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  • History echoes through castle ruins

    History echoes through castle ruins
    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...
  • Toy soldiers

    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...
  • Primetime Views: 'What holiday tradition are you most looking forward to?'

    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...
  • Impenetrable Italian culture

    Impenetrable Italian culture
    "Seven Seasons in Siena: My Quixotic Quest for Acceptance Among Tuscany's Proudest People" Neophytes who have seen the extensive preparation that typically precedes a horse race often wonder why there is all that fuss for 90 seconds of action. When...
  • Travel postcard: 48 hours in Bonn, Germany

    Travel postcard: 48 hours in Bonn, Germany
    LONDON (Reuters) - Got 48 hours to spare in Bonn? This sleepy city perched on the banks of the romantic River Rhine offers history, culture, and beautiful scenery galore. Located about 30 km south of Cologne, the city of around 325,000 prides itself on...
  • Mark Morris Group Heads Dance, Theater Shows at International Festival in New Haven

    Mark Morris Group Heads Dance, Theater Shows at International Festival in New Haven
    The Mark Morris Dance Group will be among the headliners in the dance and theater section of the International Festival of Arts and Ideas which runs in New Haven June 16 to 30.   The Festival presents a rare opportunity for audiences to experience three...
  • Wolfgang Wagner dies at 90; longtime head of German festival dedicated to his grandfather's works

    Wolfgang Wagner dies at 90; longtime head of German festival dedicated to his grandfather's works
    Wolfgang Wagner, the grandson of German composer Richard Wagner and the leader of the Bayreuth opera festival in Germany for more than half a century, has died. He was 90. Wagner died Sunday, the festival announced in a brief statement on its website. It...
  • Loving Wagner anyway

     
    At the Hollywood Bowl recently, the Los Angeles Philharmonic gave a rare performance of Percy Grainger???s imaginary ballet, ???The Warriors.??? There were, as far as I could tell, no protests from the audience about performing this rambunctious and...
  • L.A. Opera's 'Siegfried' star injured during Sunday performance

     
    The title hero of Richard Wagner's "Siegfried" is often described as a Nietzschean Superman, but the singer who plays him is only human. During Sunday's matinee performance at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, British tenor John Treleaven twisted his ankle...
  • Riot in Times Square Over Wagner Opera!

     
    Oct. 21, 1919: Servicemen and civilians riot in Times Square over a production of Richard Wagner's "Die Meistersinger" staged at the Lexington Theater despite Mayor John Francis Hylan???s ban on German opera!...
  • UPDATED: L.A. Opera gets $14-million emergency loan

     
    Los Angeles Opera asked for and received a $14-million emergency loan from Los Angeles County today to allow it to stay afloat and keep paying its expenses through the middle of next year. UPDATED: CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL STORY......
  • Los Angeles County approves a $14 million loan for struggling L.A. Opera

     
    One can point fingers in many different directions in the case of Los Angeles County approving a request by Los Angeles Opera for a $14 million emergency loan. The county Board of Supervisors approved the request by a vote of......