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FROM OUR ARCHIVES — Kuwait’s musical heritage: The heartbeat of a nation

There is something about music. It has a kind of magic that can capture an emotion or moment in time. Traditional Kuwaiti music is enchanting in the sense that it…

Play eases trauma for Gaza children

Gaza’s fragile ceasefire is allowing children to play, and overcome some of the trauma of four weeks of war. Volunteers arranged a special therapy session Thursday on the playground of…

Art Everywhere US – American art begins flooding billboards in US

7-8-2014: Billboards displaying artwork from five major US museums are going up nationwide this week to mark the start of a large outdoor art show. The National Gallery of Art…

Red ceramic poppies spill from Tower of London

  A blood-red sea of ceramic poppies is spilling from the Tower of London to commemorate British and Commonwealth soldiers killed in World War I on the 100th anniversary of…

Teens love vacation selfies; adults, not so much

Jacquie Whitt’s trip to the Galapagos with a group of teenagers was memorable not just for the scenery and wildlife, but also for the way the kids preserved their memories.…

Japanese fans speak on the evolution of ‘Godzilla’

Japanese fans want it known: The radiation-breathing, skyscraper-stomping monster they call “Gojira” was born right here in Japan, 60 years ago.  No matter its evolution in Hollywood over the decades,…

Marathon 18-hour Shakespeare play dazzles Avignon

  An 18-hour version of Shakespeare’s epic “Henry VI” ended to sustained applause early yesterday at France’s top arts festival in Avignon, marking a triumph for the play’s 32-year-old director.…

As Ramadan fast ends, the feasts begin

For the millions of Muslims abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sunset every day  during Islam’s holiest month of Ramadan, that first sip of water after a grueling…

Movie, TV legend James Garner dies

Actor James Garner, whose whimsical style in the 1950s TV Western “Maverick” led to a stellar career in TV and films such as “The Rockford Files” and his Oscar-nominated “Murphy’s…

Remembering history: Man walks on the moon

On July 20, 1969, at 10:56 pm EDT, man took his first step on the moon. It was an event that would cleave humans’ relationship with space in two, separating…

At Elvis Fest, impersonations are reverent tribute

  The white-suited, chest hair-baring, blue contact-wearing men posing with fans outside the showroom of the former Las Vegas Hilton don’t want to be called Elvis impersonators. The correct term…

Halal tourism takes off in Japan

  Prayer rooms, hijabs made from local silk and even halal-certified whale meat are appearing in Japan as tourism bosses wake up to the demand from Muslim travellers. For a…

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