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Obama Campaign, DNC Returns Corzine Contributions

Friday, December 23, 2011

President Barack Obama's campaign and the Democratic National Committee have returned more than $70,000 in campaign contributions from New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine following the collapse of MF Global, Corzine's financial firm, officials said Friday.

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NJ Office Cleaners Union Authorizes Strike

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Members of a union representing 7,000 office cleaners in New Jersey have voted to authorize a strike if they can't reach an agreement with a group of cleaning companies on a new contract.

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Suspect in Rutgers Case Rejects Plea Deal

Friday, December 09, 2011

The former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man has turned down a plea deal that would have kept him out of prison and sought to prevent his deportation.

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NY Prosecutor Says Composer Scammed for $20M

Thursday, December 08, 2011

A Chappaqua man was indicted last week in a scam targeting Roger Davidson, a pianist and composer from Katonah, NY. The scam stretched over six years.

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Ken Russell, Film Director of Composer Biopics, dies at 84

Monday, November 28, 2011

The iconoclastic British director, whose death aged 84 was announced Monday, made films about Tchaikovsky, Mahler and Liszt.

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Congress Calls on Corzine to Testify on MF Global

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jon Corzine has been called to testify at a Congressional hearing over the collapse of financial firm MF Global.

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Sound of Music comes to Salzburg

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Move over Mozart. Toes in Salzburg are tapping to a new beat as residents finally embrace the Hollywood musical that put them on the map nearly half a century ago.

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LA Takes Baton as Flagship for Youth Orchestras

Monday, November 14, 2011

With Gustavo Dudamel at the forefront, LA has emerged as the national flagship of the US version of El Sistema, which in just four years has grown to encompass programs in more than 50 cities.

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EMI Being Broken Up, Sold for $4.1 Billion

Saturday, November 12, 2011

EMI Group Ltd., the iconic British music company that is home to Simon Rattle, Sarah Chang and The Beatles is being split and sold for $4.1 billion.

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James Levine Withdraws from 'Götterdämmerung' at Met

Friday, November 04, 2011

James Levine has canceled conducting the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Wagner's Goetterdaemmerung and is in danger of missing an entire season at the company for the first time since he made his debut in 1971.

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German Minister Combats Road Rage with Mozart

Friday, November 04, 2011

Germany's transport minister is sharing one of his own stress-reducers - the slow movements of Mozart's piano concertos - with drivers in hopes the soothing music will help reduce road rage.

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Radio Giant Norman Corwin Dies in California at 101

Thursday, October 20, 2011

During a career that spanned more than 70 years, Norman Corwin wrote, produced and directed for radio, television, film and the stage.

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Philly Orchestra, Musicians Approve New Contract

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Philadelphia Orchestra said a new collective bargaining agreement has been reached between the orchestra association and its musicians union.

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Stephen Sondheim to Receive New York City Arts Award

Monday, October 10, 2011

Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will receive New York City's highest honor for achievement in the arts.

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Supreme Court Invokes Copland, Hendrix in Copyright Case

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg invoked Aaron Copland. The chief justice countered with Jimi Hendrix.

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UK Professor 'Reconstructs' Lost Beethoven Piece

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A composition by Beethoven that was discarded and unheard for over 200 years has been reconstructed, a British university said Wednesday.

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Philadelphia Orchestra, China Announce Partnership

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Nearly four decades after becoming the first American symphony to tour Communist China, the Philadelphia Orchestra announced it will embark on a cultural exchange to find and nurture young Chinese musicians and composers.

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Cash-strapped Philly Orchestra, Philly Pops split

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Peter Nero and the Philly Pops have agreed to end their six-year business partnership, according to documents filed Monday in federal bankruptcy court.

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South Korean Maestro Conducts North Korean Orchestras

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

North Korea says a prominent South Korean maestro has conducted two orchestras in the North in a sign of easing tensions between the countries.

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Rome Opera Irked at Luisi's Last-Minute Exit

Monday, September 12, 2011

Rome's Teatro dell'Opera says Fabio Luisi's last-minute bolting from his engagement to conduct Elektra so he could conduct at New York's Metropolitan Opera hurts the world of lyric opera.

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