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Lisa della Casa, a Swiss-born soprano known for her sweet voice and exquisite elegance, has died at 93, the Vienna Opera announced Tuesday. The late English music critic Sir Neville Cardus reportedly once said of Della Casa that one should go to her...
Technology is changing what it means to see live theater. The opera Les Troyens will be performed live this Saturday at noon at the Met in New York, but you can see it in real time, streaming in HD, at the Quick Center. Les Troyens tells the tale of the...
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Wendell D. Garrett, a historian and authority on American decorative arts who was widely known for his appearances as an appraiser on the long-running PBS series "Antiques Roadshow," has died. He was 83. Garrett died Nov. 14 of natural causes at a...
The Hartford CourantAs much as I love shopping, the holiday mall crawl can get old quick, even for me. Luckily, there's an alternative to big-box stores, crowded parking lots and long lines. It's called "culture commerce" — retail lingo for shopping stores in...
The holidays are here before you know it and often gone before you've had a chance to sample any of the wonderful seasonal offerings. Taking a day trip to any of these destinations will provide a quick cup of cheer. New Market Shadrack's Christmas Light...
The Cyrus Cylinder -- the famous ancient Babylonian artifact that is one of the British Museum's most prized possessions -- will come to the Getty Villa in 2013 as part of a U.S. tour to five museums. The object is expected to go on display at the Getty...
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A 2,500-year-old solid gold brooch -- now on its way to a new national museum in Turkey -- has a back story so rich with mystery and intrigue it makes Indiana Jones’ adventures seem bland. As recounted by the Guardian, the winged seahorse was...
'The Eye Has to Travel': Fashion icon/editor Diana Vreeland remembered fondly for her self-made life ★★★For an improbable number of years across the 20th Century, Harper's Bazaar fashion editor and Vogue editor-in-chief Diana Vreeland turned every bauble, bangle and bright shiny bead she personally approved on her publishers' expense accounts into something...
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Decades before the devil wore Prada, Diana Vreeland sketched the job description. During 35 years as fashion editor at Harper's Bazaar, then editor in chief at Vogue, Vreeland discovered Lauren Bacall, launched Twiggy, championed the bikini, blue jeans...
"From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" by E.L. Konigsburg Every child fantasizes about running away from home to teach his or her parents a lesson. One summer, 12-year-old Claudia showed me exactly how it could be done, in comfort and...
Hurricane Sandy has forced many cultural institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region to close their doors and cancel performances. In New York, Broadway shows that perform on Mondays have canceled their scheduled evening performances. That includes "Annie,"...
Bernard T. Ferrari's diverse career took another turn in July when he became the second dean in the history of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Ferrari started out as a surgeon before a switch to management, which included a five-year stint as...
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