Judge deliberates on new trial for "Serial" defendant
BALTIMORE (AP) A retired Baltimore judge who will determine whether a man convicted of a killing at the center of popular podcast "Serial" deserves a new trial said the five-day post-conviction hearing that concluded Tuesday garnered more attention than any other proceeding he'd seen in the state.
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:23:27 -0500
Sarasota Opera caps unique Verdi project
NEW YORK (AP) When the curtain rises on Giuseppe Verdi's "La Battaglia di Legnano" ("The Battle of Legnano") in Sarasota, Florida., later this month, it will cap an achievement as historic in its way as the military victory the opera celebrates.
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:52:33 -0500
Ken Watanabe battling cancer but promises fans he'll be back
TOKYO (AP) Ken Watanabe, one of a handful of Japanese actors who has made it on the international stage, underwent surgery for stomach cancer. But he has beaten serious sickness before, having had leukemia more than 20 years ago.
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:18:07 -0500
Top art collection to be shown outside Russia for first time
One of the world's greatest private collections of modern art is to go on show for the first time outside Russia, museum curators told AFP Wednesday. The collection of more than 250 paintings put together by Sergei Shchukin before the Russian revolution will go display in its entirety in October at the Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris -- a major coup for the newly-opened gallery. The super-rich collector filled his Moscow mansion with some of the finest French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, making a kind of Orthodox altar in one room with 16 of Gauguin's Tahiti paintings.
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 06:17:45 -0500
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