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A subdued year for Germany's Carnival, thanks to the virus

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s renowned Carnival celebrations got underway Thursday but without any of their usual raucous revelry. Parades, street festivals and other large gatherings were...

Vice president pays tribute to Taiwan's late puppet master

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) visited the Li Tian-lu (李天祿) Hand Puppet Museum earlier this week to pay tribute to the late Taiwanese puppet master. According to a s...

Google celebrates Taiwanese puppet master's 110th birthday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Google Doodle launched an illustration on Dec. 24 celebrating Taiwanese veteran puppeteer Li Tian-lu's (李天祿) 110th birthday. Born in Taipei in 1910, Li was a master...

New Taipei to bring traditional glove puppetry back into fashion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents and visitors of New Taipei will be able to relive the magic of Taiwanese glove puppetry on Sunday (Nov. 22) at the Xinzhuang Puppetry Culture Day celebration. ...

Barrett ads tied to interest groups funded by unnamed donors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The expected confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday is the culmination of a decadeslong coordinated effort by a constellation of conservative groups, f...

Taiwan presidential office to launch three-day Dragon Boat Festival celebration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese Presidential Office will launch a three-day event June 25-27 to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, featuring watermelon-balancing, traditional theatrical an...

Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut, accordin...

Southern Branch of Taiwan's National Palace Museum launches summer art events for families

CHIAYI (Taiwan News) — The Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum (SBNPM) is hosting a series of free events in the “Summer Family Art Months” from July to September 1. SBN...

Yunlin International Puppet Theater Festival in Taiwan takes the stage Oct. 6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2018 Yunlin International Puppet Theater Festival ( 2018 Yunlin International Puppet Festival) is taking place at the Agricultural Expo Ecological Park in Huwei Town...

Students in Vietnam awed by Taiwanese glove puppetry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A group comprising members from Chiayi-based SamadhiTang Creative Puppetry Troupe (三昧堂) and Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages embarked on a trip to Vietnam on July 9...

Video by American grad student covers all the 'Things to do in Taipei'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An American master's student currently living in Taipei has created a humorous video introducing many of the major sights and sounds of Taiwan's capital city. Andrew...

Taiwan President joins Taiwan independence activist's centennial birthday celebration

TAIPEI (Taiwan) – Dozens of pro-independence civil groups assembled on Ketagalan Boulevard on Sunday, promoting their political agenda and activities. Next to their stalls was the main stage whe...

Multilingual Taiwanese glove puppet shows win hearts at home and abroad

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After SamadhiTang Creative Puppet Troupe gained initial attention through their debut exhibition in Chiayi’s Koji Pottery Museum in 2011, they began receiving invita...

Bringing new life to traditional glove puppet theater with passion and creativity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – SamadhiTang Creative Puppet Troupe (三昧堂創意木偶團隊) is a glove puppet theater troupe formed not by professional puppeteers or puppet makers, but by a group of enthusiasts whose...

Yunlin International Puppet Arts Festival to be held Oct. 7-14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The 2017 Yunlin International Puppet Theater Festival will be held in the county's Huwei Township from Oct. 7-14, reported CNA. Running since 1999, this year's fest...