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Nat'l Taichung Theater to start trial run Friday
The long-awaited National Taichung Theater will start trial operation Friday and will officially open on Sept. 30, with the Taichung government holding a ceremony Thursday to donate the opera house to the Ministry of Culture.
 
Calligraphy master becomes museum director
Internationally-renowned Chinese calligrapher Dr. Chang Ben-hang (張炳煌) has been appointed as an honorable museum director at the China Calligraphy Museum (中國書法博物館名譽館長) in Tieling City, Liaoning Province (遼寧鐵嶺市), China.
 
Scottish-born artist Peter Doig prevails in US painting authenticity court case
A U.S. judge said Tuesday that a celebrated artist was right when he insisted he didn't paint a work now owned by a retired prison worker, a finding that likely ensures the piece will now be worth a fraction of the previous estimated value of US$10 million or more.
 
Satirical cartoons for the avant-garde: Ghana's contemporary art scene
A satirical cartoon depicting a celebrity in Ghana schooling a British diplomat on how to speak pidgin English won laughter and praise from the crowd at a street festival in Accra.
 
US$1.3 mil. Banksy painting destroyed  by renovation work
A one-million-pound (US$1.3 million) mural by British street artist Banksy which mocked government surveillance has been destroyed during building works on the house on which it appeared in 2014, the local council said Monday.
 
Singapore 'Tropical Mirage'
This photo taken Thursday, Aug.18, shows a visitor walking inside a room with an installation entitled "Tropical Mirage" by Onemaker Group during a preview of the Singapore Night Festival.
 
A North Korean defector's life ... in webtoons
When North Korean defector Choi Sung Guk decided it was time to go public with his experiences, he avoided the well-trodden "harrowing memoir" route in favor of a cartoon strip.
 
Tourists and philatelists who have a passion for collecting stamps should stop by a stamp shop in Paris that sells rare postage stamps from all over the world.
 
Taiwan design
Eager to share its designs with the world, Taiwan is no stranger to major events in the cultural and creative industry. To pave the way for going global, the Taiwan Design Center (TDC, 台灣創意設計中心) has collected high-potential brands and products for presentation at the "Fresh Taiwan" pavilion in international shows since 2012.
 
Living in a  'State of Flux'
Held at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum until Sep. 25, "State of Flux" (崩解劇場) highlights the ever-changing landscape where we live, which is affected by a growing number of man-made disasters.
 
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