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MUSIC

Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Oct 29, 2013
Damo Suzuki sees promise in young artists
"I don't like to make music, I like to make energy. Music is just a way to get energy, so why not just make energy?"
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Oct 29, 2013
McCartney, One Direction and Atoms for Peace head to Japan in November
He's been knighted, named the richest rock star in the world, has an Oscar, has done a guest spot on "The Simpsons," has played to the largest stadium audience in history and has been imprisoned right here in Japan. That's right, rock god Sir Paul McCartney returns to Japan after an 11-year hiatus in...
CULTURE / Music / MONEY AND MUSIC
Oct 15, 2013
Download law yet to bite after a year
It has been a year since Japan introduced penalties for downloading pirated music and video files.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Oct 4, 2013
Beatlemania: 'The screamers' and other tales of fandom
The first time Scottish concert promoter Andi Lothian booked the Beatles, in the frozen January of 1963, only 15 people showed up. The next time he brought them north of the border, to Glasgow Odeon on Oct. 5, they had scored a No. 1 album and three No. 1 singles, and it was as if a hurricane had blown...
JAPAN
Sep 27, 2013
Conductor Ozawa wins Global Citizen Award in U.S. for 'historic contributions'
Conductor Seiji Ozawa has received the Global Citizen Award from a U.S. public policy group for his "inspirational and historic contributions to the arts."
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Sep 25, 2013
Seiji Ozawa ends summer on high note
Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe reportedly once said “God is in the details.” Conductor Seiji Ozawa would literally agree. He meets The Japan Times at a cafe he frequents in Tokyo's Seijo district.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Sep 22, 2013
Pacman, Peso and Pyongyang
A few weeks ago, a Kickstarter project was posted on the Internet featuring two young men who went by the names of Pacman and Peso.
Japan Times
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Sep 19, 2013
Street concerts aim to connect community
This weekend, the residents of Nagaokakyo, Kyoto, will get the chance to hear music from every nook and cranny of the city.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Sep 18, 2013
Rock God Dam's teen mastermind: Eighteen-year-old student pulls off two-day music festival for charity
With 90 minutes to go before the start of the Rock God Dam music festival, organizer Nakako Isoo is trying to find one of the headlining acts. She's supposed to pick up Virginia band Suburban Living, but comes back to Shibuya club Vuenos alone. "They are going shopping," she says. "I will try one more...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Sep 18, 2013
Imany makes peace with her voice on debut album
As a model, Nadia Mladjao would have seen all there is in the world of luxury and excess. But the 27-year-old singer, better known as Imany, keeps it simple with her guitar on her debut album, "The Shape of a Broken Heart."
CULTURE / Music / MONEY AND MUSIC
Sep 11, 2013
Tower Japan boss says biggest challenge facing record stores is attracting young customers
A few weeks ago I was preparing to do a guest slot on InterFM’s “The Selector” program, which features music mavens sharing their favorite tracks.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 4, 2013
The new cultural counter-revolution in China
The Chinese Communist Party's promotion these days of Confucianism and Western classical music illustrates the profound transformation this country has made again.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 1, 2013
Art, music by the disabled gain the spotlight
Amid growing interest among the public in artwork produced by disabled artists, more support facilities and art studios in Japan are offering opportunities for them to engage in full-fledged creative activities.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / FUJI ROCK 2013
Jul 25, 2013
Storify: Fuji Rock Festival 2013
The Fuji Rock Festival's pre-show matsuri kicked off tonight. Over the next three days, we'll be curating the related tweets and images coming from social media.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 15, 2013
Catholic priests mixing meditation, music of Bach to find inner peace
A unique weekend session combining meditation and the music of Bach was held last month at a Catholic church in Munakata, Fukuoka Prefecture.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 4, 2013
Girl-group fans help push Japan music sales past U.S.
Ritsuhiko Tajima has about 100 CDs by his favorite band, girl group AKB48, many of them copies of the same disc.
CULTURE / Music / MONEY AND MUSIC
Jul 3, 2013
Japan's festival industry is stuck in a fine kettle of fish
Are summer festivals killing Japan's live-music market?
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / STRANGE BOUTIQUE
Jun 27, 2013
Summer's best festivals are off the beaten path
For the past 10-15 years, Japan's festival season has been dominated by four main events: Fuji Rock, Summer Sonic, Rock in Japan and Rising Sun.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health / FOCUS
Jun 26, 2013
Drumming helps those with dementia reconnect
Standing in a room full of lined faces, Alan Yellowitz held up an orange drum shaped like a wineglass. "This one's called a djembe," he said. "It's from Ghana."
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 22, 2013
Slim Whitman, country crooner who was loved and mocked, dies at 90
Slim Whitman — the country crooner and yodeler who influenced members of the Beatles and whose voice helped repel an alien invasion in director Tim Burton's 1996 sci-fi parody "Mars Attacks!" — died Wednesday at a hospital in Orange Park, Florida. He was 90.

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