Great Mixtapes of 1970s Japanese Jazz: 4 Hours of Funky, Groovy, Fusion-y Music

Like American jazz, Japanese jazz started with earlier styles like foxtrot and ragtime. Jazz was an international music, spreading across the Atlantic to London, Paris, and Berlin and across the Pacific to Shanghai, Manilla, and Tokyo. Luxury liners crossed the ocean and their house bands ferried new styles of dance music with them. “There was … Read more

Maude Lewis painting traded for grilled cheeses sells for small fortune

Placeholder while article actions load Like clockwork, John Kinnear and his wife Audrey would go to the same restaurant each afternoon and sit at the table by the circular window. Kinnear would order only one thing: a grilled cheese sandwich. “I could not convince Mr. Kinnear to have anything else,” said Irene Demas, 69, who … Read more

‘Devastated’ Kevin Costner Honors Ray Liotta With Perfect ‘Field Of Dreams’ Tale

Film icon Kevin Costner paid tribute to “Field Of Dreams” costar Ray Liotta, who died on Thursday at the age of 67. As it turns out, one memorable moment in the beloved baseball film wasn’t planned. It just happened, and Costner’s reaction was genuine: Devastated to hear the news of Ray Liotta’s passing. While he … Read more

Bach Played Beautifully on the Baroque Lute, by Preeminent Lutenist Evangelina Mascardi

In the two videos here, see Argentine lutenist Evangelina Mascardi play passionate renditions of J.S. Bach compositions on the rich, resonant Baroque lute. In Bach’s time, lutenists were some of the most widely-admired instrumental players, and it’s easy to see why. The Baroque lute is not an easy instrument to play. Much less so were … Read more

Is Grass Court Video Proof Nick Kyrgios Will Take On Bernard Tomic In $2million Showdown?

Nick Kyrgios has been spotted training on a grass tennis court in Sydney in the wake of rival Bernard Tomic’s challenge to take part in a winner-takes-all showdown worth $2 million. Footage obtained exclusively by Daily Mail Australia shows Kyrgios having a hit at the Hunters Hill Tennis Club on the city’s lower north shore, which … Read more

Ewan McGregor Rules In Star Wars Return

The Pitch: If it’s been a while since you sat down with “the prequels,” as most Star Wars fans might call them, don’t worry: Obi-Wan Kenobi begins with a lengthy reminder of what happened a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, when a once-young Jedi Knight (Ewan McGregor) tried and failed to … Read more

Latest ‘Star Wars’ Series Tries Too Hard, Lacks Force – Deadline

SPOILER ALERT: This review contains details of the first two episodes of Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series. The Force is not strong with Obi-Wan Kenobi. Debuting a few hours earlier than anticipated on Disney+, the first two episodes of the Ewan McGregor starring miniseries are almost all undiluted nostalgia with no wisdom to impart and not … Read more

Jimmy Kimmel Has Some Blunt Advice For ‘Stepmom Porn’ Fan Ted Cruz

“I’m not allowed to fish without a license,” Jimmy Kimmel said during his opening monologue on Thursday. “It shouldn’t be easier to get an AR-15 than a rainbow trout.” The “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host once again went after Republican lawmakers for blocking action on gun control after this week’s mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas that … Read more

RHONJ’s Teresa Giudice hits back at Caroline Manzo after former castmate ripped her as a ‘bully’

The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Teresa Giudice has responded to recent remarks made about her by former castmate Caroline Manzo, who said she wanted to ‘knock the s*** out of her verbally.’ The Bravo beauty, 50, on Thursday spoke with TMZ about the comments Manzo, 60, made about her while appearing on her son … Read more