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Like every other form of art, operas can be inspired by just about anything — historical events, myths, epic poems, plays, even movies. Often, such operas go on to eclipse their inspiration. Puccini's "Tosca," derived from a play by Victorien...
Tags: Canterbury, Doubt (movie), Christianity, Music, Music Industry
What's it like to live in a far-off place most of us see only on a vacation? Foreign Correspondence is an interview with someone who lives in a spot you may want to visit. Vincent Copeland, 51, is general manager of the Villa Le Scale (www.villalescale....
ROME -- They asked for prayers of support, quipped with adoring parishioners and kissed squirming babies. On the eve of what may be the most important decision of their lives, Roman Catholic cardinals who will choose the next pope made their likely last...
ROME -- Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was given a one-year jail sentence Thursday for breach of confidentiality after the publication of illegally obtained wiretaps by a newspaper controlled by his family. Berlusconi remains free...
Tags: Punishment, Italy, Politics, Elections, Prisons
A Milan court on Thursday convicted former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi of breach of confidentiality for the illegal publication of wiretapped conversations related to a failed bank takeover in a newspaper owned by his media empire. The court...
Tags: Prosecution, Parliament, Punishment, Italy, Politics
Add GetGoing.com to the list of "opaque" travel buying websites — this time, one that specializes in airfares. "Opaque" means you don't find out about the details of the trip until after you make a nonrefundable purchase. The current big opaque...
KickingTiresLooks like: Yet another FT-86 concept Defining characteristics: It's a convertible version of the Scion FR-S Ridiculous features: Aside from the Milan-inspired interior, none; it looks production-ready Chances of being mass-produced: A Scion FR-S...
SFO Terminal 2. This bright space, formerly the airport's international terminal, was redone and reopened in 2011. Its 14 gates serve American and Virgin American flights, including many from LAX. Arriving, you find a yoga area, day spa, Peet's,...
Dr. Gino Strada is the founder of EMERGENCY, a global organization that brings free health care to war-torn countries. Strada is featured in the documentary film "Open Heart," which is nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject at this year's Academy...
Rick Steves' EuropeEuropeans love to dress up the settings of everyday life, from their piazzas to their back lanes -- and they've been doing it for centuries. Climbing the Acropolis, communing with the druids at Stonehenge, strolling the Croatian shore in the shadow of...
Cirque Italia's "Aquatic Spectacular" show has extended its run in Kissimmee by a week. The show, which has pitched its big top on Vine Street, will now give performances through Feb. 10. The "Aquatic Spectacular" stage holds 35,000 gallons of water for...
Tags: Travel, Kissimmee, Trips and Vacations
Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti is expected to be released Tuesday from a hospital in Milan, Italy, where on Monday morning he successfully underwent a hernia operation. "Maestro Muti’s surgery went smoothly and he is...
Tags: Hernia, Taiwan, Flu, Italy, Arts and Culture
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