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  • Beach approach in Daytona Beach Shores to be dedicated to late hotelier and beach commissioner

     
    Volusia County and Daytona Beach Shores officials will dedicate the Emilia Avenue beach approach in Daytona Beach Shores to the late Roger Krauth, who had been a hotelier and former chairman of the Beach Trust, the advisory committee that advises...
  • Grant Gershon extends contract with Los Angeles Master Chorale through 2014-15

     
    The Los Angeles Master Chorale said Tuesday that Grant Gershon has extended his contract as music director through the 2014-15 season. Gershon assumed the role of music director in 2001; his current contract was set to expire at the end......
  • The Conversation: How to handle California's prison population

     
    It'll likely be months before the Supreme Court comes to a decision on how to handle California's prison system, where overcrowding deprives inmates of healthcare and social services that would prepare them for reintegration into society. For now, what a....
  • The Agenda: New American Writing @ Hammer

     
    UCLA's Hammer Museum is celebrating its 20th anniversary by offering 20 days of free admission. This opportunity started last Friday and runs until Saturday, Dec. 18. So get out of work early and come check out some art when it's not crowded, then stay...
  • Census, nation and migration: Who’s Puerto Rican enough?

     
    Guest Writer: Jorge Duany, Ph.D. Jorge Duany is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. He earned his Ph.D. in Latin American Studies, with a concentration in anthropology, at the University of California, Berkeley. He...
  • Billie Joe Armstrong, Stephen Sondheim among Grammy nominees for musical show

     
    The nominations for the 53rd annual Grammy Awards were announced Wednesday evening. Amid the more than 100 categories covering almost every imaginable field of recording, there is exactly one devoted to theatrical musicals. This year's nominees in the...
  • UF walk-on Gary Beemer nominated for Rudy Award

     
    After first ever touchdown on Senior Day, Gary Beemer up for Rudy Awards...
  • At 60, L.A. church blends Arabic, English and Spanish

     
    Each Sunday at St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Cathedral in Los Angeles begins with two services, representing the old and new at the decades-old congregation. The morning starts with an 8 a.m. liturgy in Spanish, followed by a larger service.....
  • All Osceola high schools rated as B’s or A’s

     
    All Osceola County high schools — even the handful that made D's or an F last year — received A's and B's from the state today. Almost all Osceola high schools improved. Two schools jumped an amazing three letter grades. F-rated Poinciana High...
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Are government workers overpaid?

     
    Veteran Chicago commentator Dennis Byrne is a weekly contributor to the Tribune's commentary pages and the proprietor of The Barbershop, a ChicagoNow blog. In Wednesday's Tribune he joins me in The Rhubarb Patch to debate the issue of pay for......
  • Barbra Streisand to be feted as Recording Academy's MusiCares Person of the Year

     
    The Recording Academy has chosen Barbra Streisand as its MusiCares Person of the Year in conjunction with the 2011 Grammy Awards, and will salute her musical and philanthropic achievements Feb. 11 with an all-star fundraising dinner and concert...