Taipei Fringe Festival to feature 500 performances

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Fringe Festival 2019 will feature 500 performances and starts Saturday (Aug. 24), running until Sept. 8. Taipei Fringe Festival (TFF) gathers 131 groups of a...

Fine Art Asia 2020 in Taipei for first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fine Art Asia 2019 and Ink Asia 2019 will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center from Oct. 4-7, while Fine Art Asia 2020 will be hosted by Taipei for...

2019 Made In Taiwan: artists win chance to present in ART TAIPEI

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In the program "2019 Made in Taiwan – Young Artist Discovery" (2019MIT), eight artists have been chosen to participate in ART TAIPEI this October. The M...

5 high schoolers selected as National Student Poets

NEW YORK (AP) — Five 10th and 11th graders have been named National Student Poets and will serve as regional literary ambassadors through readings, workshops and other programs. The ...

TokenBacon revolutionizes Taiwan’s art market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan tech startup TokenBacon has developed the world's first-ever cross-blockchain cloud platform, allowing users to quickly build their own blockchain service. In doi...

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...

Art Exhibition 'Treasure Memories of Desolate Spaces' finds beauty in forgotten places

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The art exhibition "Treasure Memories of Desolate Spaces”is being held at the Yuan Ru Gallery (宛儒畫廊) and is showcasing five artists from Spain and Taiwan, and w...

Mezzo J'Nai Bridges rising fast in opera world

NEW YORK (AP) — J'Nai Bridges says she was "way too young" when she sang her first performance in the title role of Bizet's opera "Carmen." That was back in 2011, when the African-Am...

2019 Songwriters Hall class: Missy, Cat Stevens, John Prine

NEW YORK (AP) — Missy Elliott is making history as the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, whose 2019 class also includes legendary British singer Cat Stevens and country-f...

Plans to expand Detroit's Motown Museum get $500,000 boost

DETROIT (AP) — The Motown Museum's expansion plans are getting a $500,000 boost. The grant from the DTE Energy Foundation was announced Monday by Robin Terry, CEO and chairwoman of t...

Art Taipei 2018 kicked off today at Taipei World Trade Center

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Major regional art event ART TAIPEI 2018 kicked off at Taipei World Trade Center today, Oct. 26, after the opening ceremony was held yesterday with the theme “Indefinite ...

Brexit: The day the music died

Hamburg, August 17, 1960. Unbeknownst to them at the time, The Beatles are about to launch their international career in a tiny club called "Indra" just off the city's notorious Reeperba...

1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After announcing that he'll take the first-ever commercial rocket trip around the moon, Yusaku Maezawa said he wants company for the weeklong journey. The Japanese billionaire said ...

No joke as ex-comic becomes Slovenia's new prime minister

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's new prime minister used to make people laugh. Handling the disparate demands of his five-party coalition government is unlikely to leave much time for jokes. ...

Copyright row reaches European Parliament in Strasbourg

A yearslong battle that has pitted artists against big tech is set to come to a head in Strasbourg on Wednesday, when the European Parliament will vote on whether to update copyright protections for t...