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La Vie Boheme: 'Rent' musical celebrates 25th anniversary

NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty-five years ago, stage actors Adam Pascal and Daphne Rubin-Vega had been cast in a new, edgy musical downtown and wondered if anyone would remember it. “Can you...

Chick Corea, jazz great with 23 Grammy Awards, dies at 79

NEW YORK (AP) — Chick Corea, a towering jazz pianist with a staggering 23 Grammy Awards who pushed the boundaries of the genre and worked alongside Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, has died. He was 79....

Olympian City presents Chinese New Year Cultural Extravaganza 4,000-square-feet old street straight out of ancient China

Introduction to the culture of hanfu with virtual fitting via AR technology HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 8 February 2021 - Hong Kong is getting ready for Lunar New Year, one of the most cultura...

Pope seeks to encourage musicians silenced by coronavirus

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday offered encouragement to musicians who have been silenced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, acknowledging many have lost work and the ability to practice to...

Austria Office in Taipei Director recaps 2020 cultural events held in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Director of the Austrian Office in Taipei Roland Rudorfer recapped some of the cultural events hosted by the organization last year, in an interview with Taiwan News. R...

Germany compensates heirs for Nazi-looted Liszt scores

BERLIN (AP) — A German classical music foundation says it has found the rightful heirs of a Jewish woman who was forced by the Nazis to sell two scores by composer Franz Liszt before being deported to...

Brexit hikes costs, hassle for UK musicians touring EU

LONDON (AP) — British musicians are demanding that the UK government faces the music after new post-Brexit regulations failed to consider their unique work lives and left them in the lurch. ...

Lives Lost: Families find solace in memories and mementos

Long after the funeral or memorial, if one was even possible, and long after the condolence cards, the phone calls of support, there is simply the emptiness. That’s when the memories rush in. ...

Ivry Gitlis, a violinist who spanned genres, dies at 98

PARIS (AP) — Ivry Gitlis, an acclaimed violinist who played with famed conductors, rock stars and jazz bands around the world and worked to make classical music accessible to the masses, has died in P...

Salzburg Festival forges ahead with full program for 2021

The Salzburg Festival in Austria is forging ahead with a full program for 2021 after becoming one of the few classical music organizations to manage a limited program last summer. Th...

Musicians from Taiwan, South Korea, Japan to join forces in end-of-year concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three musicians from different countries and backgrounds will unite in the upcoming concert Re-make in Asia on Sunday (Dec. 13) at the National Kaohsiung Center for the Ar...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020

In a year defined by a devastating pandemic, the world lost iconic defenders of civil rights, great athletes and entertainers who helped define their genres. Many of their names hold...

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center begins Taiwan tour

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Taiwan tour will begin Wednesday (Dec. 2) in Taipei. The schedule of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS), whic...

"EAR UP INCUBATION" Hong Kong music mentoring programme shows young local indie musicians a way to build a Hong Kong music ecology

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 1 December 2020 - Now in its fourth year, "Ear Up Incubation" programme invites six local industry masters including Adrian Chow, Veronica Lee, Alok Leung, Gaybird Leu...

Piano virtuoso returns to native Taiwan for twin concerts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Musical wunderkind Rueibin Chen (陳瑞斌) has returned to his birthplace to channel two Romantic era greats, marking the 250th birthday of Beethoven and 180th year since the b...