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Met Gala moment | Red carpet proposal sparks cheers, joy

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City love story played out on the Met Gala steps Monday with a proposal. The engagement stopped live celebrity interviews as Met Gala guests turned to loo...

Stolen Taipei tombstone speculated to belong to British POW

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 1945 tombstone bearing an English inscription and speculated to belong to a British prisoner of war has reportedly been stolen. An on-site inspection to determine whe...

Arts groups innovate to battle COVID-caused revenue downturn

Naia Kete, like so many musicians, had her life turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Almost overnight, Kete’s busy schedule of concerts as a solo artist and with her reggae b...

Historic police station in Taipei reborn as art space

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former police station dating back to the Japanese colonial period has been given a new lease on life as a multipurpose art space in one of the city’s most challeng...

Taipei Jazz Festival 2021 to feature award-winning Taiwanese musical artists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Taipei Jazz Festival will feature Taiwanese award-winning musicians and will be held on three consecutive weekends beginning Nov. 27. The jazz festival will sh...

Miniature of Taian Hospital commemorates Taiwanese Cultural Association's centenary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Taiwanese Cultural Association (TCA), the Chiang Wei-shui’s Cultural Foundation has unveiled a 1:18 model of Taian Hospital...

40 workers at Taipei Performing Arts Center test positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Forty construction workers at the Taipei Performing Arts Center (TPAC) have tested positive for COVID-19, forcing a temporary halt to work on the new structure. Taipei ...

Democracy activist brought to life for Taiwanese Cultural Association's centenary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese democracy pioneer Chiang Wei-shui (蔣渭水) has been brought to life through video capture technology as part of the Taiwanese Cultural Association's (TCA) 100th...

Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung to roll out joint street performer registration service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three cities in northern Taiwan are joining hands to make performing in public places easier with a new online registration system set to launch on March 1. Street arti...

Mayor hopes to see Paper Windmill Theatre relocate to Taoyuan, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) would like to see the Paper Windmill Theatre relocate to Taoyuan City after the performance art troupe's studio in New Taipei City b...

The Latest: India reports nearly 10,000 new virus cases

NEW DELHI: India reported a new rise of nearly 10,000 coronavirus infections Wednesday, with a total caseload of 276,583, the fifth highest in the world. The Health Ministry confirme...

Small Iowa city agrees to plan for huge federal ghost town

KNOXVILLE, Iowa (AP) — After watching for more than a decade as a once busy Veterans Affairs campus deteriorated into a sprawling ghost town of crumbling brick buildings, leaders of a small Iowa city ...

Taipei 228 Museum named as cultural asset

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National 228 Memorial Museum and Taiwan's first radio broadcast station, "Taiwan Hōsō Kyōkai" (THK), were named as cultural assets in Taipei by the Burea...

Stars come out for free concert of Taiwanese classics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A free concert of classical Taiwanese songs is set to take place in Taoyuan’s Zhongli District on Oct. 26 and will feature several celebrated singers, according to a...

Taiwan public-private sector efforts revitalize Daxi’s cultural heritage

Remnants of Daxi’s days as a prosperous port abound as one traverses the streets of its downtown area. Located in the northern metropolis of Taoyuan, the district made a name for itself during J...