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July 30, 2008
  Berries jubilee with peach sorbet and salted candied almonds Total time: 35 minutes, plus freezing and marinating time Servings: 6 Note: An easy way to peel peaches is to submerge them in boiling water for 30 seconds, drain them, and the skins will slip right off. For the peach sorbet, you can substitute best-quality store-bought sorbet. Peach sorbet 1 pound ripe peaches, pitted, peeled and cut into 1/2 -inch pieces 6 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon orange liqueur 1. Place the peach pieces and one-half cup water in a saucepan over medium-high heat, cover and cook for about 5 minutes, until the peaches are tender and cooked through.
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NEWS
March 4, 2014 | By Jay Jones
"Jubilee!," Las Vegas' last showgirl extravaganza, will reopen March 17 after a major face-lift. The show, staged at Bally's , has been dark since the end of January as a creative team, led by choreographer and director Frank Gatson Jr., modernizes the show. More than 13-million people have seen "Jubilee!" since it opened in 1981. “The best of the show's main elements will be preserved as a nod to the original production,” a news release said. It's unclear whether some of the more memorable parts of the show - the story of Samson and Delilah and the sinking of the Titanic, for example - will still be part of the production.
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NEWS
March 4, 2014 | By Jay Jones
"Jubilee!," Las Vegas' last showgirl extravaganza, will reopen March 17 after a major face-lift. The show, staged at Bally's , has been dark since the end of January as a creative team, led by choreographer and director Frank Gatson Jr., modernizes the show. More than 13-million people have seen "Jubilee!" since it opened in 1981. “The best of the show's main elements will be preserved as a nod to the original production,” a news release said. It's unclear whether some of the more memorable parts of the show - the story of Samson and Delilah and the sinking of the Titanic, for example - will still be part of the production.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
No single resource is more essential to modern life than oil, and no film offers a more incisive look at how the enormous wealth oil creates subverts the morality of individuals, corporations, even entire countries than Rachel Boynton's compelling documentary "Big Men. " Those who remember Boynton's excellent previous film, "Our Brand Is Crisis," an examination of political consultants working at the highest levels of Latin American elections, know...
TRAVEL
May 16, 2010 | By Jay Jones, Special to the Los Angeles Times
After nearly a decade as a Vegas showgirl, Patsy Rodriguez has plenty of stories about performances that didn't go quite as planned. She may not tell all, but she shares plenty when she meets visitors. Like the one about the time her wig fell off and got stuck to the shoe of her male dance partner. "It looked like he was dragging a dead dog," she says. Rodriguez tells several such stories as she leads guests on a behind-the-scenes tour of "Jubilee," the glitzy song-and-dance spectacular that's been playing at Bally's since 1981.
TRAVEL
May 23, 2010
'Jubilee!' may be just the ticket Jay Jones' article on the almost-30-year run of the "Jubilee!" show at Bally's hotel was no less than awesome ["Iconic Gem Amid Change," May 16]. I would venture to say that in the last 10 years I have stayed no less than 15 times at Bally's in search of the ultimate Vegas weekend, which is to break even. In my quest, I have to confess that I never once took in the "Jubilee!" show. My next stay at Bally's will not be without seeing this show, hearing a Cole Porter song and, dare I say, possibly breaking even.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2009 | Christopher Smith
"Jubilee!" has a cast of about 100, most of them dancers. Each dancer has a six-month, renewable contract and has to re-audition; about 10% of the company turns over twice a year. The money isn't much -- salaries average just over $30,000 a year -- but the job offers vacation and health benefits, prized commodities among the non-union productions on the Strip. But talk to cast members and you find it's about the opportunity to actually dance.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2009 | Christopher Smith
On a recent drop-in to Las Vegas I looked around the plane and wondered what the travelers near me were looking forward to most. Success at the tables or slots? A five-star meal? Or just a chance to put aside worries about the economic realities of the last year? For me, it was "Jubilee!" Never heard of it? That's no surprise, since it's arguably the least hip show on the Strip. On the other hand, there's a chance you may have seen it but just have forgotten about it.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2009 | Christopher Smith
The one constant at "Jubilee!" during its 28-year run has been stage manager Ffolliott "Fluff" LeCoque, on hand six nights a week to run the show. Not unlike "Jubilee!" itself, the 85-year-old LeCoque is an icon in the history of Las Vegas entertainment. LeCoque first hit town in 1947, making $35 a week in a dance line that filled in for Liberace between sets. Las Vegas didn't impress: "It died during the week, just busy on the weekend with L.A. people in to gamble."
OPINION
February 12, 1995
Say, we're watching a remake of the Civil War, with Newt Gingrich as Jefferson Davis. States vs. Feds and Bull Run. Bring the Jubilee! WILLARD OLNEY Hesperia
WORLD
August 4, 2012 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
LONDON - Ironic detachment may be the guiding principle of acceptable behavior in Britain, but Hannah Prince is having none of it. British flag in hand, the 21-year-old university student traveled to London from western England to attend the Olympics with her boyfriend, both of them ready to cheer their hearts out for "Team GB" with no trace of self-consciousness. "We're a lot more reserved than other nations, whereas Americans will wave their flags at anything. We should do more of it," Prince said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Andrew Lloyd Webber has another hit single -- this time fit for a queen. "Sing," the official song of the Diamond Jubilee, is the top-selling song of the year and the album of the same name also reached No. 1, ousting Adele's Grammy-winning album "21" from top 10 for the first time in 18 months. The last time Lloyd Webber performed such a musical feat was in 1976 when the album for Evita and "Don't Cry for me Argentina" were simultaneously at the top of the charts. The single, which sold more than 142,000 copies since last week, was presented to Queen Elizabeth II on June 4 to mark her 60 years on the throne.
NEWS
June 5, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
President Obama has offered Britain's Queen Elizabeth II the "heartfelt congratulations of the American people" on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee (watch video below). In a video message, Obama said the queen was a "living witness" to the power of the special relationship between the U.S. and U.K., and the "chief source of its resilience. " "As a steadfast ally, loyal friend and tireless leader, Your Majesty has set an example of resolve that will be long celebrated," Obama said.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
For the past three days, the residents of Great Britain have been joyfully commemorating  Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee with a series of huge public celebrations. Jon Stewart, however, isn't that impressed.  On Monday's "Daily Show," the host devoted an entire segment to poking fun of all the pomp and circumstance -- and toCNN'sfawning coverage thereof. After a groaner worthy of the Borscht Belt -- “Sixty years on the throne? Get that woman some fiber!
NEWS
June 1, 2012 | By Catharine M. Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel editor
Americans may be more enamored of the royal family than the Brits. There is something so delightfully, well, foreign about the concept, and something so endearingly stuffy about a monarch who is always perfectly groomed and a perfect lady. As Californians, don't you long to see her in shorts and flip-flops just once? Probably not going to happen. But we imagine you'll see her in a slightly new light after you take this quiz about a queen who became queen only because her uncle abdicated to marry the woman he loved.
NEWS
June 1, 2012 | By Catharine M. Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel editor
British Airways shared the above archival photo of a telegram from mother to daughter - but not just any mother and daughter. The mother was the onetime Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, whose husband was King George VI; the daughter was Elizabeth, who was on her way to a tour of Australia and New Zealand when she received news in Kenya of the death of the king, her father, on Feb. 6, 1952.   Here's what the telegram says: Address: “Her Majesty the Queen.” Text: “All my thoughts and prayers are with you. Mummie Buckingham Palace.” The message, says British Airways (BOAC, British Overseas Airways Corp.
BUSINESS
June 9, 1985
During his 1933 inaugural address, President Franklin D. Roosevelt correctly identified speculation using borrowed money as the major reason for the plight of the banking system at that time. More than 50 years later, speculation is again the reason for the plight of our financial institutions. A case in point is the number of Orange County banks that have gone under because of losses in real estate loans (Picking Up Pieces of Failed Banks Can Turn Out to Be Risky Venture," June 2). Following his inauguration, FDR closed the banks and then should have declared 1983 to be a year of jubilee.
BOOKS
July 5, 1992 | Dick Roraback
JOY IN MUDVILLE: The Big Book of Baseball Humor, edited by Dick Schaap and Mort Gerberg (Doubleday: $25; 424 pp.) . It's settled into an easy rhythm now, the baseball season, the summer: beach time, a portable radio, a jug of juice and "Joy in Mudville," the best baseball book of the season. Here's Damon Runyan effervescing over a creaky, cranky Casey Stengel gimping out an inside-the-park homer on "warped old legs twisted and bent . . .
NEWS
May 31, 2012 | By Jay Jones, Special to the Los Angeles Times
As Britons celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 60 years on the throne this weekend, Anglophiles can mark the Diamond Jubilee without having to leave the Pacific time zone. Beginning Friday and running through Sept. 3, the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, Canada, is presenting an exhibit of portraits and informal photographs of the queen. The photos by royal photographer Sir Cecil Beaton - some never before publicly displayed - depict Elizabeth as a princess, monarch and mother.
NEWS
May 17, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
British Airways thinks 1952 was a very good year -- and a very good price for an airfare sale. Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne that year and celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this year. The airline has a special offer for those who want in on the celebrations: Fly in style in business class round-trip from L.A. to London or Manchester for $1,952. The deal: Last-minute partiers may carve out time to fly across the pond and cash in on this deal. The big Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London are slated June 2-5, though there are on-going events on other dates around the country.
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