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A Champion Of Czech Music, Conductor Jiří Bělohlávek, Dies At 71

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 9:16am

The Prague native was a proud promoter of his country's musical heritage — from Antonín Dvořák to Bohuslav Martinů — with the world's top orchestras.

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Rainer Maria Returns With 'Lower Worlds,' From Its First Album Since 2006

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 9:00am

On August 18, the band returns with S/T, an album that both sounds like Rainer Maria and reflects the far-flung journeys its members have taken individually.

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A Worthy Big-Screen Treatment Of A Long-Neglected 'Wonder Woman'

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 9:00am

Director Patty Jenkins understands the scale of a screen superhero who's a true demigod, not an ordinary millionaire or spider-bite victim.

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How New Roots Are Driving An Apple Renaissance

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 9:00am

The apple renaissance of recent years has given us new varieties of fruit. But that's only half of the story, and half of the tree. Another revolution is happening below ground, in the tree roots.

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Top Stories: White House Ethics Waivers; LeBron James On Racist Incident

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 8:28am

Also: An anti-Sharia law march is cancelled in Portland, Oregon; China again criticizes the U.S. deployment of an anti-missile system in South Korea; and the NBA finals open in Oakland tonight.

The Thistle & Shamrock: New Writing

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 8:00am

From instrumental commissions to new works by singer-songwriters, hear a wealth of recently composed gems.

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Increasing Salaries So Teachers Don't Have To Become Principals

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 7:50am

Teachers across the country are choosing to leave the classroom for better pay as school administrators, where they can sometimes double their salaries.

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