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Can you listen to music on Tannis Esther? (are haircuts allowed? it was asked but I want to know if Tannis esther is different as it seems to be Less of a fast?)

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You may litsen to music on Taanis Esther

On Taanis Esther one is permitted to bathe, listen to music, and to wear new clothing. Taanis Esther is different than the other fast days because it is unrelated to the destruction of the Bais Hamikdash. S’U Siach Yitzchok 360, Piskei Tshuvos 686:2:6

http://matzav.com/hilchos-purim-carrying-the-megillah-on-shabbos

You may take a haircut on Taanis Esther

http://www.dailyhalacha.com/Display.asp?PageIndex=4&ClipID=1969

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Shkoach for the SHUT for my Huntch –  SimchasTorah Mar 18 '11 at 19:08
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