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ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 1991 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First came Raffi and his global consciousness; then the cozy, feel-good trio of Sharon, Lois and Bram; then smart and funny Fred Penner--is there room for yet another Canadian at the top of the U.S. children's music market? Yes, plenty, if it's this Canadian singer: Meet decidedly different, sweet and wicked Norman Foote. His first U.S. release, "Foote Prints," on Walt Disney Records' Music Box Artist Series, is a triumphant mix of sophisticated wackiness and genuine feeling.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 2010
Pop singer Lady Gaga arrives in Los Angeles on Wednesday for the first of two shows at Staples Center. To get a sense of the concert, and Gaga's achievements, here's a statistical (and not so statistical) analysis of her world. 667,070,854 : Combined hits from her videography on her official YouTube/Vevo channel for "Alejandro," "Telephone," "Bad Romance," "Beautiful, Dirty, Rich," "Poker Face," "Eh, Eh (Nothing Else I Can Say)," "Paparazzi," "Love Game" and "Just Dance. " 18.1 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 1995 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There's got to be method behind the madness when a concert series offers the Blazers with Candye Kane and the Swingin' Armadillos one week and Seigneur Tabu Ley Rochereau and Orchestre Afrisa International the next. That's what the Long Beach Museum of Art will be offering in its 10th summer season, which starts Wednesday and will continue through Aug. 23. And you know there's method, and a sound one, when the series is not only stable but growing.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 1991 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's bare-bones theater--a couple of uninteresting screens, odds-and-ends costumes--and performance quality varies, but "Just So Stories" at the Encino Playhouse evokes generous giggles from a preschool audience.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 1998 | JOSEF WOODARD
For eight years, the locally based Armadillo String Quartet has hosted a tribute to the unique American musical figure Peter Schickele. On Monday night at Pasadena's Neighborhood Church, the tradition continued, as the quartet, with guest musicians on hand, presented chamber music from his serious repertory. As a composer, radio-show host and reformed satirist, who for many years adopted the wry persona of P.D.Q. Bach, Schickele has a reputation that keeps preceding him.
NEWS
January 3, 1992 | CHRIS COOK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Cook is fashion editor of the Japan Times
Japanese designers, showing their spring collections last fall, made one thing clear. Their focus is on color, with extra attention to pastels. Fantasy, ethnic inspiration and glitter are other dominant themes. * Color: Norihisa Ota of C'est Vrai and Kyoko Higa are known for playful yet wearable collections energized by vivid hues. Ota's memorable creations for spring include Barbara Cartland pink harem pants paired with a bustier top and a floral-patterned lace top worn off the shoulder.
NEWS
September 7, 1995 | LAURIE K. SCHENDEN
He's a little bit country, he's a little bit Espanol. And at age 23, Rick Trevino is already well-known on the country music charts and in American tejano circles. His Spanish-language album "Dos Mundos" went gold in Spain, his spirited "Bobbie Ann Mason" and "Doctor Time" are country radio hits. The young Texan is expected to draw fans of both tejano and honky-tonk at his gig Saturday during the opening weekend of the Los Angeles County Fair.
NEWS
March 2, 1995 | CORINNE FLOCKEN, Corinne Flocken is a free-lance writer who regularly covers Kid Stuff for the Times Orange County Edition.
Little armadillos Basking in the sun. Swinging from your nose hairs When your day is done. Living in a miracle Right where they belong It's pointless to ignore them 'cause they're 5 million strong. --"Little Armadillos," from Norman Foote's 1991 release, "Foote Prints" There's one in every class . . . like the kid who wears his atomic tangerine and cerise crayons to nubs while his classmates color inside the lines in red, blue and green.
SCIENCE
October 4, 2008 | Mark Pratt, Associated Press
Deborah Anderson had heard the urban legends about the contraceptive effectiveness of Coca-Cola products for years. So she and her colleagues decided to put the soft drink to the test. In the lab, that is. For discovering that, yes indeed, Coke is a spermicide, Anderson and her team are among this year's winners of the Ig Nobel Prize, the annual award given by the Annals of Improbable Research magazine to oddball but often surprisingly practical scientific achievements.
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