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2008-07-31 15:00:41

By MATTHEW McCREARY Ennio Morricone - the maestro behind such well-known theme tunes as The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and The Mission - is set to open this year's Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's with a special concert at the Waterfront Hall on October 17.

2008-06-24 02:29:54

By Zap2It, Chicago Jun. 23--NBC News is turning to one of its elder statesmen to host "Meet the Press" this election season. Former "Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw will take over as moderator of the show starting Sunday (June 29).


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.