The virginal King of May
A forceful young woman in tweed clomps across the stage and climbs onto a platform above rows of white wood file cabinets. From her exalted perch above stage and audience she surveys th
e surrounding territory through a telescope: she...
Stars Shine in Castle Courtyard—
Joshua Bell headlines talent-rich cast at Napa Festival
Built two years ago in Calistoga out of 14th century stones, bricks and beams, with reinforcing and modern amenities tucked out of sight, Castello di Amorosa is a faithful representative of an ancient Italian castle.
Sentries wearing the garb of ushers forsook their crenelated guard towers to guide us into the Great Hall, a stupendous beamed chamber which would comfortably hold my...