| May 9, 2012
James R. Browning, the rural Montana native who rose to head the powerful U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and unified its diverse judges in campaigns to enlarge the bench and protect the sprawling circuit from division, has died. He was 93.
| May 30, 2012
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A classical music event in Israel is expected to break the country's taboo on performing the music of Richard Wagner, the 19th century German composer and a well-known anti-Semite.
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported this week that the event,...
| Jun 6, 2012
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A planned performance of the music of Richard Wagner in Israel has been abruptly canceled following an apparent disagreement between the presenter and Tel Aviv University, which was supposed to host the event.
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports the...
| Aug 16, 2009
Ernst Katz, who nurtured thousands of young musicians during 72 years as the founding conductor of the Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra of California, died of natural causes Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to his nephew, Gary S. Greene. He was...
| Jun 12, 2001
After touring, elbowing and overeating your way through a two-week run of Italy, is it possible to end the crazy-fun madness with a few days of peace and sanity before getting back on that darned airplane?
There is, if you're in Northern Italy. And the...