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Sunday, February 24, 2013
German conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch, acclaimed for his musical brilliance and unpretentious leadership of the Bavarian State Opera and the Philadelphia Orchestra, has died. He was 89.
Friday, February 15, 2013
The month-long school bus strike that affected tens of thousands of children in the nation's largest school district ended Friday, after union leaders were assured by prospective New York City mayoral candidates that their concerns would be heard after this year's election.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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Monday, February 11, 2013
The man accused of firing the shot that killed a New York City police officer during a robbery gone wrong has been found guilty of second-degree murder.
Thursday, February 07, 2013
A fire-blowing stilt-walker with the Lyric Opera of Chicago who suffered second-degree burns during a dress rehearsal was released from the hospital Thursday.
Monday, February 04, 2013
MOSCOW (AP) —
The artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet said he knows who ordered an acid attack that left him with severe burns to his eyes and face but won't say, voicing hope that investigators will soon name the perpetrator.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) says $103 million in federal aid is coming to the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation to help with repairs from Sandy.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Afghan Youth Orchestra is to begin a 12-day U.S. tour that includes concerts at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and the New England Conservatory in Boston.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
More than 10 weeks after Sandy brutalized parts of the heavily populated Northeast, the House approved $50.7 billion in emergency relief for the victims Tuesday night as Republican leaders struggled to close out an episode that exposed painful party divisions inside Congress and out.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
BERLIN (AP) —
Simon Rattle will leave his post as chief conductor and artistic director of the Berlin Philharmonic when his contract ends in 2018, he said Thursday.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
MOSCOW (AP) —
Russian opera diva Galina Vishnevskaya, who conquered audiences all over the world with her rich soprano, has died. Vishenvskaya, widow of famed cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, was 86.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Rivera originated some of theater's most memorable roles, including Anita in 1957's "West Side Story," and is currently starring in the ensemble musical "The Mystery Of Edwin Drood."
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) —
The chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts is stepping down after three years on the job.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Kelli O'Hara will be taking a break from singing Gershwin songs on Broadway early next year - to sing Rodgers & Hammerstein tunes with the The New York Philharmonic.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The lights went up again on Broadway Wednesday for the first time since superstorm Sandy hit New York, as entertainers headed back to work in a city still wracked by power-outages and a suspended subway system.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
German composer Hans Werner Henze, whose prolific and wide-ranging work included a wealth of operas and 10 symphonies, died Saturday.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Istanbul (AP) —
A top Turkish pianist and composer appeared in court on Thursday to defend himself against charges of offending Muslims and insulting Islam in comments he made on Twitter.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
New York (AP) —
An opera-loving philanthropist convicted in New York of a multimillion-dollar fraud has been freed on bail to await the outcome of his appeal.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Israel's president has recognized Indian-born conductor Zubin Mehta for his contributions to Israeli society.