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Founder Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire dies at 74

Feb 5, 2016

Founder Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire dies at 74

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like “September,” “Shining Star” and “Boogie Wonderland,” died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother, Verdine, said. White, who was 74, suffered from ...

Straight Outta Beijing: Xi slogan gets the hip-hop treatment

Feb 5, 2016

Straight Outta Beijing: Xi slogan gets the hip-hop treatment

China’s official news agency has released a cartoon featuring an animated bald man with waistcoat tucked into his trousers disco-dancing and rapping President Xi Jinping’s signature “Four Comprehensives” ideological slogan. The catchphrase, premiered by Xi in 2014 and since plastered across newspapers, banners and ...

Ningen Isu explores death, lust on new album

Jan 31, 2016

Ningen Isu explores death, lust on new album

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When the members of hard rock band Ningen Isu left the stage at Ozzfest Japan in 2013, they thought that was it for their Ozzfest experience. Little did the “Japanese Black Sabbath” know, Ozzy Osbourne himself would soon be calling them back for an ...

Kyary ride does its part for 'Cool Japan'

Jan 31, 2016

Kyary ride does its part for 'Cool Japan'

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“Cool Japan Heats Up” declares a sign welcoming visitors to an area of Universal Studios Japan (USJ) devoted to the country’s hottest pop culture exports. Now in its second year, USJ’s “Universal Cool Japan” event features special attractions that run until June 26. It ...