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Archive for November 24th, 2012

  • Gluck opera shines despite tenor’s voice loss

    November 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this undated picture publicly provided by the Vienna State Opera, Veronique Gens as Alceste performs during a rehearsal at the Vienna State Opera of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s “Alceste” . Two tenors in the same role at the same time _ what...

  • Detroit Historical Museum is reopening on Friday

    November 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    A bust of Al Kaline from 2000 is displayed at the Detroit Historical Museum in Detroit, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The museum is reopening six months after the venerable institution in the city’s cultural center closed up shop to undergo its first major...

  • Best-selling Australian author Courtenay dies

    November 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    In this Aug. 30, 2012 photo provided by Penguin Books, Australian best-selling author Bryce Courtenay walks his dog Timmy in Canberra Australia. Courtenay, author of “The Power Of One” and 20 other titles, died Thursday Nov. 22, 2012 of stomach...

  • China’s ‘Mystery’ vies for Golden Horse film award

    November 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Jan. 9, 2010, Taiwanese director Niu Chen Zer smiles during a media event announcing his film “Monga” in Taipei, Taiwan. Golden Horse-nominated director Niu said he gets tremendous joy doing work he loves and he’s found...

  • Halle Berry’s ex arrested after fight at her house

    November 24, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

    FILE – In this Sept. 7, 2008 file photo, Model Gabriel Aubry and actress Halle Berry attends the Calvin Klein 40th anniversary party during Fashion Week in New York. Berry’s ex-boyfriend Aubry was arrested for investigation of battery after he and...

  • Protests greet shoppers at Wal-Marts nationwide

    November 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Demonstrators are arrested by police after protesting outside a Walmart store Friday Nov. 23, 2012, in Paramount, Calif. Wal-Mart employees and union supporters are taking part in today’s nationwide demonstration for better pay and benefits A...

  • Black Friday shopping traffic brisk but quiet

    November 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    A line forms outside of Toys “R” Us formed before its opening at 8 p.m. as shoppers took advantage of the sales and deals in the earlier shopping period for the typical “Black Friday” event on Thursday evening, Nov. 22, 2012 in Chico,...

  • Mark Thompson testifies at London probe into BBC

    November 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this image released by the UK Broadcasters Pool, Mark Thompson, newly named CEO of The New York Times Co., arrives at the paper’s offices, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 in New York. Thomson, the former BBC director general was hired in August and hailed as...

  • Distance no problem for Ala. Black Friday shoppers

    November 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Shoppers take advantage of delightful weather and big sales as they browse the stores at a Montgomery, Ala., shopping mall Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. Shoppers didn’t just stay up all night to get the best Black Friday deals the day after Thanksgiving. They...

  • Why must we buy? Black Friday’s powerful pull

    November 24, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Khang Nguyen, of Arlington, Texas eats his Thanksgiving dinner while waiting in line at a Best Buy store in Grapevine, Texas on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. Despite a surge of resistance as the sales drew near, with scolding editorials and protests by retail...