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A Holocaust museum in Israel has slightly softened its rhetoric regarding the inaction of Pope Pius XII in the face of the deportation of Jews during World War II. Yad Vashem -- the cultural center for Holocaust studies in Jerusalem -- changed the wording...
In space, no one can hear you scream — but everyone can hear the classical music loud and clear. Science-fiction movies have had a long affinity for classical music, and the relationship is a fascinating and complex one. In "Prometheus," Ridley...
Pope Benedict XVI attended a classical concert Wednesday that doubled as a political event in which the leader of the Catholic Church called for peace in the Middle East. Conductor Daniel Barenboim led members of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, a...
A classical music event in Israel is expected to break the country's taboo on performing the music of Richard Wagner, the 19th century German composer and a well-known anti-Semite. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported this week that the event,...
A planned performance of the music of Richard Wagner in Israel has been abruptly canceled following an apparent disagreement between the presenter and Tel Aviv University, which was supposed to host the event. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports the...
Hundreds of people stripped naked in a Munich, Germany, public square over the weekend for the latest installation by Spencer Tunick, the American photographer who specializes in assembling large numbers of naked bodies for his conceptual projects....
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L.A. NOWHarley-Davidson motorcycle riders gave away 550 new bicycles and 800 other toys to needy children at the Fred Jordan Mission in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday morning....
Culture Monster"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" features the movie season's most disturbing and detestable family -- the Vangers, a Swedish industrial dynasty whose great material wealth is matched only by its great moral corruption. In their role as the ultimate...
Culture MonsterPasadena Symphony artistic advisor James DePreist is recovering from heart surgery; Michael Stern will replace him for its April 28 program at the Ambassador Auditorium....
Culture MonsterMark Swed considers whether Fabio Luisi, given his spotty record, would be the right man to succeed James Levine as music of the Metropolitan Opera....
Culture MonsterA musical stage production of "King Kong" will have its word premiere in Melbourne, Australia in 2013. For the family: "Peter and the Starcatcher," a stage prequel to the "Peter Pan" story, will transfer to Broadway in 2012....
Culture MonsterIn two recent films -- David Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method" and Lars von Trier's "Melancholia" -- Richard Wagner's music pervades the soundtrack as well as the story lines, informing the psychology of the characters while adding crucial sonic subtext.....
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