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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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Yo-Yo Ma Among Five Honored by Kennedy Center

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

In what seems like a long time coming, Yo-Yo Ma will get a Kennedy Center Honor. The 55-year-old said he feels too young to be receiving such an award for lifetime achievements.

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Anti-Israel Protest Disrupts BBC Proms Concert in London

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Protesters disrupted a performance Thursday by the Israel Philharmonic and violinist Gil Shaham as part of the BBC Proms, one of Britain’s most venerable concert series.

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Ohio Shop's Classical Music Seems to Cut Down on Loitering

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Shoppers and employees say an Ohio convenience store has fewer people hanging around and hassling customers since the business started blaring classical music.

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Israeli Orchestra Breaks Cultural Taboo, Plays Wagner in Germany

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Israel Chamber Orchestra is set to perform a work by Adolf Hitler's favorite composer, Richard Wagner, in a taboo-breaking concert in Germany.

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Detroit Symphony Musicians, Management Reach Tentative Deal

Monday, April 04, 2011

Six months after a musician work stoppage shut down the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, bargainers for the musicians and symphony management have reached a tentative deal.

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Judge Keeps Gay Marriages in California on Hold

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A federal judge has ruled that gay marriages in California should remain on hold until at least Aug. 18.


Brooklyn Jury Convicts Two Men in JFK Airport Fuel-Tank Plot

Monday, August 02, 2010

Two men were convicted Monday of plotting to blow up jet fuel tanks at John F. Kennedy International Airport, a plan that authorities said was meant to outdo the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and avenge perceived U.S. oppression of Muslims around the world.


Yankees PA Man Bob Sheppard Dies

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sheppard started with the Yankees in 1951. His impeccable introductions of stars from Joe DiMaggio to Derek Jeter earned him the nickname "The Voice of God." He was believed to be 99.

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East Coast Gets Relief from Heat, Not Humidity

Thursday, July 08, 2010

After four days of a steamy heat wave swamped much of the Eastern Seaboard, 80- or 90-degrees sounds pretty good.

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Cal. Republicans Tap Women to Lead Ticket

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Once, California Democrats led the way to a year of the women. Nearly two decades later, Republicans hope it's their turn.


Israel to Expel All Activists by Day's End

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Israel's attorney general says all of the nearly 700 activists on an aid flotilla bound for Gaza will be deported today.

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Oil nears Florida Beaches as BP Tries Risky Cap Move

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

The BP oil slick has drifted close to the Florida Panhandle's white sand beaches for the first time.


Eastern Indian Train Derailed, Killing 70

Friday, May 28, 2010

Suspected Maoist rebels derailed an overnight passenger train Friday in eastern India, triggering a crash with an oncoming cargo train that killed at least 71 people and injured about 200 more, officials said.


Texas Curriculum Swings Right

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Texas State Board of Education adopted new social studies and history guidelines Friday for classrooms in an ideological debate over academic standards that has drawn intense scrutiny.


Scientists Create "Synthetic Cell"

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Scientists say they've made a huge advance in their quest to create artificial life. They've produced a living cell powered by manmade DNA.