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  • New York Fashion Week fall 2013: Kimberly Ovitz

    New York Fashion Week fall 2013: Kimberly Ovitz
    NEW YORK -- Kimberly Ovitz, the daughter of Hollywood power player Michael Ovitz, showed her fall-winter 2013 collection Thursday afternoon at New York Fashion Week. The setting was the now-vacant Cafe Rouge, site of historic performances by such jazz legends as Count Basie and Duke Ellington, which the designer chose because of its history and rustic feel. Ovitz moved her business from Los Angeles to New York about a year and a half ago.
  • Ben Isaacs dies at 107; oldest Pullman porter

    Ben Isaacs dies at 107; oldest Pullman porter
    For more than three decades, Ben Isaacs worked as a Pullman porter, one of the uniformed railway men who served first-class passengers traveling in luxurious sleeping cars — a much-coveted job for African Americans between the 1870s and late 1960s....

    A peek into Prince's mind

    A peek into Prince's mind
    CHANHASSEN, Minn.— Prince is rolling his eyes. "The hardest thing with musicians," he explains to a visitor to his Paisley Park recording studio, "is getting them not to play." The quintuple-threat singer-songwriter-producer-performer-multi-...

    Soul Street Dance Company Brings Breakdancing and Hip-Hop Moves to Artists Collective in Hartford

    Soul Street Dance Company Brings Breakdancing and Hip-Hop Moves to Artists Collective in Hartford
    The four male street dancers of the Soul Street Dance Company (pictured), from Houston, Texas, play up their poppin' and lockin' skills to the music of, um, Count Basie, Elvis Presley, the Tempatations, Aerosmith and Michael Jackson? The show's about...

    B.B. King's thrill isn't gone

    B.B. King's thrill isn't gone
    B.B. King's tour bus -- or, more accurately, his luxury pad on wheels -- has a stereo rig that's bigger than your iPod collection. The Mississippi Delta boss and legendary blues guitarist stows the monstrosity, a touch-screen Kaleidoscope sound-system,...