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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion of gender equality, made history again on Friday as the first woman and first Jewish person to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol, in a ceremony featuring tears, soaring music and even push-ups.
WASHINGTON (AP): Capping days of commemorations of her extraordinary life, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first woman in American history to lie in state in the US Capitol.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters/Variety.com): Oscar winner Ennio Morricone, composer of "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" and "The Mission" and among the most prolific and admired composers in film history, has died. He was 91.
MILAN (Reuters) - "Tosca", Giacomo Puccini's opera about a diva prepared to do anything for love, was given a cinematic flavour as it opened La Scala's season for the first time, winning a 16-minute ovation and a stage strewn with flowers from the audience on Saturday.
LOS ANGELES (ANN): A homeless woman was recorded singing opera in the Los Angeles metro transit system in California, United States last Thursday, Sept. 26.
SHANGHAI: A South Korean violinist and a North Korean singer held a rare joint performance they hope would help bring the divided Koreas closer together via music – especially at a time of emerging tensions amid deadlocked nuclear diplomacy.
DETROIT (AP): Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as Think, I Say a Little Prayer and her signature song, Respect, and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advance pancreatic cancer.