Archive for June, 2014

Ex-Opera director Holender still calling the tunes

In this picture taken Thursday, June 26, 2014, Ioan Holender, 79 years-old, listens to a question during an interview with the Associated Press in Bucharest, Romania. The longest-serving director of the Vienna State Opera in its almost 150-year history, Holender still calls the tune on stages around the world. The Romanian-born musician is an adviser to the Metropolitan Opera New York and the Spring Festival Tokyo and the artistic director for Bucharest’s George Enescu festival. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — He's worked as a tram driver and a tennis coach but it was opera that catapulted him onto the world stage.

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Kinnelon High School announces photography contest winners

From left to right are Liz Slyfield, Brittany Earley, Rachel Sullivan, Mary Foster, and Kim Novak, the winners of Kinnelon High School’s first school-wide photography contest.

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Artist in profile: Cathedrals

Cathedrals' newest single "Want My Love"San Francisco-based indie electronic pop duo Cathedrals has been making waves with three tracks released over the past year. Cathedrals is Brodie Jenkins and Johnny Hwin, two friends who met in San Francisco. Hwin is a tech entrepreneur and part of the Mission District art/tech collective The Sub. Jenkins has worked as a game designer and also performs as part of the SF folk-rock duo Ghost & Gale.

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Microsoft Devices Egypt hosts first-ever local mobile photography…

In cooperation with Photopia, Microsoft Devices Egypt has announced the winners of the “Only in Egypt Mobile Photography Contest”, the first competition of its kind in Egypt, calling on aspiring, young and amateur photographers to reveal their talents using their mobile phones.

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Sinkhole gives rise to tourism at Corvette museum

A sinkhole that swallowed up part of the National Corvette Museum and eight cars proved to be such a popular tourist attraction that the museum wants to keep it, officials said on Thursday. Attendance at the museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is up 59 percent from last year in the period since shortly after the sinkhole formed in February. “It never occurred to us this would be a byproduct of this incident,” Wendell Strode, museum executive director, said on Thursday. The eight damaged cars extracted from the sinkhole have not been repaired and will be on display through the museum’s 20th anniversary celebration in late August.

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