October 5, 2008
Re "Wasilla gadfly swirls in a storm," Column One, Sept. 30 Public service and informing the readers is a charter your news organization performed well in publishing the article about Gov. Sarah Palin's critic and watchdog-gadfly, Anne Kilkenny. Keep up the good work. We need all the help we can get in these times of media operatives and half-truths. Facts and a search for truth help citizens make up their own minds and exercise the core principles of this republic -- get out and vote.
July 4, 2008 |
Apple on Thursday shaved $500 off the price of the upgraded version of its supermodel-thin MacBook Air laptop, to $2,598 from $3,098. The base model, with a slower processor and hard-disk drive instead of the solid-state drive, remains $1,799. Apple wouldn't say whether the price reduction had anything to do with the July 11 release of its highly anticipated iPhone 3G. Said spokesman Bill Evans: "From time to time we adjust the price of configure-to-order options for our systems."
November 21, 2003 |
Like many of the jazz pianists who arrived on the scene in the past few decades, Fred Hersch has clearly been impacted by the late Bill Evans. But for Hersch -- unlike many of his contemporaries -- that influence has served as a creative stimulus rather than a model for emulation.
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August 16, 2002 |
Morgan "Bill" Evans, who guided the landscape design of Disney's theme parks for half a century, from the planning of Disneyland to consulting in the planning for Hong Kong Disneyland, expected to open three years from now, has died. He was 92. Evans, of Malibu, died Saturday at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica. The cause was not reported.
May 10, 2002 |
When pianist Evan Horne arrived in Europe, hoping to kick-start the career comeback that had been eluding him, the mystery surrounding Chet Baker was the last thing on his mind. But when his friend Ace Buffington, who was writing a book about Baker, asked him to get together at Amsterdam's Prins Hendrik Hotel, the very place where Baker died, he agreed. Why not, Horne figured.
March 9, 2002 |
Vital Information's press data describe the band as an "all-star soul/jazz/rock super group." OK. But even granting the fact that its members--drummer-leader Steve Smith, keyboardist Tom Coster, guitarist Frank Gambale and bassist Baron Browne--have a collective resume that includes gigs with the likes of Journey, Chick Corea, Santana and Billy Cobham, that's a lot of hyperbole for anyone to have to live up to.