When Charles MacKay, general director of the Santa Fe Opera, stepped into the spotlight Aug. 19 just before the final La donna del lago of the season, the audience gasped a collective uh-oh. Who’d cancelled? Anxiety filled the house...
Fifty years after JFK’s assassination, Hal Wingo looks back
Former senior editor of LIFE magazine, Hal Wingo remembers the afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963 vividly. He was working as a reporter in the publication’s Big Apple headquarters and was walking back from lunch.
Uncovering the legacy of America’s all-black towns
Karla Slocum is an anthropology professor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studying the black history of Oklahoma as a local resident scholar at the School for Advanced Research. Think of her as a cross-country vagabond, but with a PhD.
There’s something about this time of the year that seems to scream, “We need incredible vocalists who know what it means to harmonize beautiful!” Yeah, that’s pretty specific, but all the same, you’ve got to check out this performance from The King’s Singers.