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New Yorkers React to Weiner's Gains in Polls

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Two polls are showing former Rep. Anthony Weiner gaining ground among the city's Democrats in his bid for the party nomination in the New York City mayoral race.

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La Scala Names New General Manager

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

La Scala's board of directors has named the artistic director of the Salzburg Festival Alexander Pereira as the opera house's new general manager.

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Christie Calls Special Election in Oct. for Lautenberg Seat

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he wants to hold a special election in October to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by Frank Lautenberg's death on Monday.

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NY Indictment Filed in $6 Billion Money-Laundering Case

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The founder of an online currency transfer business was indicted in the United States along with six other people in a $6 billion money-laundering scheme described as "staggering" in its scope, authorities said Tuesday.


Nazi-themed Tannhauser Creates Scandal in Germany

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

A production of Tannhauser is causing a stir because of Nazi-themed scenes showing people dying in gas chambers and members of a family having their heads shaved before being executed.

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Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Threatens to Quit

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Osmo Vanska says he will resign as music director if the orchestra loses a prestigious concert at Carnegie Hall in November because of the ongoing lockout.

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Play Behind Bars

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Members of one of the classical music world's most celebrated orchestras will perform Sunday behind bars. Looking on will be celebrated conductor, Riccardo Muti.

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Philadelphia Orchestra Announces China Tour

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Forty years after it became the first U.S. orchestra to visit China, the Philadelphia Orchestra is planning to go back with a new tour and new program.

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Feud Between Paul Krugman and Estonian President Now an Operetta

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Tired of grumbling about economic austerity? Maybe it's time to sing about it.

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North Korea Warns Military Cleared to Wage Nuke Attack

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Ratcheting up the rhetoric, North Korea warned early Thursday that its military has been cleared to wage an attack on the U.S. using "smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear" weapons.


NY May Collect Taxes on Internet Purchases, Court Finds

Thursday, March 28, 2013

New York's highest court ruled Thursday the state can collect sales tax from out-of-state retailers, rejecting claims by Amazon.comand that the tax law violates the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause.


Tenor Bryan Hymel Wins Beverly Sills Award

Monday, March 25, 2013

A tenor from New Orleans has won the prestigious Beverly Sills Award that signals a star in the works.

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Testimony Continues in Stop and Frisk Case

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


A federal class action lawsuit against New York City’s stop and frisk tactics continued Tuesday, with courtroom testimony from several witnesses who said they were stopped because of their race. These are charges the city has repeatedly denied, countering that such stops are based on crime statistics, not racial profiling. The case is considered the strongest yet against the NYPD policy.


Police: Man Suspected of Upstate Shooting Spree Killed

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Authorities in upstate New York say the suspected gunman in a rampage at a car wash and a barbershop that left four people dead and two wounded has been killed by police in a shootout.


Hundreds Pay Respects to Van Cliburn at Memorial Service

Sunday, March 03, 2013

About 1,400 people attended a memorial service for Cliburn, who died Wednesday at 78 after fighting bone cancer.

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German Conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch Dies at 89

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.

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NYC School Bus Strike Ends After a Month

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.

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Review: Stylish, Quality Headphones Get Popular

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Most people consume their music while on the go these days - in cars, while jogging, in between smartphone calls or while working at a desk. Thousands of our favorite songs are just a playlist away.

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Jury Convicts Man of 2nd Degree Murder in Brooklyn Officer's Death

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.


Burned Opera Fire-Blower Released From Hospital

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.

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