| May 10, 2013
| 12:26 PM
It's no big thing to play the music of Duke Ellington. That's done all the time: in cabarets, concert halls, movies, Broadway theaters and anywhere jazz musicians assemble. Ellingtonia, a word coined by admirers who realized that no existing musical...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:02 AM
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. NEW HUNT FOR CULPRIT IN RICIN CASE
Officials searched another man's house after officials dropped charges of sending poison-filled letters...
| Apr 14, 2013
André Aciman's entertaining and moving new novel, "Harvard Square," begins in the present, with the fraught ritual of the college tour. In this case, it is complicated by the father's status as a graduate. As his son ricochets between hope and scorn,...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 8:41 PM
Los cubanos que a diario corren el riesgo de ser encarcelados por intentar transmitir una imagen certera de la vida en Cuba—a través de blogs, Facebook, Twitter—han tenido una cara ante el mundo, indudablemente, en Yoani Sánchez.
| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Yoani Sanchez has become the international poster girl for a new generation of Cubans trying to promote democratic reforms in their homeland — one tweet at a time.
Sanchez, who is scheduled to speak at two public events Monday during her first...
| Mar 31, 2013
Opera in Williamsburg returns next month with a production of Verdi's "La Traviata." The single performance will take place at 8 p.m. April 23 in the Kimball Theatre.
The cast features Emily Duncan-Brown as Violetta, Jose Sacin as Germont, and Won Whi...
| May 4, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Edison Jackson, who was president of Medgar Evers College, a campus of the City University of New York, has been named as the interim president of Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach. He will take over as interim president on May 14, B-CU...
| Nov 6, 2012
Elliott Carter, the great American composer who was born in the horse-and-buggy era but whose music persistently looked ahead by reflecting and unabashedly celebrating the intricacies of modern life, died Monday of natural causes at his home in New York,...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 3:19 PM
The classical music calendar is covered with notes in Howard County this weekend. That's because there are several local concerts scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18. Much as music lovers might like to be in two places at the same time,...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 10:57 AM
WASHINGTON (AP)— After a week like this, is it any wonder voters are cynical?
Within five days of each other, both the president and the campaign of his leading Republican opponent have had to deal with their own "oops" moments of candor....
| Apr 11, 2012
The son of Holocaust survivors, Elan Steinberg preferred to keep his family history private. But the fierce strategist and former leader of the World Jewish Congress was clearly motivated by it, according to observers, as he relentlessly pushed to...