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Festival plays up significance of symphony in cinema

Minnesota Orchestra director Osmo Vänskä has been busy studying Charlie Chaplin’s 455-page music score for “City Lights,” the film chosen to kick off the Sounds of Cinema festival Jan. 17.

New Wild owner has tough act to follow and debt issue to address

We don’t know tons about Craig Leipold, the new Minnesota Wild owner, not yet — he’s now had the franchise for a few hours — but we do know the M.O. of new team owners nationwide and the track record of new owners locally.

DFLers Bonoff, Madia raise sizable sums in 3rd District race

Two DFL candidates in the 3rd Congressional District, Ashwin Madia and Terri Bonoff, announced today that their campaigns have raised impressive amounts in the fourth quarter of 2007.
Bonoff raised $213,000 and Madia raised $161,000, figures that c

Kenyan president stands in the way of healing his nation’s wounds

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki and his political cronies are complicating efforts to end the violence in that country, upsetting U.S. diplomats and prompting the African Union to seek help from former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

In search of journalists reporting from the front lines

BAGHDAD, IRAQ — The last time I was in Baghdad, I ran into John McChesney from National Public Radio on my first day. Then I spent a few days in Fallujah with Tom Bowman, the NPR Pentagon correspondent. That was last year.