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Some Mummers strut despite Philadelphia parade cancellation

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scores of costumed performers took to the streets of their south Philadelphia stomping grounds for a New Year’s celebration of Mummers tradition, far from the customary parade rout...

Dolly Parton adds pandemic hero to list of accomplishments

BOSTON (AP) — Dolly Parton is being celebrated in song — a rewritten version of her own “Jolene” — for her contribution to an experimental coronavirus vaccine. Northeastern Universit...

New Taipei to bring traditional glove puppetry back into fashion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents and visitors of New Taipei will be able to relive the magic of Taiwanese glove puppetry on Sunday (Nov. 22) at the Xinzhuang Puppetry Culture Day celebration. ...

Blowin' in the wind: Lost interviews hold new Dylan insights

For nearly half a century, they were blowin' in the wind: lost interviews that contained surprising new insights about celebrated singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Transcripts of the 1971...

John Prine postpones shows due to stent surgery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Americana singer-songwriter John Prine is postponing several shows this summer so he can have surgery to insert a stent to prevent a stroke. A statement on Pr...

Yilan international children’s folk festival kick offs in northeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today ) -- The Yilan International Children’s Folklore and Folkgame Festival is set to commence July 6 at Dongshan River Water Park in northeastern Taiwan, offering visitors an ec...

Leon Redbone, acclaimed 1970s musician, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Leon Redbone, the acclaimed singer and guitarist who performed jazz, ragtime and Tin Pan Alley-style songs, died Thursday, according to a statement released by his family. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 6, the 340th day of 2018. There are 25 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Dec. 6, 1...

Newport jazz, folk festivals secure deal for 25 more years

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Newport, Rhode Island, jazz and folk festivals are ready for an encore. Gov. Gina Raimondo (ray-MAHN'-doh) and Newport Festivals Foundation chairman George W...

Oklahoma town doubles in population for Woody Guthrie fest

OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — Woody Guthrie's Oklahoma hometown has doubled in population as thousands gather for a music festival in honor of the "This Land Is Your Land" singer. The Journal...

Round-the-world sailing race works to protect its racetrack

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Between the kitesurfing and the paddling and the three times sailing around the world in the Volvo Ocean Race, Liz Wardley figures she spends more time on the water than on land. ...

Tiger Mountain Ramble music festival returns to Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan ) News) – Another year has passed, and another Tiger Mountain Ramble music fest is just around the corner. Over the past two years, the venue on Tiger Mountain (虎山) has seen a ...

Tangled Up in Green: Dylan guitar sells for nearly $400,000

DALLAS (AP) — A guitar played by Bob Dylan at notable concerts in 1970s has sold at auction for nearly $400,000. Heritage Auctions in Dallas says a buyer requesting anonymity paid $3...

2017 Zuoying Wannian Folklore Festival brings religious and cultural carnival to southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--The 17th annual Kaohsiung Zuoying Wannian Folklore Festival is taking place on the banks of the Zuoying Lotus Pond (蓮池潭) from Oct. 7 to Oct. 14, featuring light shows, stage perf...

Filmmaker Murray Lerner, who shot Dylan going electric, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, who captured Bob Dylan going electric at the 1965 Newport Jazz Festival and preserved legendary musical acts like Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Le...