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Legendary singer Bob Dylan performs in Taipei again
傳奇歌手巴布狄倫 本週再度訪台開唱

US singer Bob Dylan performs at a music festival in the UK on June 30, 2012.

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Legendary US singer Bob Dylan and his band are staging a concert at the Taipei International Convention Center tonight. Part of his Asian tour, this will be Dylan’s second show in Taiwan after his first visit more than seven years ago in 2011. The tickets are priced from NT$2,800 (US$92) to as high as NT$10,800 this time.

The 77-year-old anti-war icon has been praised as the most influential US folk singer in the 20th century, and his classics include the 1963 hit “Blowin’ in the Wind.” The singer-songwriter was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016, although his surprise win caused much controversy.

“Bob Dylan does not deserve the Nobel Prize in Literature... Yes, Mr Dylan is a brilliant lyricist. But his writing is inseparable from his music,” commented Anna North, a former New York Times reporter. “He is great because he is a great musician, and when the Nobel committee gives the literature prize to a musician, it misses the opportunity to honor a writer,” she added. (Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)






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