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  • Rash of celebrity splits usher in the new year

    "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...
  • Opera review: 'Anna Bolena'

     Opera review: 'Anna Bolena'
    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. If Gaetano...
  • Prince William, Kate get gifts, greetings from LeBron, Beyonce, Jay Z

    Prince William, Kate get gifts, greetings from LeBron, Beyonce, Jay Z
    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...
  • Time's person of the year: The Ebola Fighters?

    Time's person of the year: The Ebola Fighters?
    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...
  • Dame Judi Dench's book 'Behind the Scenes' a jewel of understatement

    "A WOMAN should be two things: classy and fabulous," said Coco Chanel. I have loved Judi Dench since I discovered her on British TV and then met her through my elegant friend, George Trescher, who was a devout anglophile. She is a delightful person, not...
  • Hampton Roads defense contractors win additional military work

    Hampton Roads defense contractors win additional military work
    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. Navy Ship repair: General Dynamics...
  • 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...
  • 'American Pop' makes splash at Allentown Art Museum

    From the Fabulous '40s through the Swinging '60s to now, Pop Art's style has endured. Earlier this year, the Allentown Art Museum explored the beginning of Pop Art's story in "British Pop Art Prints," which revealed how American Pop Art grew from a...
  • Scotland rejects independence in historic vote

    Scotland rejects independence in historic vote
    Scotland rejected independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain’s remaining global clout. A vote for the 307-year union is a relief for millions of Britons...
  • 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...
  • Some perspective on what we have to be thankful for

    Of the original 102 Pilgrims who arrived in North America aboard the Mayflower in the fall of 1620, only about half survived to celebrate the first Thanksgiving, in November 1621. The rest perished through starvation and lack of shelter. The survivors...