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Bayreuth: Samuel Youn steps in after Russian quits

July 23, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – In this June 9, 2012 file photo Russian baritone Evgeny Nikitin poses at a hotel in Berlin, Germany. Nikitin was due to sing the lead role in Richard Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman” when the annual Bayreuth opera festival opens next week has withdrawn from the event after it emerged that he once had [&hellip...

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'Downton Abbey' sneak peek: Matthew, Mary quarrel

July 23, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Actress Michelle Dockery, from “Downton Abbey”, poses for a portrait during the PBS TCA Press Tour on Saturday, July 21, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A “Downton Abbey”...

Manufacturing problem caused Ford Escape recall

July 22, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

FILE – This undated file product image provided by the Ford Motor Co. shows the 2013 Ford Escape. A manufacturing problem at a company that makes fuel lines forced Ford to recall 11,500 of its brand-new Escape small SUVs and tell owners to stop driving...

Marchers rally in Spain to protest unemployment

July 22, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Protesters rest after traveling to Madrid from many parts of Spain to demonstrate against the country’s near 25 percent unemployment rate and stinging austerity measures introduced by the government in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, July 21, 2012. (AP...

Spain king ousted as WWF branch honorary president

July 22, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, speaks to Spain’s King Juan Carlos as he awards him with Russian State Award for humanitarian activism in 2010 in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) MADRID...

Will Colo. economy turn purple state red or blue?

July 22, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2012 AND THEREAFTER – In this July 2010 photo, a Vestas employee walks past tower sections at the wind turbine manufacturing plant south of Pueblo, Colo. In this working-class city, steel is the economic muscle of the...

PBS says it had to move fast after Willard arrest

July 21, 2012 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

FILE – This April 26, 2011 file photo shows actor Fred Willard arriving at the fifth annual BritWeek in Los Angeles. Willard, who starred in such films as “Best in Show” and “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” was arrested...

Kaija Saariaho's 'Emilie' gets New York premiere

July 21, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

This July 18, 2012 photo released by the Lincoln Center Festival shows Elizabeth Futral performing a scene from the opera “Emilie,” presented by Lincoln Center Festival 2012 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College in New York. (AP...

Anti-Putin feminist punks on trial in Moscow

July 21, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Maria Alekhina, right, a member of feminist punk group Pussy Riot is escorted to a court room in Moscow, Russia, Friday, July 20, 2012. The trial of feminist punk rockers who chanted a “punk prayer” against President Vladimir Putin from a pulpit...

Shooting cancels Paris premiere of Batman movie

July 21, 2012 • EntertainmentComments Off

Workers dismantle an installation setup for the premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises”, scheduled to be held Friday night in Paris, Friday, July 20, 2012, which has been canceled after a gunman killed 12 people at a Colorado opening of the same film,...