Entries in Sydney Opera House (2)


Sydney Opera House Highlighted in Magazine with Links to Al Qaeda

Photodisc/Thinkstock(SYDNEY) -- Photographs of the world famous Sydney Opera House in Australia have been featured countless times in newspapers and magazines, but the image of the landmark on the latest edition of Inspire magazine has terrorist experts worried because the publication has ties to al Qaeda. reports the opera house is featured in the magazine’s regular bomb-making section.  The magazine describes the section as “a resource manual for those who loathe the tyrants,” and “includes bomb-making techniques, security measures, guerrilla tactics, weapons training and all other jihad-related activities.”

Australian officials said the magazine does not contain any specific threat to the country or its citizens, and the nation’s threat level will not change because of the issue.

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YouTube Orchestra: Online Auditions Now Open

Photo Courtesy - YouTube(NEW YORK) -- Practice, practice, practice may get you to Carnegie Hall, but these days, the Web, Web, Web will get you worldwide fame.

Building on the success of its first global online orchestra, which performed at New York's Carnegie Hall in 2009, YouTube Tuesday announced the launch of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011.

At events in New York and Sydney, Australia, YouTube, the video-sharing site owned by Google, said it was taking its second internationally crowd-sourced orchestra to the land Down Under, to perform at the Sydney Opera House in March 2011.

"This is such a great way to connect and inspire people and show how YouTube can unite people around the world," said Ed Sanders, senior marketing manager at YouTube.  "It's wonderful to see an example of where technology brings people together in the virtual world and the real world."

From Oct. 12 through Nov. 28, musicians around the world can upload audition videos to show off their abilities.  A panel of judges from top orchestras around the world will then select a group of semifinalists.  In December, YouTube users will get to vote for their favorite musicians online.  The winning musicians will be announced on Jan. 11, 2011.

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