March 14, 2009 |
The Baltimore Opera Company's board of trustees has voted to seek Chapter 7 liquidation and sell off the 58-year-old company's costumes, scenery and other assets. General Manager M. Kevin Wixted says the company didn't have enough money to do more than struggle month to month. He said the company would never get ahead and could never raise enough money to have one season of opera. Three months ago, the opera canceled its 2008-09 season and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
January 1, 2007 |
In opera, as the old adage goes, it ain't over till the fat lady sings. But in a grand experiment, one Digital Age opera performance was almost over before the proverbial fat lady could be heard. The Metropolitan Opera's first live, high-definition transmission of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" to 100 movie theaters around the world went off with a few hitches Saturday morning.
September 7, 2006 |
Psst. Want some Raisinettes with that Rossini? In a move to introduce a wider audience to the art, New York's Metropolitan Opera says it will broadcast six of this season's Saturday matinee performances live to hundreds of movie theaters in the United States, Canada and Europe. The performances, beamed via satellite and projected on high-definition systems, will begin at a not very operatic hour -- 10:30 a.m. Pacific time -- with tickets likely to cost $18 each.
November 19, 2003 |
It hasn't been a good week for New York newspapers. A day after the New York Times' computer-ranking system inexplicably dropped USC into the No. 5 spot in its college football rankings, New York's two tabloids Tuesday ran conflicting stories about the Mets' desire to acquire Alex Rodriguez from the Texas Rangers. "NAY ROD," said the main sports headline in the Daily News, followed by: "MVP Open to Trade, but Mets Say Don't Call Us." "METS WANT A-ROD," screamed the Post.
August 26, 2001 |
Entr'acte cocktails just aren't the same without David Hockney. With its intimate lighting and graceful floral arrangements, the Oval Bar at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is an elegant refuge for thirsty music lovers. But the bar's polished charm and the sleek video monitors for latecomers aren't the only draw--there's also the art.
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October 29, 2000 |
If the operation didn't work, there was nothing else to try. By the time she was 30, Dana Estrada had tried every diet and taken every pill. Now she was about to undergo a dramatic remodeling of her insides--a final effort before entombing herself in hundreds of pounds of fat for the rest of what could be a brief, unhappy life. She'd already lost 100 pounds by working out and starving for nine months, but it wasn't enough.