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Live Wire: Give peace a chance

By Alita Rickards  /  Contributing reporter

“[The] relationship with new people, old friends…[it’s a] community event,” he said. “People come together in peace.”

Daniel Pearl Day, tomorrow from 1pm to 10pm, Taipei Hakka Culture Park, 2 Tingzhou Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (臺北市中正區汀州路三段2號). Admission is free.

The nine-day long 2012 Taichung Jazz Festival 10th Anniversary Jazz the Way You Are kicks off this weekend with the Jazz Creative Parade, starting at Taichung’s Civil Square at 2pm. Revelers are encouraged to get jazzed up and join in.

The opening concert will feature saxophonist Greg Osby (Playboy magazine’s poll ranked him Jazz Artist of the Year), accompanied by pianist Jangeun Bea. There will be 17 bands playing without a break on the grand stage of the Civic Square including American septette The Cookers, jazz quartet Saxitude, and Emmy nominated The Rodriquez Brothers.

Other events include Jazz Master Class Exhibits, as well as performances on three stages over the next week by bands from 13 different countries, including Taiwan’s own Muddy Basin Ramblers (tomorrow from 4pm to 5pm), the NTU Riot Jazz Orchestra (Sunday 8pm to 9pm) and Dark Eyes Gypsy Jazz Band (Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm).

From tomorrow until Oct. 28, Civic Square (市民廣場) and CMP Block (勤美誠品綠園道正後方), 257-2 Jhonggang Rd Sec 1, Greater Taichung (台中市中港路一段257之2號). Admission is free, please visit www.taichungjazzfestival.com.tw for a full schedule of artists, events and show times.

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