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  • 300-year-old Stradivarius violin recovered after Milwaukee robbery

    300-year-old Stradivarius violin recovered after Milwaukee robbery
    Over the centuries, Stradivarius has become the standard for the best in stringed instruments. With the recovery of a stolen 300-year-old Strad violin, a Milwaukee musician will once again be able to make sweet music. The instrument, known as the...
  • 'Days of Our Lives' renewed for two more years

    'Days of Our Lives' renewed for two more years
    NBC announced on Wednesday that it is renewing the long-running soap opera "Days of Our Lives" for two more years, taking it into 2016. The renewal means the show will get to celebrate its 50th anniversary while still on the air in November 2015, an...
  • Critic's Pick: Claudio Abbado on disc

    Critic's Pick: Claudio Abbado on disc
    When Claudio Abbado, the revered Italian conductor who died Monday, turned 80 last summer, record companies celebrated with several super-sized box sets of his recordings and videos. It’s not hard to find discs with which to spend the weekend...
  • ‘Walking Dead’ trailer: Amid zombies, Rick vows ‘We’re not too far gone’

     
    “The Walking Dead” is set to return for the second half of its fourth season on Sunday, Feb. 9, and […]...
  • Stolen Stradivarius violin valued at $5 million found, report says

    Stolen Stradivarius violin valued at $5 million found, report says
    A 300-year-old Stradivarius violin that was stolen last month from the concertmaster of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has been recovered by authorities, according to a Thursday report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. [Updated: Milwaukee police...
  • Asian Americans and the 'model minority' myth

     Asian Americans and the 'model minority' myth
    Previews of Amy Chua's forthcoming book, "The Triple Package" (co-written with husband Jed Rubenfeld), detonated a social media uproar among Asian Americans. Many were infuriated by the New York Post's report that Chua, the self-styled Tiger Mom, was...
  • Could Facebook really lose 80% of users by 2017? Not likely

    Could Facebook really lose 80% of users by 2017? Not likely
    A study by Princeton University researchers says Facebook could lose 80% of its users by 2017, but that if that sounds far fetched to you, it's because it is. To forecast Facebook's downfall, the researchers applied a model that is used to study the...
  • 'Gravity,' '12 Years,' 'Hustle': Three's a crowd in Oscar race

    'Gravity,' '12 Years,' 'Hustle': Three's a crowd in Oscar race
    As the Academy Awards approach, the various guild awards and critics groups' honors often provide insight into prevailing Oscar sentiments. In this year's race for Oscar gold, however, momentum has repeatedly swung back and forth among what might be...
  • Music review: Philippe Jaroussky a class act at Disney Concert Hall

    Music review: Philippe Jaroussky a class act at Disney Concert Hall
    Philippe Jaroussky is one suave countertenor. Were there an early music Rat Pack, he could lead it. Appearing with the Venice Baroque Orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Wednesday, Jaroussky, who turns 36 next week, looked the part of a Handelian...
  • Tet festival organizers hope new location brings new, larger crowd

    Tet festival organizers hope new location brings new, larger crowd
    The colorful Tet festival is going mainstream, moving beyond the borders of bustling Little Saigon to a sprawling county fairgrounds where it is expected to attract thousands who never ventured into the Vietnamese American district. Nora Simmons is...
  • Getty gets archives of the Kitchen, a leading NYC arts incubator

    Getty gets archives of the Kitchen, a leading NYC arts incubator
    “Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side” has served as a pithy invitation to explore Manhattan’s avant-garde arts scene since 1972, when Lou Reed had a hit record intoning the refrain. But "take a tram ride up a Los Angeles hillside"...