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Former Torino coach Mondonico dies after battle with cancer

Mar 29, 2018

Emiliano Mondonico, a former Torino coach who was famous for raising a chair over his head in protest during his team's loss to Ajax in the 1992 UEFA Cup final, dies at 71 following a long battle with cancer

Tim McGraw collapses on stage during Ireland performance

Mar 12, 2018

Country music star Tim McGraw collapsed on stage during a performance in Ireland

Belgian soccer body drops plans for rapper's World Cup song

Mar 9, 2018

Under the weight of public and political pressure, Belgium's soccer federation has dropped plans for a rapper known for using obscene and misogynistic lyrics to produce its official World Cup song

Belgium has scandal brewing over rapper's World Cup song

Mar 8, 2018

The Belgian football federation says it will not change its mind about choosing a rapper known for lacing his songs with misogynistic lyrics to produce its official World Cup song

Kosovo celebrates decade of independence, challenges ahead

Feb 17, 2018

Kosovo celebrates 10 years of independence from Serbia, acknowledges obstacles to acceptance

Plot twist: Opera 'Carmen' altered in anti-violence protest

Jan 11, 2018

To show solidarity with female victims of male violence, an opera production in Florence has changed the finale, having Carmen kill Don Jose instead of being slain herself.

Correction: Italy-La Scala story

Dec 8, 2017

Correction: Italy-La Scala story

Long-neglected 'Chernier' makes heroic return to La Scala

Dec 8, 2017

Umberto Giordano's long-neglected opera 'Andrea Chernier' has made a heroic return to La Scala for the season premiere, with long applause for soprano Anna Netrebko and husband tenor Yusif Eyvazov who sang opposite each other as ill-fated lovers

Conductor Zubin Mehta sidelined by shoulder operation

Nov 29, 2017

La Scala says a shoulder operation is forcing conductor Zubin Mehta to take a break of at least three months, requiring changes in the opera house's lineup

For opera's Netrebko and Eyvazov, the on-stage kiss is real

Nov 29, 2017

It won't be all acting when soprano Anna Netrebko and her husband, tenor Yusif Eyvazov, sing the final, climactic duet in "Andrea Chernier" for La Scala's season opener

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