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2017 / World famous taiko ensemble KODO to perform at Orange County’s Segerstrom Center, Feb. 8

Kodo — the world’s foremost professional taiko company who have singularly played the most important role in popularizing modern taiko drumming — will present their program DADAN in North America for the first time, visiting 22 U.S. cities between January and March 2017. Forging new directions for the traditional Japanese drum, Kodo will bring...
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2017 / World renowned taiko troupe KODO to perform at Disney Concert, Feb. 7

Kodo — the world’s foremost professional taiko company who have singularly played the most important role in popularizing modern taiko drumming — will present their program DADAN in North America for the first time, visiting 22 U.S. cities between January and March 2017. Forging new directions for the traditional Japanese drum, Kodo will bring...
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2017 / Jazz dance, ballet and hip hop stages “Genesis of Yamato” at Armstrong Theatre, Feb. 3

Ken Dance Company Genesis of Yamato

Under the direction of Kenji Yamaguchi, the Ken Dance Company has brought major stages to the public since 2007. In February 2017, the company will present a three-act stage with more than 10 dancers in Torrance to introduce itself to the Japanese American community. Supported by Jazz Dance L.A. Foundation and veteran dancer and...
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2017 / Zenshuji Temple in Little Tokyo / Live Noh stage, Jan. 16

Forwarded for Zesnhuji Temple in Little Tokyo We are happy to announce that we are starting a new year with new events; 1)  There will be a dedication ceremony of Noh and Tsuzumi to pray for disaster victims and reconstruction in Japan on Monday, January 16th, 2017. It is Martin Luther King Jr. Day....
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2017 / Theatrical live performance from Japan “A Seed: One Wish Can Change the World” at Armstrong Theatre, Jan. 14

Stage A Seed

Tickets are sold out as of Jan. 11, 2017 Theatrical Live Performance A SEED:  ICHI-RYU MANBAI One Wish Can Change the World Jan. 14 (Sat) 2017,  8:00 PM start Armstrong Theater 3330 Civic Center Drive, Torrance, CA 90503 Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation and Magicbell Communications present a theatrical live performance, “A SEED: Ichi-ryu Manbai.”...
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2016 / Play “Blood” at The Complex in Hollywood – political thriller based on Japan’s true story, Oct. 14 – Dec. 18

“Blood,” political thriller based on Japan’s true story, playing at The Complex, Hollywood, Oct. 14 – Dec. 18 Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, Mr. Holland’s Opus) and James Kyson (NBC’s Heroes, voted one of “Hollywood’s 25 Hottest” by TV Guide) join the cast when The Garage (productions) re-opens its acclaimed world premiere...
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2016 / “Madame Butterfly”in 2016: Stage becomes live Ukiyo-e in North Hollywood, Nov. 4 – Dec.4

“Madame Butterfly” is extended to Dec. 2, 3, 4. Famous “Madame Butterfly” story is recreated at a North Hollywood theater by seasoned director Aramazd Stepanian, and Japan-born actors Kazumi Zatkin, Chihiro Kawamura and Yuji Hasegawa who play Japanese roles correctly in Japanese cultural aspect. With Japanese lyrics translated by herself, actress and singer Yukari...
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2016 / Monthly “Cultural News” newspaper Oct-Nov issue: Descanso Garden exhibition, LACMA exhibitions, Scrippis College exhibition

Cultural News 2016 October November

From Editor’s Desk: Dear paid subscribers of monthly “Cultural News” newspaper. Thank you for you patience. The latest issue, October / November issue is just published. The subscribers will be received the new issue in a few days by U.S. postal mail. To those who are not yet paid subscribers, it costs only $30...
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2016 / UCLA presents Shakuhachi concert and talk at Jan Popper Theater, Nov. 8

UCLA Shakuhachi Concert

Forwarded for UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies Blowing Meditation and the Sounds of Fall with acclaimed shakuhachi masters: Matama Kazushi, Furuya Teruo, Kakizakai Kaoru Tuesday, November 8, 2016 7:30 – 9:30 PM Jan Popper Theater, 1200 Schoenberg Music Building, UCLA Free and open to the public Parking in Lot 2, $12 (Hilgard &...
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