Mo Willems named Kennedy Center artist-in-residence

NEW YORK (AP) — Children's author and illustrator Mo Willems sees creativity as part of a grownup's job. "Having a child is an opportunity to be silly again," says Willems, who has b...

A new collection of essays by Janet Malcolm

"Nobody's Looking at You: Essays" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Janet Malcolm It would be frightening to be interviewed by Janet Malcolm. But the same qualities that make her such ...

Landmark String Quartet: bringing fun to Classical music in Taiwan and beyond

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Live piano concerts and orchestral performances rarely register on the agenda of young people in 2019. Concert halls are seldom the domain of casual music consumers, an...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2019. There are 330 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 4, 1974...

Philadelphia Orchestra to tour China to celebrate diplomacy

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Orchestra is celebrating 40 years of official U.S.-China diplomatic ties with a new tour. Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin will lead the tour ...

Carnegie celebrates Beethoven with pair of symphony cycles

NEW YORK (AP) — Carnegie Hall will celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth with 35 events next season and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Isaac Stern, who helped save th...

Oscar-winning 'Umbrellas of Cherbourg' composer Legrand dies

PARIS (AP) — Oscar-winning composer and pianist Michel Legrand, whose hits included the score for "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" and the song "The Windmills of Your Mind," has died at age 86. ...

Review: Frances Cone delivers dreampop with a purpose

Frances Cone, "Late Riser" (Living Daylight/Thirty Tigers) Frances Cone's new album "Late Riser" is a brilliant work of modern melancholia that finds the sweet spot between soothing ...

Off-camera at the Globes with Roberts, Ali, Theron

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — It's not only who wins or loses at the Golden Globes, but how stars occupy themselves during the three-hour-plus ceremony and manage to navigate a packed ballroom. ...

Daryl Dragon, of 'The Captain and Tennille,' dead at 76

NEW YORK (AP) — Daryl Dragon, the "Captain" of "The Captain and Tennille," has died. Dragon died early Wednesday at a hospice in Prescott, Arizona. Spokesman Harlan Boll said he was ...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Taipei 101 welcomes 2019 with stunning fireworks, light show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s iconic tower, Taipei 101, marked the entrance of 2019 with the most extravagant fireworks display and light show in the country. According to the Taipei ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Dec. 31, the 365th and final day of 2018. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 31, 1972, Major League baseball ...

Review: In 'Cold War,' a love exiled by communism

It took "Aquaman" two and a half hours just to put a fancy trident in its hero's hands. Pawel Pawlikowski's latest, "Cold War," follows a doomed romance over 15 years and across much of mid-century Eu...

Music Review: Eddie Palmieri's latest will move you to dance

Eddie Palmieri, "Mi Luz Mayor" (Ropeadope) It might be the winter season for the U.S., but Eddie Palmieri brings the sunshine and warmth with his latest album, "Mi Luz Mayor." ...

Taipei announces details of 2019 countdown party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei’s Department of Information and Tourism (TPEDOIT) announced in a Wednesday press release details of the city’s upcoming 2019 New Year’s Eve Countd...