| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:44 PM
In 1883, the company's first year, New York's Metropolitan Opera began to tour. These great overland voyages of ear-pleasing sopranos, colorful tenors and their trunks and accouterments, grew in scope and stature over the early years of the 20th century,...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 3:26 PM
In early April of this year Charles Froom got a phone call at his Reigelsville home. His help was needed immediately. David Mickenberg, the new director of the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, had an emergency.
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:00 PM
The Metropolitan Opera in New York avoided a lockout of union workers late Thursday by extending contract negotiations by 72 hours. The opera had previously threatened a work stoppage if negotiations with 15 of its unions weren't concluded by midnight...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 5:05 AM
To the editor: After reading several articles in The Times last week on plans for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, I feel compelled to question Director Michael Govan and others supporting the museum's ambitious construction plans. ("LACMA, Metro...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Warner Bros. is looking to acquire the rights to Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "The Goldfinch."
However, sources close to Tartt say the author is still making a decision as to whether to move forward with an adaptation. Warners is the only...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 12:29 PM
The photo shows a man, his skin blackened, his teeth set in a grimace, a barely human figure who was carbonized trying to escape his deathtrap of a burning truck. The man is Iraqi. The setting is the Highway of Death, the strip of road that led north...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:52 PM
The Metropolitan Opera has set a new deadline of Sunday for union negotiations to conclude, according to an announcement from the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. The Met has been locked in contentious discussions with several of its...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 7:44 AM
First Lady Michelle Obama wore an outfit from Sophie Theallet's spring 2014 collection when she hosted a passel of kids at the White House on Thursday for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Her ensemble included Theallet's thistle jacquard...
| May 12, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Solange Knowles, sister of Beyonce, appears to have gone off physically on brother-in-law Jay Z in an elevator on the night of the Met Gala in New York City. The incident was captured on surveillance video that went public Monday.
Solange can be seen...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Solange Knowles, Beyonce and Jay Z have spoken -- and the essence of what they're saying is: World, you should get over it already, 'cause we have.
It's been days since surveillance video leaked online Monday showing the sisters and Jay Z on May 5...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As the masses fixated on footage of the elevator fight between Solange Knowles and her brother-in-law, Jay Z, the rapper and wife Beyonce went out in public at a Brooklyn Nets game Monday night as if nothing unusual were going on.
Of course, the Nets-...
| Jun 27, 2014
Couturier Charles James (1906-78) is known for his sculptural gowns, like this one, that would still garner raves on the red carpet were they produced today. His designs are on display through Aug. 10 in the newly renovated Costume Institute in New York's...