November 27, 2010 |
A horse-drawn wagon delivered the White House Christmas tree Friday, with First lady Michelle Obama and her children, Sasha and Malia, on hand to receive it as a military band played "Oh Christmas Tree. " The family gave the tree, a Douglas fir from Lehighton, Pa., a thumbs up before heading back into the White House on a cool day under overcast skies. The tree will be set up in the Blue Room of the White House, where it will be decorated by the floral department staff and volunteers, according to the National Christmas Tree Assn.
December 7, 2003 |
Every Thursday, couples are married at the Beverly Hills Courthouse by deputy commissioner Toni Levyn. Levyn, who has united nearly 4,000 couples under a floral arch in her chambers and keeps a loaner ring on hand, says that wedding duds range from formal gowns and tuxedos to blue jeans and sneakers. For the record, Levyn notes that the grooms tend to tear up more often than the brides. We asked some newly minted spouses about the holy state of matrimony.
December 6, 2002 |
Lighting the national Christmas tree Thursday, President Bush offered comfort to families grieving for loved ones lost in the terrorist attacks and those separated during the holidays by military assignments. "In this season we celebrate with our families, and deeply miss family members no longer with us," said Bush, bundled against the cold in an overcoat and Stetson.
March 19, 2002 |
Sometimes a play about sex is just a play about sex. Case in point: David Hare's "The Blue Room," which caused a stir on both sides of the Atlantic several years ago, mostly because of the marquee status it accorded Nicole Kidman's bare bum. But, at least in the L.A.
March 17, 2002 |
British playwright David Hare calls "The Blue Room" "sort of an encyclopedia of defensive and offensive strategies that people use in the pursuit of love. What we feel about someone before we make love to them and what we feel after. What survives and what gets wrecked between desire and fulfillment." What survives in this case is a play best known for actress Nicole Kidman's brief onstage nudity during its initial productions in London and New York in 1998.
July 27, 2001 |
David Hare's "The Blue Room," Kenneth Lonergan's "The Waverly Gallery" and the current off-Broadway play "Blue" are among the six productions in Pasadena Playhouse's 2002 season. "The Blue Room," scheduled for March 15-April 14 at the Playhouse, drew attention when it premiered in London, featuring Nicole Kidman in a nude scene. The play is a contemporary adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's "La Ronde," about 10 couples linked by sexual alliances.