Learn the story behind the heroines driven to tragic ends in Puccini’s greatest operas: Madame Butterfly, Tosca, and Turandot.
Down the centuries, the Irish have had moments of greatness. Historic sites reveal elements of the Irish psyche, which hold true today.
A midsummer idyll in Oregon, uncovering its genteel side. Savoring countryside pleasures and classy urban nests.
People hardly take the time to wonder what’s going on in their neighborhood let alone out in the universe. Going to a planetarium changes that. Everyday concerns dissolve in the dimly lit, dome-shaped theater. The visuals pop on screen and you take off, soaring into space and back in time. Soaring on a beam of light […]
SAN FRANCISCO Cirque du Soleil brings wonder and magic to the holiday season in its newest show, Amaluna. The acrobats and muscians masterfully convey a coming-of-age tale set on a mythic island. As stage lights come up, goddesses gather to honor a maiden’s passage to adulthood. Her mother, Prospera presides over the rite, invoking thunderous […]
Once snow has settled on Yosemite Valley, a flurry of activity transforms the Ahwahnee Hotel into a 17th century manor for the Bracebridge Dinner. You have to think in technicolor to imagine the visual opulence, pageantry and 7-course feast of one of America’s most enduring Yuletime traditions. More than 60 professional singers and court characters […]