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Paul McCartney back in Tokyo

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Former Beatle Paul McCartney is back in Japan for one concert Tuesday night at the Budokan, and three concerts at Tokyo Dome on April 27, 29 and 30. About 700 fans were on hand to greet McCartney, 74, and his wife Nancy, when they arrived at Haneda airport aboard a… Read

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Experience 'Attack on Titan' in a whole new way with special planetarium screenings this summer

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This summer, two Konica Minolta planetariums in Tokyo – the “Tenkū in Tokyo Skytree Town” theater in Oshiage and “Manten in Sunshine City” in Ikebukuro – will be showing special screenings of an "Attack on Titan" story made for the planetariums. Fans of the wildly popular manga and anime series are sure to… Read

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Iggy Pop turns 70, sings on experimental jazz album

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Punk legend Iggy Pop has turned 70 with news he is singing on an experimental jazz album, saying the genre's bare exposure of his voice appealed to him artistically. The "Lust for Life" singer, who turned 70 on April 21, contributes in three songs on New York pianist and composer… Read

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For Chinese fans, popular teen band are mama's boys

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Liang Shanshan considers herself a mother of two: one child is her biological son, the other is a 16-year-old Chinese teen pop star she has never met. She is a "mother fan" and part of a group of women in their mid-20s to 60s whose maternal instincts are set off… Read

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'Avatar' sequels now scheduled to start in December 2020

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James Cameron has set the release dates for the next four "Avatar" sequels, with the first coming in 2020. The movie's Facebook page Saturday posted a photo of Cameron and his massive film crew, who have been working on all four films simultaneously. The post said "Avatar 2" will hit… Read

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Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in 'Happy Days,' dies at 56

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Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died. She was 56. Moran was found dead Saturday by emergency responders after a dispatcher for the Harrison County, Indiana, sheriff's department received a 911 call, the department said. The… Read

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Spielberg waxes lyrical on the joy of movie theaters

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He has ruffled feathers with his backing of home streaming as a model for watching features, but Steven Spielberg cheered traditionalists with a spirited defense of the movie theater. The iconic "Jaws" and "E.T." director, who moved to Los Angeles after graduating from high school, fondly recounted his formative years… Read

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Prince home state marks death anniversary with celebrations

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For Prince fans, Friday's one-year anniversary of his shocking death from an accidental drug overdose will be a time for sadness and celebration. At his Paisley Park home and recording studio-turned-museum, a full four days of events are on tap, ranging from concert performances by his former bandmates to panel… Read

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The truth is still out there as 'X-Files' returns for new season

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Mulder and Scully's search for the truth will continue in a new series of Fox's hit sci-fi show "The X-Files," the network said, a year after the show was revived. "The X-Files" will return in the fall with 10 new episodes that will see fictional FBI agents Fox Mulder (David… Read

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Eastwood to make movie on thwarted Paris train attacker

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Clint Eastwood is to direct the heroic true story of three Americans who stopped a terrorist plot on a train bound for Paris, U.S. media said. The as yet untitled project will be based on "The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story Of A Terrorist, A Train, And Three American… Read