January 16, 1994 |
The past week may convince Bill Clinton that his most recent predecessors were right: Foreign policy is every President's strong suit. It offers political escape, personal prestige and policy dominance. Before his trip to Europe, the President was on the defensive. The Whitewater affair was stalking him politically. Health-care reform was under attack by some Democrats and all the various interest groups. His nominee for defense secretary turned out not to have paid Social Security for his maid.
July 1, 2000 |
Fans rushed the stage during a Pearl Jam concert at one of Europe's largest rock festivals Friday, crushing to death at least eight people and injuring three others, Danish police said. The injuries occurred while the rock band was performing on the main Orange Stage at the annual open-air Roskilde Festival near Copenhagen, the capital. "Several people were crushed or trampled to death," police said in a statement. The rush occurred at 11:40 p.m., police said.
May 10, 1991 |
Kurdish Concert: MTV will be among television networks in 27 countries broadcasting Sunday's star-studded pop/rock concert for Kurdish relief. The event will originate from London's Wembley Arena, with satellite feeds from concerts around Europe. Local air time for the approximately four-hour event will be 7 p.m.
May 13, 1993 |
Summer Concerts Canceled: Despite a recent stroke causing difficulty in the use of his left hand, noted Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson appeared in Toronto this week to receive the Glenn Gould Prize along with Benny Green, Peterson's own nominee for the Glenn Gould Protege Award. Under his doctor's advice, however, Peterson has canceled his upcoming summer concerts in Europe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1985
Barbara C. Cowsill, who with her daughter and five of her sons became the singing group The Cowsills, has died after what was described only as a long illness. She was 56. At the urging of neighbors, Mrs. Cowsill and six of her children organized the singing group while the family was living in Middletown, R.I.
June 6, 1989 |
In Brussels, a 17-year-old Soviet musician has won the Queen Elisabeth international violin contest and will receive $7,000 in cash and a lucrative contract for concerts throughout Europe. Vadim Repin edged out another 17-year-old musician, Akiko Suwanai of Japan, in the competition that lasted a month. They were the two youngest contestants. Musicians from the Soviet Union, Israel and West Germany took third through fifth places, followed by Catherine Cho of Ann Arbor, Mich. Twelve finalists performed works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Debussy with Belgium's National Orchestra to decide the $37,300 in prizes.