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Radvanovsky Rocks as the Ill-Fated Anna Bolena

Olivia Shidler as Elizabeth, Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, and Tamara Mumford as Smeton in Donizetti's Anna Bolena. Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera.
(L–R) Olivia Shidler as Elizabeth, Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, and Tamara Mumford as Smeton in Donizetti's "Anna Bolena." (Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

NEW YORK—Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848) died without knowing he had written the “Three Tudor Queens” trilogy. Actually, he had written three separate operas and didn’t even...

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  • Soprano Haolan Geng of the Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York on Oct. 5, 2013. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

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  • “The Central Park Tales,” Chapter 2: In “The Tooth Fairy,” Striped Tail Raccoon learns it’s never too late to fulfill your dreams, as long as you go outside and show your talents to the world. (Courtesy of Marcus Meesters)

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  • models walks the runway at the Oscar De La Renta Spring 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 15, 2015 in New York. (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

    In Full Bloom: Spring 2016 Trends From New York Fashion Week

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  • Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra performing at Carnegie Hall on Oct. 5, 2013. (Dai Bing/Epoch Times)

    Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra Composer Gao Yuan on Ancient Music and Inspiration

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  • Susan Rockefeller at her home on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, New York, on Sept. 8, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Susan Rockefeller on Protecting What Is Precious

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  • Angie Price (2nd R) and her husband Steve (2nd L) are pulled and pushed by their daughters through a pumpkin patch at Councell Farms in Cordova, Md., on Oct. 19, 2013. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Standout Designers at New York Fashion Week – Part 2

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  • Kendall Jenner leads the finale of the Michael Kors Spring 2016 collection, during Fashion Week in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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  • John Ashton in the foreground and Ronnie Gene Blevins in a scene from "Uncle John." (FilmBuff)

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    Standout Designers at New York Fashion Week – Part 1

    Twice a year, New York City’s intensity button gets turned up a few more notches when the worlds of fashion design, entertainment celebrities and the... Read more

  • Artyom Bystrov, center, stars in “The Fool.”  (Rock Film Studio)

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  • Chen Daoming as Lu and Gong Li as Feng in “Coming Home.” (Le Vision Pictures)

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  • "Triumph of death," by Pieter Brueghel the Elder from 1562. Is it the end of civilization? Or just the end of sensationalistic theater. (Museo del Prado/Public Domain)

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