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Pandemic pushes Japan’s geishas online

JAPANESE geisha “Chacha” sits on her knees with her fingertips neatly placed on the wooden floor, gracefully bowing to an audience sitting not in front of her but miles away, watching online. Beneath ...

June 21, 2020, Sunday


Aboriginal music finds fans in virus lockdown

ABORIGINAL musician Andrew Gurruwiwi usually performs to a few hundred people in Australia’s remote far north. But during the virus shutdown his audience has swelled to nearly 120,000 around the world. Gurruwiwi’s ...

June 21, 2020, Sunday


Photographer focuses on global solidarity

Iranian photographer Gohar Dashti has created a body of work exploring the relationship between nature, human migration and the ripple effects of conflict and social upheaval. She believes the coronavirus ...

June 14, 2020, Sunday


How badminton’s great rivalry was born

FIFTEEN years ago in a packed Kuala Lumpur stadium, rising stars Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei met in a final for the first time, setting the stage for what would become badminton’s greatest rivalry. Malaysia’s ...

May 24, 2020, Sunday


Auschwitz cellist breaks silence to denounce hate

ONE of the last living members of the women’s orchestra at Auschwitz, Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, 95, is among the most prominent survivors raising her voice against hate. But for four decades she kept her ...

May 10, 2020, Sunday


Kraftwerk pioneer leaves behind ‘Krautrock’ legacy

KRAFTWERK’S Florian Schneider, co-founder of the pioneering electronic music group that rewired the future of pop, has died, the group’s management said on Wednesday. He was 73 years old. Schneider died ...

May 10, 2020, Sunday


Paralympian gets her ‘legs’ back

MEET Yao Fang, the woman who unsheathed her sword at the perceived injustice that life had inflicted upon her. The former Chinese wheelchair fencing Paralympic champion, who hails from Shanghai’s Jinshan ...

April 12, 2020, Sunday


Last score for ‘menacing music’ composer

Krzysztof Penderecki, an award-winning conductor and one of the world’s most popular contemporary classical music composers, whose works have featured in Hollywood films like “The Shining” and “Shutter...

April 5, 2020, Sunday


Penderecki’s love affair with Chinese culture

KRZYSZTOF Penderecki has made multiple visits to China since the end of the 1990s. Bearing great interest toward Chinese culture, especially poetry, he created Symphony No. 6, “Chinese Poems,” a work ...

April 5, 2020, Sunday


Olympian finds new legacy in motherhood

ALLYSON Felix sometimes “races” a “sprinter” at practice who’s difficult to catch and always seems to have another burst. Of course, Felix’s 15-month-old daughter, Camryn, does tend to veer outside of ...

March 22, 2020, Sunday




 

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