The year in books from LA Times reviewer David Ulin

...incidental things.Karl Ove Knausgaard has become the poster child for this sort of work; his six-volume autobiographical opus "My Struggle" is all about a deep dive into the mundane. "Over recent years," he writes toward the end of the second volume...
A family affair

This weekend, Opera To Go will continue its...premier of two one-act operas written by the parents...this)." Even the opera magazine "Opera Now" was attracted to...his writing of the two operas. "It's not only a...
Opera To Go presents world premieres

Opera To Go will present a pair of world premiere one-act operas with four performances over the next two the Thunder Mountain High School Auditorium. Both operas are based on short stories by nineteenth century author...
Holiday Pops concert to include WWI truce commemoration

Juneau Lyric Opera will present its Seventh Annual Holiday Pops Concert this Saturday and...the JAHC, Hearthside Books, Rainy Retreat Books and on Juneau Lyric Opera's website:
Pioneering woman in politics reflects

...their nose at you," Smith said. "You were supposed to do opera. I was bucking the system." In the 1960s she was part of...the Juneau Symphony as a percussionist, with the Juneau Lyric Opera, Perseverance Theatre and more. She had the thrilling experience...
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Juneau Lyric Opera to hold first Holiday Pops rehearsal this week

Juneau Lyric Opera will begin holding weekly rehearsals for the seventh annual Holiday Pops concert this week, under the direction of Sally Smith...
Destinations for 2015

...its part by sending six authentic food trucks to Italy featuring regional American and ethnic fusion menus. Milan's famous opera house, La Scala, normally closed in the summer, will host performances daily during the Expo.Elsewhere in Europe: Jan...
Premier face; a question and answer in the U.K. is so deeply ingrained in our culture. It runs the country to a certain extent, the constant soap opera of the Premier League and the England national team. In this country, because soccer is not at that level, the fans can't...
Today in History for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

...execution-style by insurgents. Time magazine named President George W. Bush its Person of the Year for the second time. Opera singer Renata Tebaldi died in San Marino at age 82.Five years ago: A U.N. climate conference in Copenhagen ended with...
A new song: Opera to Go debuts Stitt's 'Bennu'

...Bennu," a brand-new children's opera debuting this weekend at Juneau-Douglas...brainchild of polymath artist Rory Stitt. The opera follows young Bennu on a journey to realize...and has toured nationally.Creating a opera is a new venture for Stitt, one that...


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