MONTREUX, Switzerland - British soul singer Sam Smith, freshly recovered from surgery on his vocal cords, delivered a smooth yet punchy concert to jazz fans on Tuesday night in his first appearance on the famed Montreux stage.
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TORONTO - Masayuki Suo, best known for his original Japanese version of the Hollywood hit "Shall We Dance?," has directed a new movie musical that might best be described as "My Fair Lady" in a kimono.
- The Women's World Cup final between the United States and Japan attracted a record U.S. television soccer audience, while Japanese viewing figures were higher than when they won the tournament in 2011.
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PARIS - Chanel has taken its fashion show audiences to a spoof supermarket, a pop-up brasserie as well as a faux street protest to present its clothes. On Tuesday, the glamorous design house took them gambling at a makeshift casino. | Video
LONDON - Two prestigious British literary prizes for foreign fiction announced their merger on Tuesday as part of an effort to get more works translated into English.