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  • Baltimore Opera seeks Chapter 11 protection

    After 58 years and more than 200 productions, the Baltimore Opera Company will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy-law protection today amid dwindling ticket sales and contributions. The remaining two productions of the 2008-2009 season, Rossini's The...
  • Discoveries

    Discoveries
    Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work by Edwidge Danticat ( Princeton University Press: 181 pp., $19.95) "Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. This is what I've always thought it meant to be a writer. Writing, knowing in part...
  • Book review: 'Outside Looking In: Adventures of an Observer' by Garry Wills

    Book review: 'Outside Looking In: Adventures of an Observer' by Garry Wills
    On the surface, Garry Wills' "Outside Looking In: Adventures of an Observer" is an account of how a bookish young writer came to know a lot of famous people as a Zelig-like character amid glittering stars of political, journalistic and even operatic...
  • Catching up with young soprano Jackie Evancho [Video]

     
    Is she a prodigy? A product? A cautionary tale in the making? It depends whom you ask. One this is for certain: nearly every body has an opinion about 11-year old soprano Jackie Evancho....
  • Vote: Is Jackie Evancho changing her sound?

     
    In the non-surprise of the summer, Jackie Evancho made it through to the top 10 on NBC's "America's Got Talent" Wednesday night. Earlier this week when Evancho inspired us to look at how common it is for children to emulate......
  • What should Jackie Evancho sing to win $1 million?

     
    On Tuesday Jackie Evancho -- the 10-year-old girl with the operatic voice -- will sing for $1 million in the finals of NBC's "America's Got Talent." What she chooses to sing will determine how well she can show off her......
  • Pipe Dreams

    "The question you're always asked is, 'Is opera still relevant?' " says handsome young tenor on the rise Joseph Kaiser. Despite his amiable temperament, he seems peeved by the frequently posed query. And why not? Singers like Kaiser and star baritone...
  • Tom Dixon dies at 94; L.A. radio's voice of classical music for over 50 years

    Tom Dixon dies at 94; L.A. radio's voice of classical music for over 50 years
    Tom Dixon, who was a familiar voice to classical-music lovers for more than 50 years as a Los Angeles radio host, has died. He was 94. Dixon died March 13 of age-related causes at a rehabilitation facility in Burbank, said his wife, Catherine. When it...
  • Requiem: 2007 passings of note

    Among the major notables who passed from the scene this year, three of the most famous -- two masters of cinema and a genius of football -- died on the same day: July 30. Two others -- a historic Russian leader and a U.S. chronicler of war -- left us...
  • 'No Country' tops SAGs

    'No Country' tops SAGs
    "No Country for Old Men" won top honors at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night, taking home a statuette for best ensemble in a motion picture. Earlier in the evening, Javier Bardem won best supporting actor for his role in the gritty western...
  • TAKE 5: Muppets' Weird Guests

     
    The Muppets return to prime time this week with the NBC special ???A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa.??? These lovable creatures have been entertaining viewers since the 1950s, when Jim Henson first presented them on a local Washington, D.C., show.......
  • Monster Mash: The Obamas borrow artwork from museums; Tom DeLay quits dancing; Pee-wee Herman postpones

     
    --Executive decisions: The Obamas have borrowed about 45 works of art from various Washington, museums, including the George Catlin painting above. (New York Times) --Off his feet: Former Republican Congressman Tom DeLay officially quits "Dancing With the...