Igor Levit not content to be heard only through piano

NEW YORK (AP) — Igor Levit arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport's Terminal 1 ahead of his first concert at Carnegie Hall's main Stern Auditorium. It was the last day of February and his en...

Polish Office in Taipei hosts film festival to share Poland's culture with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Polish government has been hosting film festivals across the world to celebrate 100 years of the country’s independence, which Poles celebrated on Nov. 11, 2018,...

Andre Previn, Oscar-winning composer, has died at 89

Andre Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach took in the worlds of Hollywood, jazz and classical music, has died. He was 89. His manager Linda Petrikova says P...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 27 The Washington Post on President Donald Trump's former personal lawye...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 3-9

March 3: Singer-guitarist Mike Pender of The Searchers is 78. Movie producer-director George Miller ("Mad Max") is 74. Actress Hattie Winston ("Becker") is 74. Singer Jennifer Warnes is 72. Actor-dire...

Mahershala Ali takes supporting actor Oscar for 'Green Book'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mahershala Ali triumphantly wrapped up this year's award season by winning the best supporting actor trophy at the Academy Awards on Sunday, adding an Oscar to his collection of tro...

Oscars get under way with Queen performance, Regina King win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Queen launched Sunday's Oscars with a medley of hits that gave the hostless 91st Academy Awards a distinctly Grammy-like flavor as Hollywood's most prestigious ceremon...

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 ...