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The combination of opera and mariachi is not as unlikely as one might think. Both art forms, in the view of Lyric Opera General Director Anthony Freud, tell human stories about love and loss, family and country. Beyond that, said Freud, "mariachi is a...
Today marks the start of National Poetry Month, the monthlong celebration of the verse inaugurated in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. The April initiative aims to highlight the legacy and achievements of America's poets, and is among the largest...
Tags: Lincoln Center, Authors, Culture, Mario Batali , Langston Hughes
Nothing like the exuberant dazzle of mariachi to explode operatic stereotypes. The shouts and cheers that went up from the sold-out audience Sunday afternoon at the Civic Opera House said it all. What was billed as the world's first mariachi opera...
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Arts and Culture, Pilsen, Mexico
Are you the best writer in Hampton Roads? Do you have the heart of a poet, but don't have the time to write? Join the Daily Press in celebrating National Poetry Month (April 1-April 30) with our special online section at dailypress.com/poetry. The...
Tags: Politics, Voting, Elections, Hampton Roads
826CHI 826CHI is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students. 826chi.org Tom Acitelli Tom Acitelli is author...
Staff writer"The Bible," History's 10-hour miniseries, concludes its run Easter night. The final two hours, starting at 8, depict Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection as well as the lives of the early disciples. The production from Roma Downey and Mark Burnett has...
Tags: Sidney Poitier, Rip Torn, Max von Sydow, Richard Burton, Movies
BEIRUT — When Mazen El Sayed, a.k.a. El Rass, picks up a microphone, his provocative phrasings may lock in on any number of targets: Islamic clerics, the West, Arab regimes, social inequities. "We are all made from the same steel," the Lebanese hip-...
Tags: Entertainment, Islam, Tripoli (Libya), Music, Arab Spring
The Hartford CourantRobert Jacob had a successful career in business, but poetry was his passion and true calling. He wrote verse constantly, hosted poets at a country inn he owned and knew thousands of poems. Perhaps most important to him were the poems he read to...
Tomorrow is my least favorite minor holiday, April Fools' Day. The Internet tells me that the origin of April 1 being a day for this sort of so-called merriment may be Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales," a book-length collection of stories written in...
As a man who two years ago carried the near-impossible mission of exposing 2.6 million Miami-Dade County residents to poetry, and who did so with a monthlong slate of events that included dropping famous poems from helicopters and sewing them into thrift-...
In a week that has already seen PepsiCo pull an ad developed by Odd Future ringleader Tyler, the Creator, the beverage giant is severing ties with another rapper, Lil Wayne. PepsiCo announced it has ended its partnership with the rapper over a vulgar...
The MAVEN spacecraft is leaving for Mars in November. Along with scientific gear and advanced communication technologies, it will be bringing along some poetry. It could be yours. NASA launched -- or, rather, opened -- the poetry contest on Wednesday....
Tags: NASA Mars Exploration Program, NASA, NPR, Google+
Mar 26, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
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