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Indianapolis Symphony Cancels Fifth Week of Concerts

Monday, October 08, 2012

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is canceling a fifth week of concerts as contract negotiations with the musicians union remain deadlocked.

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Venezuela's Hugo Chavez Wins Re-Election

Monday, October 08, 2012

President Hugo Chavez won re-election Sunday, defeating challenger Henrique Capriles and gaining six more years to cement his legacy and press ahead with his crusade for socialism in Venezuela.

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De Blasio: Tax Wealthy to Fund Education Programs

Friday, October 05, 2012

New York Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has proposed a plan to finance education initiatives by raising income taxes on the wealthy.

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Labor Standoffs Silence Orchestras in Minnesota, Indy

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Across the country, symphony and chamber orchestra executives have cited flat ticket sales and slumping private support as they seek major pay concessions from musicians.

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Rochester Philharmonic Facing $700K Deficit

Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, started by Kodak founder George Eastman 90 years ago, is facing an operating deficit that could exceed $700,000.

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Blend of Bikinis and Chinese Opera Stirs Debate

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A stage performance by bikini-clad women wearing headpieces styled after traditional Peking Opera has sparked debate in China after photos were made public this week.

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Feds Remove North NJ Site from Superfund List

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Federal officials say a six-acre plot in northern New Jersey that was once contaminated with radioactive thorium has been officially removed from the nation's Superfund list.

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EU OK's Universal's Purchase of British Label EMI

Friday, September 21, 2012

Universal Music Group can buy the famed British music company EMI but must sell off the company's classical music divisions, say regulators.

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NYPD to Expand Videotape Interrogations

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The NYPD will widen its videotaping of interrogations to include all suspects in murder and sexual assault cases.

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NHL Locks Out Its Players In Labor Dispute

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The National Hockey League locked out its players at midnight Saturday, becoming the third major sports league to impose a work stoppage in the last 18 months.

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Baltimore Symphony Joins Parsons School for Concert Attire Makeover

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is partnering with Parsons The New School for Design to re-imagine traditional concert dress for musicians.

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Russian PM Calls for Pussy Riot to be Freed

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday called for three members of the punk band Pussy Riot to be freed, a sign that the women's release could be imminent since their case comes up for appeal on Oct. 1.

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Emails Show AG's and Comptroller's Offices Discussed Lopez Harassment Case

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

There was greater and earlier discussion than previously reported between the state comptroller's office and the Assembly majority's counsel as he sought advice in quietly settling a $103,000 sexual harassment claim against a Democratic assemblyman, according to emails obtained by The Associated Press.

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Minnesota Woman Loses Music Downloading Appeal

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Minnesota woman accused of sharing songs online owes record companies $222,000 for willful copyright violations, a federal appeals court said Tuesday.

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US Officials Probing Possibility of Planned Attack on Consulate

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

U.S. officials say the Obama administration is investigating whether the assault on the U.S. consulate in Libya was a planned terrorist strike to mark the anniversary of 9/11, and not a spontaneous mob enraged over a anti-Islamic YouTube video. 

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Tough Task for Those Compensating Ill 9/11 Workers

Friday, September 07, 2012

Sheila Birnbaum is known in legal circles across New York as the "queen of torts" for her prowess in sorting out complicated cases. But she may be up against her most daunting task to date.

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Asking for 2nd Term, Obama Says Nation Will Recover

Thursday, September 06, 2012

His re-election in doubt, President Barack Obama conceded only halting progress Thursday night toward fixing the nation's stubborn economic woes, but vowed in a Democratic National Convention finale, "Our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met."

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Atlanta Symphony Locks Out Musicians Amid Labor Dispute

Thursday, September 06, 2012

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's upcoming season could be in jeopardy amid an ongoing labor conflict between the organization and its musicians.

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Civil War Events Feature Minstrel Song Revival

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Visitors to some Civil War anniversary events are hearing another long-silenced sound amid the cannon fire.

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Citigroup Agrees to Pay $590M in Shareholder Suit

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Citigroup has agreed to pay $590 million to settle legal claims by shareholders that its executives misled them about the bank's growing problems before the financial crisis.

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