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Ellis Island

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  • Warming Effects Put Landmarks In Peril

    On this Independence Day, many Americans will visit Boston's historic Faneuil Hall, behind which stands a large statue of patriot Samuel Adams. Arms folded, grim-faced, Adams is portrayed as demanding that British troops be removed from the city after the...
  • The Crowd: Celebrating 105 years - and more to come

    The Crowd: Celebrating 105 years - and more to come
    On this Fourth of July, it is appropriate to celebrate the World Affairs Council of Orange County joining with the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) presenting the Ellis Island Humanitarian Award to Newport Beach's Herbert V. Nootbaar. The...
  • Italian dinner raises money for medical research

     Italian dinner raises money for medical research
    Once known mainly for helping newly-arrived immigrants from Italy, the Order of Sons of Italy in America now raises money for research into various diseases. Members of the Grand Lodge of Illinois and Wisconsin also appreciate good Italian food and...
  • Government shutdown blamed for 3% drop in national park visitors in 2013

    The government shutdown in October was largely to blame for a 3% drop in visitors to America's national parks in 2013, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service. The country's 401 parks, historic sites and recreation areas...
  • Why Is 'Immigrant' Director James Gray a Bigger Hit in France Than at Home in U.S.?

    Perhaps it's appropriate that the director of "The Immigrant" has achieved more fame overseas than on his own shores. In France, James Gray is practically a household name. Though he hails from New York -- Queens to be exact -- four of his five films...
  • Las Vegas: Beer festival benefits southern Nevada food bank

    Las Vegas: Beer festival benefits southern Nevada food bank
    Breweries both big and small will showcase their beers at a tasting festival next week in Las Vegas that’s also a fundraiser for a southern Nevada food bank. BrewBQ will be take place from 8 to 11 p.m. May 17 at the Ellis Island Casino & Brewery....
  • Nancy Malone, Pioneering TV Producer-Director, Studio Exec, Dies at 78

    Nancy Malone, a ground-breaking and Emmy-winning director-producer, Emmy-nominated actress and the first woman VP at a major studio, died May 8 at City of Hope in Duarte, Calif., as the result of pneumonia that arose from complications of leukemia. She...
  • Marion Cotillard pushes boundaries as actress, crosses them as a star

     Marion Cotillard pushes boundaries as actress, crosses them as a star
    French-born Marion Cotillard has staked out an enviable international career, with a leading lady's glamour and the versatility of a character actress. Following her breakthrough, Oscar-winning performance in "La Vie en Rose," she has appeared in art...
  • Marion Cotillard on Her 'Two Days, One Night' Role: 'I Had Written Her Whole Life Before We Meet Her'

    It is the voice -- lilting, lightly French-accented -- that one notices first, even before fully registering the famous face. You notice it because, in the movies, Marion Cotillard so rarely sounds like herself, whether affecting Edith Piaf's nasal warble...
  • Intensely moving 'Immigrant' leaves viewers unsettled

     Intensely moving 'Immigrant' leaves viewers unsettled
    "The Immigrant," starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner, is one of those prickly period pieces about hard times that gets under your skin and leaves you unsettled long after. Though its story is far more about survival than love,...
  • Historic sites face climate threats

    Historic sites face climate threats
    The streets around City Dock in Annapolis flooded again Friday, closing the Spa Creek Bridge connecting the Eastport neighborhood with downtown for several hours. It was yet another reminder to Lisa Craig that she's in a race against time to protect one...