Ho-Hai-Yan Gongliao Rock Festival to kick off at New Taipei beach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ho-Hai-Yan Gongliao Rock Festival 2019 will take place Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 at New Taipei City's Fulong Beach, featuring both international and Taiwanese performing arti...

Gaza artists call on Eurovision singers to boycott Israel

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian artists are calling on Eurovision song contest contestants to boycott the international music competition that Israel is hosting next week. T...

Philadelphia Orchestra to tour China to celebrate diplomacy

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Orchestra is celebrating 40 years of official U.S.-China diplomatic ties with a new tour. Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin will lead the tour ...

Taiwanese guitarist wins international competition in Poland

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese guitarist Lin Chia-wei (林家瑋) has won the 17th International “Jan Edmund Jurkowski” Guitar Competition in Tychy, Poland. Musicians from 10 differen...

Young Taiwanese pianist Chen Kuan-wei earns award at German music competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – 18-year-old Taiwanese pianist Chen Kuan-wei (陳冠偉) received third place at Germany's national music competition for children and adolescents, "Jugend musiziert,&qu...

175 museums, cultural venues across Taiwan free to public today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To celebrate Oct. 17 Taiwan Culture Day, 175 museums and cultural venues will be free and open to the public today, announced the Ministry of Culture (MOC) yesterday (Oct. 16)....

Taiwan choirs win gold at Musica Eterna Roma international choir competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two Taiwanese choir groups won a combined four gold awards at the 9th Musica Eterna Roma international choir competition in Rome, Italy during July 11-15, reported CNA. ...

Eurovision Song Contest brings its brassy beat to Lisbon

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Rehearsals are underway for the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest, which kicks off this weekend in Portugal and ends with the final in Lisbon on May 12. The annual...

Norwegian soprano is on the brink of stardom

WEXFORD, Ireland (AP) — From the moment Lise Davidsen bursts onstage midway through Act 1 of Cherubini's opera "Medea," the other characters don't stand a chance. It's not just that ...

Ludacris promises 'a lot of tears' on YouTube music series

NEW YORK (AP) — Ludacris is hoping the new music competition series he's hosting on YouTube will take an aspiring artist and "catapult them to superstardom." The "Vitamin D" rapper i...

Pianist from Taiwan wins third place in Vienna International Piano Competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese pianist named Wu Kuan-han (吳冠漢) won third place in the Vienna International Piano Competition, according to reports from the Central News Agency. Wu said on...

'Roseanne' returning to ABC, Katy Perry to join 'Idol'

NEW YORK (AP) — "Roseanne," one of TV's rare working-class comedies, will return to ABC two decades after it wrapped its hit run and with star Roseanne Barr and the rest of the cast intact, the networ...

ABC announces revival of 'American Idol' next season

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC announced a deal Tuesday to revive "American Idol," only a year after the powerhouse music competition aired its 15th and last season on Fox. The show that domina...

YouTube announces music competition series for emerging acts

NEW YORK (AP) — YouTube is launching a new music competition series for emerging artists featuring Backstreet Boys, Demi Lovato and Jason Derulo. Ryan Seacrest Productions and Endemo...

Croatian piano sensation to perform in Taipei

Croatian pianist Maksim Mrvica, who is known for fusing pop and techno sounds with classical music, will hold a concert in Taipei on Tuesday. Mrvica will perform a compilation of classical a...