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...

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Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 1, the 245th day of 2020. There are 121 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Septem...

Taiwan's 'Turandot' biggest performance of the year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A performance of Puccini's opera "Turandot" by the National Kaohsiung Weiwuying (衛武營) Center for the Arts, on Friday night (Aug. 28) was the "world'...

Mozart meets COVID-19: Finnish opera adapts classic piece

HELSINKI (AP) — After being forced to cancel all its spring season performances due to the coronavirus outbreak, Finland's National Opera is opening this fall with an opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ...

Review: In 'Tenet,' a time-bending thriller for bended times

I went in fresh to “Tenet.” I didn’t have any real sense of the plot, yes, but it's more that it had been some five months since I was last in a movie theater. That’s a long hiatus — a dark ages for s...

AP Exclusive: Cindy McCain video on Joe Biden to air at DNC

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Cindy McCain is going to bat for Joe Biden, lending her voice to a video set to air during Tuesday night’s Democratic National Convention programming focused on Biden’s close f...

UK engineers to examine slopes near tracks after derailment

LONDON (AP) — Britain's railway operator says inspectors will be examining track-side slopes after a passenger train derailed following heavy rain and flooding in Scotland, killing three people. ...

Hiroshima survivor recalls working on tram after A-bomb

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Tetsuko Shakuda was a frightened 14-year-old when she resumed her work as a conductor on a tram line in the devastated city of Hiroshima, just three days after the atomic bomb ...

Placido Domingo to receive lifetime award in Austria

SOAVE, Italy (AP) — Placido Domingo will make his first public appearance since recovering from coronavirus to accept a lifetime achievement award in Austria next week. The famed te...

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Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 28, the 210th day of 2020. There are 156 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 28...

Kanye West criticizes Harriet Tubman at his political rally

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West, in his first event since declaring himself a presidential candidate, ranted against historical figure Harriet Tubman on Sunday, saying the Underground Railroad...