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Taiwan Saxophones from Houli

My friend Clyde pointed out this wonderful article from NPR on the saxophone industry in Houli, right where the toll booth is on Highway 1 just north of Taichung. Taiwan is one of the world’s most important producers of the instrument….
There are a dozen assembly lines — small, family operations like this one — throughout [...]

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WAPO: ChThoniC: A Voice for Freedom

The Washington Post has a wonderful piece on ChThoniC, the Taiwan metal band that is raising our visibility in the US:
It’s all part of an effort to drum up sympathy and support among a younger generation of music fans that may not be aware that Taiwan has been self-ruled since nationalist forces fled there in [...]

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Ozzy Osbourne to Help Taiwan Gain UN Membership

My friend Peter sent me this link to a headline that is not made up folks. Reuters via WaPo has the call:
After 14 failed attempts at joining the United Nations using media campaigns and presidential appeals, Taiwan is turning to a local goth-style rock band backed by Ozzy Osbourne in its quest for membership to [...]

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Jazz Appreciation Month at AIT.

We didn’t have much of a winter this year, but it doesn’t seem to want to let go! If you want an escape from the Soviet-bloc weather we’ve been having, Jerome Keating informs us that Tuesday, April 10, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), as part of its cultural outreach, is hosting a Jazz Appreciation [...]

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