January 29, 2013
Rome's 18th century Trevi Fountain, famed as a setting for the film "La Dolce Vita," is getting a $2.9-million restoration courtesy of the Fendi fashion house. The 20-month project on one of the city's most iconic fountains was unveiled at a city hall news conference Monday featuring Fendi designers Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi, who said the project combined a love of Rome's past with a need to preserve its future. It's the latest example of Italian fashion companies coming to the aid of Italy's chronically underfunded cultural heritage.
May 3, 2012 |
“106 & Park: BET's Top 10 Live” 6 p.m. Thursday, BET: “Stomp.” “Open Call” 9 p.m. Thursday, KCET: Colburn School Orchestra -- Takemitsu & Mahler: Colburn Orchestra with guest conductor Gerard Schwarz as he guides some of L.A.'s brightest young musicians. “Late Show With David Letterman” 11:35 p.m. Thursday, CBS: TV host Stephen Colbert; actress Chloe Grace Moretz; performance from “Nice Work If You Can Get It.” “The Wendy Williams Show” 2 p.m. Friday, Fox: Broadway: Actor Blair Underwood; actress Marilu Henner.
April 1, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Oh, to be ignorant again. At least that's what Tim Rice is thinking as he looks back on his 26-year-old self. "It's a great advantage not to have a clue as to what you're up to," he says. "My son Donald, who has just finished his first film, said something I wish I'd said: 'You should make the most of your inexperience because you'll never get it back.' And it's true. " What has put Rice in such a ruminative mood are the Broadway revivals this season of his two early shows with Andrew Lloyd Webber,"Jesus Christ Superstar" (1970)
February 18, 2007 |
She is a senator and the chief advisor to her husband, who is no less than the president of Argentina. Some call her the real power in the presidential palace. She is certainly more stylish than he is, sporting a Jackie Kennedy-like designer collection and a shoe closet rivaling that of Imelda Marcos. And the heated rumor mill here suggests she wants his job. "This is the century of the woman," Sen.
February 1, 2006 |
"Evita" came full circle Tuesday with Andrew Lloyd Webber announcing plans to revive the '70s musical in London with Argentine star Elena Roger in the lead role. Roger, a fan of Madonna in the film version, was born in 1974, the year that Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice started work on what was to become one of their most successful musicals. Lloyd Webber said he had no plans to write new songs for the show, which opens in June.
October 23, 2005 |
The larger battle may be over the future of Peronism, but it's the fight between the first ladies that has grabbed the headlines as Argentines go to the polls today. The mud-slinging campaign closed last week in an eleventh-hour frenzy of verbal volleys, with President Nestor Kirchner saying he would be "a prisoner of vested interests" during his remaining two years in office if his slate does not win big in the midterm legislative elections.