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Where Orpheus Played -- And Lost His Lyre, Love and Life: Natterings From Northern Greece on the Looney Front, Part 4

Mike Arkus | Posted 06.29.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

OK, there's absolutely no evidence that Orpheus, the mythical musician who set the trees and rocks a-dancing with his melodies but lost his wife Eurydice forever with that fateful, most verboten backward glance on the way up from Hades where a nasty snake bite had dispatched her, was born here in Xanthi in Thrace.

'Orpheus,' Four Larks, Los Angeles

James Scarborough | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts
James Scarborough

It's an odyssey of love and loss portrayed, appropriately enough, as an opera, a junkyard opera, that takes place in hell. Its experience is edgy and ethereal. The costumes and set material are made from repurposed objects.

Marvin Gaye Makes You Want to Be Gay

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

The controversy over whether Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" is inappropriate appropriation of Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give it Up," has naturally brought...

Why the Bees Are Dying: An Ancient Solution to a Modern Problem

Kalliope Lee | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Kalliope Lee

Whether it was actually practiced or not, my intention is to explore the bugonia as a timeless mythic trope instructive to us now in the midst of our own bee crisis.

NYC Opera, Now A Shrunken Company, Ends Its Season In Harlem

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 05.17.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- No longer a major institution and now a shrunken, vagabond company, New York City Opera is ending its first season since departing Lincoln...

Arts Lust: Unforgetting Telemann With the NYC Opera

Allan M. Jalon | Posted 07.10.2012 | Arts
Allan M. Jalon

Orpheus, considered by some Telemann's masterpiece, opens its run of four performances Saturday at the Teatro del Museo del Barrio by the New York City Opera.

WATCH: How Harry Connick, Jr. Changed Mardi Gras

Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

In the above clip, Harry Connick, Jr. speaks with Jimmy Fallon about his efforts to create the first integrated Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans: Orph...

Record High Mardi Gras Crowds in New Orleans (PHOTOS)

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Karen Dalton-Beninato

"Down in New Orleans where the blues was born, it takes a cool cat to blow a horn" - Mardi Gras Mambo. Mardi Gras season is in high gear in the City o...