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Muddy Basin Ramblers celebrate Christmas

By Diane Baker

Muddy Basin Rambler fans and the swing dance community are polishing their spats and practicing their steps ahead of the band’s concert at a Christmas party at the Mega City shopping mall in New Taipei City’s Banciao District (板橋) on Tuesday. The six-man group which wasFULL STORY

Who’s been naughty this year?

By Dana Ter

Standup comedy is like flirting, says Kurt Penney. “You reveal bit by bit, but don’t give it all away,” he says. Penney tells the Taipei Times that he wanted to keep vulgarity to a minimum for the Christmas Standup Comedy Show, so he handpicked the lineupFULL STORY

Farewell at 30

By Ho Yi

It was 1990 and Taiwanese society was undergoing an intense phase of democratic development amid surging social and political forces after the end of Martial Law. The Wild Lily Student Movement (野百合學運) saw thousands of students gathering in front of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall toFULL STORY

Live Wire: Rockabilly weekend and the ongoing live house problem

By David Frazier

Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry probably never dreamed the hits they released in the 1950s would go on to form the core repertoire of a band of greasy haired Hong Kong hepcats more than half a century later. The Boogie Playboys claim to be theFULL STORY

Events and entertainment listings

By Ho Yi

Contemporary Legacy Taipei hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight’s spotlight is on acclaimed Aboriginal singer Samingad (紀曉君). Tomorrow night, there’s live music from veteran rockers The Chairman (董事長樂團). ■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Center Five Hall (中五館), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, TaipeiFULL STORY

Art exhibition listings

By Dana Ter

Joy Luck’s Mirror Garden (喬‧伊拉克希的鏡花園) is a Taiwanese artistic rendition of Amy Tan’s novel The Joy Luck Club. The premise of the joint exhibition that includes Dong Fang-lan (董芳蘭), Yang Pi (楊碧), Hesper Lang (郎亞玲), Cloudy Lin (林小雲), Cecilia Yen (顏司音), Tsai Hai-ju (蔡海如) andFULL STORY

International Christmas

By Dana Ter

Many of you are secretly pining for an iPhone 6 or a new boyfriend for Christmas (I want both). But a quick MRT ride to Xindian (新店), followed by a short bus ride to Wulai (烏來), you’ll realize that another world exists outside of first-worldFULL STORY

The Vinyl Word

By Olivia Wycech

As the year comes to a close, so does Korner’s Berlin booking trifecta of Ben Klock, Nina Kraviz, and Marcel Dettmann — with the latter headlining tonight’s finale. The small club has been fueled with a new type of vibe these last two weeks —FULL STORY

Exploring culture through dance2014-12-18

By Diane Baker

Dances by Aboriginal choreographers play a prominent role in Taipei this weekend, in shows by the dance department at Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA, 國立臺北藝術大學) and the Pingtung County-based Tjimur Dance Theatre (蒂摩爾古薪舞集). Tickets have been going fast for the annual end-of-the-year shows (2014舞蹈學院歲末展演)FULL STORY

Restaurant review: Liouduei Kitchen (六堆伙房)2014-12-18

By Ho Yi

Situated down an alley off the busy Heping East Road (和平東路) or Dunhua South Road (敦化南路), depending on where you come from, there is an unassuming restaurant serving authentic Hakka dishes to nearby office workers and local residents. As comfort food, the fare at LioudueiFULL STORY

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