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March 12, 2014
Wendy Hughes Australian actress dies at 61 Wendy Hughes, 61, an Australian actress best known to American audiences for her performance in the 1979 film "My Brilliant Career," died of cancer Saturday in Sydney, her family said. Hughes began her rise to stardom during a renaissance in the Australian film industry in the 1970s and '80s, beginning with "My Brilliant Career," in which she played Aunt Helen to the headstrong heroine portrayed by Judy Davis. The film swept the Australian Film Institute awards and in the U.S. was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe.
March 6, 2014 |
A rundown of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows coming to L.A. in the coming days. Anthony Wilson's Seasons Quartet at the Broad Stage Consider an all-guitar jazz quartet and it's easy to conjure images of fingers burning up and down fretboards with the kind of mind-scrambling fireworks that've made heroes out of Pat Metheny and John McLaughlin. Anthony Wilson offers something more understated with his Seasons quartet. Assembled after being commissioned by guitar maker John Monteleone (whose wares will be featured here)
March 6, 2014 |
Fred Armisen hasn't been on "Saturday Night Live" for quite a while, but he seems to be everywhere else. He's just started the fourth season of the quirky IFC sketch comedy show "Portlandia," which features him and Carrie Brownstein poking subtle fun at the people and rituals of Portland, Ore. He's taken on a major gig as a bandleader, with his 8G Band, for NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers," and he's making the rounds at other events. He was even a presenter at last week's Independent Spirit Awards.
March 2, 2014 |
Lupita Nyong'o has ruled every red carpet she's graced this season, and Sunday night we're focusing on that beautiful Fred Leighton gold and diamond headband atop her head as she walked the red carpet. More Oscar fashion galleries: Best and worst dressed | Stars on the red carpet | Makeup and hair | Men's fashion The delicate diamond accessory is a perfect punctuation to her powder blue Prada dress. Hair accessories don't seem to be a trend at this year's Oscars, but Nyong'o may have set a precedent for awards shows to come.
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December 15, 2013
Charles Vest President of MIT oversaw expansion Charles Vest, 72, who as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology oversaw a vast expansion of the institution and inaugurated an unprecedented program of free online education, died Thursday at home in the Washington, D.C., area, according to the university. The cause was pancreatic cancer. Vest was president of MIT from 1990 to 2004, and served on several high-level panels outside the university, including a State Department group that concluded in a 2005 report that the U.S. intelligence community was "dead wrong" in almost all its pre-Iraq war judgments about that country's supposed weapons of mass destruction.
December 13, 2013 |
Saturday will bring one more ripple to Betfair Hollywood Park's mostly quiet waters. So, you ask Richard Warren for a crowd prediction. It will be CashCall Futurity day, the last outing of the year for 2-year-old thoroughbreds aiming at the Triple Crown races. That's a legitimate attraction. PHOTOS:The lights go out at Hollywood Park Warren grimaces, then wrinkles his brow. You prompt him a bit. Maybe 15,000 fans? He finally shrugs and says, "Yes, maybe. It sure won't be like the old days.