Upcoming events in Taipei, Jan. 12 - 20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Moving towards the middle of the first month of 2019, there are still plenty of activities and events happening in Taipei to pique everyone's interests. Saturday, J...

Filipino 'Rapdutan' concert for charity to be held in Hsinchu, Taiwan Feb. 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A local Filipino group is organizing a rap concert that will feature popular rap artists from the Philippines, as well as tattoo artists over the Lunar New Year holiday in nort...

California's Newsom to rebuke White House in inaugural

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Incoming California Gov. Gavin Newsom will draw immediate battle lines Monday with President Donald Trump in his inaugural address, portraying California's "progressive, prin...

From Brown to Newsom, California to see new style, substance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Gov. Jerry Brown cedes power to Gavin Newsom, it will be the first time since 1887 that California has had consecutive Democratic governors. But California isn't getting...

American hip hop impresario fined for sex assault in UK

LONDON (AP) — An American hip hop impresario and fashion designer has been fined for sexual assault after pleading guilty in a London court. ASAP Bari, whose real name is Jabari Shel...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, January 4 - 13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For those of you looking for something interesting to do in Taipei the start of 2019, here are a few options to consider over the next week, Jan. 4 to Jan. 13. The offi...

With Dr. Dre behind him, Anderson .Paak is feeling epic

NEW YORK (AP) — Getting Dr. Dre to produce his entire album had Anderson .Paak feeling like "the prodigal son," as he put it, since it's rare that you'll find Dre overseeing an entire music project th...

Ailey troupe marks 60 years by looking back at its founder

NEW YORK (AP) — The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrates its 60th anniversary this season, and it's marking the moment by looking back at its late founder, who grew up in poverty in the rural...

Pusha T on winning in 2018, Grammy nom, Drake and Kanye West

NEW YORK (AP) — Pusha T has been on a winning streak. In a year where rap easily dominated as music's top genre, Pusha T's 21-minute, seven-track "Daytona" album moved the needle and...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, December 14 -23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As everyone gears up for the holidays, many are no doubt looking to do a little shopping and have a little fun over the upcoming weeks. For those in the Taipei area, the u...

AP's top 2018 albums: Janelle Monae, Kacey Musgraves, J Cole

NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 albums of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu. 1. Janelle Monae, "Dirty Computer": When Janelle Monae released the masterfully brillia...

Wang Leehom to perform free concert in Taipei's Da'an Forest Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese-American pop superstar Wang Leehom (王力宏) will perform a free concert at Da’an Forest Part in Taipei City on Jan. 1, 2019. The concert will begin at 6:00...

Thank U, Next: Grammy snubs and other interesting facts

NEW YORK (AP) — Fourteen things worth noting about Friday's nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards, from snubs to first-time nominees: _______ THANK U, NEXT ...

Russian rappers, other artists targeted in crackdown

MOSCOW (AP) — When the Russian "dark rave" duo Nastya Kreslina and Nikolay Kostylev stepped off the train for their gig in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, the police were waiting on the frozen platf...

Funk band buys Tipitina's, famed New Orleans music club

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The famed New Orleans music club Tipitina's has been bought by a funk band that has performed there for more than two decades. The five members of Galactic closed ...