Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 30-July 6

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 30-July 6: June 30: Actress Nancy Dussault is 83. Singer Glenn Shorrock of the Little River Band is 75. Jazz bassist Stanley Clarke is 68. Ac...

Taiwan NSO features European musicians at National Concert Hall

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) hosts the classical music event “Promenade in Summer Breeze” and has invited a French pianist and a Swiss conductor to per...

Besieged by electric scooters, Paris lays down the law

PARIS (AP) — Paris is cracking down on electric scooters after an anarchic year in which startups flooded the city's streets with their vehicles. The French capital has 12 free-float...

Stylistically scattershot set from piano man Jamie Cullum

Jamie Cullum, "Taller" (Blue Note) Eight albums into his career, Jamie Cullum still deploys the vast musical repertoire of a cruise ship pianist, which he once was. Name a song; he'l...

Modern pianist Boris Giltburg to perform at Taipei National Concert Hall Tuesday night

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese company Newaspect Environment Well Vision Culture & Creation (新象‧環境‧藝之美文創) invited pianist Boris Giltburg for a piano recital at National Concert Hall on Jun...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of June 2-8

June 2: Actress Sally Kellerman is 82. Actor Ron Ely ("Tarzan") is 81. Actor Stacy Keach is 78. Drummer Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones is 78. Actor-director Charles Haid ("Hill Street Blues") is ...

Geoffrey Rush awarded $2 million in Sydney defamation case

SYDNEY (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush was awarded an Australian record of 2.9 million Australian dollars ($2 million) damages by a Sydney judge on Thursday in defamation case against a newsp...

Tough act to follow: Young maestro leads Israel Philharmonic

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — When Zubin Mehta joined the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969, Lahav Shani wasn't even born yet. Now, at the age of 30, the Israeli wunderkind is poised to succeed his ment...

Taipei Zoo animals will be part of audience at special performance of ‘Water Color’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "Water Color" (水彩) will return to Taipei Zoo on July 6 for a special performance, with animals part of the audience, after doing well in China. The acclaimed ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 19, the 139th day of 2019. There are 226 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 19, 164...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, May 16, the 136th day of 2019. There are 229 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 16, 1...

Review: Brad Mehldau tests boundaries on 'Finding Gabriel'

Brad Mehldau, "Finding Gabriel" (Nonesuch) The Bible has inspired a lot of music, none of which sounds quite like this. Shape-shifting jazz pianist Brad Mehldau say...

Gunman told 911 'I just shot up a synagogue' after attack

SAN DIEGO (AP) — As the 19-year-old college student sped away in his 2012 Honda Civic, he dialed 911 and said: "I just shot up a synagogue." He told the dispatcher that he thought he...

Judge dismisses most of suit between Jerry Lee Lewis, family

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed most of a lawsuit in which rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis alleged a daughter had stolen from him. U.S. District Judge Neal ...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, May 4-12

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –There are always lots of activities happening around Taipei, including music, theater, exhibitions, and market events, for people to enjoy. Here are just a few of the inter...