Fake Rock Almost Crushes Opera Star: Accident or Sabotage?

LONDON – Tenor Robert Dean Smith was lying on stage – eyes closed, pretending to be dead – he felt something very close to him. Smith appeared as Tristan in Wagner’s play “Tristan und Isolde” at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, France, and assumed he was her colleague, the soprano Elisabete Matos, who sang …

Actor and Comic Book Art Metrono, who fell in an accident, dies at 84

Art Metrano, a comedian and actor who has appeared in more than 120 television shows and films, including the “Police Academy” films, fell from a ladder and was seriously injured, turning an ordeal into a one-man show. He died on September 8 at his home in Aventura, Fla. He was 84 years old. His son …