CHICAGO – Standing up at the Lyric Opera house in Chicago is unusual before a show. But in this case, it was the night after a tragedy, and the operetta “The Merry Widow” – set in Paris, France, in 1905 – was about to unfold. The orchestra struck up La Marseillaise, a reminder that we’ll always have Paris.
CHICAGO – Pamela Anderson is very busy these days. Besides just being named for the new season of ABC-TV’s “Dancing With the Stars,” she recently made a Chicago area appearance for her new perfumes, “Malibu” and “Malibu Nights.”