It is hard to imagine a merrier widow than Renee Fleming, and she swirls through the Metropolitan Opera's sumptuous new production of Franz Lehar's popular operetta The Merry Widow with the ease of a woman who knows what she wants and knows how to get it.
You sit there, looking around the opera house, maybe, or maybe even getting a little sleepy, or thinking of something else, and then it hits you -- beauty --and you're slammed into something that I can't quite explain.
There is nothing inherently wrong with abolishing the point-after conversion, but if the NFL is going to make changes to its product, it should worry more about abolishing perfectly legal plays that enhance the risk of player concussions.
I can snob it up with the best of them. But I also usually manage to remind myself of the humanity of what we are doing, and in the end, that tempers my opinion. I think the love of the art form and the artists.
Betting websites are is reporting on activity leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl -- bets placed not on the actual game but on the length of the national anthem. They report that it will log in between 2:15 and 2:25.
Some people seem to have a problem with the fact that there's an opera singer singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. So here are several pieces of information you should know about opera before you see Renee Fleming belt out the national anthem Sunday.
If you ever had any doubts about the incredible young talent in America today, just check out the next generation of visual, literary and performing artists who have been recognized by YoungArts, the national organization devoted to mentoring and supporting emerging artists.
Well, we have survived yet another week of the U.N. in session and have lived to tell about it. Everyone has their horror stories. But I think most of us have learned to avoid any kind of transportation that was not absolutely necessary