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  • Famous faces got their start in Broadway’s ‘Hair’

     
    The ’60s musical “Hair” opens at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre tonight as the Broadway touring version rolls into town. The show helped launch the career of many world-renowned entertainers. Compiled by my colleague Rod Stafford...
  • School named for Sandra Cisneros to open in Echo Park

     
    Lots of presidents and neighborhoods lend their names to schools in Los Angeles, but authors, not so much....
  • Federal Reserve keeps the change — more than $1 billion worth

     
    Man, there's nothing I don't like about this story. It's from National Public Radio and it reveals that the U.S. has more than $1 billion in coins stashed away in a vault because elected officials badly misread consumers' willingness to use $1 coins...
  • Washington pays tribute to Reagan with, yes, another statue

     
    Ronald Reagan: A nine-foot statue of former President Reagan was unveiled at Washington airport....
  • Meryl Streep's next project: A national women's history museum

     
    Meryl Streep's efforts to get a National Women's History Museum built in Washington, D.C....
  • Musical moments with U.S. presidents

     
    President Obama sang the blues on Tuesday with B.B. King, Mick Jagger and Buddy Guy for a White House blues concert. The President is one of many chief executives who have shown their musical talents in office....
  • Sleep where the legends slept in grand old California hotels

    Sleep where the legends slept in grand old California hotels
    "Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing, beloved from pole to pole," British poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." And, I might add, place to place. There's something special about bedding down where Albert Einstein, Marilyn...
  • Book review: 'Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia' by Michael Korda

    Book review: 'Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia' by Michael Korda
    There's more than salesmanship at play in Michael Korda's selection of his engrossing new book's title, "Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia." Korda, now 77, is one of the most successful editors of his generation and a bit of a legend...
  • It's Christmastime in Chicago

    It's Christmastime in Chicago
    I have seen a couple of little girls walk from a roller coaster at Navy Pier's Winter Wonderfest dizzy with delight; had a man on Michigan Avenue call me a "------ Scrooge" when I refused to give him "$42 dollars so I can have train fare to visit my...
  • A much-respected, and conflicted, general of the Confederacy

    Former Confederate Gen. Joseph Eggleston Johnston caught a cold while attending the funeral in New York City for his former Civil War adversary, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, in 1891. A month later, he died in Washington and was buried in a non-...
  • Events marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War

    Events marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War
    The remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the first shots of the Civil War at Ft. Sumter, S.C., underway until April 17 will give rise to a host of reenactments throughout the nation until 2015, although you're unlikely to see one on a National Park...