| Jul 15, 2012
Whether it's tiny Union Jacks, tuxedos, stripes, crystal flowers or caviar pearls, nail art has gone mainstream.
No longer relegated to the subculture sidelines or the subject of mockery, nail art has become an everyday indulgence, and not just for...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 6:51 AM
What's it like to live in a far-off place most of us see only on a vacation? Foreign Correspondence is an interview with someone who lives in a spot you may want to visit.
Vincent Copeland, 51, is general manager of the Villa Le Scale (www.villalescale....
| Feb 27, 2013
| 4:52 PM
SFO Terminal 2. This bright space, formerly the airport's international terminal, was redone and reopened in 2011. Its 14 gates serve American and Virgin American flights, including many from LAX. Arriving, you find a yoga area, day spa, Peet's,...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 7:26 AM
Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti has been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia that will force him to bow out of the orchestra’s entire tour of the Far East, Jan. 25-Feb. 7.
After the Italian maestro, 71, flew home to Milan,...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Riccardo Muti just can’t seem to catch a break.
And, this time around, it isn’t only the musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago public who are being affected by his health issues. Thousands of listeners throughout the...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti is expected to be released Tuesday from a hospital in Milan, Italy, where on Monday morning he successfully underwent a hernia operation.
"Maestro Muti’s surgery went smoothly and he is...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 8:42 AM
Silvio Marchetti, who has silver hair and a dry sense of humor most atypical for an attache, tells a story about meeting the late Harold Washington, Mayor of Chicago, in the mid-1980s. Marchetti, who now heads up the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago,...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 10:03 AM
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre announced Sunday night the shows it will present in the first half of 2013, as part of its World Stages series of global work, much presented in partnership with the British booker and producer Richard Jordan Productions.
| Jul 6, 2010
Cesare Siepi, the celebrated Italian bass singer who won over audiences worldwide in signature roles such as Don Giovanni and Figaro in "The Marriage of Figaro," has died. He was 87.
The opera singer died Monday at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, said...
| Jan 4, 2012
New Year's is celebrated around the globe, and in many cultures people make resolutions (though they don't necessarily keep them). What about resolutions for our pets? I asked my fans on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-Dale/50057343596)...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Veteran opera and stage designer Robert Israel has done 11 huge sculptures for a new children's hospital wing in Baltimore. The UCLA professor -- currently working on a ballet at La Scala in Milan, Italy -- had set sculpture aside since his 1968 debut...