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2008-08-03 03:00:10

By Mark Kanny, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 3--Concert life evaporates almost completely in August in Western Pennsylvania, but there are plenty of alternatives for those who refuse to write off this month, or other dry periods for that matter. Many top local musicians head out of town during the summer to perform at music festivals across the U.S. and around the world. The pattern here is not likely to change anytime soon -- not with the Cleveland Orchestra's Blossom Festival just...

2008-08-01 06:00:19

By Noam Cohen It was not hard, in the end, to figure out that the Web site was a hoax, however tantalizing the site was for reporters eager to fill out details on the fugitive life of Radovan Karadzic, the Bosnian Serb leader reincarnated as a hippie guru of alternative healing. Any public search of the site, dragandabic.com, could have shown that the Web address had been registered after Karadzic was arrested last week on charges of war crimes. And, oddly enough, a returning visitor...

2008-07-27 12:00:31

By Lawson Taitte, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 27--One of the Festival of Independent Theatres' problems is coming up with good material. Apparently, the list of first-rate one-acts is not endless, as the two final entrants in the 2008 festival demonstrate. If the name of the distinguished American playwright William Inge arouses expectation of deep drama, A Murder will disappoint. This little piece might remind you of a weaker episode of The Twilight Zone, if it's not a weak parody of...

2008-07-25 09:00:41

Text of report in English by Serbian pro-western Belgrade-based Radio B92 website, on 25 July Belgrade: The deadline for filing an appeal over the conditions for Radovan Karadzic's extradition expires today. Karadzic lawyer, Svetozar Vujacic, announced earlier that he would be sending the appeal by mail today at 19.55 CET [1755 gmt], right before the deadline. He said that he was taking his time with filing the appeal to allow more time for Karadzic's family to come to Belgrade to visit...

2008-07-25 06:00:21

Text of report by Bosnian wide-circulation privately-owned daily Dnevni avaz, on 24 July [Report by I. Catic: "Butcher in Custody Asks Only for Water, Pills"] After Radovan Karadzic was arrested on the bus to Batajnica at 2130 hrs. [2030 gmt] on 18 July, he was brought to the Special War Crimes Court in Belgrade wearing a hat. He was picked up by "boys" who showed him "some" badges. The most wanted war criminal had immediately realized the situation he was in, but he did not know where...

2008-07-25 00:00:20

By Vesna Peric Simonjic Serbian authorities are attempting to unravel the shadowy support network that enabled the former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic to assume a false identity and evade capture on UN genocide charges for more than a decade. Investigators were looking at claims that the war crimes fugitive stole the identity of a man murdered by snipers in Sarajevo, who were under the command of Mr Karadzic himself. The false ID being used by Mr Karadzic in his second life as...

2008-07-23 15:00:13

Text of report in English by Serbian pro-western Belgrade-based Radio B92 website, on 23 July Belgrade, 23 July: B92 understands that Radovan Karadzic's ID card in the name of Dragan Dabic was issued in Ruma. Police are investigating who helped Karadzic obtain a false identity, and, as in the case of [another Hague indictee] Stojan Zupljanin, the possibility that he assumed the identity of a dead man is being looked into. Radovan Karadzic will be transferred to The Hague at the weekend...

2008-07-22 09:00:12

Text of report by Bosnian national public broadcaster BHTV1, on 22 July [Announcer] The current chairman of the [Bosnian] Serb Democratic Party [SDS], which was founded by Karadzic, Mladen Bosic has also commented on his arrest: [Bosic] We are surprised that Dr Karadzic was arrested in Belgrade. It is clear that the Serbian nation does not view the Hague tribunal and a trial of Dr Karadzic as the meting out of justice, but in a way as a showdown with the policy that the Serbs pursued at...

2008-07-14 15:00:34

By Channing Gray No performer at the Newport Music Festival has been more anticipated than Wai Yin Wong, the 15-year-old Chinese piano prodigy who last year took the gold at the Horowitz Competition in Ukraine. Reports of her considerable talent were circulating at Friday's opening-night concert, and festival director Mark Malkovich, a judge at the Horowitz, called her "astonishing," and predicted she would have a big career. Well, Saturday night at The Breakers, Wong, making her...

2008-07-12 15:00:17

By Channing Gray The Newport Music Festival, the annual chamber music marathon set in the city's lavish mansions, picked one of its own last night to open season number 40. Eduardus Halim, the Indonesian pianist who has appeared at many a festival, was back at The Breakers for an evening of Chopin and Liszt -- a long evening of Liszt. The rail-thin Halim, the last student of piano legend Vladimir Horowitz, spent an hour and 20 minutes making his way though Liszt's Evenings in Vienna, a...