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  • Our Laguna: Seniors get decked out in their finest for annual ball

    Our Laguna: Seniors get decked out in their finest for annual ball
    Retired City Manager Ken Frank was honored March 25 by Laguna Beach Seniors Inc., but he had to be coerced into accepting the fifth annual Legacy Award. "The award is presented to people who have left a lasting legacy to our town," said Seniors...
  • The President's House in Philadelphia tells a story of early U.S. presidents

    The President's House in Philadelphia tells a story of early U.S. presidents
    In school, I was taught that George Washington could not tell a lie, but I never knew that he owned more than 300 slaves. I learned that lesson in December, when I visited the new President's House and its exhibit, "Freedom and Slavery in Making a New...
  • The Production: How 'The King's Speech' found its voice

    The Production: How 'The King's Speech' found its voice
    It's a peculiar person — if not an unabashed sadist — who takes pleasure in someone's stuttering, particularly at a public event. Yet when filmmaker Tom Hooper heard that Colin Firth couldn't stop stammering while accepting an acting honor for...
  • Book review: 'First Family' by Joseph J. Ellis

    Book review: 'First Family' by Joseph J. Ellis
    First Family Abigail & John Adams Joseph J. Ellis Alfred A. Knopf: 304 pp., $27.95 John and Abigail Adams are the most well-known, most-written-about couple in America's Revolutionary generation. Why? Because they left such a well-constructed paper...
  • "First Family: Abigail and John Adams" by Joseph J. Ellis

    "First Family: Abigail and John Adams" by Joseph J. Ellis
    "First Family:Abigail and John Adams" By Joseph J. Ellis Alfred A. Knopf, 320 pages, $27.95 The lustful letter, like most things in these digital days, isn't what it once was. Never mind the dissipated form or the Tweeting generation's grammatical...
  • First Church of Christ Scientist to celebrate 100 years in H.B.

    One of the city's oldest churches celebrates its 100-year anniversary this month with a talk Saturday on spiritual healing. The First Church of Christ Scientist in Huntington Beach is celebrating its centennial year with a free lecture by John Adams, a...
  • On Faith: How does God fit into politics?

    This past week our nation voted in a sweeping referendum to send a message to Washington that we are not happy with the direction our country is taking. I will leave it to others to interpret the fact that the House of Representatives was taken away...
  • L.A. Phil to transmit performances to HD-equipped movie theaters

    L.A. Phil to transmit performances to HD-equipped movie theaters
    In a bold venture that the Los Angeles Philharmonic hopes will boost its "national brand" recognition and help raise the profile of classical music from Manhattan to Orange County, the orchestra next year will transmit live performances of three of its...
  • Movie review: 'The King's Speech'

    Movie review: 'The King's Speech'
    It takes two, it always takes two. Though romantic couples get the attention, some of the most memorable movie pairings, from Marlon Brando and Rod Steiger in "On the Waterfront" to Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon as "Thelma & Louise," feature same gender...
  • At last, Peter Sellars will play at the Met

    At last, Peter Sellars will play at the Met
    Watching Peter Sellars rehearse is to observe a man possessed. Last week at the Metropolitan Opera House, L.A.'s reknowned theater director was fine-tuning "Nixon in China," which opens Wednesday. The new production of the John Adams opera, about the pre-...
  • History Matters: 1912 article charted the age of U.S. presidents

    100 Years Ago Presidential fireworks In the Times, there was a short piece about life span of some of our presidents: "Age of Presidents "The youngest chief executive at the time of his death was James K. Polk who was fifty-three. Fourteen...