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  • This image released by The O and M Co. shows Ruthie Ann Miles as Imelda Marcos, center, in "Here Lies Love," with concept and lyrics by David Byrne, music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, at The Public Theater in New York. (AP Photo/The O and M Co., Joan Marcus)

    Review: 'Here Lies Love' fun, but superficial

    It's got a good beat, for sure. And you're going to dance to it, or, at the very least, move around. Mainly because it's either that or get smushed by a moving set. "Here Lies Love," David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical about the life of Imelda Marcos is energetic, catchy and entertaining but ultimately kind of slight.

  • This undated theater image released by The Public Theater shows Ruthie Ann Miles, center, during a performance of "Here Lies Love," in New York. When it was in the Public's LuEsther Hall last year, the show had a capacity of 160. This time, Dave Byrne and a group of commercial producers are hoping to push that number to 200. Byrne, who teamed up with Fatboy Slim on the music, has been shepherding the show for 10 years.  (AP Photo/The Public Theater, Joan Marcus)

    David Byrne tweaks his disco show 'Here Lies Love'

    David Byrne has been thinking a lot about numbers recently.

  • Imelda Marcos aide gets prison in NY art scheme

    A former aide to ex-Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos was sentenced Monday to two to six years in prison after being convicted of scheming to sell a $32 million Claude Monet painting overlaid with political intrigue: It's part of a roster of valuables the Philippine government has sought to reclaim from the former first couple.

  • Ex-Marcos aide charged in NY with art conspiracy

    A former secretary to Imelda Marcos was charged Tuesday in New York with conspiracy to sell valuable artworks that disappeared during the collapse of Marcos' husband's regime in the Philippines.

  • Branded high-heel shoes once worn by flamboyant former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos sit among equally damaged shoes and bags in a section of the National Museum in Manila on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Philippines official: Imelda Marcos' shoes have no historic value

    A Philippine official said Monday that a legendary collection of shoes and other possessions left behind by former first lady Imelda Marcos and her dictator husband, Ferdinand Marcos, when they were ousted by a 1986 "people power" revolt have no historical significance, except for some Philippine-made gowns.

  • Art exhibit draws ire of Philippine Catholics

    Former Philippine first lady and art patron Imelda Marcos on Monday joined Roman Catholic leaders in denouncing an art installation that combines religious symbols with phallic objects.

  • Philippine demonstrators display placards during a rally in Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines, on Thursday to protest the country's celebration of the 1986 "People Power" revolution. They contend little has changed in the 25 years since. (Associated Press)

    Mideast revolts stir Filipinos' memories

    From the fist-pumping crowds to the anguished dictators, the pro-reform revolts reshaping Arab history resemble the 1986 Philippine uprising that booted a strongman 25 years ago. But the similarity ends with the killing of protesters from Tunisia to Libya.

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