| Nov 3, 2014
| 10:49 AM
An international Jewish group has warned the Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland that the museum is opening itself up to an "avalanche" of lawsuits if it goes forward with accepting art from Cornelius Gurlitt, the late collector who hoarded works in his...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 2:00 AM
They’ll be slashing prices at the Victorinox Swiss Army Brands' annual warehouse sale, 7 Victoria Drive, Monroe, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Merchandise includes knives, luggage, watches and gear, all deeply discounted. Hours are Friday, 11 a.m....
| Oct 20, 2014
| 3:04 PM
WARSAW, Poland — The woman welcoming members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to the Fryderyk Chopin Museum was more than a little happy to see them.
“I have been waiting 20 years for you to come to Poland,” Monika Strugala, the...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 8:43 AM
If it's Monday, it must be Warsaw.
That's the day, less than two weeks away, when the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is scheduled to begin its fifth European tour under the direction of music director Riccardo Muti.
Squeezing concentrated foreign tours...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 8:30 AM
PARIS- Weathering protests and skepticism from French industryites, Netflix has managed to have a successful start in Gaul.
The U.S. company has already lured over 100,000 subscribers since its launch in Gaul on Sept. 15, according to French newspaper Le...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Swiss audiences aren't known to stand, not, anyway, during ovations at orchestra concerts. Maybe that comes with the complacent territory. Lucky Switzerland ranks No. 1 on the where-to-be-born index.
Or maybe — however exceptional the quality of...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:37 PM
In a surprise twist to an already complicated art tale, Cornelius Gurlitt, who died on Tuesday at 81, has left art from his previously hidden stash of hundreds of works to a museum in Switzerland.
The Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland said on its...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
H.R. Giger, the Swiss surrealist artist who designed the monster and sets for Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi pic "Alien" died May 12 at age 74.
An employee of H.R. Giger Museum has confirmed Swiss media reports that Giger, born Hans Rudolf, died in Zurich...
| May 13, 2014
| 11:13 PM
Swiss artist H.R. Giger, whose otherworldly imagery was prized by science-fiction aficionados, was plagued by nightmares as a child.
As an adult, his nights were more peaceful. "I could heal myself," he said in a 2011 CNN interview, "through doing my...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 8:50 AM
Top Olympic leaders have given their support to a range of potential changes, including the creation of a year-round television channel to broadcast sports that aren't normally in the spotlight.
The group met Saturday to discuss the Olympic Agenda...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 12:16 PM
Last summer, Christian Benitez, the premier scorer on Ecuador's budding World Cup squad, entered the hospital with stomach pains after a match and never left. He died at 27 of heart failure from an undetected congenital ailment.
No teammate was more...