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  • Raymond Sarlot, investor who restored Chateau Marmont, dies at 89

     Raymond Sarlot, investor who restored Chateau Marmont, dies at 89
    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...
  • Hans Hollein dies at 80; Austrian architect helped lead post-modernism

    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...
  • Big Guava Music Festival opens at soggy Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa

    Big Guava Music Festival opens at soggy Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa
    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...
  • Bob Hoskins, actor known as 'the Cockney Cagney,' dies at 71

    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...
  • CosmicWorld electronic music festival coming to Orlando

    CosmicWorld electronic music festival coming to Orlando
    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...
  • Chef Norman Van Aken's memoir finalist in International Association of Culinary Professionals awards

    Chef Norman Van Aken's memoir finalist in International Association of Culinary Professionals awards
    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...
  • Chez Vincent hosting fundraising dinner March 11 for Apopka Family Learning Center

     Chez Vincent hosting fundraising dinner March 11 for Apopka Family Learning Center
    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...
  • 'The Address': Ken Burns in stellar form

    'The Address': Ken Burns in stellar form
    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...
  • James Cahill dies at 87; scholar of Chinese art

    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....
  • L'Wren Scott dies at 49; model who became fashion designer

    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...
  • Lunafest plays Leu Gardens

    Lunafest plays Leu Gardens
    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...