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Column | Feb 28, 2012 | 11:06 AMLyric Opera of Chicago has shied away from commissioning any new operas over the last decade, at a time when other major American opera companies such as the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera and Los Angeles Opera have actively cultivated new stage works from inception to premiere.
Story | Nov 15, 2010 | 9:33 PM
Fade in: Dutch slave ship off the coast of Bermuda, 1793. Slaves are sick. The shipâs doctor fears the worst. The Dutch decide to throw the infected Africans overboard one by one, to halt the spread of the disease. Wait,...
Story | Nov 27, 2010 | 4:33 PM
The drug tunnel found this week on the U.S.-Mexico border has several sophisticated features, officials said. The tunnel, discovered in a San Diego warehouse district, was one of the longest ever discovered and had several unique features that highlighted...
Story | Jan 3, 2011 | 4:37 PM
The great grizzled British character actor Pete Postlethwaite has died, too young to go at age 64. The longtime smoker fought and lost a long battle with cancer. Cinema audiences last caught a whiff of his menace in “The Town,” playing The...