| Mar 2, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Researchers at Florida State University won an $8.5 million grant last month from the National Institutes of Health to help further the understanding and treatment of dyslexia and other learning disabilities, the university announced. As many as 15 to...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Pasadena Symphony artistic advisor James DePreist is recovering from heart surgery; Michael Stern will replace him for its April 28 program at the Ambassador Auditorium....
| Nov 9, 2010
| 2:07 PM
We asked Chicago and suburban residents: 'What holiday tradition are you most looking forward to?' Here's what they had to say:
Grace Alfano - 75, Willowbrook - "For Christmas Eve my husband dresses up as Santa Claus. We used to have a lot more of the...
| Dec 13, 2010
Harley-Davidsons bearing Barbie dolls and stuffed animals idled Sunday morning in south Glendale at the starting point of the 23rd annual L.A. Toy Ride.
Event coordinator Richard Wagner said more than 1,000 riders would roar to the Fred Jordan Mission...
| May 15, 2012
| 2:35 PM
DJ Spooky lectures and screens Rebirth of a Nation
$15-$20, 7 p.m., May 17. Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, (860) 247-0998, marktwainhouse.org
D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation occupies a particularly peculiar role in the history...
| May 30, 2012
| 8:05 AM
A classical music event in Israel is expected to break the country's taboo on performing the music of Richard Wagner, the 19th century German composer and a well-known anti-Semite.
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported this week that the event,...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:05 AM
A planned performance of the music of Richard Wagner in Israel has been abruptly canceled following an apparent disagreement between the presenter and Tel Aviv University, which was supposed to host the event.
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports the...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Hundreds of people stripped naked in a Munich, Germany, public square over the weekend for the latest installation by Spencer Tunick, the American photographer who specializes in assembling large numbers of naked bodies for his conceptual projects....
| Jul 2, 2012
| 12:35 PM
A Holocaust museum in Israel has slightly softened its rhetoric regarding the inaction of Pope Pius XII in the face of the deportation of Jews during World War II. Yad Vashem -- the cultural center for Holocaust studies in Jerusalem -- changed the wording...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 8:15 AM
In space, no one can hear you scream — but everyone can hear the classical music loud and clear.
Science-fiction movies have had a long affinity for classical music, and the relationship is a fascinating and complex one. In "Prometheus," Ridley...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Pope Benedict XVI attended a classical concert Wednesday that doubled as a political event in which the leader of the Catholic Church called for peace in the Middle East. Conductor Daniel Barenboim led members of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, a...
| Aug 7, 2010
Travelers have long ago discovered most of Europe's castles. These fortresses can be fun, offering battle re-enactments, sound-and-light shows, catapult demos, dress-up costumes, fake garden parties, wagon rides, tourist accommodations and medieval...