March 8, 2013 |
SICILY, Italy - Two years ago, the J. Paul Getty Museum ended a lengthy dispute with Italian cultural authorities by returning a towering limestone and marble statue of a Greek goddess to Sicily. The sculpture is now the pride of the relatively modest Museo Archeologico in Aidone - and by far its biggest attraction. The tiny hilltop town in central Sicily, near an excavation of the ancient city of Morgantina, is also the home of a Hellenistic silver collection repatriated in 2010 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
January 14, 2013 |
The former home of Don Knotts in Glendale is for sale at $1.295 million. The Colonial Revival house, built in 1934, has been restored and updated. Features include a foyer that steps down to the living room, wood-beam ceilings, a decorative fireplace, coffered ceilings in the dining room, a breakfast room, a den, three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a three-quarter bath, a powder room and 3,213 square feet of living space. Knotts, who died in 2006 at 81, was known for his role as bumbling Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife in "The Andy Griffith Show" during the '60s, about the same time he owned the house.
December 26, 2012 |
Actress Michelle Stafford of "The Young and the Restless" has bought a house in Glendale for slightly more than $1 million. The two-story Monterey Colonial-style house of nearly 3,000 square feet features a central hall, a formal dining room, an updated kitchen, a den, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The two-story house with basement was commissioned by a Loma Linda Hospital doctor and built in 1948. Other medical professionals bought or lived in the house over the years, earning it the nickname "The Doctor's House.
December 22, 2012 |
Actress Katherine Heigl is selling her house in Los Feliz. Priced at $2.659 million, the Southern Colonial-style two-story features French doors, high ceilings and verandas. There are two fireplaces, four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and nearly 3,700 square feet of living space. The grounds include mature landscaping, a swimming pool and a spa. Heigl, 34, was a regular on "Grey's Anatomy" (2005-10). Her film work includes this year's "One for the Money," "Life as We Know It" (2010)
December 20, 2012 |
French President Francois Hollande said Thursday that Algeria suffered under the "profoundly unjust and brutal system" of colonialism, but he stopped short of apologizing for French rule of the North African state. "I recognize here the suffering that colonization inflicted on the Algerian people," Hollande told Algerian lawmakers on the second day of his symbolically charged trip to the former French territory. As Algeria marks half a century of independence, politicians have pushed for a French apology for its repression during its 132-year rule and the bloody revolution that wrenched the country out of French control.
December 11, 2012 |
Mariette Hartley has been through drama before, with decades of experience in film, television and on local stages, beginning with a Los Angeles production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with Bert Lahr. But she experienced suspense unlike any other during rehearsals for "The Morini Strad" at the Colony Theatre in Burbank, where an ongoing budget crisis threatened to shut down the play before its opening night. A weak economy finally caught up with the nonprofit theater, a Burbank institution for the last 12 years after thriving for a quarter-century in Silver Lake.
November 28, 2012 |
Actress Katherine Heigl is selling her house in Los Feliz. Priced at $2.659 million, the Southern Colonial-style two-story features French doors, high ceilings and verandas. There are two fireplaces, four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and nearly 3,700 square feet of living space. The grounds include mature landscaping, a swimming pool and a spa. Heigl, 34, was a regular on "Grey's Anatomy" (2005-10). Her film work includes this year's "One for the Money," "Life as We Know It" (2010) and "The Ugly Truth" (2009)
November 27, 2012 |
“When one is young, one hears only the word 'great.' When one is less young, one hears only the word 'next.' ” So says the spiky centrifuge of “The Morini Strad” at the Colony Theatre. In its elegant West Coast premiere, Willy Holtzman's fact-based drama about virtuoso Erica Morini and the instrument she yearns to restore traces a moving reverie on classical mastery, the realities of aging and the cost of artistic ambition. Morini (1904-1995), considered by many observers to be the sine qua non of her profession, was a child prodigy who attacked the violin with a force that hitherto was the domain of male counterparts.
November 26, 2012 |
Actor-composer Alan Thicke has sold a compound in Toluca Lake for $3.525 million. The Spanish Colonial-style house, built in 1934, sits behind gates on a flat acre lot with a north-south lighted tennis court, an outdoor entertaining area and a swimming pool with a poolside kitchen and covered eating area. The living/media room has a carved wood-beam ceiling and a fireplace. The great room includes a bar and a fireplace. The master bedroom suite features a spa tub, a sauna, a balcony, a fireplace, a study and walk-in closets.
November 24, 2012 |
As the real estate industry ponders ways to cater to an aging population, one company has come up with an unusual amenity for senior housing: a professional theater. In fact, developers of an apartment complex catering to seniors with an artistic bent that has opened in North Hollywood think it may be the region's first pairing of housing and live theater. The $32-million NoHo Senior Arts Colony is intended for residents age 62 and over with interests in such artistic pursuits as singing, acting, photography and writing.