NEW YORK (AP) — Herbie Hancock reckons he’s performed more often in Japan than in his hometown of Chicago. The pianist will be back next month for an all-star concert at Osaka Castle Park highlighting the third annual International Jazz Day.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The office of Cambodia’s most celebrated filmmaker is filled with books on the Khmer Rouge. On his desk, on the walls, in the filing cabinets and in every corner of Rithy Panh’s dimly lit office are memories of his country’s greatest tragedy.
In ‘Unsavory Elements’ (Earnshaw Books), traveler and photographer Tom Carter recounts the experiences of 28 foreigners ‘on the loose’ in the People’s Republic of China. Mr Carter – who has edited and partly written the book – mixes well known names, true heavyweights and more anonymous observers of China whose stories are connected by one single element: being an outsider in the former Middle Kingdom.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. author Mitch Albom has launched a drive to rebuild 10 libraries in Tacloban, a central Philippine city ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan in November.
Indian cricket stars make a lot of money, recently reinforced by the IPL auctions. Yuvraj Singh will be paid Rs 14 crore, Dinesh Karthik will pocket a cool Rs 12.5 crore for a few weeks of effort on the field. The two are not even regulars in the Indian cricket team anymore.
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