The people sing: ‘Les Mis’ soothes, breaks Hong Kong hearts

Asia & Pacific 12/10/19, 23:37

For Hong Kong spectators mentally and physically drained from six months of pro-democracy protests that have convulsed the city, a rousing performance of “Les Miserables” proved almost too much to bear. Audience members wept, dabbing their eyes with handkerchiefs, big tears rolling down their cheeks, as a Hong Kong theater troupe ...

Soccer referee dies after collapsing at match in Bolivia

Soccer 05/19/19, 20:19

A 31-year-old referee soccer collapsed during a Bolivian league match high up in the Andes and died after being taken to the hospital.The match between the Always Ready and Oriente Petrolero clubs was played at Municipal Stadium in El Alto, which sits about 3,900 meters (12,795 feet) above sea level.The ...

In Cannes, ‘Les Miserables’ rings alarm for Paris suburbs

Entertainment 05/16/19, 13:00

More than 150 years after Victor Hugo's classic novel, a French film titled "Les Miserables" gives a gritty, modern view of the Paris suburbs where Jean Valjean first met Cosette.Lady Ly's "Les Miserables," which premiered Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival, contains no singing or romance, but rather a tough, ...

Lockdown: Notre Dame’s neighborhood isolated since fire

Europe 04/18/19, 10:36

The neighborhood around Notre Dame Cathedral is usually buzzing with tourists all year. Now the shops and cafés are empty and the streets eerily quiet.Since Monday's fire, half the island in the middle of the Seine has been closed to visitors. Residents who have the right to cross the safety ...

Notre Dame an inspiration in film, music and books

Entertainment 04/16/19, 16:16

The Notre-Dame de Paris, which sustained a devastating fire Monday, has inspired writers, painters and filmmakers for hundreds of years. Here are some notable examples:PAINTING: Henri Matisse painted it often— in intimate blue, a distant green, a pinkish haze. It served as a melancholy backdrop for William-Adolphe Bouguereau's "The ...

French tycoons show competitive streak over Notre Dame aid

Europe 04/16/19, 10:41

Two of France's richest men, long locked in a very public rivalry, are once again pitted against each other — this time over flashy and competing donations to rebuild Notre Dame. Billionaire luxury tycoons — Bernard Arnault, 70, and Francois Pinault, 82 — are among France's fiercest business competitors and patrons. On ...

Fire out, treasures intact but work ahead for Notre Dame

Europe 04/16/19, 08:03

Firefighters declared success Tuesday in a more than 12-hour battle to extinguish an inferno engulfing Paris' iconic Notre Dame cathedral that claimed its spire and roof, but spared its bell towers and the purported Crown of Christ. What remained was a blackened shell of the monument immortalized in Victor Hugo's 1831 ...

Massive fire engulfs beloved Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Europe 04/15/19, 17:13

A massive fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris' soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below. The blaze collapsed the cathedral's spire and spread to one ...

Massive fire engulfs beloved Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

Europe 04/15/19, 16:11

A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris' soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below. The blaze collapsed the cathedral's spire and spread to one ...

End of content

No more pages to load