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2014-09-19 12:23:39

NEW YORK, Sept.19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC voiced profound disappointment regarding the Metropolitan Opera commitment to proceed with Death of Klinghoffer. The Met premier of this controversial opera is scheduled for October 20, 2014. The Met, apparently sensitive to mounting criticism of an opera that glorifies and romanticizes terrorism, has already canceled the simulcast broadcast of Klinghoffer. That action, however, has not alleviated serious concerns in New York...

2014-09-16 12:28:19

PBS Prepares For Return Of Major Pledge Special Around 'Angels Sing - Christmas In Ireland' CD & DVD NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, boychoir sensation LIBERA returns to the U.S. for two tours - October 25-November 2 and December 21-24 - in support of their smash hit 'ANGELS SING - CHRISTMAS IN IRELAND' album, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Charts last year. One of the world's most accomplished and acclaimed boy choirs, the London-based group...

2014-09-16 12:27:19

FEATURING PIANO CONCERTO NO. 5 "EMPEROR" AND "CHORAL FANTASY" NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Four years in the making, the celebrated Beethoven Journey has now reached its crowning season. An intense collaborative project between Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the heart of the journey has been the recording of all five of Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerti and his Choral Fantasy, with the final album scheduled for release by...

2014-09-16 12:26:14

You Mean the World to Me - Available September 16, 2014 NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "I love the tenor hits from the age of the talkies," says Jonas Kaufmann. "My grandfather was studying in Berlin at that time, and he used to whistle these songs in the street. Besides that, I've always been fascinated by this 'legendary era' in Germany's cultural history. It was a time of incredible productivity. True, a great many of its hits have survived, but what we know of it today...

2014-08-11 16:22:51

Note: All figures are quoted in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted. CALGARY, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Ivanhoe Energy Inc. (TSX: IE; NASDAQ: IVAN) today reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2014. Second Quarter Financial Summary Ivanhoe Energy filed its quarterly financial report on Form 10-Q with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and its interim financial statements with the Canadian Securities Administrators for the quarter ended June...

2014-08-01 23:07:19

Wagner Meters can now be shipped directly to international customers. Rogue River, OR (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 Wagner Meters’ line of award-winning and field-proven moisture measurement products can now be shipped directly to its international customers’ doorsteps. “We’re really excited to be able to offer direct shipping now to all of our customers,” says Ed Wagner, president of Wagner Meters. “We have customers from all parts of the globe, and now a Wagner Meters moisture...

2014-07-25 08:23:48

CHELTENHAM, England, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edward Elgar Publishing is delighted to announce a partnership with Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL), a not-for-profit organisation that works with libraries worldwide to enable access to digital information for people in developing and transition countries. As part of the collaboration Edward Elgar Publishing has agreed to provide institutions in 41 countries with free access to its journals and development...

2014-07-17 12:27:53

Featuring piano virtuoso Lang Lang as special guest, symphonic poems by Berlioz and Richard Strauss dominate Vienna Philharmonic program on the occasion of the latter's 150th birthday NEW YORK, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Led for the first time by a guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic returns for their 11th open-air concert in the magnificent gardens of Austria's Imperial Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site....

2014-06-03 08:26:57

Martyn Ravenhill was recently named on the Board of Directors for Opera Las Vegas and is sharing some of the latest happenings in the Las Vegas opera scene. LAS VEGAS, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As an Opera Las Vegas Board of Directors member, Martyn Ravenhill knows all the ins and outs of what is going on in the Las Vegas Opera scene. This June, one of the best-known and best-loved comedic operas of all time, Gioachino Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia," will be making its...

2014-05-20 08:28:29

CHELTENHAM, England, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edward Elgar Publishing, a leading international academic publisher headquartered in Cheltenham, has won the award for Independent Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year at the annual industry awards hosted by The Bookseller in London on Monday 12th May. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140520/687215 ) This is the second time in as many years that Edward Elgar Publishing has won...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'