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Black hockey star Willie O'Ree honored

OTTAWA, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Willie O'Ree, the first black player in the National Hockey League, was honored Tuesday with admission to the Order of Canada.

Tenor tumbles into prompter box at Met

NEW YORK, March 20 (UPI) -- Tenor Gary Lehman fell into the prompter's box, causing Tuesday night's performance of "Tristan und Isolde" at New York's Metropolitan Opera to stop cold.

Berlioz' 'Les Troyens' gets Met production

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The most talked about new production of the New York opera season is a splendiferous Metropolitan Opera mounting of Hector Berlioz' five-hour "Les Troyens," one of the operas that made "grand" an operatic adjective.
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Winners at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Here is a list of winners at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which were presented Wednesday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, in ceremonies televised by CBS.

Nominees for 44th Annual Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Here is a list of the nominees for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be presented tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, in ceremonies to be tele

Nominees for 44th Annual Grammy Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Here is a complete list of nominees for the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which were announced in Beverly Hills Friday by the Recording Academy:
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Ben Heppner, CC (born January 14, 1956) is a Canadian tenor, specializing in opera and classical symphonic works for voice.

Heppner was born in Murrayville, British Columbia, and lived in Dawson Creek. He began his musical studies at the University of British Columbia and first attracted national attention when he won the CBC Talent Festival in 1979. Since then, he has gone on to become one of the most prominent dramatic tenors active today. He has come to be associated particularly with the Wagner repertoire, but he performs a wide range of works.

Heppner performs frequently with major opera companies in the United States and Europe, as well as concert appearances with major symphony orchestras. He has made DVDs of the Metropolitan Opera's productions Beethoven's Fidelio and Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, two of his signature roles. He first performed Tristan with the Seattle Opera in 1998. He relishes the most challenging roles, including Tristan, Lohengrin, Otello, and Berlioz's Aeneas.

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