| Dec 4, 2014
Several defense contractors in Hampton Roads have won additional work from the Defense Department in recent weeks. The following list of contract awards is based on Pentagon press releases from Oct. 30 to Dec. 1.
Ship repair: General Dynamics...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 8:57 AM
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...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Devotees of early Romantic Italian opera must have thought they had died and gone to bel canto heaven last week, when two masterpieces of that genre, neither of them overly familiar, opened in downtown Chicago within three days of each other.
| Dec 9, 2014
| 10:46 AM
British royalty meets American royalty! Prince William and wife Catherine hobnobbed with LeBron James, Beyonce and Jay Z on Monday night in the good old U.S. of A.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took in their first NBA game, a matchup between King...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Expect a lot of publicity about Time magazine’s choice of “The Ebola Fighters” as person of the year. That’s right, “person,” not “persons.” That seems odd because in 2005 Bill and Melinda Gates and Bono...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 2:30 AM
"BETWEEN Mickey's chest and my chest -- well, let's just say it makes dancing close somewhat difficult!"
That's what bountifully endowed Jayne Mansfield said when she married superbly pumped-up muscleman Mickey Hargitay in 1958.
I WAS reminded of...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"RON? I have a name. It's Dorothy. It's not Tootsie or Toots or Sweetie or Honey or Doll."
"No, just Dorothy. Alan's always Alan; Tom's always Tom and John's always John. It's Dorothy. Capital D-O-R-O-T-H-Y."
THAT'S Dustin Hoffman, in...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 10:01 AM
Buckingham Palace on Sunday stepped up efforts to defend Prince Andrew after the British royal was embroiled in claims of sexual impropriety with an underage woman.
In a second statement since the claims surfaced, officials "emphatically denied"...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 2:36 PM
Rabbi Mark Winer, Ph.D. — an international interfaith scholar and leader who played a crucial role in the airlift of Ethiopian Jews from Ethiopia to Israel — will give a lecture titled "Let My People Go: Ethiopian Exodus" at 3 p.m. on Sunday,...
| Dec 29, 2014
CLERMONT — Madison Bumgarner got Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year award. With all due respect to him, Russell Wilson, Rory McIlroy and other stars, I'll take Sid Beckwith.
He plays golf six days a week and has a girlfriend. Those factors...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 10:39 AM
Pharrell Williams and Joan Collins are among the lid-loving celebrities set to be inducted into the Headwear Hall of Fame in 2015.
Now in its seventh year, the Hall of Fame was created by the Headwear Assn., a 105-year-old trade group whose stated...