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  • 'Virunga' details a complicated story of oil exploration in Congo

    'Virunga' details a complicated story of oil exploration in Congo
    When filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel first arrived in eastern Congo to film what ultimately became the Oscar-nominated documentary "Virunga," he'd hoped to showcase an inspiring story of about 500 lionhearted park rangers who risk their lives to protect...
  • 'Downton' comes to North Carolina estate

    'Downton' comes to North Carolina estate
    Biltmore Estate is always dressed to impress. The Gilded Age mansion, built on the outskirts of Asheville, N.C., by a scion of one of the wealthiest families in America, literally sets the scene in "Being There" and other films that require high-ceiling...
  • Ease up, Grammys: No need to force the TV-music magic

    Ease up, Grammys: No need to force the TV-music magic
    Last night was the Grammys, also known as The Show Determined to Make You Never Want to Hear One Note of "Stay With Me " Ever Again. And that was the record of the year in the music industry's annual celebration of (what's left of) itself. Imagine how...
  • Hollywood more interested in the story than in the facts

    Never mind the war between left and right over the politics of "American Sniper." What about the war between fact and fiction? In the Clint Eastwood-directed box-office juggernaut ($260 million and counting), adapted from Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's account...
  • TV picks for the week of Feb. 8-14

    High-profile awards shows and Valentine's Day dominate television this week. Here's what caught my eye: Sunday: "The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015," 7 p.m., BBC America: Comic Stephen Fry hosts the UK's version of the Oscars. "57th Annual Grammy...
  • Around the remote: TV Picks for Feb. 8-14

    DON'T MISS: The 57th Annual Grammy Awards They don't call it "music's biggest night" for nothing. Once again, the Grammy stage will be graced by an eclectic lineup of bright stars, including Kanye West, who is set to deliver a solo performance as well...
  • Renee Fleming comes to Hampton Roads for an evening of classical songs

    Opera singers of an earlier time often were criticized for their "park and bark" delivery. The phrase refers to performers who stand onstage and sing the music without acting the part. Renee Fleming has been praised for possessing one of the world's...
  • Hilary Mantel is made a dame

    Hilary Mantel is made a dame
    You can call her Dame Hilary Mantel. The British writer was awarded her damehood by Prince Charles in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Friday for her services to literature. Mantel is best known for her novels "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies,"...
  • Florida PBS launches free learning website

    Florida PBS launches free learning website
    A new PBS website aims to give Florida teachers, parents and students an easy way to find videos, documents and interactive tools to "help bring learning to life." The Florida PBS LearningMedia site launched in December, with more than 100,000 "assets"...
  • Explosion in television options: too much choice for viewers?

    Beth Hoppe loves television dramas. Yet even with a digital video recorder and on-demand services that enable her to watch on her own schedule, there's not enough time to see everything on her list. As the chief programmer for PBS, Hoppe has a business...
  • TV picks for the week of Feb. 15-21

    Awards and celebrations pack this week's pre-Oscars television landscape like luxury items in an Academy Award presenter's gift bag. Here's what caught my eye: Sunday: "America's Funniest Home Videos 25th Anniversary," 6 p.m., ABC: That's a lot of...