| May 10, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Developer Raymond Sarlot was looking for a tax write-off when he and an associate paid $1 million for a down-on-its-luck Hollywood landmark, the Chateau Marmont, in 1975.
Long a haven for privacy-loving celebrities such as Greta Garbo and Roman...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:34 PM
In the 1970s, architecture faced an identity crisis.
A lacerating critique of modern architecture's overreach, especially in remaking wide swaths of cities, had left the profession's 20th-century heroes — Le Corbusier, Mies Van der Rohe, even...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:08 AM
At the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa, a glass case contains the guitar that Richie Havens played at the original Woodstock, a festival remembered both for its mud and music.
About a mile away, fans at the inaugural Big Guava Music Festival on...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Bob Hoskins, a British actor whose powerful screen presence earned him a reputation as "the Cockney Cagney" and who, at 5 feet 6 and with a face he likened to a squashed cabbage, gave the short, bald men of the world a reason to swagger, has died. He...
| May 12, 2014
| 9:19 AM
The CosmicWorld electronic dance music festival is set to come to Orlando in August.
The location and exact date for the event are to be determined, but tickets are already on sale.
The festival bills itself as a one-mile journey during which...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Florida chef Norman Van Aken's memoir is finalist in the International Association of Culinary Professionals awards. The IACP released its list of 2014 IACP Award finalists on the heels of the James Beard Semi-Finalist announcement in Orlando. Van Aken's...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:19 AM
The Apopka Family Learning Center fundraising dinner and show is Tuesday, March 11 at Winter Park's awarding Chez Vincent restaurant. Chef Vincent Gagliano is preparing a three-course meal for the event which will include entertainment by the Second...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 1:35 PM
Does U.S. history have a more effective or thoughtful champion than Ken Burns?
The "Civil War" filmmaker delivers another sublime achievement in "The Address," which premieres at 9 p.m. Tuesday on PBS.
It's a real change of pace for Burns, a...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 8:25 PM
James Cahill, an art historian and curator who played an influential role in expanding the study and teaching of Chinese painting in the West before and after the opening up of U.S.-China relations in the early 1970s, died Feb. 14 at his home in Berkeley....
| Mar 18, 2014
L'Wren Scott, a towering 6-foot, 4-inch fashion figure who started modeling in her teens, created her own high-end clothing line and dressed fashion fans including Nicole Kidman and First Lady Michelle Obama, was found dead Monday.
Sources differ on her...
| May 20, 2014
| 8:12 AM
How about a film festival in Leu Gardens?
Get ready for Lunafest, a festival of nine short films by, for and about women. It will play Friday at Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave. in Orlando.
The gardens open at 6:30 p.m. for the ticketed...