In Brief

BET taps Latifah for gig

The party won't stop after the BET Awards are over, and Queen Latifah will be around to make sure of it.

The entertainer is hosting the network's post-awards televised bash, which will air after the live show June 28. Jamie Foxx is the host of the awards show.

New home magazine

Even though several home decorating magazines have folded in the past year, a new one, focusing on do-it-yourself projects, has popped up. The second issue of Fresh Home, hits newsstands Tuesday (following the inaugural issue in February), and it includes affordable shopping guides and advice on creating a lush lawn without spending wads of cash and all weekend on it.

Trivia question

This date is an auspicious one for director Steven Spielberg. Two of his top-grossing films were released on June 11, one in 1982 and the other in 1993. What were they?

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The list price of a painting purchased by Brad Pitt at the Art Basel fair this week in Switzerland. "Etappe," by German artist Neo Rauch, is a representation of a race car being serviced mid-competition.

They said it

"I think the interesting thing about it was that I always thought, 'We're so boring. We should be in the tabloids more. C'mon honey, let's have a scandal.' " —- Kyra Sedgwick, on how she and her actor-husband, Kevin Bacon, managed to stay out of the gossip pages until they were victims of the massive Ponzi scheme run by financier Bernard Madoff.

Trivia answer

"E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial" opened on this date in 1982 and is the No. 4 grossing movie of all time. "Jurassic Park" opened on this date in 1993 and is the No. 19 grossing movie (both based on U.S. adjusted gross box office, according to Movie Times).

Ask our garden expert

Q: I would like to grow creeping fig to give the brick on our house a more "aged" look. Is there any problem with this?

See gardening columnist Walter Reeves' answer, D5.


Oglethorpe University Museum of Art takes a look at "Dachau Before Dachau." The show features works from this European artist colony before it a concentration camp was set up under Nazi occupation. Through Aug. 29. Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, 4484 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-364-8555,


The Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical "Cabaret," set in Germany between the world wars and the basis for the 1972 film, which was honored with eight Academy Awards. Friday-June 28. $32-$38. The Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. 404-377-9948, www.atlanta

Free and cheap

The High Museum of Art's Nights on the Piazza offers free outdoor performances at 5 p.m. every Thursday in June. June 18: Heather Luttrell, Tin Cup Prophette, Venice Is Sinking; June 25: Sound Detour, Marry a Thief, Winter Sounds. The museum is also offering 50 percent off admission to the High Museum of Art on those nights. Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-815-6674,