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National Taichung Theater suspends business bookings
The National Taichung Theater said it will only use the venue for arts performances until further notice, following an outcry over a recent commercial booking.
 
Thousands of calligraphy lovers flock to couplet writing event
National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (國父紀念館 and the Chinese Calligraphy Association, R.O.C.(中華民國書學會) jointly hosted a ceremony for the year of rooster on Saturday, Jan. 14.
 
A lavish Chinese New Year's feast
A favored dish at the Howard Plaza Hotel Taipei (台北福華大飯店) -- the Shaoxing Chicken (紹興醉雞) -- uses specially-selected chicken thighs that are first cooked...
 
A Michelin -recommended Hot pot
Taiwan gourmands won't need to travel to Hong Kong to enjoy King's Garden's acclaimed hot pot this month. The popular stew of meat and vegetables -- which has been shortlisted by the Michelin guide three years in a row and has also been declared the world's best hot pot by CNN -- is available at Regent Taipei's Mihan Honke restaurant from Jan. 11 to 14.
 
Get back to basics and read!
Reading on electronic devices may be convenient, but nothing can replicate the feeling of curling up with a book. To bring back the delight of reading books, EP-BOOKS (益品書屋) revolutionized the concept of traditional bookstores, opening doors in July 2015. The China Post had the pleasure of visiting the bookstore and chatting with chairman Steve Day (戴勝益). Here is an edited version of the conversation:
 
Developing an appreciation for culture
If you have had a chance to walk into the newly-completed "Path to The Future Library" (幸福森林圖書館) at Taipei Municipal XingAn Elementary School (臺北市立幸安國民小學), Daan District (大安區), you probably couldn't help but notice the smiles on the students' faces as they picked out their treasured stories in this nature-adorned, bright and mythically-themed setting.
 
Pop icon A-mei takes Utopia 2.0 to Kaohsiung
Pop icon A-mei (張惠妹) will perform a run of shows in Kaohsiung to mark the 20th anniversary of her entry to show biz, her agency announced yesterday.
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Lin Hwai-min, one of Taiwan's most important choreographers, sustained a bone fracture in a leg during a car accident last week, according to the Central News Agency.
 
The time to act is now
Taiwanese opera celebrity Yang Li-hua (楊麗花) dresses in costumes to promote her latest show, Wednesday, Dec. 28
 
Taichung official promotes arts in verse
Taichung City Government Cultural Affairs Bureau Director Wang Chih-cheng (王志誠), also known as poet Loo Han-siu (路寒袖), has offered his poetry and portraits for free to promote arts in the city.
 
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