Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 5-11

May 5: Actress Pat Carroll is 92. Actor Michael Murphy is 81. Actor Lance Henriksen ("Millennium," ''Aliens") is 79. Comedian-actor Michael Palin (Monty Python) is 76. Actor John Rhys-Davies ("Lord of...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 20, the 110th day of 2019. There are 255 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 2...

Elton John biopic 'Rocketman' to premiere at Cannes

NEW YORK (AP) — The Elton John biopic "Rocketman" will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month. "Rocketman" will screen May 16 at the French Riviera festival, two weeks befor...

Aretha Franklin makes history with posthumous Pulitzer win

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, becoming the first individual woman to earn a s...

Geoffrey Rush wins case against Sydney newspaper publisher

SYDNEY (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has won his defamation case against a Sydney newspaper publisher and journalist over reports he had been accused of inappropriate behavior toward an act...

Theater performance 'Water Color' returns to Taiwan's Chiayi after breaking big in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The acclaimed multidisciplinary theater performance "Water Color" (水彩) comes to southern Taiwan's Chiayi this month. Water Color was created by head of th...

People living with incurable cancers urge more research

ATLANTA (AP) — Tom Smith hesitated to buy light bulbs guaranteed for up to 10 years, thinking they'd outlast him. Terry Langbaum debated filling a prescription for a $13,000-a-month drug that keeps ca...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, March 29 - April 7

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The warmer weather and recent sunny skies make for the perfect opportunity for outdoor adventures in and around Taipei, and as such, the Taipei City Government has listed ...

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...