Japan eases late-night restrictions on dance clubs

Jun 17, 2015

Japan eases late-night restrictions on dance clubs

The Diet revised the adult entertainment business law on Wednesday to enable dance clubs to operate past midnight if they meet certain conditions. The revision came after individuals from the music industry such as performer and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, a prominent lobbyist, launched a ...

At 84, Rowlands dances back onscreen in 'Lessons'

Dec 10, 2014

At 84, Rowlands dances back onscreen in 'Lessons'

Don’t get Gena Rowlands started on the bulk of film roles she gets offered these days: a lot of grumpy and ill-fated old women. “I can say, for sure, I die,” the actress noted, smiling. “But I have had some really great parts, too.” ...

Traditional spirit-welcoming Bon dances get modern spin

Aug 4, 2014

Traditional spirit-welcoming Bon dances get modern spin

Choreographed dance has long been part of Bon festivals, which welcome ancestors’ spirits back to the world of the living each summer, but organizers of some events this year are seeking to revitalize the traditional performance by adapting it for a contemporary setting. A ...