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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
90-year-old musicians still going strong in NYC
There's an upcoming concert at Baruch College, but it has nothing to do with students. The performers are in their 90s, and one is even older than the Manhattan school founded in 1919.
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort of “The Fault in Our Stars” rode a victorious wave at the Teen Choice Awards. The actors were honored with several prizes at Sunday's fan-favorite extravaganza, including choice drama movie actor and breakout movie star for Elgort and choice drama and action movie actress for “Divergent” star Woodley. The pair was also awarded the surfboard-shaped trophy for choice movie lip-lock for their “Fault in Our Stars” smooch.
'Ninja Turtles' bring box-office power
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” sliced off US$65 million at the weekend box office. Paramount Pictures' comic-book adaptation featuring Megan Fox alongside computer-generated renditions of the pizza-eating, sewer-dwelling superheroes lunged into first place in its debut weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. The action film's tally prompted the studio to announce plans Sunday for a sequel set for June 3, 2016.
American rock group Mr. Big will perform in Taiwan in late November, the fourth time the band has played here since it was formed in 1988, according to the local concert promoter.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Japan voice actor causes stir at comic fair
Japanese voice actor Yuki Kaji caused a stir on Sunday at the Taipei 2014 Comic Exhibition, where he met hundreds of fans at an autograph session for the mega popular manga-turned-anime series “Attack on Titan.”
Pope Francis on Sunday expressed outrage at violence aimed at religious minorities in Iraq, where fleeing children have died of thirst, and called on the world “to stop these crimes.”
Mayday rocks out with girl group S.H.E in Taipei
Taiwanese rock band Mayday was a special guest at girl group S.H.E's concert in Taipei Saturday, marking the first time the two popular groups have performed together on stage.
Round, bell-like bodies drifting and dancing through the water — a most relaxing sight that also carries an air of mystery. Jellyfish are aquarium idols that attract many people as soothing, umbrella-shaped creatures.
Henry Stone, a fixture on the R&B and disco scene who was instrumental in the careers of Ray Charles, James Brown and KC & the Sunshine Band, has died. He was 93.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Menahem Golan, a veteran Israeli filmmaker who built an empire on the back of brawny men beating others senseless across a host of 1980s action films, has died in Tel Aviv. He was 85.
  
  
  
  
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