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  • L.A. Opera goes for the epic with 'The Ghosts of Versailles'

    L.A. Opera goes for the epic with 'The Ghosts of Versailles'
    In a large workshop at CBS Television City on the edge of Hollywood, the palace of Versailles was slowly taking shape. A platoon of set builders was hard at work on a December morning creating the imposing columns, ornate tapestries and swooping...
  • It's Groundhog Day all over again

    It's Groundhog Day all over again
    As today is Feb. 2, it would seem a good time to say a few words about "Groundhog Day." It was a heck of a good movie. Some of my favorite scenes: After being stuck in Punxsutawney, Pa., Bill Murray’s character, Phil Connors, says to a telephone...
  • Popular & Modern First Dance Songs

    Popular & Modern First Dance Songs
    A couple’s first dance as man and wife is a cherished wedding tradition. While the first dance can help set a positive tone for the reception, it also can negatively affect the festivities if a poor song is chosen. Couples may feel pressure to...
  • English language is loaded (or fou, or blotto) with ways to say 'drunk'

    Way back when English was Old English, between AD 600 and 1100, you were either "drunken" or "fordrunken" (very drunk) after a night of carousing. Even today, "drunken" will do for describing how you may be spending New Year's Eve. But you might also be...
  • Review: 'Breathturn Into Timestead' by Paul Celan

    Review: 'Breathturn Into Timestead' by Paul Celan
    The poem, Paul Celan once said, "is lonely," and in its loneliness it reaches outward, "intends another ... goes toward it." In this way, Celan went on to explain, the poem creates the possibility for an encounter with the reader, for being heard and...
  • Brain cancer takes a toll, but unlocks her creativity

    Brain cancer takes a toll, but unlocks her creativity
    Judi Kaufman was having a bad day. There were more and more of those now, 18 years into her battle against brain cancer. A tumor, her third, now the size of a golf ball, was encroaching on healthy brain tissue, upending her balance and her speech. Her...
  • Lehigh Valley theater: What's coming in 2015

    Lehigh Valley theater: What's coming in 2015
    With the start of the new year, a new season of theater begins and there are some pretty exciting productions planned. Touchstone is continuing to explore Bethlehem's connection with China in the epic community performance "Journey from the East." Civic...
  • Strength from the sea; poetry, too

    Strength from the sea; poetry, too
    Navy tradition holds that the first entry in a ship's deck log each year must be in verse. The tradition began at least before World War II. Maybe longer ago. Even naval historians are unsure. Some of the poems are preserved in anthologies by...
  • Freebie Friday: Free events to start the New Year

    Freebie Friday: Free events to start the New Year
    It’s Freebie Friday!  We have stuff to start the New Year that won't cost a dime.   Event/Festival    Baldwin Park First Friday Festival & Art Stroll: Visual art and  jewelry by more than 40 artists, live music, drink specials and  shopping. 5:...
  • The tentative state of opera in Baltimore

    The tentative state of opera in Baltimore
    After the better part of six decades, the Baltimore Opera Company slipped into bankruptcy in 2009, done in by a combination of dwindling financial resources, questionable management, an unharmonious board and the onslaught of the Great Recession. Donors...
  • Delacroix's 'Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi' as a rallying cry

    Delacroix's 'Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi' as a rallying cry
    They don't make paintings like "Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi" anymore. The slow, ruminative medium of oil paint on canvas has pretty much had it as the sharpest system for the memorable delivery of effective, politically minded propaganda....