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  • Christopher Hogwood dies at 73; conductor gave new life to early music

    Christopher Hogwood, an eminent English conductor, musicologist and harpsichordist who took a scholarly approach to early-music and Baroque repertoires, has died. He was 73. Hogwood died Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England, after an illness that...
  • George Sluizer dies at 82; directed River Phoenix's last movie

    George Sluizer, 82, the Dutch filmmaker who directed River Phoenix's last movie, "Dark Blood," died Saturday "after a long illness," according to organizers of the Netherlands Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival. The specific...
  • Breeders' Cup notes: Jockey Ryan Moore looks for more success

    Breeders' Cup notes: Jockey Ryan Moore looks for more success
    Ryan Moore, the 31-year-old jockey from England who has won races in 11 countries, was walking briskly Wednesday morning at Santa Anita. There wasn't a cloud in the sky, and the San Gabriel Mountains were glistening amid the hustle and bustle of horses...
  • Elite British drummer Stuart Warmington works with Liberty's Grenadier band

    A renowned drummer with Her Majesty's Band of Royal Marines in Great Britain, known for his intricate stick work, will lead Bethlehem's Liberty High School Grenadier Marching Band's Drum Corps in a performance during the halftime show of the Liberty-...
  • Guy Scott of Zambia now sub-Saharan Africa's only white head of state

    Guy Scott of Zambia now sub-Saharan Africa's only white head of state
    Guy Scott, famous in Zambia for his jocular, outspoken — and sometimes undiplomatic — tongue, on Wednesday became the nation's acting president and sub-Saharan Africa’s only current white head of state. Scott took office in the...
  • World watch: Threats may leave London travelers outside Parliament

     World watch: Threats may leave London travelers outside Parliament
    United Kingdom: Authorities warned of potential terrorist threats against the Houses of Parliament in London, prompting calls to close the Palace of Westminster to the public. The ISIS-related threat was announced after British intelligence learned of...
  • Central Suspends Top Scorer Kyle Vinales After Assault Charges

    Central Suspends Top Scorer Kyle Vinales After Assault Charges
    Kyle Vinales, a senior guard on the Central men's basketball team, was arrested Friday by New Britain police and charged with disorderly conduct and third-degree assault. Vinales, according to a Central spokesman, "is currently not participating in men's...
  • BAFTA Selects Breakthrough Brits

    LONDON -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has revealed the 18 talented newcomers chosen by members of the film, television and games industries as the 2014 BAFTA Breakthrough Brits. The Breakthrough Brits were chosen by a jury of...
  • In Theory: On mandated tolerance at religious schools

    After allegations last spring that several schools in Birmingham, England had been infiltrated by a group of people “with a restricted and narrow interpretation of their faith” trying to achieve an “Islamisation” of secular state...
  • The problem with royal tweets? Commoners respond

    The problem with royal tweets? Commoners respond
    Queen Elizabeth II's first tweet garnered a sizable response, receiving over 40,000 retweets and more than 40,000 favorites. Most of those responding welcomed Her Majesty to the social network. But not everyone was pleased.  "F--- off," read one...
  • From Foyles to Hatchards, slip between the covers of London bookshops

    My geeky teenage years were filled with escapes to this city's bookstores. Most weekends were spent leaning against their bookcases and reading seemingly a little bit of everything, from Russian short stories to picture books about steam trains. I was a...