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  • Critic's Pick: 'Ghosts of Versailles'

    Critic's Pick: 'Ghosts of Versailles'
    When the Metropolitan Opera gave the world premiere in 1991 of John Corigliano’s “The Ghosts of Versailles” — which Los Angeles Opera brings to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Saturday night, the first of six performances...
  • SUV driver's behavior under scrutiny in New York train crash that killed 6

    SUV driver's behavior under scrutiny in New York train crash that killed 6
    Federal investigators looking into a fiery commuter train wreck that killed six people zeroed in Wednesday on what they called the big question on everyone's mind: Why was the driver of an SUV stopped on the tracks, between the lowered crossing gates? A...
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art curator killed in train crash

    Metropolitan Museum of Art curator killed in train crash
    A prominent curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York was among the six fatalities in Tuesday's Metro-North train crash that occurred in upstate New York in the town of Valhalla. Walter Liedtke served as a curator of the museum's European...
  • Investigators scour N.Y. train wreckage; death toll stands at 6

    Investigators scour N.Y. train wreckage; death toll stands at 6
    A 400-foot chunk of electrified rail sliced through an SUV, punctured its fuel tank and pierced the first and part of the second car of a commuter train, investigators said Wednesday as they pieced together details of a fiery crash that killed six...
  • Exhibit of Artist Raoul Middleman's self-portraits opens at MICA

    Exhibit of Artist Raoul Middleman's self-portraits opens at MICA
    The first thing Raoul Middleman paints is his eye. He paints his right eye, to be precise, in a self-portrait that the Baltimore-born artist created while looking into a mirror. First there's a horizontal brown smudge that forms the upper rim of the eye...
  • Weird and wonderful Michelangelo bronzes stun the art world

    Weird and wonderful Michelangelo bronzes stun the art world
    The news that a pair of early 16th century bronzes might have been made by famed Renaissance man Michelangelo Buonarroti hit the art world like a thunderbolt Monday — or perhaps, like a pair of naked guys entering the party on the backs of panthers....
  • L.A. Opera goes for the epic with 'The Ghosts of Versailles'

    L.A. Opera goes for the epic with 'The Ghosts of Versailles'
    In a large workshop at CBS Television City on the edge of Hollywood, the palace of Versailles was slowly taking shape. A platoon of set builders was hard at work on a December morning creating the imposing columns, ornate tapestries and swooping...
  • 'Speak Up' Storytelling In West Hartford Friday

    'Speak Up' Storytelling In West Hartford Friday
    WEST HARTFORD — Nearly three years ago, Benjamin Lerman Coady briefly achieved international fame for pointing out an error in a map at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Coady, now 16, will recount the tale alongside seven others...
  • Exploring the Madonna and Child at the Chrysler Museum of Art

     Exploring the Madonna and Child at the Chrysler Museum of Art
    If you need a break from the Yuletide shopping rush — you won't find a better place to relax and rediscover the true meaning of the holidays than the Chrysler Museum of Art. Its world-renowned collection features nearly a dozen works designed to...
  • 2014 in fashion: Hello, North West; goodbye, Oscar de la Renta; and more

    2014 in fashion: Hello, North West; goodbye, Oscar de la Renta; and more
    Whether you're counting hits or misses, 2014 certainly left a mark fashion-wise. From the runways to the red carpets to the slopes of Sochi, it was an endless parade of see-through dresses, ugly Olympic sweaters, cool cats in extra-large hats and just...
  • Profile Of Berlin's Simeon North: The First U.S. Pistol Maker

    Profile Of Berlin's Simeon North: The First U.S. Pistol Maker
    BERLIN – In 1781, when Simeon North was just 16, he shouldered his musket and walked all the way from his Berlin home to Old Saybrook to enlist in the Continental Army. As luck would have it, North arrived at the recruiting station not long...