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Mayor of Prague Zdenek Hrib, right, and Taipei city mayor Ko Wen-je display a partnership agreement between the two cities at at the Old Town City Hall in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. The signing comes three months after Prague revoked a similar sister-city agreement with Beijing, an action that angered China. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Prague inks partnership with Taipei after snubbing Beijing

Jan. 13, 2020 9:53 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech capital, Prague, on Monday signed a partnership agreement with the capital of Taiwan, Taipei - three months after canceling a similar deal with Beijing and angering the Chinese government. The disagreement over Beijing began after the Chinese insisted on having a clause in the deal...

Jackie, Tito Jackson return to Gary to tour hometown school

Jan. 9, 2020 4:04 PM EST

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Two of Michael Jackson’s brothers returned to their hometown of Gary, Indiana, to watch students perform at a school the siblings last visited nearly a half-century ago. Jackie and Tito Jackson dropped by Gary's West Side Leadership Academy on Wednesday for a tour of its performing...

In this Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, photo provided by Boston Pops, Boston Celtics player Tacko Fall makes his debut as a guest conductor during the renowned Boston Pops orchestra's holiday concert in Boston. The 7-foot-6 center took the stage to lead the orchestra in a rendition of the song “Sleigh Ride

Celtics rookie conducts Boston orchestra's holiday concert

Dec. 24, 2019 5:49 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics player Tacko Fall made his debut as a guest conductor during the renowned Boston Pops orchestra's holiday concert. The 7-foot-6 center took the stage to lead the orchestra in a rendition of the song “Sleigh Ride" at Boston's Symphony Hall Monday night. Fall was wearing a...

In this picture taken on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, tourists enjoy a view of the Prague Castle in Prague, Czech Republic. On Thursday, Dec. 12, Prague has approved a plan to sign a partnership agreement with the capital of Taiwan, Taipei. Mayor Zdenek Hrib said it focuses on economic, trade and cultural cooperation but not on politics. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Prague to ink partnership with Taipei after snubbing Beijing

Dec. 12, 2019 9:23 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — The city of Prague, the Czech capital, approved Thursday a partnership agreement with the capital of Taiwan, Taipei. The move comes two months after Prague revoked a similar sister-city agreement with Beijing, an action that angered China. Prague took the action because Beijing rejected a...

This artist rendering released by the New York Philharmonic shows the new design of the interior of Geffen Hall, part of a $550 million renovation project slated to be complete by March 2024. (New York Philharmonic via AP)

NY Philharmonic to cut 500 seats in $550 million renovation

Dec. 2, 2019 3:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The capacity of the New York Philharmonic's much-maligned concert hall at Lincoln Center will be reduced by more than 500 seats as part of a $550 million renovation that will cause the orchestra to relocate during part of the 2023-24 season. Geffen Hall's reconstruction is slated for...

File---Picture taken Jan.1, 2012 shows Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra during the traditional New Year's Concert at Vienna's Musikverein. Jansons died 76 years old. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Conductor Mariss Jansons dies at 76; led top orchestras

Dec. 1, 2019 1:53 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Mariss Jansons, conductor of top classical ensembles including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, has died in Russia. He was 76. Jansons’ death in St. Petersburg was confirmed by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, where...