March 24, 2003 |
When in doubt, stick with Plan A. That seemed to be the decision of the most visible actresses at the Academy Awards. In the days leading up to the ceremony, it was assumed that some glamour girls would replace their carefully selected gowns with sackcloth. Hardly.
February 5, 2012 |
The first Queen Elizabeth was standing under an English oak tree when she learned that she had become queen. The second Elizabeth was high up in a mgumu tree in Kenya when she became queen, at the moment her father, King George VI, died in his sleep more than 7,000 miles away. That was 60 years ago Monday. Come June, when the London weather is as good as London weather gets and the tourists are massing, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, the second- longest-reigning monarch in British history and only the 40th in nearly 1,000 years, will officially celebrate her diamond jubilee.
November 6, 1988
The Los Angeles section of the American Society of Civil Engineers celebrated its diamond jubilee at a banquet and installation of officers at the Hotel Queen Mary in Long Beach. Frank R. Bowerman is the new president; Schaefer J. Dixon, president-elect; Gerald S. Kovacs and R. Logan Hardison, vice presidents; Don Wells, secretary; Robert A. Burks, treasurer. Others are Thomas S.
January 29, 2012 |
New Mexico This year, New Mexicans mark 100 years of statehood. But much of the state's appeal stems from its human history that goes back much further. (In 2010, Santa Fe celebrated 400 years of cityhood.) Explore here: the adobe architecture and art galleries of Santa Fe; the vintage signage along old Route 66; the lingering hippie vibe of Truth or Consequences. Don't forget the Lightning Field, an art installation outside Quemado where (for $150 to $250 a person) you spend a summer night in a wood cabin and wait to see if lightning will strike one of the 400 tall steel poles outside your door.
July 4, 2011 |
As Angelenos gear up for the visit this week of Prince William and Catherine, duchess of Cambridge, Brits are busily engaged in preparations for more pomp and circumstance in the coming year. In anticipation, the National Portrait Gallery in London has organized "The Queen: Art and Image," portrayals of Queen Elizabeth II from the almost 60 years of her reign. Some on display for the first time include a new official portrait of the 85-year-old queen and her husband, Prince Philip, 90, by German photographer Thomas Struth.
December 26, 2010 |
If there's an "it" city for 2011, it's London. Not only will London see Kate and William's royal wedding — 30 years after Charles and Diana's vows captivated the world's heart — but that's also the run-up to two major events in 2012: the queen's diamond jubilee and the Summer Olympics and Paralympics. The prince and his bride plan to tie the knot April 29 in Westminster Abbey in a ceremony that is being described as less than lavish, given the economic times. British tourism officials hope the wedding prompts royal watchers to follow in Kate and William's footsteps and see a "younger" London.