August 12, 2013 |
Former General Motors and Northrop Grumman chairman Kent Kresa has his Beverly Hills estate listed for $35 million. The Spanish Colonial Revival mansion, built in 1927, has been restored and sits on 1.75 landscaped acres. Wrought ironwork, leaded glass windows, Malibu tile and hand-hewn beamed ceilings are among the home's details. The 14,000 square feet of living space in the main and guesthouses include living and family rooms, a formal dining room, a library/screening room, eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.
July 25, 2013 |
When California native Kent Nagano resigned as the first music director of the newest major American opera company, Los Angeles Opera, in 2006 to become general music director of Bavarian State Opera, he entered into an Old World operatic hornet's nest. Now after seven rocky and never uneventful seasons -- which have included magnificent triumphs such as his recent “Ring” cycle -- he departs at the end of the month to move to Hamburg State Opera in 2015. Nagano's last new production for Munich is typically daring: a “Boris Godunov,” directed by Calitxo Bieto, the baddest of bad boy European opera directors (famous for sex, gore and degradation and for having required a men's chorus in Verdi's “Un Ballo in Maschera” to sing in toilet stalls with their pants down)
July 18, 2013 |
Time Warner Inc. is shaking up the leadership at its Turner Broadcasting unit. Phil Kent, chief executive of Turner Broadcasting since 2003, will give up that title at the beginning of next year to John Martin, Time Warner's chief financial officer. Kent will remain Turner's chairman until his contract expires at the end of next year. Turner, the parent of cable channels TNT, TBS, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network and TruTV, is Time Warner's biggest revenue and profit generator. VIDEO: Summer 2013 TV preview Martin's rise positions him as a potential successor to Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes, whose contract with the media giant expires in about five years.
July 17, 2013 |
Time Warner Inc. is overhauling the leadership at its Turner Broadcasting unit. Phil Kent, the longtime chief executive officer of Turner Broadcasting will give up that title in 2014, and John Martin, currently chief financial officer of Time Warner, will take over. Kent will stay on as chairman until his contract is up at the end of next year. There had been rumblings for several months that the move was in the works, but Time Warner had repeatedly denied that was the case. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times The low-key Kent has spent more than 20 years at Turner, and it was no secret that he was likely to leave when his current deal ended.
June 26, 2013 |
If an African safari, Peru's Machu Picchu or the temples of Myanmar have been on your bucket list, here's a sale to consider. Luxury outfitter Abercrombie & Kent is offering up to half off on small-group trips to Africa, Latin America, and Asia this fall and winter. The deal: Luxury Small Group Journeys , as the company calls them, feature top lodgings - whether that's a historic hotel in the city or at a wilderness camp - generally closed to larger groups. The accent is on a more personal, intimate experience with as few as two participants.
April 12, 2013 |
After running on the treadmill, Golden State Warriors rookie Kent Bazemore returned to his car Wednesday to find an unwelcome surprise. His white sedan was filled -- practically to the roof -- with popcorn. Bazemore was surprisingly calm about the incident. He smiled, opened the driver's side door and watched a large amount of popcorn fall onto the parking lot floor. This prank has been done many times before, but not all of its victims were as unaffected as Bazemore.