| 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,...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The Metropolitan Opera rolled out the red carpet on Monday for a contingent of celebrity guests attending the company's opening night festivities. But the media spotlight was dominated instead by a band of protesters who congregated nearby to air their...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Happier Hour: You'll need a beer and plenty of time to absorb Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch," an opportunity that will be provided Thursday night in the NSU Museum of Art's book club. Tartt's sprawling, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel concerns Theo Decker,...
| Sep 21, 2014
At a gallery talk on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at Fairfield University's Walsh Art Gallery, an artist will take the podium wearing a gorilla mask. She calls herself "Frida Kahlo."
Some might wonder what this masquerade is all about. But those who have followed...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Sometime soon, should you find yourself backstage at the Museum of Contemporary Art, wandering its administrative offices, be sure to look for the pencil drawing of David Bowie as a banana. It is not an official curated piece of museum art; rather, it...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:44 PM
In 1883, the company's first year, New York's Metropolitan Opera began to tour. These great overland voyages of ear-pleasing sopranos, colorful tenors and their trunks and accouterments, grew in scope and stature over the early years of the 20th century,...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:00 PM
The Metropolitan Opera in New York avoided a lockout of union workers late Thursday by extending contract negotiations by 72 hours. The opera had previously threatened a work stoppage if negotiations with 15 of its unions weren't concluded by midnight...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 7:31 AM
The Metropolitan Opera in New York said on Saturday that the current contracts with two of its unions have been extended for approximately one week to allow for an independent study of the opera's finances.
The extension will affect the unions...
| Jul 19, 2014
Artistic attractions well worth wending your way to Washington for include two winning exhibits devoted to Whistler and Wyeth, as well as a fascinating show pairing Degas with Cassatt. There's a towering, even titillating, Titian, too.
| Jul 19, 2014
| 3:26 PM
In early April of this year Charles Froom got a phone call at his Reigelsville home. His help was needed immediately. David Mickenberg, the new director of the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, had an emergency.
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity...
| Jul 4, 2014
As a preview to this year's Children's Read & Write Program, which invites children to submit book reviews for possible publication, we asked several Chicago-area authors to tell us about favorite characters from childhood books. Here's what they said....