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  • L.A. Opera announces a 'conservative' 2011-12 season

     
    Still reeling from the recession and its recent mounting of the complete "Ring" cycle, Los Angeles Opera is announcing Monday that its upcoming 2011-12 season will feature a lineup dominated by imported productions and revivals. The season highlights include P
  • Elisabeth Soderstrom dies at 82; versatile Swedish soprano

    Elisabeth Soderstrom dies at 82; versatile Swedish soprano
    Elisabeth Soderstrom, a Swedish soprano who was greatly admired for her sensitive operatic roles and for her refined, delicately shaded voice, died of a stroke Friday in Stockholm. She was 82. During a career of more than 50 years, Soderstrom was...

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Mega-Tsunami: 5 Years Later' looks back at the 2004 disaster

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 20 - 26, in PDF format This week's TV Movies HIGH-WATER MARK: The new special 'Mega-Tsunami: 5 Years Later' recalls the deadly 2004 tsunami, mostly through amateur video footage...

    Honoring the father of album art

     
    You know you’ve reached a career pinnacle when an award is named after you. So it was only fitting that the Alex Award, created for excellence in entertainment package design, was named after Alex Steinweiss, the father of modern-day album...

    Liping Zhang is a thoroughly cosmopolitan 'Madame Butterfly'

    Liping Zhang is a thoroughly cosmopolitan 'Madame Butterfly'
    Chinese soprano Liping Zhang has built a career out of playing submissive, self-negating heroines in the operas "Madame Butterfly" and "Turandot," both by Giacomo Puccini. In person, however, Zhang in many ways represents the polar opposite of the...