Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Picture of the Day 2/26: Americans in Pyongyang

The New York Philharmonic performs in Pyongyang, North Korea, in an historic concert.

As the New York Times put it:

It was the first hint of a broader thaw in a half-century long cultural stand-off between North Korea and the United States. Introducing Gershwin’s "American in Paris," Lorin Maazel, the Philharmonic’s music director, said, "Someday a composer may write a work entitled “Americans in Pyongyang.””

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