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Times Music CriticOn Feb. 1, 2007, the New York Philharmonic premiered Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Piano Concerto, his most ambitious orchestral score. The Big Apple's skeptical concert-goers and critics, proudly sporting their late-model flashiness detectors, responded with...
Tribune criticThe 45th parallel: It's close to where Custer met his maker and Mary Tyler Moore flipped her hat high for TV cameras. It links thirsty Russian czars with Madonna's winemaking dad in Michigan and connects the Shroud of Turin with a new Japanese museum...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt looks like a movie set -- fitting, considering it was created by one of Europe's most famous film directors. Bosnian-born Emir Kusturica, winner of more top prizes at the Cannes Film Festival than almost any other director, has built a remote...
Special to The TimesBy the time the Festival of International Laureates' I Palpiti string orchestra enters Walt Disney Concert Hall for its annual showcase, it usually sounds ready to take on the world. Such was the case again Saturday night; the young 24-member ensemble...
Tags: Malcolm Arnold, England, Walt Disney, Yehudi Menuhin
Chicago Tribune criticChicagoans are thirsty. Whether it's an $8 glass of 2006 Brooks Riesling from Oregon raised in a toast at Webster's Wine Bar in Lincoln Park, a $15 bottle of French ros� named the "Pink Criquet" and tossed back on an Oak Park porch, or a $2,125 bottle...
GETTING THERE There are no direct flights to Bulgaria from Chicago. All require at least one stop—perhaps Warsaw or Milan, Italy—before landing in Sofia. We went through Milan because there was a reasonably timed layover. We flew Alitalia,...
Tags: Pizzas, Passenger Cars, Hot Dogs, Travel, Lifestyle and Leisure
Among the multiple mysteries swirling around the abduction of Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr in Italy, one stands out as by far the most perplexing. Why would the U.S. government go to elaborate lengths to seize a 39-year-old Egyptian who, according to...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Albania, Islam, Egypt, Government
Times Staff WriterDefense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld asked NATO on Tuesday to cut as many as 6,000 troops from a Bosnian peacekeeping mission he described as straining the United States' ability to carry out the war on terrorism. "The military mission in Bosnia...
Sun National StaffWASHINGTON - Despite deep misgivings among administration hard-liners, President Bush decided yesterday to seek a multinational force for Iraq under a United Nations mandate and to call on the world body to play a major role in forming a new Iraqi...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersWhat a difference a war makes. When George W. Bush was inaugurated last year, he was widely seen as a neophyte in world affairs. During the campaign, he'd been caught short on the names of foreign leaders. He came to office with limited foreign travel,...
Of The Morning CallEarly risers on Sept. 11, 2001, opened their newspapers and turned on their televisions to find a routine mix of news that, in retrospect, portrayed a nation of innocents. Television news was dominated by the mysterious disappearance of California...
Tribune foreign correspondentCupped in a pristine river valley and surrounded by peaks that seem to glow with pale fire at dawn, Du Ob would fit many people's idea of paradise. Its tidy almond orchards are fenced with rows of golden-leafed poplars. Its rich brown fields await turning...
Tags: Health, Crime, Law and Justice, Arable Farming, Crimes, Politics
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