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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Commuter Nightmare: Six Lives Lost At Crossing

     Commuter Nightmare: Six Lives Lost At Crossing
    In the sea of New York City commuters rushing through Grand Central Terminal at the end of the day, they were just five faces among the thousands. Three worked in finance, one worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the fifth was a research...
  • DePaul professor discusses her efforts to protect world's cultural heritage

     DePaul professor discusses her efforts to protect world's cultural heritage
    Patty Gerstenblith was working as a research associate at the Cincinnati Art Museum in the late 1970s when a cumbersome project and an ownership dispute over a statue got her interested in the law. After an art scholar discovered there were large...
  • Live Events Give Cinemas a Boost Worldwide

    Event cinema has come a long way since Bon Jovi broadcast a live gig from London's Shepherd's Bush Empire to 14 cinemas in the U.K. and Germany on Sept. 18, 2002 -- the first of its kind. Today, opera, theater, ballet, classical and contemporary music,...
  • Reese Witherspoon accepts Palm Springs award for 'Wild' in Michael Kors

    Reese Witherspoon accepts Palm Springs award for 'Wild' in Michael Kors
    Reese Witherspoon wore a black Michael Kors pearl-embroidered dress from the Transeason 2015 collection to the Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala on Saturday, where she received the Chairman's Award for her performance in "Wild." [Los...
  • Long lines to look forward to at Norton Museum

    Long lines to look forward to at Norton Museum
    British painter Terry Haggerty is used to having his art looked at and parsed by a diverse audience — his massive mural at AT&T Stadium, home to the Dallas Cowboys, in the week ahead will be viewed by as many people as will see the Van Gogh at New...
  • Metropolitan Opera braces for 'Death of Klinghoffer' opening

    Metropolitan Opera braces for 'Death of Klinghoffer' opening
    As the Metropolitan Opera prepares to open "The Death of Klinghoffer" next week, the venerated New York institution has found itself in a media frenzy over the controversial John Adams opera. With protests expected on opening night, the Met is bracing...