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  • Events honoring John Cage at 100

    Events honoring John Cage at 100
    What would have been John Cage's 100th birthday on Wednesday is being celebrated around the globe throughout the year. Here's a selective listing:Full story | Timeline | Music | Inspiration | Critic's Notebook West Coast John Cage: Zen Ox-Herding...
  • Universal proposes to shed key EMI labels

    Universal proposes to shed key EMI labels
    Universal Music Group has submitted a proposal to the European Commission to sell off major assets in exchange for regulatory approval for its proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI Recorded Music, the company said. Because the deal would reduce the...
  • Maria Kirilenko continues strong run at Indian Wells, will face Maria Sharapova

    Maria Kirilenko continues strong run at Indian Wells, will face Maria Sharapova
    On a long day of tennis in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, fifth-seeded former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic was among the casualties in matches that finished during daylight hours. She lost in a three-set battle, 4-6, 6-4,...
  • Injuries stop Victoria Azarenka, Samantha Stosur at BNP Paribas Open

    Injuries stop Victoria Azarenka, Samantha Stosur at BNP Paribas Open
    On the day after its longest day, the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament at Indian Wells had the longest lull in the action Thursday. Two women's stars, No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, and No. 7 Samantha Stosur, pulled out of separate quarterfinals and the day...
  • Rafael Nadal cements his return with hardcourt win at Indian Wells

    Rafael Nadal cements his return with hardcourt win at Indian Wells
    On a hot summer-like Sunday afternoon, in a stadium that rises out of the Southern California desert like a huge misplaced castle, Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal slid onto his back and into the bright lights of his sport once again. It was match point...
  • A round-the-world trip -- all on airline points

    A round-the-world trip -- all on airline points
    KARLOVY VARY, Czech Republic — We had been collecting frequent-flier points for years. My husband, Keith, and I thought that, yes, of course, we would use them. We would fly around the world. Business class. Maybe next year. Queen Latifah shoved...
  • Bradac to retire after 34 years leading OC Shakespeare company

    Bradac to retire after 34 years leading OC Shakespeare company
    Ending a 34-year run that made him one of the longest-tenured artistic directors on the Southern California theater scene, Thomas F. Bradac has announced he’ll retire as leader of Shakespeare Orange County after its coming two-play summer season...
  • Horse meat found in Ikea Swedish meatballs sold in Europe

    Horse meat found in Ikea Swedish meatballs sold in Europe
    This post has been updated. See below for details. Burger King, Nestle, Tesco and now Ikea – the European horse meat scandal that has heightened food supply concerns for the last month has now reached the furniture giant’s famed Swedish...
  • Burger King tries again in France, land of gastronomes

    Burger King tries again in France, land of gastronomes
    Burger King Worldwide is making its second foray into France, attempting to endear its Whopper sandwich to a country known for its foie gras, fine wines and general culinary excellence. The chain opened a branch Saturday at the Marseille airport --...
  • Your Scene: Lost in a dream on a European byway

    Your Scene: Lost in a dream on a European byway
    Toni Williamson and her husband, Larry, traversed a significant chunk of the European continent by car in November. The couple traveled about 1,500 miles, visiting Italy, the Czech Republic, Austria and Croatia. During an unplanned excursion on the...
  • Frederick Jelinek dies at 77; speech recognition pioneer

    Frederick Jelinek dies at 77; speech recognition pioneer
    Frederick Jelinek, an electrical engineering professor who was a pioneer in creating the technology that allows computers to interpret human speech and translate languages, died Sept. 14 of a heart attack in his office at Johns Hopkins University in...