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  • Five musical reasons to see Charlie Haden at REDCAT Tuesday

    Five musical reasons to see Charlie Haden at REDCAT Tuesday
    You can't talk about modern jazz without talking about Charlie Haden. The bassist who forged a woodsy backbone for groundbreaking recordings with Ornette Coleman and later went on to found the jazz program at CalArts, Haden has been in poor health since...
  • Jazz review: Charlie Haden speaks volumes at REDCAT

    Jazz review: Charlie Haden speaks volumes at REDCAT
    It's a grim reality, but there's one thing you don't expect from Charlie Haden on stage in 2013, and that's a lot of conversation. Stricken by post-polio syndrome since late 2010 (Haden was first diagnosed with a bulbar form of the disease around his...
  • Joel Brinkley: Civil war in Syria is a humanitarian disaster

    It's sad enough that at least 115,000 Syrians have been killed since the nation's civil war began, but the World Health Organization reports that 575,000 others have been injured - a number the organization expects to climb by 30 percent within the next...
  • Containing polio

    Containing polio
    Officials at the World Health Organization warned this week that a recent outbreak of polio among children in Syria potentially could threaten the entire region unless urgent steps are taken to halt its spread. The United Nations reported that the two-...
  • Polio worker, 2 police officers slain in Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Two policemen and a polio worker were killed by gunmen in separate incidents in restive northwest Pakistan on Friday, officials said. In the first case, suspected militants fired at two policemen reportedly on their way to guard...
  • 'The Butler' hits home for Chicago siblings

    'The Butler' hits home for Chicago siblings
    In the hit movie "Lee Daniels' The Butler," there's a scene in which lead character Cecil Gaines is trying to get a job on the White House service staff and he's interviewed by the head butler, an African-American man. Chicago siblings Loretta Fields...
  • Film Review: 'Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq'

    "Afternoon of a Faun," Nancy Buirski's documentary on famed '50s prima ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq, has a lot going for it: extraordinary footage of the exquisite dancer in signature roles created for her by master choreographers George Balanchine and...
  • Target of U.S. raid in Somalia said to have planned string of attacks

    WASHINGTON – The target of the failed U.S. Navy SEAL raid in Somalia is a Kenyan militant who has planned a string of foiled terrorist attacks in East Africa and is linked to two of the region’s most notorious Al Qaeda operatives, according to...
  • In welcome change, Greece projects growth in economy in 2014

    ATHENS -- In the strongest sign yet of economic recovery, Greece’s ruling coalition on Monday unveiled a draft budget for 2014 that foresees growth in the country's debt-crippled economy, which is emerging from the doldrums after six years of...
  • Rare film depicts Franklin Roosevelt in wheelchair

    Drowsy from watching hours of unedited World War II film footage, Ray Begovich snapped to attention when one eight-second snippet flashed before him. Begovich, a journalism professor at Franklin College in Indiana, was visiting the National Archives...
  • Charges dropped against France's Nicolas Sarkozy in campaign scandal

    Charges dropped against France's Nicolas Sarkozy in campaign scandal
    PARIS -- French investigators have dropped criminal charges against former President Nicolas Sarkozy for allegedly soliciting illegal campaign funds from the country's richest woman. The inquiry found insufficient evidence that Sarkozy had sought and...