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  • Lyric sets world premiere of new opera based on Ann Patchett novel for 2015-16 season

    Lyric sets world premiere of new opera based on Ann Patchett novel for 2015-16 season
    Lyric 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.
  • Outdoors: Best bass lakes nearby

    Outdoors: Best bass lakes nearby
    I’ve always believed we have some of the nation’s best fishing at our doorstep and Bassmaster Magazine agrees. The 500,000-circulation periodical listed the nation’s best bass fishing lakes and six of those lie within 3˝ hours of South...

    Hollywood on black culture: Should it be looking forward not back?

    Hollywood's black history lessons: Is it time to look forward instead of backward? Patrick Goldstein studies the repercussions if the George Lucas-backed "Red Tails" doesn't catch hold.

    Djimon Hounsou is the Angel of Death in the new ‘Paradise Lost’

    John Milton's epic poem is getting the Alex “The Crow” Proyas treatment early next year. He's landed Bradley Cooper to play Lucifer and Benjamin Walker as his Michael. And now there's an Angel of Death for the film. The great Djimon Hounsou...

    Cajon Pass fire expected to be contained Monday

    A 1,200-acre brush fire that has burned for two days in the Cajon Pass, destroying several structures and forcing 1,500 residents to evacuate, was expected to be fully contained Monday, officials said. The fire broke out Friday about 12:45 p.m....