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Verdi Bicentenary (1813 - 2013)

Giuseppe Verdi was born on this date 200 years ago, October 10th 1813. In honor of his bicentenary, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will be streaming a live performance of his Requiem on their website this evening at 7pm. Also, visit the Audio Visual Department to explore our selection of Verdi recordings and videos.

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2013 Academy Awards

The nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards were recently announced by actress Emma Stone and ceremony host Seth McFarlane at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, CA. 

Films recieving the most nominations were Lincoln with twelve, followed by Life of Pi with eleven. The ceremony is scheduled for February 24, 2013.

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The 70th Annual Golden Globes

The 70th annual Golden Globes took over Hollywood on Sunday evening (January 13), with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the helm. "Argo" won for best Motion Picture - Drama and best director Ben Affleck. "Les Miserables"  took home statues for best actor (Hugh Jackman), best supporting actress (Anne Hathaway) and best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.

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