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July 03, 2016
WWII air gunner from Montpelier gets France's top honor
When James Facos was squeezed into the ball turret of a B-17 Flying Fortress, using the two 50-caliber machine guns on either ...
June 29, 2016
Operatic baritone killed in Ukraine fighting
A Ukrainian baritone who performed in French opera productions for nearly two decades before joining a volunteer battalion ...
June 28, 2016
Spain: Court drops terrorism probe against puppeteers
Spain's National Court judge has shelved an investigation into two puppeteers for allegedly praising terrorism in a theater ...
June 18, 2016
Dolce&Gabbana jazz things up with fashion cacophony
Nothing stays the same in fashion, but this is over the top. This season, a huge number of Milan brands are managing ...
June 16, 2016
Writer Margaret Atwood wins PEN Pinter free-speech prize
Canadian novelist and poet Margaret Atwood has won the PEN Pinter Prize for her work championing environmental causes.
June 13, 2016
Across the world, shock and condemnation at Orlando massacre
From across the world, officials and public figures are expressing condemnation and shock over the Florida mass shooting at ...
June 06, 2016
'Equus' and 'Amadeus' playwright Peter Shaffer dies at 90
British playwright Peter Shaffer, whose durable, award-winning hits included "Equus" and "Amadeus," has died. He was 90.
June 05, 2016
Muti returns to La Scala stage for 1st time in 11 years
Riccardo Muti received two standing ovations upon his return to La Scala's stage Sunday after an 11-year absence, not to ...
May 28, 2016
Italian theater actor, director Giorgio Albertazzi dies
Giorgio Albertazzi, a theater and film actor and director famed especially for playing, well into old age, the emperor's role ...
May 27, 2016
Netrebko and Beczala are surprise Wagner stars
They've lit up the stage together in lyric works by Puccini, Massenet and Tchaikovsky. Now Anna Netrebko and Piotr Beczala ...
May 26, 2016
Anthony Hopkins overcomes his stage fright in 'The Dresser'
He's a much-lauded Academy Award-winning performer and his Hannibal Lecter is one of the all-time great movie villains.
May 20, 2016
Sofia Coppola tries her hand at opera in Rome
Oscar-winning film director Sofia Coppola is taking a break from movies to direct a new production of Verdi's "La Traviata" ...
May 18, 2016
La Scala's 2016-17 brings back Puccini, Muti.
La Scala's 2016-17 season is a lot about healing old wounds. It opens with a once-contested version of Puccini's "Madama ...
May 18, 2016
Lily-Rose Depp and Soko dance into Cannes with 'The Dancer'
Lily-Rose Depp and Stephanie "Soko" Sokolinski have a turbulent relationship in their new film "The Dancer," but off camera, ...
May 17, 2016
Dig at theater where Shakespeare worked uncovers a surprise
London's relentless building boom has dug up another chunk of the city's history — one with a surprise for scholars of ...
May 16, 2016
Czechs call on Brits to vote to stay in EU
A group of Czech scientists, artists and other personalities have called on British citizens to vote to keep the United ...
May 11, 2016
Maestro Muti to return to La Scala after nearly 12 years
Riccardo Muti is returning to La Scala next year for the first time since 2005, when he abruptly ended his 19-year tenure as ...
May 05, 2016
Opera: offstage drama rivets Romania, costs minister his job
A compelling drama at Romania's national opera has been drawing huge audiences for weeks. But it's not a production of "The ...
May 04, 2016
Romania: new culture minister sworn in amid opera dispute
Romania's president has urged the country's new culture minister to resolve a major crisis at the country's main opera house ...
May 03, 2016
Romania PM names new minister to handle bitter opera dispute
In a chain of incidents worthy of an opera, Romania's culture minister resigned because of dispute involving the fiancé of ...