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  • Rous named Virginia Symphony conductor

    Benjamin Rous has been selected as the new associate conductor of the Virginia Symphony. His first assignment here will be conducting the symphony's free outdoor pre-season concerts in August-September. As associate conductor, he'll be responsible for...
  • Book review: 'Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends' by Tom Segev

    Book review: 'Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends' by Tom Segev
    "Revisionist" is a label that is sometimes used to praise and sometimes to bury a public intellectual. It is often applied to Israeli journalist and historian Tom Segev, who has courageously contrasted myth and reality when it comes to the Holocaust ("The...
  • Book review: 'Fragments' by Marilyn Monroe

    Book review: 'Fragments' by Marilyn Monroe
    There are cartons of this stuff in attics all over America — the poems, pensées and grocery lists of yearning, dissatisfied people who at some time wished for an emotional coherence that was beyond their reach. These scribbles are of no great...
  • Antaeus Company doubles up 'King Lear'

    Antaeus Company doubles up 'King Lear'
    If "King Lear" has a moral, it's that if you're lucky enough to have a kingdom, it's probably not a good idea to divide it in two. The Antaeus Company production that just opened in a 49-seat house in North Hollywood turns that wisdom upside down:...
  • Adrian Noble, urbane and puckish in San Diego

    Adrian Noble, urbane and puckish in San Diego
    If it weren't for Adrian Noble's poor eyesight, Southern Californians might not be gaining new insights into William Shakespeare this summer. As a lad growing up in Chichester, England, Noble, the future artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare...
  • Discoveries: 'What Is This Thing Called Love?' by Gene Wilder

    Discoveries: 'What Is This Thing Called Love?' by Gene Wilder
    What Is This Thing Called Love? Stories Gene Wilder St. Martin's: 160 pp., $19.99 "It was cold and raining at four in the morning when Buddy walked out of Caesars Palace, stark naked except for the L.A. Times wrapped around his waist." These sweet,...
  • Book review: 'Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century'

    Book review: 'Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century'
    Love is a condition of life that rewards all the virtues, except moderation. Thus, our enduring fascination with the compelling and tumultuous relationship between Elizabeth Taylor and the late Richard Burton. Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger are the...
  • On Theater: 'Private Lives' closes the Barnicle era

    When Noel Coward's "Private Lives" takes the stage of the Laguna Playhouse next weekend, it'll mark the end of an era — a 20-year era for its director, Andrew Barnicle. Barnicle signed on back in 1991 as the artistic director of the playhouse and...
  • Briefly In Education

    Music Boosters host fundraiser Laguna Beach Music Boosters is hosting its 17th annual fundraiser at the Artist's Theatre at Laguna Beach High School on April 9. The jazz event supports the instrumental music departments at Laguna Beach High and Thurston...
  • On Theater: Spurned lovers ignite playhouse

    On Theater: Spurned lovers ignite playhouse
    Noel Coward's "Private Lives," written in 1930, is a decade younger than the Laguna Playhouse, at which this classic comedy is being joyously revived with its verbal barbs flying as fast as the props the actors hurl at one another. Coward defined...
  • What's new in London since the last big royal wedding

    What's new in London since the last big royal wedding
    So you hate royal weddings. Or you love them. Or maybe you've caught yourself attending to arcane details of Prince William and Kate Middleton's plans for April 29, but you can't say exactly why. Here's one reason: They defy time. Start with just the...