Interview: ‘crazy artsy fartsy Japanese dude with a snare drum’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The moniker above is attributed to Kiyasu on a flyer posted to his Instagram to advertise an upcoming tour stop in Quezon City, Philippines. It is likely something many...

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...

The Latest: NRA 'disappointed' by bump stock ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's move to ban bump stocks (all times local): 3:55 p.m. The National Rifle Association is "disappointed" wit...

Chiayi City hosts International Band Festival in southern Taiwan this week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Chiayi city in southern Taiwan is preparing to host the 25th annual International Band Festival this week from Dec. 14 through Dec. 23. There are bands from across Asia...

US promises nearly $17M for survivors of Las Vegas massacre

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is allocating $16.7 million to help people affected by the Las Vegas Strip mass shooting that became the deadliest in the nation's modern history. ...

University of Michigan to livestream Auschwitz music concert

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan plans to livestream the performance of a musical arrangement not heard in concert since prisoners performed it at Auschwitz during World War II. ...

High school students in northern Taiwan show support for LGBTQ community

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Anti-equality referendums triumphing on Saturday (Nov. 24) has left many within the LGBTQ community feeling alone in society, so students at a senior high school in northe...

Michelle Obama begins arena tour in talk with Oprah

CHICAGO (AP) — Michelle Obama has officially begun her 12-stop tour to promote her new book, "Becoming," by sitting for a conversation with Oprah Winfrey at the home arena of the Chicago Bulls. ...

Taiwan to install VR technology at music concert 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minister of Economic Affairs Shen Jong-chin (沈榮津) said that Taiwan is planning to apply virtual reality technology at a music concert scheduled for the Taipei Mu...

Mariah Carey captivates fans at concert in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — “Songbird Supreme” Mariah Carey entertained a crowd of adoring fans last night (Oct. 18) at a concert in New Taipei City. Mariah returned to Taiwan for...

Chinese internet star jailed for 5 days for singing national anthem

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese social media celebrity with over two million fans on live broadcasting platform HuYa will spend five days in jail after singing a Chinese national anthem in a li...

The Latest: Sunrise remembrance for Vegas shooting victims

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on events marking the anniversary of the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured more than 850 (all times local): 6:10 ...

'Tragedy of grand scale': Events mark date of Vegas shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's been a year since the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, and a scheduled speaker at a sunrise ceremony in Las Vegas is calling it a tragedy of grand scale. ...

For Route 91 survivors, 'Country Strong' means community

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — They have the date 10-1-2017 tattooed on their bodies and have memorial walls of pictures in their homes. One woman made a bracelet out of her Route 91 Harvest festival wristba...

Five fireworks concerts to take place on Taiwan’s Sun Moon Lake in Oct and Nov

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Five fireworks concerts are scheduled to take place on Sun Moon Lake, Nantou County in Oct and Nov, according to Sun Moon Lake National Scenic Area Administration.  &nb...