Haute Tease

  • American Film Institute Announces AFI Awards 2013 Call for Submissions and Key Dates; Winners Celebrated at Invitation-Only January Luncheon; Honorees to Be Announced On December 9, 2013

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    LOS ANGELES, CA, September 17, 2013 – The American Film Institute’s “almanac” of the year’s most outstanding achievements in film and television, AFI AWARDS will be held on January 10, 2014 and honorees will be announced on December 9, 2013.  Submissions are now being accepted online at AFI.com until October 25 for TV and October 31 for film.

     
  • Conversations with the Masters: Chef Andre Soltner

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    Andre Soltner, at 78, is recognized internationally as the first “superstar” chef and a Master Chef of the highest honors. He left home at a very young age to begin an apprenticeship that would take him on a lifelong journey and have him in the company of kings, presidents and princes.

     
  • Broad Green Pictures Acquires Rights to The Intouchables Directors’ New Film, SAMBA

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    LOS ANGELES (September 18, 2014) – Broad Green Pictures (BGP) announced today that they have acquired the US distribution rights to Samba, Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano’s follow-up to their 2012 smash-hit The Intouchables. BGP plans to release the film in the second half of 2015 in theaters across the United States and build upon the incredible box-office success of its predecessor.

     
  • Romney and Ryan Hit the Campaign Trail; Address Medicare Issues - The Road to the White House - Election 2012 - Week 33

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    Presumptive Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his VP choice, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, hit the campaign trail separately this week hammering away at the Obama agenda.

     
  • Sadie Kitchen & Lounge Review - A Hollywood Scene Standout

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    Sultry. Sexy. Sophisticated. These are the words that come to mind when describing one of L.A.’s newest and most notable eateries: Sadie. Tucked comfortably in the heart of Hollywood, Sadie is poised to give the region’s entrenched eateries a run for their money with elevated, market-fresh New American cuisine conceived by Mark Gold, Sadie’s esteemed Consulting Chef, hailing from Eva Restaurant.

Crime

  • Shooter Kills 12 at D.C. Navy Yard

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    The Washington DC dawn was disrupted when a former employee, dressed in military fatigues, accessed the U.S. Navy Yard and opened fire killing 12 and injuring eight before he was gunned down by police.

     
  • Kayaker Body Found Identified as Missing Fiance

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    Murdered kayaker Vincent Viafore, reported missing by Angelika Graswald, his fiancee, has been found in the murky waters of the Hudson River where he was last seen in early April as the two enjoyed a recreational boating trip.

     
  • Cincinnati Boy, 8, Commits Suicide After School Bullying

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    An eight-year-old Cincinnati boy committed suicide January, 2017, after a bullying incident in the boy’s bathroom at his school left him unconscious for nearly eight minutes. He hung himself with a necktie two days later.

     
  • James Eagan Holmes Found Guilty in Aurora Shooting; Hank Brennan Explains Sentencing Phase

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    James Eagan Holmes, former doctoral student, has been found guilty in the Aurora movie theater attack that left 12 dead and more than 58 injured as he stormed, in paramilitary fashion, the midnight showing of the film, The Dark Knight Rises.

     
  • Justice Watch: Cold Case Murder of San Diego Family Solved

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    Charles McStay, his wife and two small children disappeared four years ago, vanished is the better word, snatched from their suburban home. Today authorities arrested Charles Merritt, a business colleague, for the four murders.

Theatre, Music, Books

  • Something Rotten Review – Raucous Surprises, a Roaring Good Time

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    Something Rotten!, Broadway’s newest musical, is so fun it's hard to say for sure who was having a better time at the St. James Theater the other night, the audience or the actors and musicians on stage.  

     
  • Judi Dench's Exits & Entrances: A Celebration Of Shakespeare

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    A Shakespearean celebration, with readings by Dame Judi Dench, David Suchet, Emilia Fox and the late Jeffery Dench. Exits and Entrances commemorates the 400th anniversary on April 23rd 2017 of the death of the world's most celebrated playwright William Shakespeare.

     
  • The Fifth Letter Review - Page Turning Legal Thriller

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    The Fifth Letter, a novel by research scholar Dr. Vivian Carpenter, introduces Katherine Helena Ross, the first black female Supreme Court justice caught between her conscience and political expedience when forced to consider the most important question facing the U.S. Supreme Court today: Who is a person with inalienable rights?  

  • HL A&E Presents The Best Summer 2016 Music Festivals, by the Numbers

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    Every year, thousands of people flock to church. The devotees pray in flower crowns and straw hats, fringe-laden vests and neon body paint. They are the congregation of music lovers, gathering from many different corners of the world to worship at the summer’s many music festivals.  

  • Blondie and Garbage To Co-Headline Rage And Rapture Summer 2017 Tour (Music/Tix Links)

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    Blondie & Garbage announced their North American tour will kick off on July 5th in Saratoga, CA and wrap on August 12th in Dallas, TX. John Doe & Exene Cervenka will provide support on the first leg of the tour and Deap Vally for the second.