July 18, 2005 |
Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" has more hit tunes than probably any other opera, including Bizet's "Carmen." The decades-long struggle for it to win recognition as a legitimate opera, rather than a hybrid, superior Broadway musical, was won decisively not by the ponderous Metropolitan Opera production in the 1980s but by Trevor Nunn's revelatory, heartbreaking version for the Glyndebourne Opera in 1993. But the impulse to present the music away from the stage is irresistible.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2002 |
It's not every day that an American icon turns 90, and, strictly speaking, she hasn't. But when the icon is Julia Child, can there really be a wrong time for a celebratory "bon appetit"? "Well, I think it's all pretty nice, don't you? What's on the menu?" the grande dame trilled Thursday, as a nationwide blitz of birthday parties was kicked off in this food mecca two weeks before her birthday.
HOME & GARDEN
November 18, 2000 |
Every holiday season, Judith Goffin of Yorba Linda creates potpourri from her garden and gives it to friends and family. During the spring and summer months, she gathers rose petals and blossoms from her 30 rose bushes, and after enjoying them fresh, she dries and stores the flowers in her garage. Come Thanksgiving weekend, she's ready to make and bag her potpourri, which she calls Rose Fantasy. "Everyone tells me that they really look forward to receiving my potpourri," Goffin said.
November 21, 1999
There were many responses to the story on spice prices ("What Price Spice?" Nov. 10), offering alternatives to supermarket prices. Here is a selection: Your article caught my eye because I use those spices all the time in cooking and crafting (great stuff for potpourri and cinnamon ornaments). I have found the ultimate source for cinnamon and cloves and others: Cost Plus. It has a food section and all the spices you can think of and more. The spices come in cellophane bags. The store also has barrels full of glass containers, which they sell for 99 cents.
August 29, 1999 |
Certain questions just keep rolling in to this department. Can you fly free as a courier? Can you find a decent hotel in Manhattan for under $90 per night? When isn't San Francisco full? The answers are no; probably not; and perhaps Thanksgiving. But the questions shouldn't end there. In fact, some of the most valuable travel questions don't get asked nearly often enough. Consider these Infrequently Asked Questions and the money they might save you.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1998 |
'Tis the season for musical events, seasonal and otherwise, and this time, the fare goes beyond the expected. Yes, perennial chestnuts like Handel's "Messiah" and "The Nutcracker" are touching down in Ventura County in December, but so are less predictable musical programs. In the off-the-beaten-path cultural category, the entourage known as the Festival of Four brings its classical, folk and flamenco program to the Church of Religious Science tonight.