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Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 27, the 179th day of 2020. There are 187 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June ...

'Whale' of an installation on display to boost tourism in S. Taiwan city

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The world’s largest art installation of an orca arrived in Tainan on Wednesday (June 24) and was set down on a grassy field at the southwestern city's Eternal Go...

Taiwanese band Mayday honors medical workers with online concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In honor of all the frontline medical workers who have protected Taiwan during the coronavirus pandemic, popular Taiwanese rock band Mayday on Sunday (May 31) performed a ...

Luminaries Lost: A look at some of the artists lost to virus

A comedian whose faces made generations laugh. The cinematographer behind E.T’s glowing finger and moonlight flight. A jazz guitarist of legendary poise and precision. In the third installment in a se...

Taiwan presidential inauguration concert is going virtual

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The presidential inauguration concert, organized by the General Association of Chinese Culture (GACC), will be broadcast online this year due to the Wuhan coronavirus pand...

Former Bad Company singer Brian Howe dies in Florida at 66

LAKE PLACID, Fla. (AP) — Brian Howe, the former lead singer of the British rock band Bad Company, died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack at his Florida home. He was 66. Howe’s...

Taiwanese sci-fi animation wins recognition at US Independent Music Awards

Taipei (Taiwan News) — A short film produced by Taiwan's 2019 Golden Bell Awards (GBAs) took home an achievement at the Independent Music Awards (IMAs) in the U.S.. Sci-fi short "A-F...

Journey cancels 2020 tour because of coronavirus pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Journey is the latest act to cancel their 2020 tour because of the coronavirus pandemic. The rock band was supposed to kick off their new tour on May 15 but announced...

Alaska book controversy draws attention of hometown rockers

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Members of the Grammy-winning rock band Portugal. The Man are stepping into a banned book controversy in their Alaska home town. After the school board at t...

Working remotely, Russian-style: Ballet practice at home

MOSCOW (AP) — Russians from many walks of life, including Bolshoi Ballet dancers, musicians and a mixed martial arts trainer, are struggling to adapt to self-isolation because of the coronavirus outbr...

Austrian artist's 'absurd' sculptures liven up Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The solo exhibition of Austrian artist Erwin Wurm features his world-renowned series of "One Minute Sculptures" at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM) and will ru...

Indie rock band led by Michael C. Hall spreads its wings

NEW YORK (AP) — This might one day be a trivia question: Which rock band with a celebrity frontman and a very long name was one of the last acts to play live in New York before the city shut down in 2...

OneRepublic's heartwarming video cheers up Taiwanese fans during quarantine

Taiwan News – American rock band OneRepublic recorded a video to cheer up their Taiwanese fans during the Coronavirus epidemic. In the video dedicated to Taiwanese fans, Ryan Tedder, the grou...

Popular Japanese comedian dies from the coronavirus

TOKYO (AP) — Popular Japanese comedian Ken Shimura, who drew inspiration from the American comedic icon Jerry Lewis, has died from the coronavirus, becoming Japan's first known celebrity victim of the...

Global concert industry in flux as coronavirus spreads

NEW YORK (AP) — Multi-platinum rock band Third Eye Blind had never canceled a tour, even when its members “all had salmonella poisoning and we were all green and vomiting,” as bandleader Stephan Jenki...