| Feb 5, 2015
| 1:00 PM
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...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 6:29 PM
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...
| Jan 31, 2015
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...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:41 PM
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...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 10:17 AM
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....
| Dec 21, 2014
| 7:30 AM
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...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 2:45 AM
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...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 4:58 PM
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...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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,...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Christmas is coming, and even if we might not all be singing carols, we'll at least be hearing them, even if just from gas station loudspeakers. Shepherds, the wise men and angels are the frequent flyers, mentioned multiple times in repeated verses....
| Dec 3, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Here are 10 classical albums of 2014 that especially brightened my listening year:
Wagner: "Parsifal. Soloists, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet, Daniele Gatti, conductor (Sony Classical, Blu-ray DVD): The Met could not have launched...