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Brooklyn (New York City)

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  • Murray Weidenbaum dies at 87; economic advisor to Reagan

     Murray Weidenbaum dies at 87; economic advisor to Reagan
    Murray Weidenbaum taught students at Washington University in St. Louis and presidents in the White House that government should get out of the way and let people and businesses work as hard as they can to achieve as much as they can. He preached...
  • 'Mistaken for Strangers': Matt, Tom Berninger on the not-National doc

    'Mistaken for Strangers': Matt, Tom Berninger on the not-National doc
    Dressed in his usual dark shirt, suit jacket and matching denim pants, singer Matt Berninger of Brooklyn, N.Y.'s the National is peevishly hammering a beach umbrella into the ground with his dress shoe. As he settles into a camp chair in a sun-...
  • Review: L.A. Chamber Orchestra in the 'Clouds' with Jennifer Koh

     Review: L.A. Chamber Orchestra in the 'Clouds' with Jennifer Koh
    Five years ago in early spring, Esa-Pekka Salonen devoted his last Green Umbrella concert as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic to new works from emerging composers. One was a 29-year-old British composer who had joined the blossoming Brooklyn...
  • Obama awards Medal of Honor to veterans previously overlooked

    Obama awards Medal of Honor to veterans previously overlooked
    WASHINGTON — It took decades, congressional legislation and a review of thousands of war records, but two dozen veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam received the Medal of Honor on Tuesday from President Obama at a somber and tearful White...
  • Obama awards Medal of Honor to 24 veterans, cites 'unimaginable' valor

    Obama awards Medal of Honor to 24 veterans, cites 'unimaginable' valor
    WASHINGTON - It took decades, congressional legislation and a review of thousands of war records, but two dozen veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam received the Medal of Honor on Tuesday from President Obama at an emotional White House ceremony....
  • Beleaguered producer of martial arts movies hopes to strike gold again

    Beleaguered producer of martial arts movies hopes to strike gold again
    Julius R. Nasso made a name for himself as the business partner of Steven Seagal, producing some of the ponytailed martial arts expert's best-known films. That was before Nasso's own life began to resemble a Hollywood mafia saga and he landed in prison....
  • L.A. Chamber Orchestra to premiere Anna Clyne's 'Prince of Clouds'

     L.A. Chamber Orchestra to premiere Anna Clyne's 'Prince of Clouds'
    CHICAGO — When London-born Anna Clyne was 7, friends of her parents gave her family a piano with randomly missing keys. Undeterred, Clyne not only played that piano but by age 11 had written a few little songs for herself and a flute-playing friend....
  • Spring arts 2014: Pop music

    Spring arts 2014: Pop music
    Concert season kickoff in Los Angeles this year boasts a few rare sightings, the most notable of which is New York singer and pianist Billy Joel, who arrives for the first concert of his classics here in years. Joel's been doing these sorts of shows...
  • Spring arts 2014: Classical music

    Spring arts 2014: Classical music
    MARCH 24 Evgeny Kissin Every recital by this introverted Russian pianist with a godlike touch and the ability to breathe fire onto the keyboard is eagerly anticipated. But his first appearance in Walt Disney Concert Hall was more so than most. On Oct....
  • Ennio Morricone postpones L.A., New York concerts until June

    Ennio Morricone postpones L.A., New York concerts until June
    Ennio Morricone has postponed his upcoming concerts in Los Angeles and New York until June, citing a back injury that is preventing him from traveling long distances. The five-time Academy Award-nominated movie composer had been scheduled to conduct...
  • PASSINGS: Mohammad Qasim Fahim, Ted Bergmann, Melba Hernandez

    Mohammad Qasim Fahim Influential Afghan vice president Influential Afghan Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim, 57, a leading commander in the alliance that fought the Taliban who was later accused with other warlords of targeting civilian areas during...