Taiwan’s Kaohsiung to host Vocal Asia Festival 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung has taken the baton from the Japanese prefecture of Kagawa as the host of the 2020 Vocal Asia Festival (VAF).. The event celebrates a cappella music, or singi...

Street singing Venezuelan migrant gets chance of a lifetime

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan migrant Alexander Beja has spent the last year singing on the streets of Bogotá to an audience of busy commuters who often walk by without paying much attention. ...

Jerry Lawson, leader of a cappella Persuasions, dies at 75

PHOENIX (AP) — Jerry Lawson, for four decades the lead singer of cult favorite a cappella group the Persuasions, has died. Longtime friend Rip Rense says Lawson died Wednesday at a P...

Indigenous children’s choir from Taiwan shines in German chorus competition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Puzangalan Children's Choir (屏東希望兒童合唱團) from Taiwan has delivered its best ever performance at the 11th International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competitio...

The Stray Cats in mostly fine form on 1st album in 26 years

Stray Cats, "40" (Surfdog/BMG) After 26 years, the Stray Cats are back with a new album. And the seasoned felines are in mostly fine form. The boys who brought rock...

Bamboo works by 2 Taiwan artists on show at Japan’s Setouchi Triennale festival

Two Taiwan artists are participating in Setouchi Triennale 2019—one of Japan’s biggest art festivals—as part of government efforts to raise the nation’s cultural profile overse...

Prayers, hymns, community shared in firelight of Notre Dame

PARIS (AP) — Some kneeled, some folded their hands to make silent entreaties. Others sang with their eyes focused on the sky that had gone from blue to yellow and orange, and filled with acrid smoke. ...

Review: Maverick Sabre's new album is unapologetically cool

Maverick Sabre, "When I Wake Up" (FAMM) English-Irish musician Maverick Sabre doesn't hold back on his new album "When I Wake Up." Sabre writes with purpose and resolve on his third ...

Encore run of 'A Star Is Born' features more footage, songs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Can't stop watching Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's Oscar-night performance of "Shallow"? You're in luck: Warner Bros. is bringing a special encore version of "A Star Is Born" back t...

Ivy League a cappella group cuts Disney song amid criticism

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — An all-male a cappella group at an Ivy League university has pulled a Disney movie song from its act following a student newspaper column that suggested the lyrics helped promot...

5 ways your friendships can blossom on a budget

"Ask Brianna" is a column from NerdWallet for 20-somethings or anyone else starting out. I'm here to help you manage your money, find a job and pay off student loans — all the real-world stuff no one ...

French pair Mahut-Herbert wins French Open men's doubles

PARIS (AP) — Once again, Nicolas Mahut fell on his back on the red clay of Roland Garros. This time it was to celebrate a joyful moment, and not because his doubles partner Pierre-Hu...

Dick Van Dyke and Lin-Manuel Miranda Honored at 16th Annual “Backstage at the Geffen” Fundraiser

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2018--Last night’s star-studded event, Backstage at the Geffen, at the Geffen Playhouse grossed more than $1 million for the theater’s education, outreach and art...

Review: Charlie Puth makes astonishing, glistening pop

Charlie Puth, "Voicenotes" (Atlantic Records) The delay in the release of Charlie Puth's sophomore album has been maddening. He already had a hit with one of the songs, "Attention," ...

Review: Angelic harmonies shine on I'm With Her's new album

I'm With Her, "See You Around" (Rounder Records) Feels like fate must have brought together three already successful alt-folk musicians whose angel voices blend as seamlessly as thei...