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Taiwan Lantern Festival  celebrates Monkey King
The 2016 Taiwan Lantern Festival (臺灣燈會) kicks off today for the pleasure of the young and the young at heart all across the country. The most brightly lit event of the year is poised to dazzle millions again with its magnificent display of lanterns in the 20-hectare belt running from the THSR Taoyuan Station Square (桃園高鐵青埔站前廣場) to Qingtan Garden (青塘園) until March 6.
 
Ryan Reynolds' "Deadpool" is not only stirring up a superhero craze and making headlines in entertainment news around the world, it has also seeped into crime reporting in Taipei.
 
Personal effects and rare drafts on view at Eileen Chang exhibit
A selection of rare manuscripts and personal effects of celebrated Chinese author Eileen Chang (張愛玲) is on display at an exhibition in Taipei until Sunday. Visitors can tour parts of the writer's home in Shanghai, recreated in the Taipei World Trade Center by Golden Horse-nominated artist Miss Charlie.
 
What if picture books could come to life and we could interact with our favorite characters in a 3D space, or watch as the leaves fall from the trees in the fantasy worlds created by our favorite authors?
 
Themed on the legendary Hongye youth baseball team that wrote a page of Taiwan's baseball history in 1968, an artistic bread creation by three bakers from Taiwan won them the silver medal at the Coupe du Monde de la Boulangerie, or the Bakery World Cup, in Paris last week.
 
The Spring Wave Music and Arts Festival, one of the major events of the Kenting music festival April 2-5 in Southern Taiwan, will move to Taipei this year, the sponsor said Tuesday.
 
Taiwan's street food is one-of-a-kind and is comprised of a rich variety of fresh ingredients, reported Philippine newspaper Manila Bulletin in its gourmet column.
 
Classical music fans in Taiwan can look forward to performances in May by the world-renowned Berlin Philharmonic, which will make its fourth visit to the country.
 
Popular writers and artists from abroad will participate in the annual Taipei International Book Exhibition, including best-selling Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski, whose fantasy series "The Witcher" has won several awards.
 
Grammy-winning jazz singer and pianist Diana Krall is set to hold a concert in Taipei on March 2.
 
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