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  • The Crowd: Henry Segerstrom honored in NYC

    The Crowd: Henry Segerstrom honored in NYC
    NEW YORK — A grand evening in New York City on Monday brought together America's business, cultural and social elite honoring Orange County visionary Henry Segerstrom. The occasion celebrated the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence bestowed upon...
  • Gone are the horned helmets in Wagner’s ‘Ring,’ but are new ways always better?

    Gone are the horned helmets in Wagner’s ‘Ring,’ but are new ways always better?
    The horned helmet — usually sitting on the head of a zaftig soprano — is the universal symbol of Richard Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung." But like Shakespearean tights and codpieces, it's a visual cliché that fell out of currency decades...
  • Biography done with integrity

    Oh, the difficult task of bringing the life story of someone pivotal in world history to the stage or screen. Why are the end results so routinely repetitive in structure or endlessly boring in execution? Well, too many biographies spend so much time on...
  • What Chicago can learn from Toronto

    What Chicago can learn from Toronto
    TORONTO — Luminato, the festival of arts, culture and ideas that just concluded in Canada's largest city, has only been held for four years. But this citywide extravaganza already attracts a collective audience in excess of 1 million and spends...
  • Dramatic looks at 'Il Teatro alla Moda'

    Dramatic looks at 'Il Teatro alla Moda'
    The extraordinary workmanship on display in "Il Teatro alla Moda — Theater in Fashion" in Beverly Hills makes it easy to understand why Italy's haute couture fashion scene was once as revered as that of France. The exhibition, which runs through...
  • Dorothy Chandler Pavilion experiences storage squeeze

     
    Anyone driving past the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion these last few weeks has no doubt seen various opera sets and props sitting forlornly outside the building. Some of them are protected from the elements by tarps; some are not. As the......
  • L.A. Opera cleans out costume closet

     
    When you've dressed hundreds, perhaps thousands of performers over the course of more than 20 years, your wardrobe is bound to get crowded with the old and the outdated. On Saturday, Los Angeles Opera will put more than 2,500 items......
  • Music review: 'Einstein' at the beach

     
    So “Baby Einstein” won’t make your kids smarter after all. Last week, the Walt Disney Co. confessed that plopping kids in front of its video does not count as instant education and offered to refund gullible parents their money. But......
  • Avant-garde 'Streetcar,' starring Isabelle Huppert, gets panned in Paris

     
    Playing the role of Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire" has recently worked wonders for the stage careers of Cate Blanchett and Rachel Weisz. But the same cannot be said for actress Isabelle Huppert, who is receiving some of......
  • Monster Mash: Old Globe's Craig Noel dies; Bill T. Jones mulls merger; Burj Khalifa deck reopens

     
    -- Theater pioneer dies: Craig Noel, founding director of San Diego's Old Globe, dies at age 94. (Los Angeles Times) -- Pas de deux: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and Dance Theatre Workshop nearing deal to merge. (Crain's New......
  • Odd staging can't disguise beauty of 'King Roger'

    Odd staging can't disguise beauty of 'King Roger'
    ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Every decade or so, I get my hopes up that Karol Szymanowski's ravishing "King Roger," Poland's one great opera, will finally catch on. In the '60s and '70s, mystically intense recordings of it slipped out of Soviet bloc...