Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Salma Hayek is in Lebanon, her first visit to her ancestral homeland, to launch "The Prophet," an animated feature film she co-produced.
Several hundred movie theaters in Germany have refused to screen the new "Avengers" film in a dispute over rental fees with Disney.
Opera is as much a part of the U.S. city of New Orleans' African-American heritage as jazz, said Givonna Joseph, whose troupe is bringing opera to the Kids Tent at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the fourth year in a row.
--"Furious 7" enjoyed a victory lap over the weekend, becoming only the third film ever to make US$1 billion (NT$30.59 billion) internationally and leading the domestic box office for the fourth straight week.
Syrian rock bands fleeing war are finding safety and new fans in neighboring Lebanon, where they are revitalizing a Westernized scene with their focus on Arabic musical heritage.
Monday, April 27, 2015
Four years after breaking ground, New York's much-loved Whitney Museum for American art reopens next Friday in a futuristic US$422 million (NT$12.96 billion) premises built by Italian architect Renzo Piano.
Some 3,000 people marched in a gay pride parade in Tokyo on Sunday as calls grow for Japan to legalize same-sex marriage after a lesbian couple held a symbolic wedding ceremony.
The epitome of the British sound two decades ago, Blur has made an unexpected return not with new takes on England but with inspiration from Asia.
A new tell-all book that details what led to Spanish King Juan Carlos giving up the throne would never have been published just a few years ago in a Spain still deferential to the royal family, experts said.
As she embarks on the last tour of a more than six-decade career that began in post-war Paris, iconic French singer Juliette Greco had some parting advice for young performers: "Learn to say no."