Italian conductor Claudio Abbado died peacefully in Bologna at the age of 80. He will be remembered for his extraordinary conducting skills, a teacher who championed both new music and new talent. Continue reading
The man who painted the Sistine Chapel was actually young once, copying the works of other masters before he became one himself. The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, has just acquired a painting done by Michelangelo Buonarroti from when he was 12 or 13 showing St. Anthony being attacked and tormented by demons.
Chrysler filed for federal bankruptcy protection Thursday and announced a new partnership with Italian automaker Fiat as part of a larger restructuring plan. Auto analysts assess the company’s move and what it means for its workers. Continue reading