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January 25, 2007 |
Hungarian mezzo-soprano Klara Palankay, 85, acclaimed for her role as Judith in Bela Bartok's opera "Bluebeard's Castle," died Wednesday in a Budapest hospital where she was being treated for a cold, said Hungarian State Opera press officer Judit Varkonyi. The cause of death was not immediately known. Palankay studied at Budapest's Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music and later in Rome between 1938 and 1944, the year she began her career at the Hungarian State Opera.
March 8, 2010
Tears ran, applause thundered and a glass ceiling shattered on a historic night as Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win the director Oscar, for her uncompromising vision of courage under fire in "The Hurt Locker." It was a moment 82 years in the making on a night when history -- both cinematic and personal -- was in the air. Supporting actress winner Mo'Nique's flowers were a copy of those Hattie McDaniel wore in 1940 when she became the first African American whom Oscar would honor.
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July 21, 1985 |
Ewen Montagu, who commanded the wartime British counter-espionage unit responsible for the "man who never was" hoax to deceive the Nazis about Allied landings in the Mediterranean, died Friday at his home here, his family reported. He was 84. In the hoax code-named Mincemeat, the body of a man was floated ashore in Spain in April, 1943, outfitted with clothes and papers designed to fool German spies into thinking it was a military courier on a secret mission.
August 11, 2002 |
A Ransom became the first horse to win the Vessels Maturity three times and moved closer to millionaire status with a record-setting victory in the Grade I on Saturday night at Los Alamitos. Owned by John and Kathie Bobenrieth and trained by Connie Hall, the 6-year-old gelding and 3-5 favorite collected his 20th win in 31 starts and the winner's share of the $125,000 purse left him with $987,056 in earnings for his career.
April 19, 2012 |
In 1944, 14-year-old Lucy Deutsch, a young Czech girl, was rousted from her home with her parents and two siblings and transported to Auschwitz. Of her family, only she survived. Now in her 80s, Deutsch tells her story in the autobiographical musical "No Time to Weep," a rental production at the Matrix that features a book by Deutsch, lyrics by Deutsch and Deedee O'Malley, and music by O'Malley and Ivor Pyres, who also directs. Reviewing such a heartfelt endeavor feels a bit like correcting the grammar on a lovingly handcrafted Valentine.
June 27, 1985 |
A four-day celebration marking the 40th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter ended here Wednesday, reflecting more the tensions within the world body today than the hopes for it 40 years ago.