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2010-06-29 06:00:00

BURBANK, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- It's an unprecedented meeting of two legendary musical minds, separated by 70 years.

2010-05-26 08:59:00

AMSTERDAM, May 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Rodrigo Otazu jewellery is featured in Sex And The City 2 adorning the necks, ears and wrists of Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte.

2010-04-27 11:58:00

NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Verdi's Simon Boccanegra, starring Placido Domingo, Ferruccio Furlanetto and Anja Harteros, conducted by Daniel Barenboim and directed by Federico Tiezzi, will be broadcast LIVE in cinemas across the US and Europe on Thursday April 29, directly from Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. In early March, world-renowned opera singer Placido Domingo underwent surgery to remove a malignant polyp in his colon; after only six weeks of recovery, the famed "Three...

2010-03-26 07:00:00

Composer Carlisle Floyd and Soprano Phyllis Curtin reunite for historic production BOSTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five decades after its premiere, the Boston University School of Music and School of Theatre will produce the classic American opera Susannah with composer and librettist Carlisle Floyd and original soprano Phyllis Curtin in residence.

2010-03-01 06:03:00

MIAMI, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the 75th anniversary of George Gershwin's enduring masterpiece, a new production of Porgy and Bess starring Miami native tenor Reggie Whitehead as Sportin' Life, soprano Kishna Davis as Bess, baritone Patrick Blackwell as Porgy, and bass-baritone Phillip Boykin as Crown, takes the stage in Miami on March 14th. Porgy and Bess, produced with the full approval of the Gershwin Estate by veteran opera producer Michael Capasso (General Director of New...

2010-02-02 07:25:00

QUITO, Ecuador, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Robert Friedland, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ivanhoe Energy Inc.

2009-09-29 11:22:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A 5,500-seat amphitheatre will be constructed at the base of the towering plateau fortress of Masada in the Dead Sea region of Israel for use for one weekend only - June 3 - 5, 2010.

2009-09-04 22:58:00

A man who lied to get into a movie set at a Boston zoo, then fell into a fake lion's den, probably won't be charged, police say. Arnold Milfort, 27, of Dorchester, had posed as a Boston Zoo employee to get into the set for The Zookeeper Wednesday and fell 30 feet into a makeshift lion's den, where a net broke his fall, authorities said. Milfort was taken to Boston Medical Center with a serious head injury, the Boston Herald reported. He was not identified until he arrived at the medical center.

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2009-06-27 12:00:00

One of Italy's last bastions of male privilege has been breached with the coming of the first female gondolier in Venice, observers said.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.