Taiwanese Opera in former military waterway

The best of Eastern and Western opera styles was on display Saturday at the Kinmen Tunnel Music Festival, as Taiwanese opera star Tang Mei-yun (唐美雲) and mezzo-soprano Weng Jo-pei (翁若珮) took the stage ...

Belize and Taiwan celebrate friendship with colorful concert

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Review: Queens rapper Homeboy Sandman is back with a classic

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Police: Gang member confesses in mass shooting at festival

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Review: Jim James taps orchestral sound on impressive album

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Country artists bring tears, prayers to CMT awards show

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European countries bust massive illegal filesharing ring

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Singer Gretchen Wilson forced to leave New Mexico hotel

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Library exhibit offers glimpse into Salinger's life and work

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