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German dramatic soprano making belated US opera debuts
German dramatic soprano Evelyn Herlitzius making a splash with debuts in US opera houses on both coasts
Some Pretty Crazy Things Have Gone Down in These 9 Iconic Hotels
Hotels around the world have played major roles in history. For centuries, hotels have been the sites of scandals, parties and secrets. Prizes have been dreamed up in hotels; iconic salads (yes, really) have been invented in hotels; the world's most famous speeches have been drafted in hotels. So
All You Need Is Liebe: One Berlin Man's Quest to Translate the Beatles
Singer Has Made It His Life's Work to Re-Record the Beatles' Songs in German
In 'Homefront,' war gets up close and personal
John Milius has commanded more than a few fictional invasions. Russians were met with resistance from high-schoolers in his 1984 film Red Dawn. Before that, his screenplay for Apocalypse Now (1979) included the iconic scene of U.S. helicopters blasting Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries as they
Can Stealing Buses, Trains Be a Sickness?
Some boys never grow out of their attraction to moving vehicles. As adults, they just transition from toys to the real thing. So it was for 18-year-old James L. Harris, who was arrested on July 22 in Florida for burglary and grand theft auto of a Miami-Dade Transit bus. According to the Miami-Dade
Diva Sheds Pounds, Retains Booming Voice
Four years ago, Deborah Voigt, an extremely talented and dynamic soprano opera singer, was dropped from a production in London's Royal Opera House. The reason? She was "too big" for the black dress that the role called for. Tonight, after shedding more than 100 pounds, Voigt makes her triumphant
Vanity Fair Scribe Investigates Her Family
In "Apples & Oranges," Reporter Explores Her Relationship With Troubled Brother
Pyongyang Opens Doors to Musical Diplomacy
The 106 members of "America's First Orchestra" made history by just being in North Korea, a country still technically at war with the United States. In the auditorium, with the U.S. flag on stage left, perhaps the most memorable piece played was the American national anthem, a tradition when the
Pssst ... Wanna Buy the Best Seat in the House?
Angry about Hannah Montana concert ticket prices rocketing into the stratosphere? Cheer up. At least it's not La Scala. When Milan's renowned La Scala theater opens its 2007-2008 concert season on Dec. 7 with a production of Wagner's opera Tristan and Isolde, you'll pay an eye-popping 2,000 euros
Queen Latifah on a Royal 'Holiday'
It's a three-day weekend with Martin Luther King's birthday, and I've got three movies for you. Two of them I can recommend. I'll start with the third. Have you seen the commercials for "Tristan and Isolde"? They're advertising it as kind of a prequel to "Romeo and Juliet." Here's the difference.