Mar 29, 2016

Youth orchestra from Fukushima makes U.S. debut

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An ensemble of young Japanese musicians founded in the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima nuclear disaster is making its U.S. debut in Boston. The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta will perform April 3 at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Senior musicians from ...

Fukushima youth drum troupe to play U.S.

Jan 29, 2016

Fukushima youth drum troupe to play U.S.

A taiko drum ensemble of young performers from disaster-stricken Fukushima Prefecture are busy sharpening their thunderous drumbeats as they prepare for their upcoming performance scheduled for March 22 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Almost five years after the catastrophe, members of the Yamakiya Taiko group ...

Snowboarding falls out of favor on U.S. slopes

Jan 24, 2015

Snowboarding falls out of favor on U.S. slopes

Aging athletes, new skis and a lack of snow are ganging up on the once-edgy sport of snowboarding, which has seen a marked drop in participation over the last decade. Industry experts say it’s a sign of the maturing of snowboarding, which grew at ...