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  • Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta dies at 80

    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta has died at the age of 80....


  • Queen's honors list includes actress Bonham Carter

    LONDON (AP) -- Oscar-nominated actress Helena Bonham Carter, famed for playing quirky characters as well as British royalty, joins a former prisoner, a reality TV guru and several Olympics organizers on the list of people being awarded honors by Queen Elizabeth II this New Year....

  • Icons of 2011: A 'winning' actor, a runaway bride

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Sure, we had wars, natural disasters, a growing populist movement and a presidential race heating up, not to mention the deaths of a technology icon, a silver-screen goddess and a couple of shadowy dictators....

  • APNewsBreak: Russell Brand, Katy Perry to divorce

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Russell Brand and Katy Perry are getting a divorce....

  • Deschanel, Gordon-Levitt post New Year's Eve duet

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are curious about your New Year's Eve plans....

  • HK builder's investment in Legendary East on hold

    HONG KONG (AP) -- A Hong Kong construction company said Friday that a plan to invest $220.5 million in a Hollywood-China movie production venture is on hold because of rocky financial markets....

  • Actress Patricia Clarkson to lead Carnival parade

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Actress Patricia Clarkson will lead the Carnival parade of the Krewe of Muses in her hometown of New Orleans....

  • Viennese Cafe Icon Hawelka dead at 100

    VIENNA (AP) -- Andy Warhol stopped by for a cup of his coffee. So did princes, paupers, playwrights, poets and untold thousands for whom a visit to Vienna was unthinkable without a cup of steaming brew served by the bow-tied little man with the perpetual dancing smile....

  • Settlement in Elly Mae Clampett Barbie doll suit

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The actress who played Elly May Clampett on the "The Beverly Hillbillies" has settled her lawsuit over a Barbie doll that uses the character's name and likeness....

  • Page Bond opens "ILLUMINATE" group show

    The Page Bond Gallery recently opened "ILLUMINATE," a group show of painting, photography, ceramics and sculpture. Twenty-five local, national and international artists are participating. They include Dragana Crnjak (originally from Bosnia), Will Berry (Mexico City), Piero Fenci (Texas) and Mira Hecht (Northern Virginia). Eleanor Rufty, Tanja Softic and Andy Bality are among the Richmond artists represented.

  • Still Going: Ongoing theater productions


  • Marvel wins NYC dispute over Ghost Rider rights

    NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City judge has ruled comic book publisher Marvel Entertainment owns the rights to the Ghost Rider character in the fiery form that originated in the early 1970s....

  • Beloved pop artist James Rizzi dies at 61

    NEW YORK (AP) -- James Rizzi applied his playful, cartoon-like art style to unusual projects worldwide, from Volkswagen Beetles and Japanese train ads to cow sculptures in New York and the front page of a German newspaper....

  • Pop artist James Rizzi dies at 61

    BERLIN (AP) -- James Rizzi, a New York-born and based pop artist best known for his playful and childlike three-dimensional sculptures, has died. He was 61....

  • Matthew McConaughey engaged to longtime girlfriend

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Matthew McConaughey is engaged to marry his longtime girlfriend, Camila Alves....

  • TV producer won't fight extradition to Mexico

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A reality show producer charged with murdering his wife during a Mexican vacation is dropping his extradition fight and will stand trial in Cancun....

  • Abstract painter Helen Frankenthaler dies at 83

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Helen Frankenthaler, an abstract painter known for her lyrical use of color and her stained-canvas method who led a postwar art movement that would be termed Color Field painting, has died. She was 83....

  • Channing's husband dies on eve of 92nd birthday

    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) -- Carol Channing's husband, a onetime classmate whom she married some 70 years later, has died on the eve of his 92nd birthday....

  • Italy probes report that Colosseum stones fall

    ROME (AP) -- Italy's culture ministry is investigating reports that bits of rock have fallen from the Colosseum....

  • Facebook unwelcome in Vietnam, but Zuckerberg OK

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Vietnam may block its citizens from using Facebook, but that didn't stop website founder Mark Zuckerberg from vacationing in the communist country....

  • UK's Prince Philip remains in hospital

    LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Prince Philip will spend a fourth night in hospital Monday, as he recovers from treatment for a blocked coronary artery....

  • Prince Philip in hospital as royals mark Christmas

    LONDON (AP) -- Britain's royal family gathered Sunday to celebrate Christmas with one notable absence - Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip, who remains hospitalized following a heart procedure....

  • Still Going: Ongoing theater productions


  • Audition notice for Dec. 25

    "Steel Magnolias": Director Shanea N. Taylor seeks six women, ages 20 to 70, for this production. Auditions will be held by appointment on Thursday and Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. Those auditioning should prepare two contrasting monologues no longer than two minutes apiece. Headshots and résumés are appreciated. To schedule an appointment, call kb saine at (804) 957-5707, ext. 106.

  • Fiction review: Four mysteries

    When the lamps shone again at the end of World War I, they merely flickered in matters of everyday life, when hardship ruled and so many young men did not return from the war. But in Marjorie Eccles' "Broken Music" (382 pages, Minotaur, $25.99), they brightly illuminate personal tragedies.

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