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  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: When classrooms aren't classrooms

    I’m still at loss for words trying to express the essence of the La Cañada High School choral artists’ Cantemus tour through Central Europe. If you remember, when I last wrote, the choir had just finished singing in Bratislava, Slovakia....
  • Inside Duran European Sandwiches

    Inside Duran European Sandwiches
    Everybody likes sandwiches, but after trips to Eastern Europe through the years, Tracy Miller found herself obsessed with a very particular style of stuff-on-bread. That would be the small open-faced sandwiches popular in Austria and its neighboring...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Finding music's magic in Bratislava

    It's 8 a.m. in Austria. The MS Mozart, queen of the Danube, glides through the current, passing abbeys, cathedrals and villages from the 13th century. The snowflakes fall and nothing stirs from the quaint little houses with the steeple roofs. It is a...
  • Chan Lowe: The many Mitts

    Chan Lowe: The many Mitts
                On Strudel and Socialism—Part One of an essay on my recent lecture tour of Austria…   First, the strudel: Apfelstrudel in Austria is a lot like apple pie, only not as sweet. The best strudel has a very thin crust and...
  • 'Nude Men' art exhibition in Austria sparks conversation

    'Nude Men' art exhibition in Austria sparks conversation
    An art exhibition in Vienna titled "Nude Men" -- "Nackte Manner" in German -- is stimulating considerable media attention in Austria. The show, which opens this week at the Leopold Museum, is dedicated to depictions of male nudity from the 19th century to...
  • Chan Lowe: Romney and the binder

    Chan Lowe: Romney and the binder
         On Strudel and Socialism: The final installment on my report from Austria   Speaking of trams, the entire transportation network is completely integrated and runs on the honor system (ticket inspections are infrequent, but the fine for not...
  • At Drury Lane, the hills are fresh and fully alive in 'Sound of Music'

    At Drury Lane, the hills are fresh and fully alive in 'Sound of Music'
    Most Marias are depicted as nurturers-in-waiting. All the reluctant postulant needs is a guitar, a set of old curtains and seven militarized munchkins and you've got Austria's stepmother of the year. But, in director Rachel Rockwell's magnificent new...
  • Maria Altmann dies at 94; won fight for return of Klimt portrait seized by Nazis

    Maria Altmann dies at 94; won fight for return of Klimt portrait seized by Nazis
    Maria Altmann, who escaped Nazi-occupied Vienna as a newlywed and returned to wage a triumphant fight to recover Gustav Klimt's iconic gold portrait of her remarkable aunt, has died. She was 94. Altmann died Monday at her Cheviot Hills home after a...
  • Book review: 'The Elephant's Journey' by Jose Saramago

    Book review: 'The Elephant's Journey' by Jose Saramago
    The Elephant's Journey A Novel José Saramago Translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 208 pp., $24 Once upon a time — a time of civil war and spectacle, when Protestant fervor swept Europe and the...
  • Sofia Cosma dies at 96; concert pianist and prison camp survivor

    Sofia Cosma dies at 96; concert pianist and prison camp survivor
    Sofia Cosma, a concert pianist who defied long odds to rebuild her career after seven years in Soviet prison camps and later established herself as a performer and teacher in Southern California, died of natural causes Feb. 12 at a nursing home in Oxnard,...
  • Kurt Sanderling dies at 98; admired conductor under Soviets

    Kurt Sanderling dies at 98; admired conductor under Soviets
    Kurt Sanderling, who led the Leningrad Philharmonic and the East Berlin Symphony Orchestra under Soviet rule and won admirers in the West later in his career as a guest conductor for orchestras in London, Los Angeles and elsewhere, has died. He was 98....
  • Drinking in fall's tastiest color change: harvest red wines

    Drinking in fall's tastiest color change: harvest red wines
    In every October there comes a day when you must reacquaint yourself with your oven. The outdoor grill is left to gather cobwebs, not so much from neglect (this is Los Angeles, after all) but because being in the kitchen, near the feel and smell of...