| Feb 28, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The Vienna Philharmonic performs an impassioned Mahler's Sixth Symphony, conducted by Semyon Bychkov, before heading to Southern California....
| Apr 18, 2011
| 4:36 PM
In the latest "Amazing Race" episode, contestants dine on wiener and carry Dr. Freud's couch...
| Dec 17, 2010
| 4:33 PM
"Il Postino," the opera by Daniel CatÃ¡n based on the Oscar-winning 1994 movie of the same title, recently had its European debut at Vienna's Theater an der Wien. The opera received its world premiere in September at Los Angeles Opera,......
| Jul 2, 2010
| 4:36 AM
VIENNA â Carolin Fabian jokes that the only thing her American Staffordshire terrier Tobias fights for is a place on the couch. "He's very calm. He's happy when he can sleep, eat ... go for a bit of a walk......
| Jul 1, 2010
Longtime L.A. traffic reporter
Paul Johnson, 75, a longtime Los Angeles traffic reporter who worked at KNBC-TV Channel 4 for 22 years and was known for his signature phrase "Buckle up, be careful out there," died Tuesday at his home in...
| Dec 19, 2010
The snow globe museum in Vienna reveals the history of one of the world's most beloved souvenirs.
A childhood toy, a delightful gift, a keepsake. Snow globes seem almost timeless. But a visit to an obscure museum in Vienna reveals the origins of one of...
| May 1, 2011
"Who says that only Americans know how to play Gershwin?" asks Gramophone magazine this month as it hails a new Gershwin CD from the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the German orchestra that calls itself the world's oldest. "By this time possibly nobody," the British...
| Sep 5, 2010
The Elephant's Journey
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...
| Feb 8, 2011
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...
| Feb 20, 2011
In 2011 we will not be celebrating a round-numbered anniversary pertaining to Anton Bruckner (1824-96). The music world will be busy feting Liszt (born 200 years ago) or Gustav Mahler (died 100 years ago).
Nevertheless, the schedules in Southern...
| Feb 22, 2011
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,...