As birthday approaches, opera icon Hvorostovsky keeps singing despite battling cancer
Oct16

As birthday approaches, opera icon Hvorostovsky keeps singing despite battling cancer

Russia’s star baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky plans to celebrate his birthday on October 16 at the Old Opera in Frankfurt, just after finishing cancer treatment. “Life is wonderful. I take each day as joy and as a victory. My voice sounds great,” proclaimed Hvorostovsky. He also added that during the course of his chemotherapy he sang every day. “Until the next treatment, I am working and will most likely keep working...

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Belgian twins celebrate 103 years living side by side
Jul08

Belgian twins celebrate 103 years living side by side

The world’s oldest male twins, Pieter and Paulus Langerock of Belgium, turned 103 on Friday (July 8), raising a glass of wine to more than a century of living side by side. The brothers, neither of whom ever married, have lived together for most of their lives. To this day, they barely leave each other’s side, sharing a room at their nursing home just outside the Belgian town of Ghent. While they sometimes regret not...

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