Berklee appoints first woman to lead music college

The Berklee College of Music has chosen Erica Muhl to serve as the school's next president, making her the first woman to lead the institution in its 75-year history, officials at the Boston school an...

Taiwan, UK sign MOU on education cooperation

Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) Taiwan and the United Kingdom on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding to advance cooperation in English learning and education. The agreement was signed remotely and...

Boston, Leipzig orchestras extend Andris Nelsons contracts

BOSTON (AP) — Conductor Andris Nelsons has reached agreement on contract extensions with both the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Gewandhausorchester of Leipzig, Germany, the parties announced on Mo...

Amtrak rider-in-chief Biden embarks on Rust Belt train tour

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — If America had an Amtrak rider-in-chief, Joe Biden would be it. The former vice president, who estimates he's logged more than 2.1 million miles riding the rails...

Hybrid Paris Fashion Week, both physical and digital, begins

PARIS (AP) — Christian Dior on Tuesday was the first major fashion house to stage a traditional ready-to-wear runway show in Paris since the coronavirus pandemic hit in March. The s...

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Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 29, the 273rd day of 2020. There are 93 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. ...

The Russian oligarchs of the FinCEN Files

Secret activities of Russian oligarchs, rich businesspeople with connections to the Kremlin, play a role in the so-called Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) that form the basis of the FinCEN Files. The...

Primary could shape future of Delaware's Democratic party

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Voters have a unique opportunity in Tuesday’s primary elections to upset the political status quo and change the trajectory of the Democratic Party in solid-blue Delaware. ...

Derailed train in Scotland hit 'washed-out rocks and gravel'

LONDON (AP) — An investigation into a train crash in northeast Scotland last month that killed three people has found that the train struck a pile of washed-out rock and gravel before derailing, accor...

Taiwan’s symphony orchestras to take stage at 2020 Kuandu Arts Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six renowned Taiwanese symphony orchestras will perform live concerts at the 2020 Kuandu Arts Festival in Taipei to celebrate the country's musical evolution. Enter...

Dallas Symphony among 1st US orchestras to return

Fabio Luisi never expected his first performance as Dallas Symphony Orchestra music director to be in a mostly empty Meyerson Symphony Center. “Who could imagine this planetary thing...

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Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 5, the 249th day of 2020. There are 117 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept....

Art should not be tool for politicians: Prague Philharmonic director

A former Czech deputy culture minister who currently leads the renowned Prague Philharmonic (PKF) said on Friday during a visit to Taiwan that performing arts should not be used as a tool in political...

Belarus: Opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya urges UN to act

Opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya called on the United Nations on Friday to condemn Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's ongoing crackdown on protesters since his controversial re-...

Music world to conductor Seiji Ozawa: Happy 85th birthday

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra, along with several other organizations around the world, is celebrating conductor Seiji Ozawa's 85th birthday Tuesday. The orchestra is e...