'La La Land': Sometimes we need a trip to la-la land

/ Feb 22, 2017

'La La Land': Sometimes we need a trip to la-la land

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La-la land: the mental state of someone who is not aware of what is really happening, and a nickname for the American entertainment industry centered on Los Angeles. These two meanings bleed into each other in director Damien Chazelle’s multi-Oscar-nominated musical, “La La Land,” ...

Musical points to sinister nuclear implications

Oct 28, 2014

Musical points to sinister nuclear implications

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A recent court-themed musical staged in Tokyo was, to say the least, an audacious dig at the contentious state secrets law scheduled to take effect in December.Set several years after the law’s passage last December, the musical, performed last week in Nakano Ward by ...