Arts and culture

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The cult TV show “Gilmore Girls,” which featured a cast of fast-talking, quirky characters from Connecticut, is coming back later this year thanks to Netflix. But before then, there will be the three-day Gilmore Girls festival this fall.

Pokémon Go has become one of the most downloaded apps in history, but where did it come from? Kevin Matyi explains the history of anime.

Japanese animation, also known as anime, has existed since the early 1900s; however, it only gained popular attention when shows like “Astro Boy” and “Speed Racer” came out in the 1960s.

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There are questions that might stump even the most dedicated country music fan: Who kickstarted the country music industry in the 1920s, even before big names like Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family? And why is this Texas musician buried in Bridgeport, Connecticut?

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The Los Angeles Jewish Symphony and its artistic director, Dr. Noreen Green, present "Let's Play, LA!" on Sunday, August 21, at the Ford Theaters. The concert features pieces by renowned Jewish composers for film and video games, including the world premiere of "Zingaro," a viola concerto by Garry Schyman, who's best known for his video game soundtracks, including the Bioshock series.

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One of the most anticipated games this year is the underwater  experience, Abzu, from Giant Squid, a small studio that includes Matt Nava, one of the creators of the influential game, Journey. Award-winning composer Austin  Wintory  whose credits include Assassins's Creed Syndicate and Journey, is also on board to provide a beautiful soundtrack that compliments Abzu.  It's been a multi-year adventure, but the wait is finally over! Abzu released on August 2nd to rave reviews.