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  • Kristin Scott Thomas to play Queen Elizabeth II in London

    Kristin Scott Thomas to play Queen Elizabeth II in London
    Kristin Scott Thomas will have to tone down her natural glamour and don a series of conservative dresses as Queen Elizabeth II in a return London engagement of "The Audience." The role was first played in London by Helen Mirren, who will appear in the...
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' recap, 'Dynamic Duo' performances

    It's "Dynamic Duo" night, and I've figured out everybody but Michael and Emma. There's going to be one couple in the first round that gets immunity. The other couples will dance off against one another to get extra points. The couples all enter,...
  • Taking the Kids -- to London's Imperial War Museum

    Taking the Kids -- to London's Imperial War Museum
    Follow the local kids. That's a good plan when you are exploring a new city with your gang. That's what we did recently at the newly expanded Imperial War Museum in London, which was teeming with enthusiastic British families. "It is genuinely...
  • How did the bells in our bellwethers ring?

    How well did Virginia's bellwethers signal the Senate race?Of the usual suspects -- Chesapeake,  Loudoun County, Prince William County and Staunton, only Prince William went with the winner -- splitting 50 percent to 48 percent for Sen. Mark Warner (the...
  • Shigeru Mizuki's 'Showa' draws a graphic portrait of Japan

    Shigeru Mizuki's 'Showa' draws a graphic portrait of Japan
    In Japan, history is still divided according to the reign of the emperors. This year, for instance, is Heisei 26 — the 26th year of the reign of Emperor Akihito, who will be posthumously renamed Heisei. Shigeru Mizuki, the manga artist beloved...
  • Israeli and Palestinian tension high as Kerry goes to Jordan for talks

    Israeli authorities on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to the expansion of a Jewish neighborhood in East Jerusalem, a step likely to heighten tension within the troubled city and draw disapproval from the Obama administration. The Israeli move...
  • Founders Room provides inner sanctum for the serious Chandler patron

    Founders Room provides inner sanctum for the serious Chandler patron
    At 8:28 p.m., the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion's Founders Room, with its soaring coffered ceiling, walls of Australian black bean tree wood and gold drapes of silk, is eerily quiet. L.A. Opera staffers stand stoically by the doorway, hands folded, awaiting...
  • Prince William, wife Kate to visit U.S. in December

    Prince William, wife Kate to visit U.S. in December
    Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, who is pregnant with their second child, will make a quick visit to the United States next month which will include a visit to the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City, Kensington Palace said on Friday. Their...
  • Hyped 2014 draft class off to slow start

    Remember all the hoopla and hype surrounding the NBA's draft class of 2014? It offered players to die for — or at least to tank for: Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid. Well, it was the storm before the calm. None of them has caused...
  • Renee Fleming is a Lyric operative

    Renee Fleming is a Lyric operative
    The diva sat at the conference table, pen in hand, taking notes and occasionally offering comments on administrative matters and programming ideas. Twelve hours earlier, she'd been elsewhere in the building: on the stage singing one of her signature roles...
  • Duchess of Alba dies at 88; free-spirited Spanish aristocrat

    Duchess of Alba dies at 88; free-spirited Spanish aristocrat
    Spain's richest and most-titled aristocrat, the flamboyant Duchess of Alba, who was once a childhood playmate of Britain's queen and went on to become one of Europe's most eccentric fashionistas, died Thursday at her home in Seville. She was 88. Her...