible that a people who have experienced poverty, famine and discrimination, outlasted efforts at cultural annihilation and suffered the indignities of occupation can manage to celebrate life in song and dance with a passion and joy that belies everyday reality? Music ...

Lifehouse finds unexpected fans in Brazil

May 8, 2015

Lifehouse finds unexpected fans in Brazil

Rockers Lifehouse have gone indie for their latest album. That means a lot more work for the band — but also discovering fans in unexpected places. Developing a social media presence for the band’s upcoming album, the Los Angeles-based group found, to its surprise, ...

Passion and lunch boxes: K-pop's 'auntie' fans stand proud

May 1, 2015

Passion and lunch boxes: K-pop's 'auntie' fans stand proud

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They don’t fit the normal fan profile, but South Korea’s 40-something K-pop “aunties” are every bit as obsessed with their idols as their teenage counterparts. Posters and photos of one of K-pop’s best-known boy bands, Big Bang, adorn every wall of Lee Un-young’s apartment ...

Paul McCartney returns to Tokyo, surprises fans with rare Beatles song

Apr 29, 2015

Paul McCartney returns to Tokyo, surprises fans with rare Beatles song

Almost 50 years after the Beatles delivered memorable performances at Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan arena, former band member Paul McCartney returned to the venue on Tuesday with a special treat for his fans. McCartney, 72, surprised the audience by singing the Beatles’ “Another Girl,” the ...