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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.

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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 Overstock.com that the tax law violates the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Bolshoi Ballet Chief Heads to Germany After Attack

Monday, February 04, 2013

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.

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Senator Schumer Announces Sandy Aid for Public Hospitals

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.

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Young Afghan Musicians to Tour US

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.

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House Approves $50.7 Billion in Sandy Aid

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.

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Simon Rattle to Leave Berlin Philharmonic in 2018

Thursday, January 10, 2013

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.

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Russian Opera Diva Vishnevskaya Dies at 86

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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.

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