120 rounded up in N.Y.'s largest gang 'takedown'

Apr 28, 2016

120 rounded up in N.Y.'s largest gang 'takedown'

Police hailed the largest gang “takedown” in New York history Wednesday after a major operation snared 120 people from two rival street gangs that brought murder to the city and the United States. Authorities swooped in the early hours on dozens of members of ...

Queens museum lands only known film of 'Satchmo' in studio

Apr 21, 2016

Queens museum lands only known film of 'Satchmo' in studio

The Louis Armstrong House Museum has acquired the only known film of the great jazz musician in a recording studio, footage that was discovered in a storage facility. The 33-minute, 16 mm film captures Armstrong recording his 1959 album “Satchmo Plays King Oliver” in ...

Longtime Met Opera music director James Levine to retire

Apr 15, 2016

Longtime Met Opera music director James Levine to retire

Conductor James Levine, who led the Metropolitan Opera for 40 years as its music director, will retire at the end of the current season for health reasons, the company announced Thursday. The 72-year-old Levine, who has conducted more than 2,500 performances at the Met, ...