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‘Whiplash’ delivers with Oscar-worthy performances

By Colin Covert Star Tribune (Minneapolis) Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons and Damien Chazelle, welcome to Oscar season. The stars and writer/director newcomer of “Whiplash” have created a bruising, anger-scarred music academy d...

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More than 100 protesters gather in opposition to the opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” on the opera’s opening night in New York.

Review: The Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ was an intense, powerful show

By Mark Swed Los Angeles Times NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Opera had a mess on its hands. Hundreds of people stood, or sat in rented wheelchairs, outside Lincoln Center on Monday to protest its production of John Adams’ “...

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Mary Marks, left, shares some quality time with “Four Lines a Day” author Janie Tippett.

Book presentation, signing set Saturday

By Jeff Petersen The Observer Deep in the heart of canyon country, beyond the bounds of civilization, where men are men and women are as tough as two-penny nails, a book was born. No ordinary book, this. A book about an extraor...

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The Inland Northwest Chorale performs in concert Sunday in La Grande.

Quick takes: Chorale gives concert Sunday

The Inland Northwest Chorale presents its 16th season-opening concerts under the direction of R. Lee Friese featuring Myrna Van Cleave on piano. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Christ the King Lutheran Church in...