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Geneva Study Says Jaques-Dalcroze Eurhythmics Boosts Swiss Seniors' Mind and Mood >>

"The take home message is that six months of music-based multi-task training (i.e. Jaques-Dalcroze eurhythmics)--a specific training regimen which was previously shown to be effective in improving gait and reducing falls--has beneficial effects on cognition and mood in older adults," Dr. Mélany Hars, of Geneva University Hospitals, told Reuters Health in an email.

Bloomberg Arts Division, Muse, is Finally Shuttered

Bloomberg Arts Division, Muse, is Finally Shuttered >>

Arts journalism takes a heavy blow with Bloomberg's announcement that it will close its arts brand.

La Scala

Bad Economy, Lower Subsidies Force Milan's La Scala to Cut Three Full Operas for 2013-2014 Season >>

Italy's opera house La Scala will scale back on productions in the 2013-2014 season because of the economic crisis and lower state support, its general manager said on Thursday.

Jean Nouvel

L.A. Phil Taps Jean Nouvel and Azzedine Alaia for Mozart's 'Figaro' >>

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has handed the reins over to star French architect Jean Nouvel and fashion designer Azzedine Alaia for an unorthodox take on what is sometimes called the most perfect opera.

Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein 'Kinky Boots' Musical Earns 13 Tony Award Nominations >>

The musical Kinky Boots, with a score by pop star Cyndi Lauper, earned 13 nominations for the Tony Awards, leading the field for Broadway's highest honor.

Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop, Conductor of the Baltimore Symphony, Becomes First Woman to Lead 'Last Night of the Proms' >>

American conductor Marin Alsop is to become the first woman in 118 years to lead "Last Night of the Proms"--the grand finale of Britain's leading classical music festival, which includes a punk band and gospel choirs in its line-up.

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