| Dec 7, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Devotees of early Romantic Italian opera must have thought they had died and gone to bel canto heaven last week, when two masterpieces of that genre, neither of them overly familiar, opened in downtown Chicago within three days of each other.
| Dec 9, 2014
| 10:46 AM
British royalty meets American royalty! Prince William and wife Catherine hobnobbed with LeBron James, Beyonce and Jay Z on Monday night in the good old U.S. of A.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took in their first NBA game, a matchup between King...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Expect a lot of publicity about Time magazine’s choice of “The Ebola Fighters” as person of the year. That’s right, “person,” not “persons.” That seems odd because in 2005 Bill and Melinda Gates and Bono...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:27 AM
From the Fabulous '40s through the Swinging '60s to now, Pop Art's style has endured.
Earlier this year, the Allentown Art Museum explored the beginning of Pop Art's story in "British Pop Art Prints," which revealed how American Pop Art grew from a...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Last week, our sister paper, the Glendale News-Press reported that our neighbor Glendale has some of the worst drivers in the nation.
According to reporter Alene Tchekmedyian, “Glendale ranks toward the bottom [in] Allstate Insurance Co.'s America'...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Spain's richest and most-titled aristocrat, the flamboyant Duchess of Alba, who was once a childhood playmate of Britain's queen and went on to become one of Europe's most eccentric fashionistas, died Thursday at her home in Seville. She was 88.
| Nov 26, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Of the original 102 Pilgrims who arrived in North America aboard the Mayflower in the fall of 1620, only about half survived to celebrate the first Thanksgiving, in November 1621. The rest perished through starvation and lack of shelter. The survivors...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 3:04 PM
It was a Malawi holiday for Madonna.
The music icon spent her Thanksgiving in the African nation from which her adopted children David Banda and Mercy James hail. There she promoted her charity Raising Malawi and met with the Malawian President Peter...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Shirley Deane Cammack, a retired Kernan Hospital worker who was in the British intelligence service during the Cold War, died of cancer Nov. 19 while on vacation with her family at Culebra Island, Puerto Rico. The former Dickeyville resident was 80....
| Dec 2, 2014
| 10:39 AM
Pharrell Williams and Joan Collins are among the lid-loving celebrities set to be inducted into the Headwear Hall of Fame in 2015.
Now in its seventh year, the Hall of Fame was created by the Headwear Assn., a 105-year-old trade group whose stated...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 4:06 PM
I am glad that Election Day is almost here. It will allow me, I confess, and thousands of others to correct a damaging mistake we made four years ago when we voted for Dannel Malloy for governor. He is not the sensible, moderate Democrat that he told us...