Monthly Archives: October 2007

It's Curtains for Naughty Divas

by tdoadmin

Have you been following the mesmerizing sequence of events at Chicago Lyric? The whack-whack firing of one of the world’s great divas, Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu, for multiple misdemeanors?  And the triumphant debut of her Latina understudy?  It’s been quite a ride.  From John von Rhein’s column in “The Chicago Tribune”: “Indeed, everyone in the […]

It’s Curtains for Naughty Divas

by Suzanne Calvin

Have you been following the mesmerizing sequence of events at Chicago Lyric? The whack-whack firing of one of the world’s great divas, Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu, for multiple misdemeanors?  And the triumphant debut of her Latina understudy?  It’s been quite a ride.  From John von Rhein’s column in “The Chicago Tribune”: “Indeed, everyone in the […]

Paranormal Times in the White House

by Suzanne Calvin

Alan Peppard’s column in last Friday’s edition of “The Dallas Morning News” relates an interesting conversation between First daughter Jenna Bush and “Texas Monthly” magazine’s Dallas-based executive editor, Skip Hollandsworth.  In the course of an interview designed to promote Jenna’s new book, Jenna’s Story, she mentions being scared — really scared — at times in […]