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A classic is born

RICHARD PINE

Very few of us can be present when history is made, when a new work makes such a deep impression that it is clear to everyone that a classic has been born. The world premiere of Dimitra Trypani’s “Amiliti/The Silent One” in Paxos on September 9 was such an occasion, a defining moment in Greek, and international, music-drama.

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Irish, Cyprus presidents meet in Nicosia

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Irish President Michael D. Higgins (l) and Cyprus’ President Nicos Anastasiades shake hands before their meeting at the presidential palace, Nicosia, Monday. Higgins is in Cyprus for three-day official visit. [Petros Karadjias/AP]