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Indonesia's popular ska band Shaggydog performs in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Indonesian ska band Shaggydog will make their Taipei debut at the UU Mouth on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. (Nov. 21), according to its website. “We play a mixture of ska,...

Rejoice at Eel Festival showcase of contemporary electronic music in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan, arguably, has not been at the center of much musically since it was at the heart of Mandopop in the 1970s and 80s. It is often bypassed by the biggest stars of mus...

Usher to headline the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show in Las Vegas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Usher has a new confession: The Grammy winner will headline the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show in Las Vegas. The NFL, Apple Music and Roc Nation announced Sunday...

Horror: Deathless muse of the arts

Since time immemorial, horror has found its way into various art forms, whether in fairy tales, books, paintings, sculptures, songs or films. Despite this long tradition, horror has long been denigr...

Nudity, blood and pain: Revisiting Marina Abramovic's work

The UK's Royal Academy of Arts is dedicating a major exhibition to iconic Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic. It is the first retrospective to be given to a female artist in the instituti...

Thirty Seconds to Mars returns with a new album that Jared Leto says will 'surprise' a lot of people

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty Seconds to Mars is back with a new clutch of songs born from the pandemic and collected under a very long title. “It’s the End of the World But It’s a Beautiful Day” is exactly ...

Taylor Swift and her 'Anti-Hero' top MTV VMAs in a show dominated by hip-hop, K-pop and Latin jams

Taylor Swift took home the top prize at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards for her “Anti-Hero” music video on a night full of surprises. “This is unbelievable. The fact that this is a fan-v...

The Rolling Stones announce release date for their new album and unveil lead single, 'Angry'

LONDON (AP) — The Rolling Stones are back, and they've brought a few famous friends. “Hackney Diamonds,” the band's first album of new songs in 18 years, features guest appearances from ...

Venice Film Festival unveils A-list lineup with ‘Priscilla,’ ‘Ferrari,’ ‘Maestro’ amid strikes

Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein drama “Maestro,” Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla Presley movie, Michael Mann’s “Ferrari,” David Fincher’s “The Killer” and Ava DuVernay’s “Origin” will make their world de...

Tony Bennett left his heart to generations of music fans

NEW YORK (AP) — What do Paul McCartney, Queen Latifah, Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder have in common? Oh, and Aretha Franklin, k.d. lang, Bono and Billy Joel. Not to mention Carrie Underwoo...

Tony Bennett, masterful stylist of American musical standards, dies at 96

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Bennett, the eminent stylist whose devotion to classic American songs and knack for creating new standards graced a decadeslong career that brought him admirers from Frank Sinatra...

Tony Bennett, masterful stylist of American musical standards, dies at 96

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Bennett, the eminent and timeless stylist whose devotion to classic American songs and knack for creating new standards such as "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" graced a decades...

How the ‘Barbie’ soundtrack came together, according to mastermind Mark Ronson

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Ronson is showing off his Barbies. Scattered throughout his studio, the executive producer of the “Barbie” soundtrack — and a musical polymath known for his work ...

Who will have the 2023 song of the summer? We offer some predictions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sun is shining, the beach is calling, and school is out: It’s time to prepare the song of the summer. Often, there’s a clear champion: In 2017, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Y...

Pop star Kesha and producer Dr. Luke settle longstanding legal battle over rape, defamation claims

NEW YORK (AP) — Pop star Kesha and producer Dr. Luke have settled nearly a decade of suits and countersuits over her accusation that he drugged and raped her and his claim that she made it up and defa...