March 15, 2014 |
Last month, after years of futile goose-chasing, Mexican authorities captured the country's most-wanted criminal, the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel boss Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán. But another legendary Mexican desperado remains at large after 40 years, haunting the fantasies of an adoring public. She's Camelia la Texana, a comely San Antonio ingenue turned drug-smuggling queen who shot and killed her lover in a jealous rage. At least that's her story as immortalized in "Contrabando y Traición" ("Contraband and Betrayal")
March 14, 2014 |
The Queen Mary in Long Beach embraces its British lineage by hosting the Christ Church Cathedral Choir from the famed 12th century church in Oxford, England. The choir will perform a pre-Easter concert April 1 in the Queen's Lounge -- and it's free. The deal: The choir of 12 men, 16 boys and two organists has a history that dates back 500 years. Cardinal Wolsey appointed its first director, John Taverner, in 1526. Today choral conductor Stephen Darlington fills that role for the singers who perform around the world.
March 10, 2014 |
A week after "12 Years a Slave" writer John Ridley and director-producer Steve McQueen both refrained from thanking one another after winning Oscars - the former for adapted screenplay, the latter for best picture - Ridley downplayed rumors of a rift between the two men. "You can't help people's perceptions, but I am sorry that people perceived that" as a feud, Ridley told the Huffington Post at the SXSW Film Festival, adding that he had said...
March 4, 2014 |
PARIS -- The scent of damp moss in the air, models floating across the runway like fairy-tale heroines wandering the forest, filmy white gowns trailing behind them. Designer Sarah Burton painted a wildly romantic picture at the Alexander McQueen show Tuesday night at Paris Fashion Week. And it was impossible not to fall under the spell. According to the show notes, the inspiration for the collection was floral and nocturnal fauna, “Beauty and the Beast” and wild romance.
March 1, 2014 |
The event: In the run-up to the Oscars, British Consul General of Los Angeles Chris O'Connor and Academy Award-nominated director Steve McQueen cohosted the Great British Film Reception in Hancock Park on Friday, in partnership with the British Film Commission, as part of the Great Campaign, which spotlights British business, education, tourism, technology, music, sports and heritage. Celebrating 26 British Oscar nominees in 18 categories, the cocktail party took place on the back lawn of the British official's residence, comfortably tented to shelter guests from the stormy night.
February 28, 2014 |
Outlet Firsts: When Desert Hills Premium Outlets in Cabazon, Calif., opens its 146,000-square-foot, $100- million expansion in April, it will apparently be home to a couple of first-in-the-U.S. outlet stores, including Alexander McQueen, Belstaff and Helmut Lang. Other designer and luxury brands slated to join the lineup according to the outlet center's reps: Max Mara, Wolford, La Perla and CH Carolina Herrera with more to be announced later. [Desert Premium Outlets] We'll Always Have Paris (Fashion Week)