This is so sad.
Two little girls — the daughters of a famous Ukrainian concert pianist — were found dead, and their 31-year-old mother was found stabbed multiple times at their home in Texas on Thursday.
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Though police in Benbrook, Texas did not identify the family, neighbors say it is that of Vadym Kholodenko, a concert pianist well-respected in his field.
The Tarrant County medical examiner's office later identified the children as five-year-old Nika Kholodenko, and one-year-old Michela Kholodenko.
According to police reports, law enforcement received a call on Thursday morning and upon arrival at the family's duplex, found the children
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Learning how to play the piano isn't the only thing on Kim Kardashian's bucket list!
It sounds like the reality TV star wants to be well versed in multiple instruments!
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According to a source close to the Kardashian family, the 35-year-old is taking lessons from the best — a classical pianist by the name of Oksana Kolesnikova — who was highly recommended by Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds!
You know things are pretty crucial when Babyface is involved!
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Zoe Saldana is portraying late jazz musician Nina Simone in the upcoming biopic, Nina, and here's the first pic of the actress all done up!
Well, we shouldn't say "all" done up because the source doesn't know if there is still more make-up to be added. Either way, Zoe is pretty much unrecognizable!
The movie will tell the story of the pianist's rise to stardom while profiling her relationship with manager Clifton Henderson.
Mike Epps also joined the cast last week to play Richard Pryor, who frequently opened for the musician when they were both starting out in the early 60s.
Check out pics of the woman that Mz. Saldana is bringing back to life on the big screen (below) to see the resemblance!
[Image via Indiewire.]
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A classical music critic is raising hell over Yuja Wang's outfit choice when she performed at the Hollywood Bowl last week.
The 24 year old took the stage in a tight orange mini dress, which according to LA Times writer Mark Swed isn't appropriate classical attire for the year 2011.
"Her dress Tuesday was so short and tight that had there been any less of it, the Bowl might have been forced to restrict admission to any music lover under 18 not accompanied by an adult."
Classical music is incredibly stuffy, so it's actually refreshing to see a pianist like Yuja wearing something like that.
At the end of the day, does it really matter? She's a young artist performing at the Hollywood Bowl in August! All you need to do is sit back, enjoy the music and let the girl wear whatever she wants.
What do U think about Yuja Wang's dress? Inappropriate or not???
[Image courtesy of LA Times.]
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