April 2, 2001 |
In the terraced, three-story showroom of the Key Club on the Sunset Strip, tango dancers Sandor and Parissa stalked one another in intricate, rhythmic choreography on Saturday, backed by a forceful piano and string quintet upstage. Meanwhile, 25 feet over their heads, a different tango continued--between aerialists Bianca Sappetto and Russ Stark, dangling from long skeins of colored cloth and looking just as hotly obsessive as the dancers below.
November 5, 2001 |
With its high-energy dancers, actors, aerialists, martial artists and rock musicians crammed onto the tiny stage of the Ivar Theatre in Hollywood, "Avalon" looked like a stadium spectacle or Las Vegas showroom production in miniature at its premiere Friday. Laser effects and some sort of revolving or telescoping set may have been missing, but otherwise, Josie Walsh's multidisciplinary fantasy had big ambitions and plenty of talent to realize them.
October 1, 2010 |
Hollywood is awash in recently opened bars and clubs right now, but two brand new destinations near Hollywood & Highland are using a fresh approach to woo night owls: experiential entertainment. At new clubs Premiere Supper Club and Supperclub Los Angeles at the Vogue , guests interact with friendly staffers (who are sometimes in character) and take in light theater-inspired entertainment. It's the latest bid for your club dollar. "The two things I'm best at [are]
October 15, 2011 |
On a recent Thursday night in Hollywood, NBA player James Harden was holding court, but there wasn't a basketball in sight. The second-string guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder was partying at Roxbury, celebrating his 22nd birthday with several hundred of his closest friends. Jammed into a circular corner booth with roughly 40 others, Harden took swigs from a bottle of Patron as hip-hop music blasted and leggy ladies in short dresses filled the dance floor. The $13,000 moment came when a parade of runway-ready "bottle servers" sashayed toward his table carrying his order of 22 bottles of Moet & Chandon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1998
More than 300,000 people are expected to attend what is billed as the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the nation, being held today in downtown Los Angeles. The ninth annual AT&T Fiesta Broadway will feature recording artist and film performer Chayanne, Banda Arkangel R-15 and more than 40 other acts, including mariachis, ballet folkloricos and ranchero bands, performing on six concert stages.
July 17, 1987 |
This year, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will have us believe the circus wonder is "King Tusk." The Asian-born pachyderm, billed as the "largest traveling land mammal," may not be any more exciting than the goat-like "Unicorn" of two seasons ago but he made an impressive leader of the circus parade, upper right, Wednesday night at the Anaheim Convention Center--the opening of Ringling's Southern California run.
July 24, 1994 |
Talk about bouncing babies. His name is Romeo, and at 6 months old he already weighs 227 pounds. As for Juliette, she's approaching her second birthday and tips the scales at a nice round 200. The pair of Asian elephants will be the centerpiece attraction when the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus brings the 124th edition of their "Greatest Show on Earth" to Los Angeles this week.
December 15, 2005 |
The gymnasts, dancers, aerialists, comedians and figure skaters in this weekend's premiere performances of "Cirque Sur Glace" have just one thing in common: All of the show's 28 entertainers will perform on ice, whether it's professional figure skating from world champs such as Rory Flack Burghart or the balance beam work of Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1998
The largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the nation is expected to attract more than 300,000 visitors Sunday. The ninth annual AT&T Fiesta Broadway Cinco de Mayo will feature more than 3,000 feet of papel picado--handcrafted tissue paper designs from Guadalajara, Mexico, that will drape several of the streets in the downtown area. Entertainment will be presented on six concert stages.