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Can you believe the audacity of that darn Google? Oh, not the planned $12.5 billion purchase of Libertyville-based Motorola Mobility. Whatever. We're talking about Google Plus (the search giant's answer to Facebook) allowing users to keep their gender...
To Zac, my son: As you prepare to enter college, one of your childhood pleasures — the "Harry Potter" books and movies — is ending in theaters around the world. What a journey author J.K. Rowling provided for you and millions of young...
No sooner does September check in than local stage productions flood in. The honor of kicking off the 2011-12 season goes to the Costa Mesa Playhouse. This weekend it revives Noel Coward's ghostly comedy "Blithe Spirit." That's the antique chuckler about...
Tags: Noel Coward, Plainview, Music Theater, Justice System, Judges
PIX11.comSome have called Kristine Gasbarre the modern-day Jane Austen. In her book, "How to Love an American Man," she offers "grandmotherly" advice on love and life, with help from whoelse, her grandma. Gasbarre stopped by to share some of those timeless tips....
THURSDAY Easter Seals Fundraiser Easter Seals Southern California Disability Services invites the public to its 11th annual "Walk With Me" fundraiser. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. at Maggiano's Little Italy, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa. RSVP by...
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts recognized the efforts of donor Lugano Diamonds of Newport Beach at a cocktail reception prior to the opening of the "West Side Story" run. Lugano Diamonds, owned by Moti and Idit Ferder, was applauded as a corporate...
Tags: Charity, Chicago Hotels
TUESDAY Succeeding in Tough Times Muldoon's Irish Pub owner Ron Schwartz will give a lunchtime talk at noon at the venue on "How to Succeed in Challenging Times." His talk will be the first of four in a series, "WTBY Presents," presented by the...
Truman Capote would have smiled. In the avant-garde tradition of Capote's 1960s New York social A-ticket known as the "Black and White Ball," Orange County trendsetters borrowed on the theme to ring in South Coast Repertory's 2011-12 season. The SCR...
Tags: Truman Capote, Justice System, Lawyers, Chicago Hotels
Few 18th century authors have achieved the modern popular success that Jane Austen now enjoys. Her novels are always in print, and in the last decades they have been adapted into films and television miniseries, from "Sense and Sensibility," "Emma,"...
Tags: Movies, Cher, Romance (genre), Colin Firth, Jennifer Ehle
John Calley, a former top executive at Warner Bros., United Artists and Sony Pictures Entertainment and a producer whose credits include "The Remains of the Day" and "The Da Vinci Code," has died. He was 81. Calley died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles...
FRIDAY Musical Opens at Vanguard "Americans All," featuring music by retired Orange County Judge James P. Gray, opens at Vanguard University's Lyceum Theater, 55 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Performance begins at 8 p.m. For tickets, go to vanguard....
Tribune NewspapersShe does get around. In recent years, Lizzy Bennet — the genteel and sheltered heroine of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" — has been reimagined by novelists as a former gangbanger from the South Side of Chicago ("The Man Who Loved Pride &...
Tags: BBC, Literature, Facebook, Arts and Culture, Discrimination
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