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Friday Nov 28, 2014

Venezuela's much-touted classical music system portrayed as model of tyranny

TileBOGOTA - It has been praised the world over as a model for uplifting disadvantaged youth by connecting them with classical music.

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Friday Nov 28, 2014

Madonna adopted children meet Malawi's president during trip to African nation

Story ImageLILONGWE, Malawi - The president of Malawi has met Madonna's adopted daughter and son.

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Friday Nov 28, 2014

Barenboim leaving La Scala to open academy for West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Story ImageMILAN - Daniel Barenboim says his main reason for leaving La Scala is to develop an academy for his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra of Israeli and Palestinian musicians.

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Friday Nov 28, 2014

Leading and controversial Lebanese poet Saeed Akl dies at 102

Story ImageBEIRUT - Saeed Akl, Lebanon's leading poet whose fame spread throughout the Arab world, has died, state media and officials said Friday. He was 102.

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Friday Nov 28, 2014

Heffel fall art auction achieves $12 million in sales

Story ImageTORONTO - A painting by Group of Seven artist Lawren Harris was the star attraction Thursday at the Heffel Fine Art Auction House fall auction.

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Thursday Nov 27, 2014

Mystery novelist PD James, creator of sensitive sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, dies aged 94

Story ImageLONDON - P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature.

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Thursday Nov 27, 2014

NewsAlert: Publisher says novelist P.D. James has died aged 94

LONDON - Publisher says novelist P.D. James has died aged 94.

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Thursday Nov 27, 2014

Frank Yablans, former president of Paramount Pictures who oversaw 'The Godfather,' dies at 79

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Frank Yablans, a former president of Paramount Pictures in the 1970s who oversaw the release of several groundbreaking pictures, has died.

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Thursday Nov 27, 2014

Original 'Alice in Wonderland' manuscript to go on show in New York, Philadelphia

LONDON - Lewis Carroll's original handwritten, illustrated manuscript for "Alice in Wonderland" will travel to the U.S. to mark its 150th anniversary.

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Thursday Nov 27, 2014

Swiss museum puts list of artworks in Gurlitt collection online

BERLIN - The Swiss museum that inherited a trove of long-hidden art from late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt has published a preliminary list of his collection.

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Thursday Nov 27, 2014

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden to be reimagined at New York Botanical Garden

Story ImageNEW YORK, N.Y. - Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's (FREE'-duh KAY'-lohz) native garden and studio will be reimagined at the New York Botanical Garden in the spring.

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Thursday Nov 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Day menu: Turkey, parades, shopping deals

Story ImageNEW YORK, N.Y. - Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine were on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving.

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Thursday Nov 27, 2014

Amid current CBC turmoil, 'This Hour Has Seven Days' stands out as Golden Age

Story ImageImagine a TV show that was a mash-up of "60 Minutes" and "The Daily Show." Fifty years ago, Canada had such a show in "This Hour Has Seven Days."

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Thursday Nov 27, 2014

Creed frontman Scott Stapp says he's broke, living in hotel

Story ImageLOS ANGELES, Calif. - Creed frontman Scott Stapp says he's broke.

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