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What ‘Game Of Thrones’ Characters Looked Like The First Time We Saw Them Vs. Their Death Scene

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The exact figure fluctuates depending on the source, but the number of deaths through five seasons of Game of Thrones is somewhere between a lot and A LOT. In the hundreds, at least. Probably in the thousands if you include faceless, nameless White Walkers and tasty chickens. Not …

Tonbridge mum orchestrates early love of music in babies

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POPULAR: The event has proven a big attraction for Sevenoaks mums and their …


Simon Trpceski, classical music review: Wonderfully original insight

Trpceski’s gift for subtlety of touch and nuances of tonal colouring came into its own during this concert at Barbican Hall, says Barry Millington

Music (UK)

Soprano Hannigan shatters classical music’s glass ceiling

MONTREAL, Nov 27 — With looks often described as straight out of a Bond film, Barbara Hannigan strides on to lead the orchestra dressed in vampy …

Joseph Silverstein, Longtime Boston Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster, Dies at 83

Joseph Silverstein, a conductor and violinist who was concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra for 22 years, died on Sunday in Springfield, Mass. He was 83.

The cause was complications of a heart attack, the Boston Symphony Orchestra said.

An orchestra’s concertmaster is its primary violinist, …


Homeland Is Back, Thanks to a Prescient Focus on ISIS

With its focus on terrorists, counterterrorists, and activist hackers in Europe, the Showtime drama has shed its obsession with emotional contortions and become a crucial dark mirror of our times.

If there were a special Emmy for prescience and conspicuous valor in truth-telling (admittedly, quite a …


Amernet quartet puts on evocative concert of Jewish classical music

For nearly a decade, Pro Musica Hebraica has championed Jewish classical music by presenting concerts filled with forgotten gems. On Monday evening at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, its first foray into Sephardic musical traditions proved timely and celebratory, with the Amernet String Quartet …

Classical Music

Cog Notes: Young pianist wins Fr Frank Maher Classical Music Award

Eoin Fleming hopes to study under John O’Conor in Virginia

Eoin Fleming (17) a sixth- year student at St MacDara’s Community College, Templeogue, has …

Classical Music

Sugarplums Everywhere, Two to Tango and Ballet for All

Balanchine Nutcrackers

At some point in the 1990s, the Balanchine Trust gave the classic previously known as “The Nutcracker” a much clunkier appellation: “George Balanchine’s ‘The Nutcracker.’ ”

This notwithstanding, there will be no fewer than eight productions of the Balanchine versionto be seen …

New York City Ballet

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Shakespeare: Known Around The Globe

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The Pennsylvania Regional Ballet prepares for "The Nutcracker"

The Nutcracker is perhaps the most anticipated ballet of the year and the Pennsylvania Regional Ballet is set to perform this holiday classic at the …


How Glastonbury Abbey's myths were invented by medieval monks on the make

Four-year archaeological study reveals monks spun mythical links to make it one of the country's richest monasteries

Middle Ages

Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble.

Happy Thanksgiving week. What better way to celebrate than with pumpkin cookies, which are filled with chocolate chips, and …


Chocolate cake

Recipe: Chocolate cake with chocolate whipped cream and chocolate lace

This chocolate cake should be part of every baker's repertoire.

Preparation: 30 …


Ballet dancer explains her role in the Nutcracker

PASCP dancer Chloe talks about her role in the Nutcracker performance and her future as a dancer

Jeremy Hartley


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Mark Rylance: the way we do Shakespeare is like rapping in slow motion

William Shakespeare’s language should not be intellectually revered and his words are being delivered too slowly, the actor Mark Rylance has said.

Shakespeare intended his plays to be delivered with fast-paced emotion and slowing them down is the same as taking away the speed from today’s rap music, …

Slow Motion

Game Of Thrones: 9 Awful Moments That Were Way Worse In The Books

HBOSpoilers ahoy! Spoilers ahoy! Proceed with caution.You know a book is brilliantly written when it takes you so far out of your own world and …

George R. R. Martin

Recipe: Roast Beef Tenderloin with a Coffee-Chocolate Crust

Chef Marcus Samuelsson writes: "Sometimes a celebration calls for a big, impressive roast of beef, and what better way to honor Mom than with beef …


Missoula ballet students to perform with pros in Sunday's 'Great Russian Nutcracker'

A group of Missoula kids will experience the opportunity of a lifetime on Sunday when they will perform on stage alongside world-renowned ballet …


Male ballet dancers are now centre stage, Darcey Bussell says

The former prima ballerina and Strictly Come Dancing judge says the ballet spotlight has 'dramatically shifted' back onto men

They may have been eclipsed for years by their more glamorous female counterparts, whose dainty pointe shoes and spectacular grace have enticed a generation of of girls to …

Performing Arts

Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre takes its ‘Nutcracker’ to a bigger stage

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, José Mateo Ballet Theatre has special plans for “The Nutcracker.” With new sets and updated costumes, the company …

The Nutcracker

Classical Music

HANDEL AND HAYDN SOCIETY: HANDEL’S ‘MESSIAH’ Under the direction of Harry Christophers, with vocal soloists Sophie Bevan, Emily Marvosh, James …

Classical Music

'Homeland' Season 5, Episode 8 Recap

Carrie's mind wanders off to the past in this installment of "Homeland."

Claire Danes

A Few Final Words From Joseph Silverstein

Editor's Note: Over the weekend, Joseph Silverstein—violin virtuoso and Utah Symphony musical director from 1983 to 1998— died at the age of 83

Classical Music

From New York Youth Symphony and the Chamber Music Society, Odes to Experience

Passing on experience from one generation to another, not just by formal teaching but through mentoring and coaching, is crucial to endeavors as unalike as medicine and baseball, and certainly to classical music. There are some things about this art that can only be learned by decades of doing …

Carnegie Hall

BSO concert proves power of classical music to soothe, illuminate, heal

When Lucas Richman, music director and conductor for the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, chose the program for Sunday’s concert, he couldn’t have known …


Sweet Potato Pie with White Chocolate Mousse Recipe by Carla Hall - The Chew


Sweet Potato Pie with White Chocolate Mousse

Sweet Potato Pie
• 1 recipe Carla's Perfect Pie Crust
• 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 3 …


This season is your last chance to see Joffrey Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker,’ a 28-year tradition

For so many, the arrival of the Joffrey Ballet’s “Nutcracker” at the Kennedy Center is a warm hello from an old favorite. A regular visitor since its 1987 premiere, this production is beloved for its ­19th-century American setting and its Currier & Ives-style decor, which includes wooden …

The Nutcracker

Chocolate Pecan Pie is the ultimate dessert -

Pumpkin cinnamon buns will rock your world

Turn sweet potato casserole into sweet potato pancakes

Chocolate Banana Coffee Smoothie with Turmeric

Gooey caramel pumpkin bread pudding

Sausage, Spinach, and Apple Strata

Healthy Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

Turn your Thanksgiving leftovers into a pizza …


‘Homeland’ Recap: Season 5, Episode 8, ‘All About Allison’

Season 5, Episode 8 Recap: “All About Allison”

This recap contains spoilers for Sunday’s episode of “Homeland.”

“Oh my God. Allison.”

And so, with a trembling lower lip, the traitor is named.

I want to rewind just for a moment to congratulate myself (and the readers who agreed) for perceiving that …

Middle East