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June 4, 2005 | Richard Cromelin
The White Stripes' Jack White is doing more than just performing during the band's South American tour. The group's publicist confirmed that the singer-guitarist married English model Karen Elson in a ceremony held Wednesday on a canoe at the confluence of three rivers in the city of Manaus, Brazil. A traditional shaman presided, with White's former wife and White Stripes drummer Meg White serving as maid of honor, followed by a blessing by a priest at a Catholic cathedral.
January 15, 1985 | From the Associated Press
Singer Sheena Easton married Hollywood agent Rob Light in a weekend interfaith ceremony at the Biltmore Hotel, the singer's publicist said. About 200 family members and friends, including the bride's mother, Nan Orr, who came from London, attended the 20-minute ceremony Saturday, officiated by a rabbi and a minister, said Beverly Magid of the Solters Roskin Friedman publicity firm. It was the second wedding for the Scottish-born singer, 25, and the first for Light, 27.
November 21, 2006 | Victor S. Navasky, VICTOR S. NAVASKY, the longtime editor and publisher of the Nation, is now chairman of the Columbia Journalism Review. His latest book is "A Matter of Opinion."
WHEN I TELL people that a few weeks ago I married my daughter, they look at me sort of funny. When I clarify that what I mean is that I officiated at my daughter's wedding ceremony -- and, to make it legal, was ordained over the Internet -- they look at me as if I'm some kind of nut. When I explain that as an O.C.P.
July 8, 1997 | JERRY HICKS
This county is loaded with citizenry ready to do for others. People who help their neighbors, run marathons for worthy causes, shell out to send youngsters to camp. But here's a new one for you: An elected government official who will work on his off days for free. He will officiate at your wedding and ask that you write out a check for his fee--$150--directly to some type of worthwhile, nonprofit youth program here in Orange County.
March 18, 1990 | Kevin Thomas
In this hilarious and stylish 1988 Jonathan Demme comedy, Mafia widow Michelle Pfeiffer finds herself on the run, pursued by Dean Stockwell's lecherous don and aided, more or less, by Matthew Modine's sweetly square FBI agent. Sunday 5 p.m. TMC The Postman Always Rings Twice This is the steamy, guilt-ridden 1946 Tay Garnett version with Lana Turner, always in white, most memorably in a two-piece bathing suit, and John Garfield. Wednesday 10 a.m.
October 9, 2008 | Kenneth Turan
Much to the surprise of its most ardent supporters, and likely even to its creators, "Rachel Getting Married" was the hottest film in America last weekend, averaging more than $30,000 per theater. This is a tribute to Jonathan Demme's return to his independent film roots, to a powerful screenwriting debut for Jenny Lumet, and to a career-changing performance by Anne Hathaway as an ultra-troubled young woman set loose from rehab for her sister's wedding.
April 18, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer married for the fourth time in a quiet ceremony in Frankfurt, city officials said. Voted Germany's most popular politician in a recent survey, Fischer, 51, married Nicola Leske, a 29-year-old journalism student.
November 5, 2005 | Susan Carpenter, Times Staff Writer
Marriage rocks. Especially if you're gay and it's legally prohibited, say the organizers behind Wedrock -- a concert to benefit the fight to legalize same-sex marriages. Billed as a night of "music, comedy and mayhem," the Monday night show at Avalon Hollywood will feature comedian Margaret Cho, actors Alan Cumming and John Cameron Mitchell, and singers Nina Hagen, Andy Bell and Kelly Osbourne, and others. "It's a human right to be able to have a relationship," said Hagen, who is straight.
August 22, 2001
Re "Church Settles Suit, Toughens Policies," Aug. 21: Instead of creating programs for victims who are sexually molested, maybe the Catholic Church should consider changing its guidelines on priesthood to allow priests and nuns to get married. I think that would resolve the problem of sexual molestation. Adrianna D. Mendez Buena Park
March 16, 1998
Re "Don't Penalize--or Sub- sidize--Marriage," Commentary, March 11: The marriage "penalty" in income tax is an illusion. The economics of our society is based on the couple. Hotels are routinely priced on a double occupancy basis. On cruises and travel packages, singles pay the "single supplement," which is a euphemism for "singles pay double." As everyone says these days, "You need two incomes to live middle class." If, as a single person, I want to buy a house, I buy for two--I pay the whole mortgage.
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