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Indulge a passion for opera with Kirker Holidays

Tailor-made breaks and escorted holidays for music lovers, across Europe and beyondOpening at London’s V&A Museum on 30 September, ‘Opera: Passion, …

Fall 2017: Classical Music Events You Should Not Miss This Season | WQXR | New York's Classical Music Radio Station

The fall season for concert-going is upon us. Here are 14 of our picks for fall 2017 from David Patrick Stearns.

Exploring Native American law

<b>“</b> Even if you don't work on Indian law issues after law school, the opportunity to be a law clerk for an actual judge on active cases during law …

Guitarist Stevie Salas Talks 'Rumble' Film & Rock's Unsung Heroes: Native Americans

It has been well-documented in narratives like Ken Burns’ (2001) and (2007) that African-Americans were the primary force behind blues and jazz, …

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James Comey’s Intellectual History

More than three decades before the F.B.I. began investigating whether members of Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign had colluded with the Russian government, James Comey—the Bureau’s recently fired director—envisioned a Russian conquest of America. He was then a senior at the College of William & …

The Met Orchestra Aids and Abets Operatic Dabblers

Mahler, Schumann, Sibelius: All three dabbled in opera, but none produced a stage work that has come anywhere near the standard repertory. So for the Met Orchestra, these composers’ styles are relatively unfamiliar.<p>That seems to have been a guiding premise in the choices of repertory for the …

You can see SF Opera’s ‘Don Giovanni’ for free — here’s how

San Francisco Opera will broadcast its final production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” for some 30,000 lucky patrons — for free — at 7:30 p.m. June 30 at …

Your 2017 Classical Music Summer Festival Guide

Memorial Day is behind us, and while Neil deGrasse Tyson wouldn't say it's <i>technically</i> summer yet (June 21 can't come fast enough!), the warm weather …

Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon’s Long Journey to Top of the Baseball World

<i>From “Can Joe Maddon Win Another World Series?” in the June issue of Men’s Journal.</i><p>Joe Maddon is sitting behind his desk in the Cubs’ spring training …

Trump's 100-days promises: Fewer than half carried out

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sure enough, the big trans-Pacific trade deal is toast, climate change action is on the ropes and various regulations from the Obama era have been scrapped. It's also a safe bet President Donald Trump hasn't raced a bicycle since Jan. 20, keeping that vow.<p>Add a Supreme Court …

Cubs No. 5 hitter Addison Russell: 'I expect to hit every first inning'

The depth of the Chicago Cubs’ lineup keeps No. 5 hitter Addison Russell eager from the first pitch.<p>“I expect to hit every first inning,” Russell said late Monday night after earning his first four-hit game of his young career as the Cubs coasted to a 14-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.<p>“That’s …

After week of rotation struggles, should Cubs be worried?

CINCINNATI -- For anyone who remembers last season, this should sum up the week on the mound for the Chicago Cubs: The only time in 2016 they went at …

Whoa, this guy just discovered a *huge* 16th century Native American city in the middle of Kansas

A Wichita State University professor thinks that he’s found Etzanoa, a lost Native American city in the middle of Kansas. Donald Blakeslee believes …

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Cubs fine with billy goat as part of World Series ring design

The Cubs' decision to put an image of a billy goat on their World Series ring as a nod to the famous curse was either a stroke of genius or silly, depending on your point of view.<p>Outfielder <b>Jason Heyward</b> said he's fine with it.<p>"That's cool," Heyward said. "Kind of get it all out there. It's cool …

Chicago Cubs: 10 game reaction

The Chicago Cubs just completed their 10th game of the season in a 4-2 losing effort against the Pittsburgh Pirates for the first of three games at …

Review: Renée Fleming’s Poignant Farewell to ‘Der Rosenkavalier’

For weeks, the opera world has been abuzz about what the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Richard Strauss’s “Der Rosenkavalier’’ would signify for the career of the superstar soprano Renée Fleming. In recent seasons, she has been retiring her signature roles one by one, and with this …

Swing Sequence: Rickie Fowler

Minor changes aimed toward major results: Rickie Fowler is honing in on greatness. When he linked up with coach Butch Harmon, part of their project was to make his swing less flat for consistency. Study his swing frame-by-frame.

2017 LOTTE Championship Presented By Hershey Opening Rounds Featured Groups | LPGA | Ladies Professional Golf Association

<b>*All Tee Times Are Local Time</b><p>Brooke Henderson, Michelle Wie, In Gee Chun<p><b>Wednesday – 7:44 a.m. – 10th tee</b><p><b>Thursday – 12:39 p.m. – 1st tee</b><p>Michelle Wie, …

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Kosher food modernizes for Passover to lure foodies

As millions of Jews sit down to traditional beef brisket and potatoes Monday, Shirlee Franco is giving her Passover seder a gourmet twist.<p>Serving a menu that includes Chilean sea bass steamed in fresh crushed garlic and white wine, the home chef from Silver Spring, Md., is part of the new wave of …

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A Musical Feast for Passover with Itzhak Perlman

http://www.classicalmpr.org/story/2017/04/10/a-musical-feast-for-passover-with-itzhak-perlman<p>The springtime Jewish holiday of Passover is about …

‘The Tinder Opera’ wants young Americans to fall in love with classical music

Given that many operas last four hours or more, an 11-minute opera shouldn’t be hard to sit through. The fact that it’s on YouTube and chronicles a …

The Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House renovations

The historic theater on North Broad Street is set to undergo a $35 million renovation led by developer Eric Blumenfeld to return it to a world-class concert venue. Follow along here for all of the updates.

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Report: Jay Cutler garnering 'zero' interest around NFL

Since free agency kicked off, not much but crickets has been heard regarding quarterback Jay Cutler. The 33 year-old quarterback was released by the …

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Thailand's blind children's orchestra

The Thai Blind Orchestra is made up of young musicians and is run by a man whose daytime job is managing an elephant conservation centre.<p>It’s one of a very few initiatives in Thailand that gives blind children a chance to learn to play instruments.<p>A BBC team went to meet the group at an open-air …