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  • Jazz Clarinet Player Buddy DeFranco Dies at 91

    Buddy DeFranco, onetime bandleader of the Glenn Miller Orchestra who played clarinet with Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday and many others, died Wednesday in Panama City, Fla. He was 91. One of the few bebop clarinet players, he was honored as the top...
  • Christmas banned by Chinese university, says it is "kitsch"

    A university in northwestern China has banned Christmas, calling it a "kitsch" foreign celebration unbefitting of the country's own traditions and making its students watch propaganda films instead, media said on Thursday. The state-run Beijing News said...
  • Organ Noels in new location for Christmas

    It seems to have become a tradition, if doing something five years in a row at the same time each year counts as a tradition, of writing about the Christmas Day Organ Noels that Stephen Williams, former organist and director of music at St. John's...
  • Meteorologist hits high notes in dual careers

    If there's anything Marina Jurica enjoys as much as chasing a tornado, it's belting out a rousing rendition of "White Christmas." Since arriving in Orlando this year, the WFTV-Channel 9 weekend meteorologist has pursued her dual passions of weather...
  • Afghan interpreter finds refuge at Marine's home in Champaign

     Afghan interpreter finds refuge at Marine's home in Champaign
    Every morning, Dinar sits in a folding chair in a second floor bedroom of a house in this university town and Skypes with his family a world away. This is likely as close as he will ever be to them again. Dinar, a 30-year-old Afghan man, was an...
  • The best books of 2014

    Why do we do this to ourselves? Why must we annually compile top 10 lists when there are clearly more than 10 worthy books published every year? More books than we can get to even if we are avid readers? Because we're human, and we love lists. That's...
  • From the archive: Cuba's revolution of the arts

    From the archive: Cuba's revolution of the arts
    Editor's note: As the process of normalizing U.S.-Cuban relations begins, we look back to 1969 when critic Renata Adler assessed the impact of Cuba's revolution on the nation's artists. In this year of severe rationing and shortages of nearly everything...
  • Florida travel calendar for February

    Florida travel calendar for February
    Check out festivals and events in February across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Jan. 31, 2014 - Feb. 1, 2015: 9th...
  • 'Mozart in the Jungle' on Amazon gets good after woeful pilot

    'Mozart in the Jungle' on Amazon gets good after woeful pilot
    All that follows the first several paragraphs of this review will constitute an endorsement, so I encourage you to keep reading past the negative opening remarks, as I would encourage you to keep watching "Mozart in the Jungle," whose first season...
  • 'Mozart in the Jungle' plays it close to home in the classical world

    'Mozart in the Jungle' plays it close to home in the classical world
    Can you hear the hair? On billboards and bus ads across Los Angeles, the curly locks of Gustavo Dudamel often seem to be in motion as the conductor strikes a pose of musical ecstasy. In "Mozart in the Jungle," Amazon's new comedy series set in the...
  • In Boyle Heights, Japanese churches look to broaden their membership

    In Boyle Heights, Japanese churches look to broaden their membership
    The service begins with four loud claps. Two reverends in white robes and black ceremonial caps face each other and chant, alternating between English and Japanese. Two children quietly chatter to their parents in the back of the church. Several...