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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Dressed in round black hats and bright red waistcoats, the huddled circle of men burst into song, their falsetto voices echoing across the mountain valley: “Yodelayheehoo.”
For all of Beyonce and Jay Z's up-tempo joint hits — the irresistible and catchy “Crazy In Love,” the swagger anthem “Upgrade U” and the beat-driven “Drunk In Love” — it was the performers' emotional solo material that made their presence as a collaborative duo strong and resilient during their On the Run tour.
Traditionalists can rest easy knowing architect Frank Gehry's vision for the Philadelphia Museum of Art does not include wrapping the neoclassical building in his trademark chunky silver swooshes.
Monday, July 7, 2014
'Miracle Piano' commemorates Japan earthquake
The piano now on display at a Taipei department store is no ordinary instrument — it was damaged, seemingly beyond repair, by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan before undergoing a nearly miraculous repair.
Dalai Lama urges Buddhists to halt violence toward Muslims
The Dalai Lama Sunday reiterated his plea to Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to halt violence against Muslims, in a speech to tens of thousands of devotees to mark his 79th birthday.
Hamilton wins British GP at Silverstone as Rosberg pulls up
Lewis Hamilton delighted a 120,000 crowd of enthusiastic home fans when he revived his world championship bid on Sunday with an emphatic victory in a dramatic incident-filled British Grand Prix.
Taiwanese documentary “Twelve Nights,” a film produced by bestselling author Giddens Ko, was screened in Singapore Saturday to raise awareness of animal rights in the city state.
Heels and wigs cram Madrid in top Pride parade
Vast crowds of revelers in high heels, wigs and figure-hugging dresses cavorted in the streets of Madrid on Saturday in what was billed as Europe's biggest gay pride parade.
Vintage gramophones, radios amaze
When 72-year Rudi Evers talks about music being groovy, he means it literally. The German collector of old radios and electric music players has no time for new-fangled smartphones.
“When the Mountains Tremble” was an award-winning movie that awakened wide attention to the war in Guatemala. But at least one thing turned out to be wrong — and filmmaker Pamela Yates says she's going to set it right.
  
  
  
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