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Patti LuPone plays the role of diva at Ferguson

Patti LuPone is a legend in her own mind.
Coincidentally, her opinion of her greatness is shared by most Broadway enthusiasts - based on her performances in "Evita," "Gypsy," "Company," "Anything Goes," "Sweeney Todd" and others.

The apes ride again in a winning sequel

Although there is a dawn, there is, apparently, never a sunset on the planet of the apes.
The eighth movie that has grown out of the 1963 Pierre Boulle science-fiction novel comes with high commercial hopes after the surprise hit of 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”

If nothing else, Solange reminds us to use the stairs

A couple of musings on current events...
Just when it appeared that chatter about Solange Knowles' attack on brother-in-law Jay Z was dying down, talk flared again this week with the "news" that Beyoncé's younger sister finally had broken her silence on what happened.

Today! Can can dancers, emerging artist & music

Here are some of today's best bets.
“Next: Emerging Virginia Artists”
Exhibit. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Peninsula Fine Arts Center, 101 Museum Drive, Newport News. 596-8175, www.pfac.com
Music on Monarch Way

Baijiu: One billion drinkers can be wrong

WASHINGTON - Imagine discomfort. It’s 3 a.m., and you’re sitting in the back row of a long-distance bus. The man sitting next to you scratches his whale-sized belly and giggles as he sleeps. The bathroom door keeps slamming open, and the smell of urine tinged with vomit wafts into your nostrils.

What's so special about 7/11? Free Slurpees and chikin'

Y'all know there's nothing new about 7-Eleven dispensing free Slurpees on July 11. This year today is double special, because July 11 also lands on Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A.

Fresh food - and air: The best outdoor eats in town

There's something magical about eating outside. Whether you're sitting on a deck by the bay, on a patio in a garden or at a table in the middle of a busy shopping area, everything tastes better when you're dining in the open air. 
Lucky for us, there are plenty of places around town to get your eat and drink on outdoors. Here are our picks for some of the best.
ON THE WATER
Ocean Eddie's

More to do! BrewFest, Kevin Nealon, derby girls

Looking for somehting to do this weekend? We have a few more suggestions than what's on the front page. 
Beer's the reason

Possession is nine-tenths of the plot

If you've seen one exorcism, you've seen 'em all. Still, the practice can get hairy.

"Game of Thrones" earns a leading 19 Emmy nods

LOS ANGELES The sprawling and bloodthirsty saga "Game of Thrones," defying the Emmy Awards' grudging respect for such fantasy fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations announced Thursday with 19 bids, including best drama series.

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