In the sanctuary above an herbal tonic bar, before a seated Buddha and a pair of mandalas, 48 volunteers for congressional candidate Marianne Williamson close their eyes and meditate as Annelise Balfour, the manager and head facilitator of the Source Spiritual Center, intones a welcome prayer.
Bill and Hillary Clinton dined with industrialist Len Blavatnik and hedge-fund manager Richard Perry. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. President Gary Cohn left his seat with Anchorage Capital Group LLC’s Kevin Ulrich to visit at their table.
Marvin Hamlisch, the classically trained pianist who composed the music for shows including “A Chorus Line” and movies including “The Way We Were,” winning show business’s most sought-after awards by the armloads, has died. He was 68.
Nicole Kidman, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Barbra Streisand, Sharon Stone and Kevin Spacey were among the players of Hollywood, politics and the media gathered this past weekend for parties around the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.
When Jacqueline Kennedy wanted advice on what to wear for Inauguration Day, she wrote to Diana Vreeland. When Wallis Simpson needed lingerie for her rendezvous with King Edward VIII, she turned to the same woman.
Chief Executive Officers Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Jeffrey Immelt of General Electric Co. joined with entertainers and dignitaries including former President Jimmy Carter among the 225 guests invited to President Barack Obama’s state dinner honoring Chinese President Hu Jintao .