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  • Kongar-ol Ondar dies at 51; master of Tuvan throat singing

    Kongar-ol Ondar dies at 51; master of Tuvan throat singing
    What do Richard Feynman, Willie Nelson, Frank Zappa and Boris Yeltsin have in common? The answer was embodied in a radiant, round-faced Siberian singer named Kongar-ol Ondar, whose voice was unlike any in the western world. Ondar was a master of...
  • Follow the pasta trail around the globe in 'On the Noodle Road'

    You may have heard that Italy was introduced to pasta by Marco Polo, who brought it from China. It's a great story, but it was probably cooked up by a 1920s Don Draper — it's just not true. Italians were eating pasta before Polo was born. How,...
  • Plane from McConnell AFB crashes in Kyrgyzstan

    Plane from McConnell AFB crashes in Kyrgyzstan
    BISHKEK (Reuters) - A U.S. military refueling plane on its way to Afghanistan exploded in mid air and crashed in Kyrgyzstan on Friday when its cargo of fuel ignited, the Central Asian country's Emergencies Ministry said. The aircraft took off from the U....
  • There's Russian soul aplenty in Sokhiev's CSO debut

    There's Russian soul aplenty in Sokhiev's CSO debut
    That the name Tugan Sokhiev has yet to ring a bell with most American concertgoers is perfectly understandable: Until his podium debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Thursday night at Symphony Center, he had yet to wield a baton in front of any...
  • Students celebrate all things German-American at McDaniel College event

    Students celebrate all things German-American at McDaniel College event
    Maggi Uhland was happy on Tuesday that she decided to pursue German at South Carroll High School. "It is a lot easier than Spanish and a lot more fun," the 14-year-old freshman said, of the language. "And we can choose to come here." Uhland was one of...
  • reFramed: In conversation with Misha Friedman

     
    Tuberculosis is still a very deadly disease – especially in the former Soviet Union. The number of patients with very difficult to treat forms of tuberculosis is growing steadily in that part of the world. Photographer Misha Friedman has spent the...
  • Russian gay activist fined for promoting homosexuality

     
    The founder of the Moscow gay pride movement was convicted Friday of promoting homsexuality and fined $167 in the first prosecution under a controversial new St. Petersburg municipal law that human rights activists have denounced as homophobic....
  • 'Opus' a timeless soldier's tale; muted 'Encores'

    'Opus' a timeless soldier's tale; muted 'Encores'
    "Opus 1861: The Civil War in Symphony"  City Lit Theater's five-year-long "Civil War Project," undertaken in commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the bloodiest conflict in United States history, dovetails with the longest war we've waged —...
  • Shilajit is unproven yet touted as a panacea for many ills

    Shilajit is unproven yet touted as a panacea for many ills
    It has a smoky, bitter taste, a deeply unpleasant odor and bears a close resemblance to black gobs of tar. Pricey tar, mind you: 10 grams (a month's supply) will set you back $80. The substance, called shilajit, is an ancient ayurvedic medicine. On...
  • Author Greg Mortenson settles lawsuit, will pay charity $1 million

     
    A lawsuit over the charity founded by Greg Mortenson, the author of "Three Cups of Tea," has been settled....
  • Pasadena Symphony announces its 2012-13 classical season

     
    Pasadena Symphony announces its 2012-13 seasons. A series of guest conductors will lead the concerts at the Ambassador Auditorium....