| Feb 21, 2013
| 8:50 AM
The last week in February is always a hectic time of year for Academy Award nominees. But for Michael Haneke, the Austrian director up for multiple Oscars on Sunday for "Amour," the next several days are shaping up to be a perfect storm of red-carpet...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:40 PM
French composer of modernist music
Henri Dutilleux, 97, a highly regarded French composer of modernist music, died Thursday in Paris, said his publisher, Schott Music. The cause was not given.
Considered one of the most important...
| May 26, 2013
| 10:44 AM
PARIS--French anti-terrorist investigators are hunting for a man who stabbed a soldier in the throat at a busy Paris shopping and transport center.
Detectives are also examining whether there is a link between the attack and the killing of a British...
| Feb 9, 2013
In L.A., grocery shopping is an extreme sport. Weekly, I threaten my husband that I'm going to start keeping a log detailing how many miles and how much time I spend shopping. I can tell you right now the carbon footprint is not pretty.
When I was a...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Jean Nouvel, the French architect, is credited with creating "installations" for the Los Angeles Philharmonic production of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro," although "transformations" would be more accurate. Azzedine Alaïa designed the striking...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 7:10 AM
The new movie version of "Les Misérables," which opened on Christmas, has given fans of the original stage musical a reason to revisit their old cast albums and reminisce about the Broadway show.
Songwriters Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil hit...
| May 14, 2013
| 6:41 AM
Paris Saint-Germain won its first Ligue 1 title in 19 years with a 1-0 victory over Lyon at Lyon, France, on Sunday night, and in the fine tradition of soccer hooligans everywhere, some of the team's fans decided to celebrate with some rioting.
| May 15, 2013
| 7:35 AM
James Conlon, the music director of Los Angeles Opera, will pay tribute to the late conductor Colin Davis in a pair of concerts this month at the Festival de Saint-Denis in Paris. Davis had been scheduled to conduct the concerts, but the renowned...
| May 16, 2013
| 12:39 PM
CANNES, France — The Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky has made only seven features in his nearly half-century career, but his legendary midnight movie "El Topo," a wigged-out peyote western that played to New York audiences for months in 1970,...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:11 AM
Suffice to say that Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte weren't thinking about Proposition 8 when they composed "The Marriage of Figaro."
The 1786 comic opera follows bullying Count Almaviva's efforts to invoke droit du seigneur to sexually conquer...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 9:46 PM
Nevada's first congresswoman
Barbara Vucanovich, 91, who was the first woman to represent Nevada in Congress and went on to serve a sprawling, rural congressional district for 14 years, died Monday at an assisted living complex in...