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The French ambassador’s house has reopened? Now that’s a gala event.

The home’s $4 million facelift shows why Embassy Row has such a crucial role in Washington’s social scene.

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    Around the (Spanish and Portuguese) world in 80 minutes

    Kennedy Center’s “Iberian Suite” festival comes off as an infomercial but with a few memorable moments.

    Selfies with King Juan Carlos? Just your typical Tuesday at the Kennedy Center.

    Selfies with King Juan Carlos? Just your typical Tuesday at the Kennedy Center.

    The multilingual king, 77, now travels extensively promoting Spanish culture and businesses.

    The best job in Washington will soon be open

    The best job in Washington will soon be open

    Peter Cressy, the CEO of the Distilled Spirits Council, will retire at the end of the year.

    ‘The Voice’ contender is a D.C. lawyer by day, country crooner by night

    Jack Gregori, now on Team Adam, is a regular at Madam’s Organ.

    Curtains for Ballet San Jose? Troupe led by Jose Manuel Carreno faces shutdown

    Curtains for Ballet San Jose? Troupe led by Jose Manuel Carreno faces shutdown

    You might think of Silicon Valley as awash in youthful exuberance and money, enough to keep a medium-size ballet company afloat. But Ballet San Jose, a troupe of 32 dancers led by dance star Jose Manuel Carreno, will fold if it doesn’t raise $550,000 by March 14, officials announced.

    New designers turn to nudity to make a splash at Paris Fashion Week

    New designers turn to nudity to make a splash at Paris Fashion Week

    It gets attention. But gynecology is not part of fashion’s mission statement, says our Pulitzer-winning critic.

    ‘Ellen’s Design Challenge’ scandal update: European desk designer speaks out

    ‘Ellen’s Design Challenge’ scandal update: European desk designer speaks out

    Riveted by this benign furniture reality show’s twists and turns? You’re not alone.

    We know it’s just the MTV Movie Awards. Still, we have problems with these nominations.

    We know it’s just the MTV Movie Awards. Still, we have problems with these nominations.

    Even when you account for the absurdity of the categories, MTV is just plain wrong on some of these.

    Grateful Dead fans need a miracle — and a few thousand dollars — to see final shows

    As fans get shut out of tickets for final concerts, the secondary market goes crazy.

    Robert Plant and Alison Krauss to headline ‘Lead Belly at 125′ tribute at Kennedy Center

    Robert Plant and Alison Krauss to headline ‘Lead Belly at 125′ tribute at Kennedy Center

    Robert Plant and Alison Krauss top an all-start roster of musicians celebrating “Lead Belly at 125” at the Kennedy Center on April 25.

    Actress Uzo Aduba fangirls out for Hillary Clinton at Emily’s List gala

    Actress Uzo Aduba fangirls out for Hillary Clinton at Emily’s List gala

    When Clinton finally made it to the podium at 10:08 p.m., the crowd, some of whom were on their second cup of coffee by then, leaped to its feet.

    Cause Celeb: former ‘Supernanny’ Jo Frost lobbys Hill on vaccinations

    Cause Celeb: former ‘Supernanny’ Jo Frost lobbys Hill on vaccinations

    The no-nonsense child-care expert didn’t even have to resort to her famous time-out chair.

    Don’t click on this if you’re allergic to cats

    Don’t click on this if you’re allergic to cats

    Cats Rights Activists claim Lynne Truss’s new novel is ‘anti-cat.’

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    Pinea review: New W Hotel restaurant needs tastes you can count on

    Pinea review: New W Hotel restaurant needs tastes you can count on

    1.5 stars | Inconsistency is the most reliable feature of the cooking at Barry Koslow’s new perch.

    ‘Pretty Little Liars’ recap Season 5, Episode 22: ‘To plea or not to plea’

    ‘Pretty Little Liars’ recap Season 5, Episode 22: ‘To plea or not to plea’

    A breakup, an arrest and several Shakespeare references.

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