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Sensational Santa Fe: Where Carmen meets Don Pasquale

Sensational Santa Fe: Where Carmen meets Don Pasquale

When my friends and I would talk about our favorite places to visit, I could

May 20, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Harry, Lo and Jo: A love story

Harry, Lo and Jo: A love story

I was so excited. Finally, I would be face to face with the only man I’ll ever love.

December 29, 2013 10:00 am Photos

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Musical memories: Disney songwriter tells all

Musical memories: Disney songwriter tells all

All right everyone, lets sing together…one, two, three…SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPEALIDOCIOUS, Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious, if you say it loud enough, you’ll always sound precocious, SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPEALIDOCIOUS."…and next, "A spoonful of sugar helps the medici…

August 16, 2013 12:00 am
LEE AND ME: A Clothes Story

LEE AND ME: A Clothes Story

I am a shallow person who wallows in celebrity journalism.

May 28, 2013 2:24 pm Photos

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Last Resort: Gossip Girls—The Message is in the Massage

Last Resort: Gossip Girls—The Message is in the Massage

As close friends have done for ages, we swear to keep secrets we ultimately share with other friends, then make those friends swear to keep secrets that they end up hearing back from somebody else we already told and swore to secrecy—and what a surprise the secret isn't a secret anymore. If …

April 07, 2013 8:21 pm
Two must-see venues in L.A. where the show must go on

Two must-see venues in L.A. where the show must go on

When I called my friend Myles to tell him I would be visiting L.A. during the Thanksgiving holiday, he said, "I want to take you to see the Walt Disney Concert Hall." He bragged, "Designed by the great architect Frank Gehry."

July 27, 2012 11:00 am Photos

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Building culinary skills at World Kitchen

Soaking in the whirlpool after water workout class at my gym, a few of the ladies began talking about their favorite recipes. I did not join in because my favorite recipe was spaghetti and meat sauce (McCormick package). I hate to admit it, but I'm a terrible cook. I sometimes wonder if my c…

June 16, 2012 12:00 am
Frock stars: Meet the 2011 SAIC Award designers

Frock stars: Meet the 2011 SAIC Award designers

"Don't be silly, Mom," she said. "Please don't spend $500 for a ticket to THE WALK fundraising dinner. I'm sure I won't get the $25,000 award, just come to the dress rehearsal in the morning." So Charl Petelski and her husband Bob were watching television at home that evening when the phone rang.

September 12, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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The Met: Live in HD at a Theater Near You

The Met: Live in HD at a Theater Near You

My friend Esther and I were chomping on popcorn, sipping Diet Coke, dressed in jeans and turtlenecks, enjoying the opera Don Carlos at the Metropolitan Opera from the best seats in the house and we only paid $18 each for a ticket. You can, too.

July 12, 2011 12:00 am
Truth, Tears and Tolerance: Illinois Holocaust Museum pays tribute to victims, honors survivors

Truth, Tears and Tolerance: Illinois Holocaust Museum pays tribute to victims, honors survivors

It all began in the aftermath of the proposed neo-Nazi march on Skokie in the late 1970s. Holocaust survivors living in the area realized they must ensure that the legacy of their horrific experiences is passed on to future generations. It took a while. In 1981, the Holocaust Memorial Founda…

June 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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December 01, 2005 2:08 pm
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Oh, what a thrill to tell every person with whom I came in contact that I was “going to Africa—ON SAFARI.” I could hardly believe it myself, but my friend Janice had contacted the Assisi Animal Foundation, a not-for-profit, no-kill shelter for abandoned pets, who also offered a safari trip t…

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