Taiwan wind orchestra to hold tribute concert for LGBT rights activists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Rainbow City Symphonic Band will perform a live concert titled "HEROES" on Saturday (Sept. 19) to honor individuals who have advocated for the LGBT community...

Grammy-nominated composer William Pursell dies at age 94

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — William “Bill” Pursell, a Grammy-nominated composer who worked as a Nashville studio musician with artists like Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan, has died. He was 94. ...

Hungarian researcher wins award for procedure that could cure blindness

A Hungarian researcher has won the Körber Prize for European Science 2020 in Hamburg, Germany, earning him a €1 million ($1.18 million) check in the process. Botond Roska, who works in the Swiss...

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Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 7, the 251st day of 2020. There are 115 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Septemb...

Ronnie Kole, New Orleans pianist, dead at 89

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ronnie Kole, an acclaimed New Orleans pianist who performed across the globe, has died. He was 89. His death Thursday night was announced on his website and the R...

Polanski's request to restore film academy membership denied

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Tuesday denied Roman Polanski's request to restore his membership in the organization that bestows the Academy Awards two years after he was expelled from it for raping a...

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Today in History Today is Thursday, Aug. 20, the 233rd day of 2020. There are 133 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Augus...

Mormons cool to Trump are finding new influence in Arizona

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Yasser Sanchez has twice worked to defeat Joe Biden’s bids for the vice presidency by building support for Republican candidates among his fellow members of the Church of Jesus Chri...

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Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 16, the 229th day of 2020. There are 137 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August ...

Austerity Games of 1948 revive Olympic spirit after WWII

After the controversial 1936 Berlin Games, it was important to believers in the Olympics that the first games after World War II be held without political and racial propaganda. Who ...

Bent Fabric, Danish Grammy-winning composer, dies at 95

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Grammy award-winning composer and pianist Bent Fabricius-Bjerre, known internationally as Bent Fabric, who had an international hit in 1962 with the tune “Alley Cat,”...

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Today in History Today is Thursday, July 23, the 205th day of 2020. There are 161 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 2...

Polish culture attracts appreciation in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Going abroad is not the only option for getting a taste of foreign culture, as Taiwanese are set to enjoy the rich culture of Poland through the European nation's lite...

Australian court upholds Geoffrey Rush's defamation payout

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian court on Thursday rejected a newspaper publisher’s appeal against Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush’s $2.9 million Australian dollars ($2 million) payout for d...

Lives Lost: Indonesian doctor's musical passion led to love

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Michael Robert Marampe knew what he wanted to be since he was a kid: a doctor and a pianist. He became both, and his passion for music even led him to his fiancée — a woman h...