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Christopher Reynolds

Born and raised in California, Christopher Reynolds has written about travel, the outdoors, arts and culture for the Los Angeles Times since 1990. Since 2009, he has climbed Mayan pyramids, roamed Red Square in a snowstorm, been shushed at the New York Public Library and jumped from the tallest building in Soweto (rope attached). He takes no freebies or press discounts.
In this Cleveland hall, classical music is king (and ancient Egypt meets the jazz age)

Severance Hall, completed in 1931, is one of North America's most hallowed havens for classical music. The surrounding city has struggled with downs and ups, but the orchestra and hall have never wavered. As part of our Sites and Sounds series, we catch a concert and take a tour.

Here's where and when to ski, eat, sleep and leaf-peep in and around Salt Lake City

Here's a quick look at ski-season opening dates for the resorts near Salt Lake City, along with some tips on new restaurants and hotels in Salt Lake.

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