Lynn Kontak says that she was exhausted but elated when her first child, Jason, was born in Halifax’s Grace Maternity Hospital at 8:56 p.m. on March 7, 1988. But her euphoria quickly faded. Within hours of the birth, a doctor told her that Jason showed symptoms indicating that he was not receiving enough oxygen.By JOHN DeMONT, WILLIAM LOWTHER8 min
In the marbled opulence of the six-tiered Colón Theatre, an international assembly of 3,000 oil executives and politicians was listening to an evocative tango for cello and strings by contemporary Argentine composer José Bragato. The classical, almost ethereal tango seemed a world apart from the steamy eroticism of its forerunner, still strummed nightly on guitars in Buenos Aires’s run-down San Telmo nightclub district.By JOHN HOWSE6 min
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