Seoul, South Korea (CNN)Korean boy band BTS have been criticized by a Jewish human rights group for posing in headgear featuring a Nazi-style symbol. In a statement posted on its website, the Simon Wiesenthal Center alleged that the popular K-pop group had posed in hats displaying the Death's-Head symbol of the SS -- the organization that oversaw the Nazi concentration camps. Noting that the group were dropped last week from a planned Japanese TV appearance after one of its members wore a T-shirt that appeared to celebrate the atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Nagasaki, the center's associate dean and director of global social action, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, said that the group owed both the "people of Japan and the victims of the Nazism an apology." The statement also alleged that band members had waved large flags on stage at a concert that were "eerily similar" to Nazi swastikas. The fashion choices made by the group -- and by extension "young generations in Korea and around … [Read more...] about Jewish group says K-Pop band BTS should apologize over Nazi-style hats
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0 Have your say Popular band GRAB return to the Chequers Inn, Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir, for an afternoon of big band music on Sunday. Proceeds raised from this concert will be donated to Magpas, the East of England air and land emergency response service.The gig recognises the fantastic response the service delivered a few years ago when one of the band’s members, Dave Gilham, suffered a heart attack while flying a light aircraft. Dave, who plays tenor saxophone in GRAB, said: “I owe my life to Magpas. As a fit and healthy person I never thought I could be hit with a life-threatening event like this. “When it happened I managed to land the plane safely and the Magpas helicopter was on scene rapidly. They literally saved my life, and I am delighted that the band and its followers are helping me to give something back.”Band leader, Pete Storey, said: “Dave has been our lead tenor sax player for several years. We are glad to be able to … [Read more...] about GRAB Grantham’s Big band to play gig at Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir to support air ambulance service
In pictures: Keith Chegwin in 1993 This week (October 24 edition) in 1978 ... * The Multi-Coloured Swap Shop and co-presenter Keith Chegwin came to Boston.Hundreds of youngsters descended on Carlton Road to see ‘Cheggers’ film for the popular BBC show.“Viewing the scene from a distant vantage point Keith Chegwin could easily have been a 20th century pied pier as he moved from place to place to shoot various scenes, followed by crowds of youngsters,” The Standard wrote.Keith swapped games and toys between local children and also interviewed members of the Boston Divers and Boston Rowing Club.* Box office records were tumbling at Boston’s Classic Cinema following the release of the musical Grease. Viewing the scene from a distant vantage point Keith Chegwin could easily have been a 20th century pied pier as he moved from place to place to shoot various scenes, followed by crowds of youngsters On the Tuesday of that week, admissions hit a new one-day … [Read more...] about NOSTALGIA: Keith Chegwin brings Swap Shop to Boston in 1978 and returns for Big Breakfast in 1993 (GALLERY)
AMERICAN model Alaina Meyer has recently received some media attention thanks to her budding romance with Johnny Galecki. Here's everything you need to know about Alaina and her relationship with Johnny. Who is Alaina Meyer and how old is she? Alaina Meyer is a 21-year-old model from San Diego. The California native previously worked as a fabricator manager, which is a job that often requires ordering materials, recruiting staff and inspecting the work carried out. The pretty brunette's body is full of tattoos and her latest tattoo is the initials of her new beau's initials. Johnny Galecki returned the favour and got Alaina's initials tattooed as well. How long has she been dating Johnny Galecki for? Alaina is 22 years younger than her boyfriend Johnny Galecki who rose to fame as The Big Band Theory's Leonard. It isn't clear when exactly the couple started dating officially. However, Johnny posted a photo of the pair hugging on the beach on Instagram in early August, captioned "my … [Read more...] about Who is Alaina Meyer, how old is Big Bang star Johnny Galecki’s girlfriend and how long have they been dating?
A weekend packed with music and film will mark the publication of a biography of one of Todmorden’s most famous sons on the centenary of his birth later this year. Musician, musical director, arranger and composer Geoff Love, who died aged 73 in 1991, was born in Todmorden on September 4, 1917, grew up and took his first musical steps there on the way to a career which saw him work with some of the world’s top music stars and – selling more than two and a half million albums - become a recording star and showbusiness personality in his own right.Todmorden historian Bill Birch’s new book A Love Affair With Music will be launched amid a weekend of celebrations on September 2 and 3, leading up to the 100th anniversary of Geoff’s birth.The author has granted exclusive sales rights and all profits to Todmorden Information Centre.It tells the amazing - and vividly illustrated - story of Geoff’s parents’ showbusiness background and follows his life … [Read more...] about Tribute to band leader with a big love of jazz