July 11, 2012 |
My, my, where does the time go. Where, where does it go go, does it go, my time, where does it go? America's minimalists, once bright young things rebelling against the tonal austerity of serialism via rhythmically complex but harmonically gentle loops, are now contemporary music's elder statesmen. Terry Riley turned 75 in 2010, Steve Reich in 2011, and the 2012 birthday boy is Phiip Glass. The chances of Fame and Fortune smiling upon you as a composer of classical music are, in the main, negligible.
HOME & GARDEN
November 20, 2010 |
So I turned 50 the other day, and I've never felt better, though I seem to be driving over street curbs more and more, and once in a while I forget the turn signal is still on. "Dad, your turn signal," the little girl will say. "What?" "YOUR TURN SIGNAL!!!" "Thank you for your patience," I say. Yeah, I'm 50 in a town full of people notorious for fibbing about their ages. Actually, I'm 54, but when you hit 50, it's all pretty much the same. Age 4 is way different from age 8. Sixteen may be significantly different from 20. But the glorious 50s are sort of the same sitcom over and over.
May 11, 2010 |
Series: One in a series of occasional articles about how alternative comedy is fueling Hollywood. On a recent weekday evening, after they'd all been mercifully released from their day jobs, seven clean-cut young men, a.k.a. the Birthday Boys, a popular local sketch comedy troupe, lounged on the worn couches that line their living room-cum-production studio and took turns cracking one another up. It didn't take much, really — these guys know one another so well that they complete one another's one-liners.
January 5, 2004 |
Elvis Presley isn't the only pop-culture icon whose birthday will be celebrated this week, although the King is certainly primed to get the lion's share of media attention with events at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., and countless concert tributes around the country, including several in and around L.A. this week. Two others who are still around to blow out their birthday candles are comedian Soupy Sales (born Jan. 8, 1926, precisely nine years before Elvis) and actor Bob Denver (Jan.
August 13, 2003 |
The third and final performance of a program titled "Leon Fleisher's 75th Birthday Celebration" -- first played in La Jolla over the weekend -- came to Founders Hall at the Orange County Performing Arts Center on Monday night. It was presented by La Jolla's SummerFest and the center.
April 20, 2003 |
NBC celebrates the 100th birthday of comic, actor, hoofer, singer and golfer Bob Hope this Easter Sunday night in a new two-hour special, "100 Years of Hope & Humor." Hosted by Jane Pauley, the birthday bash features guest appearances by Alan Alda, Woody Allen, Bob Costas, Phyllis Diller, Brooke Shields, Tiger Woods and President George W. Bush.