October 27, 1997 |
What becomes a legend most? In the case of Sonny Rollins, it's more of what made him a legend in the first place. And Saturday night at the House of Blues, it was enough for a packed house, which cheered the veteran tenor saxophonist's every number. Rollins looked every inch the jazzman as individualist. Wearing his now-trademark white beard and dressed in a brightly flowered shirt and black basketball sneakers, he dominated the stage.
February 4, 2003 |
In lieu of a skull, Larry Jaffe (whose business card actually says "poet") held in his outstretched hand a bird of paradise flower. "Alas, poor Yorick," he exclaimed, and giggled. A photographer was taking his picture and Jaffe -- a burly middle-age man -- was wearing just his underwear. Along with a dozen others, he had come to a Newport Beach home for the "Poets of Southern California -- The Swimsuit Issue" calendar photo shoot. Beefcake poets? Not quite.
August 16, 2009 |
Outside, it's part paradise, part playground. Inside, it's an imaginative, high-tech hideaway. This gated compound with three guesthouses in the Beverly Hills Post Office area was designed by Santa Monica architect Aleks Istanbullu. Istanbullu, whose work includes the Biscuit Co. Lofts in downtown Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Public Library's Westchester-Loyola Village branch and the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, has created a playful three-story main house using bold colors and irregular shapes around a swimming pool that has an underwater viewing chamber on its side.
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June 28, 1995 |
The coffee cup must be placed upside-down with the handle squarely pointed at 4 o'clock. Don't hold the wine bottle by its neck. And the dessert spoon should be just above the place setting, as though a reminder of the sweeter dish to come. Fingernails must be clean. Pepperminty breath is just fine but no chewing gum.