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  • Musikfest vesper, chamber concerts wide-ranging

    Musikfest's rich musical diversity includes a diverse program of classical concerts Aug. 4-8. Concerts include purely classical, crossover, fusion and alternative repertoire on a wide range of instruments. As in previous years, the classical concerts...
  • Expert shares craft, and metaphor, of bonsai

    Expert shares craft, and metaphor, of bonsai
    At first glance, Shigeo Ito's potted bonsai trees appear to be simply miniatures of those found in nature. But there is more than meets the eye. "The bonsai trees are living works of art," says Ito, 88, a specialist in this ancient technique of training...
  • Object Lesson: Hollywood mechanic's rare Japanese internment photos

    Object Lesson: Hollywood mechanic's rare Japanese internment photos
    In the photo, a young boy hangs on a fence. His face is partially obscured; his eyes hover just above his bent knuckles. His stance is playful. On first impression, he looks like any kid in the middle of play. The background, however, tells another...
  • Orange County home to third-largest Asian American population in U.S.

    Orange County home to third-largest Asian American population in U.S.
    When the Chinese School in Irvine opened in the 1970s as a home for teaching the native language and culture, only 30 students filled a handful of rented classrooms. Now, it has its own campus — bursting with more than 1,200 students. It's a...
  • Boy's monster wish comes true

    Boy's monster wish comes true
    A 4-foot-tall boy became an 800-foot-tall lizard in a Near Northwest Side production studio Sunday, battling monsters and wreaking havoc on a miniature Chicago. Five-year-old Maddex, aka "Madzilla," stomped in costume through a meticulously designed set...
  • Ex-IronPig Moss evolves into an All-Star with Oakland

    Ex-IronPig Moss evolves into an All-Star with Oakland
    NEW YORK — His numbers this season — 21 home runs, 66 RBIs entering the All-Star break — are impressive, and one can just imagine how they would look in the middle of the Phillies' oft-punchless lineup. Some believe that were it not...
  • Hot Japanese Stars Sometani Shota and Maeda Atsuko Say 'Sayonara Kabukicho'

    TOKYO -- Hot young stars Sometani Shota ("Himizu," "Wood Job!") and Maeda Atsuko ("Tamako in Moratorium," "The Drudgery Train") star in Ryuichi Hiroki's new pic, "Sayonara Kabukicho." Sometani plays a "love hotel" manager in the title Tokyo red-light...
  • Woods, Stenson and Cabrera grouped at British Open

    — Former World No. 1 Tiger Woods has been drawn to play alongside twice major winner Angel Cabrera of Argentina and second-ranked Swede Henrik Stenson in the first round of the British Open on Thursday. The trio will tee off at 9:04 a.m. local time...
  • Paramount closing in on Martin Scorsese religious drama 'Silence'

    Paramount closing in on Martin Scorsese religious drama 'Silence'
    Martin Scorsese's "Silence" is poised to find its voice at Paramount Pictures. The studio is negotiating a deal to distribute the director's long-gestating religious drama, an adaptation of the novel by Japanese author Shusaku Endo. The film will star...
  • Paramount in Talks to Acquire Martin Scorsese's 'Silence'

    Paramount Pictures is in negotiations to buy the U.S. distribution rights to Martin Scorsese's historical drama "Silence." Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Ken Watanabe and Adam Driver are starring with production expected to start in Taiwan later this...
  • 'Dr What' to Play on China's Zhejiang TV

    HONG KONG -- "Dr What: Diagnosis Unknown," a series represented by Los Angeles and London based formats company Small World IFT has been made as show for China's Zhejiang TV. The show, a studio-based medical detective game, airs in China as "Health 007"...