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Wildfires break out in Britain as temperatures hit record levels

Firefighters battled a series of wildfires in Britain on Wednesday, including a large moorland blaze outside the northern English city of Manchester, as the country experienced its warmest winter weather on record.

Tropical Storm Helene heading toward The United Kingdom

London - While the East coast of the U.S. is being battered by Tropical Storm Florence, another Atlantic tropical Storm, Helene, is on track to brush by the western edge of the United Kingdom late Monday.

UK: Security alert as jogger runs into Prime Minister Cameron

Leeds - Questions are being asked concerning security protecting UK Prime Minister David Cameron after a jogger out running in Leeds, West Yorkshire collided with the Prime Minister as the latter was leaving an engagement at Leeds Civic Hall.

Review: Marville's Paris On View At The Met Special

New York - A new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art showcasing the work of French photographer Charles Marville strips away the romance of Paris, but offers a challenging commentary on the nature of transformation.

Review: Beauty and Whimsy at The Met's Latest Photography Exhibition Special

New York - Photography is front and center the Metropolitan Museum of Art right now, with a showing of the work of English photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, best-known for her portraits of Victorian figures including Charles Darwin and Thomas Carlyle.

Pushing Toronto opera audiences into new territory Special

Toronto - Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, recently announced the company’s 2013-2014 season. It expresses not only a vision for the COC, but of opera's role in the cultural fabric of Canada's largest city.

Second lawsuit against Metropolitan Museum of Art over entry fees Special

New York - A lawsuit was filed earlier this week against the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art by three individuals. This is the second lawsuit in the last few months claiming the museum misleads the public over admission fees.

Next up at the Met: Levine, Russians, The Nose (but no Wagner)

New York - The 2013-2014 Metropolitan Opera season has been announced. With six new productions, twenty revivals, and the return of James Levine, it'll be a season worth watching. General Director Peter Gelb just hopes you do some of that watching in person.

NYC Metropolitan Museum of Art is sued over admission fees

New York - The New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art is being sued over its admission policies. The lawsuit contends the museum misleads the public into thinking the rates posted are mandatory and not suggested. The museum said the lawsuit is "frivolous".

Warhol's Legacy Explored At The Met Special

New York - The Metropolitan Museum of Art's latest show examines the work and legacy of pop artist Andy Warhol. It's an ambitious survey with plenty of painting, film, and photography that's good for newcomers to the world of Warhol.

The Met Aims To Please Purists And Newbies Alike

New York - The Metropolitan Opera's 2012-2013 season is characterized by revivals, re-envisionings, and remembrances, including celebrations of two operatic giants.
 

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The title character in Act I of Dmitri Shostakovich’s “The Nose.  The first revival of South Afr...
The title character in Act I of Dmitri Shostakovich’s “The Nose." The first revival of South African artist William Kentridge's acclaimed production opens September 28. Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
Screen shot of the Metropolitan Museum of Art s web page that states its admission policy.
Screen shot of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's web page that states its admission policy.
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Jonas Kaufmann makes his Met role debut as the title character in a new production of Massenet s  We...
Jonas Kaufmann makes his Met role debut as the title character in a new production of Massenet's "Werther," conducted by Alain Altinoglu and directed by Richard Eyre, which opens at the Met on February 18, 2014. Photo: Brigitte Lacombe/Metropolitan Opera
Brigitte Lacombe/Metropolitan Opera
Mariusz Kwiecien as Eugene Onegin and Anna Netrebko as Tatiana. Deborah Warner s new production of t...
Mariusz Kwiecien as Eugene Onegin and Anna Netrebko as Tatiana. Deborah Warner's new production of the opera, conducted by Valery Gergiev, opens the Met season on September 23, 2013. Photo: Lee Broomfield/Metropolitan Opera
Lee Broomfield/Metropolitan Opera
Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists  Fifty Years runs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art through December...
Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years runs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art through December 31st, 2012. Along with Warhol, the show features work by well-known artists including Jeff Koons, Ai Wei Wei, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Chuck Close, and many more.
Met Music Director James Levine will conduct three new productions for the company next season: Moza...
Met Music Director James Levine will conduct three new productions for the company next season: Mozart’s "Cosi fan tutte" (starting September 24th), Verdi’s "Falstaff" (staged at London's Royal Opera House in 2012 and Milan's Teatro alla Scala this year; set to open in New York December 6th), and Alban Berg’s "Wozzeck"(opening March 6th, 2014).
Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera
Albumen silver print from glass negative; cat. no. 92. This photograph conveys what one author claim...
Albumen silver print from glass negative; cat. no. 92. This photograph conveys what one author claimed in 1870, that Paris was in essence two cities “quite different and hostile: the city of luxury, surrounded, besieged by the city of misery.”
Charles Marville / Musée Carnavalet, Paris
A scene from Act I of Michael Mayer s Las Vegas-set production of  Rigoletto   which returns to the ...
A scene from Act I of Michael Mayer's Las Vegas-set production of "Rigoletto," which returns to the Met November 11, 2013 with superstar Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky in the title role. Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

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