Bartoli Set to Release Castrati Album

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cecilia Bartoli, the world-famous Italian mezzo-soprano, is set to release a major project that explores the Baroque world of the castrati.

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Raphael Drawing to Sell for $20 Million

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Raphael's Head of a Muse may sell for more than $20 million, the art auction house Christie's International announced today.

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Samurai Masterpieces Come to the Met

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A day in the life of a Japanese samurai will go on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Wednesday.

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Students Killed at Pakistani University

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

At least four people have been killed by two explosions on the campus of the International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Scientist Charged with Attempted Espionage

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The FBI arrested a Chevy Chase, Maryland-based scientist, Stewart David Nozette, Monday for attempted espionage.

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Karzai Agrees to Run-Off

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The U.N.-backed Independent Electoral Commission found that President Karzai did not win the Afghan election in August. Karzai has agreed to a November 7 run-off.

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New York Times Will Cut 100 from Newsroom

Monday, October 19, 2009

It was another bad day at the paper of record on Monday.

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ExxonMobil Pays for Groundwater Cleanup

Monday, October 19, 2009

ExxonMobil will have to pay more than $100 million in damages for contaminating six public drinking water wells in southeast Queens.

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Inspections Rankle StuyTown Residents

Monday, October 19, 2009

Tenants at Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village say landlord Tishman Speyer is conducting massive complex-wide apartment inspections and then threatening them with possible evictions.

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Pakistan Military Pushes Al-Qaeda, Taliban

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Pakistan military continued its offensive against Al-Qaeda and the Taliban in the region of South Waziristan on Sunday. Pakistan is trying to wrest control of the region, which is near the Afghanistan border, from the militant groups.

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UN: Afghan Vote Fraud Calls for Runoff

Monday, October 19, 2009

A U.N. panels says roughly one third of the votes won by Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai in the disputed August election should be thrown out.

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WQXR's Washington Report

Monday, October 19, 2009

A tradition of many years at WQXR is the Washington Report, during which David Sanger joins us with a preview of the week's top stories.

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Students Enrolled in Art Courses Fare Better

Monday, October 19, 2009

Students in New York City schools with the most access to arts education and resources had higher graduation rates, according to a report released Monday by the nonprofit group, Center for Arts Education.

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New York Philharmonic Makes Hanoi Stop

Friday, October 16, 2009

During the 1960's and 1970's, Vietnam endured the screech of U.S. warplanes making bombing runs from above. But on Friday, Americans brought far sweeter sounds to the country's capital of Hanoi.

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Swine Flu Vaccine Shortfall Expected

Friday, October 16, 2009

Health officials warned today of a shortfall in swine flu vaccine supplies that could last through at least the end of November.

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El Museo del Barrio Celebrates 40th Year

Friday, October 16, 2009

El Museo del Barrio New York celebrates its 40th anniversary Saturday, October 17.

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Suicide Bomber Opens Fire in Iraqi Mosque

Friday, October 16, 2009

A suicide bomber killed 12 people, including an imam, and wounded at least thirty others in northern Iraq, after opening fire on mosque worshippers Friday during prayers.

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Four American Troops Die in Afghanistan

Friday, October 16, 2009

Four more American troops have died in southern Afghanistan after their patrol vehicle hit an improvised explosive device.

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"Bye Bye Birdie" Opens on Broadway

Friday, October 16, 2009

The 1960s musical “Bye Bye Birdie” opened last night on Broadway for the first time in almost 50 years.

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Pakistan's Police Targeted Again

Friday, October 16, 2009

In another strike aimed directly at Pakistan's police services, at least 11 people have died and 15 have been injured by bombs detonated outside a station in the northwest city of Peshawar.

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