Classical music

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2017 file photo, maestro Gustavo Dudamel of Venezuela conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra during the traditional New Year's Concert at the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in a televised appearance Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, said the musical director had been deceived by Venezuela’s enemies into betraying the socialist government that had for years generously supported the world-famous El Sistema musical education program. Dudamel for years toured with El Sistema ensembles and even appeared alongside Maduro in 2014 amid a wave of anti-government unrest to survey plans for a concert hall to be built in his name. But he publicly broke with the government in May after a member of El Sistema was killed in another wave of protests. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
August 19, 2017 - 12:31 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro has angrily blasted Venezuela's classical music maestro Gustavo Dudamel, accusing his one-time supporter of being duped into criticizing the government that has for years been one of his biggest promoters. "I hope God forgives you," Maduro said in...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2017 file photo, singer Dionne Warwick arrives for the opening ceremony of the Life Ball in front of the City Hall in Vienna, Austria. Warwick will be honored with an award named for a pioneering opera singer. The Marian Anderson Award is given in Philadelphia to "critically acclaimed artists who have impacted society in a positive way." Anderson was the first black singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera. Mayor Jim Kenney announced Thursday, Aug. 10, that the five-time Grammy winner will receive the award at a Nov. 14 ceremony.(AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
August 11, 2017 - 8:25 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dionne Warwick will be honored with an award named for a pioneering opera singer. The Marian Anderson Award is given in Philadelphia to "critically acclaimed artists who have impacted society in a positive way." Anderson was the first black singer to perform at the Metropolitan...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2013 file photo, Barbara Cook arrives at the State Department for the Kennedy Center Honors gala dinner in Washington. Cook, whose shimmering soprano made her one of Broadway's leading ingenues and later a major cabaret and concert interpreter of popular American song, has died. She was 89. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)
August 08, 2017 - 4:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Cook, whose shimmering soprano made her one of Broadway's leading ingenues and later a major cabaret and concert interpreter of popular American song, has died. She was 89. Cook died early Tuesday of respiratory failure at her home in Manhattan, surrounded by family and...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2013 file photo, Barbara Cook arrives at the State Department for the Kennedy Center Honors gala dinner in Washington. Cook, whose shimmering soprano made her one of Broadway's leading ingenues and later a major cabaret and concert interpreter of popular American song, has died. She was 89. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)
August 08, 2017 - 11:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Cook, whose shimmering soprano made her one of Broadway's leading ingenues and later a major cabaret and concert interpreter of popular American song, has died. She was 89. Cook died early Tuesday of respiratory failure at her home in Manhattan, surrounded by family and...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2013 file photo, Barbara Cook arrives at the State Department for the Kennedy Center Honors gala dinner in Washington. Cook, whose shimmering soprano made her one of Broadway's leading ingenues and later a major cabaret and concert interpreter of popular American song, has died. She was 89. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)
August 08, 2017 - 11:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Cook, whose shimmering soprano made her one of Broadway's leading ingenues and later a major cabaret and concert interpreter of popular American song, has died. She was 89. Cook died early Tuesday of respiratory failure at her home in Manhattan, surrounded by family and...
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President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Hamburg. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 07, 2017 - 4:32 pm
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's second official visit to Europe (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Sen. Mark Warner says President Donald Trump shouldn't relax any sanctions against Russia as lawmakers investigate that nation's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential...
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A demonstrator throws a bottle towards police on the first day of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, Friday, July 7, 2017. The leaders of the group of 20 meet July 7 and 8. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
July 07, 2017 - 4:13 pm
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Anti-globalization activists clashed violently with police across the German port city of Hamburg all day Friday, setting cars ablaze, throwing bottles and trying to enter the convention center where Group of 20 leaders tackled topics like international terrorism, climate...
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n this picture taken on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, members of the Tap Tap orchestra perform during a charity concert in Prague Czech Republic. What was created some 18 years ago in efforts to give kids some extracurricular activity at a renowned school for the disabled in Prague has become a major music act that has drawn millions of listeners and fans, first at home and gradually abroad. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
July 04, 2017 - 2:41 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — It's an unusual orchestra, one that has played in London, Madrid, Moscow and Jerusalem. Its next stops are New York, Washington and Chicago. The Tap Tap, created 18 years ago to give students at a renowned school for the disabled in Prague an extracurricular activity, has become a...
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n this picture taken on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, members of the Tap Tap orchestra perform during a charity concert in Prague Czech Republic. What was created some 18 years ago in efforts to give kids some extracurricular activity at a renowned school for the disabled in Prague has become a major music act that has drawn millions of listeners and fans, first at home and gradually abroad. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
July 04, 2017 - 9:53 am
PRAGUE (AP) — It's an unusual orchestra, one that has played in London, Madrid, Moscow and Jerusalem. Its next stops are New York, Washington and Chicago. The Tap Tap, created 18 years ago to give students at a renowned school for the disabled in Prague an extracurricular activity, has become a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, John Stamos arrives at the People's Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Stamos will host the annual July Fourth concert outside the U.S. Capitol and pull double duty as the drummer for the Beach Boys. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 03, 2017 - 11:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The annual July Fourth concert near the U.S. Capitol will include an appearance by two droids who fought for independence in a galaxy far, far away. The two "Star Wars" characters will be on stage Tuesday evening while the National Symphony Orchestra plays John Williams' music...
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