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March 13, 2014 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
A show about the late Weimar era vocal troupe the Comedian Harmonists bearing the title "Harmony" had better have memorable singing, and on that score this musical by Barry Manilow and his writing partner Bruce Sussman doesn't disappoint. In solos, duets and ensemble numbers especially, the voices soar on lilting melodies that strive to conjure the glory days of the American musical, that period bookended between Rodgers & Hammerstein and Kander & Ebb. The show's numbers may not evoke those easy-listening Manilow hits of the 1970s, but they have an ingratiating beauty that serves to remind that the man who made famous the Bruce Johnston lyric "I am music.
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March 13, 2014 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
A show about the late Weimar era vocal troupe the Comedian Harmonists bearing the title "Harmony" had better have memorable singing, and on that score this musical by Barry Manilow and his writing partner Bruce Sussman doesn't disappoint. In solos, duets and ensemble numbers especially, the voices soar on lilting melodies that strive to conjure the glory days of the American musical, that period bookended between Rodgers & Hammerstein and Kander & Ebb. The show's numbers may not evoke those easy-listening Manilow hits of the 1970s, but they have an ingratiating beauty that serves to remind that the man who made famous the Bruce Johnston lyric "I am music.
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January 6, 1990 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charging that information about sexual harassment and other problems at the California Maritime Academy have been covered up, a member of the school's Board of Governors on Friday called for an independent investigation of the Vallejo-based merchant marine school. Glendale attorney Phillip C. Kazanjian, one of seven voting members of the Board of Governors, said in an interview that an outside inquiry is needed because board Chairman Bruce Johnston and Adm. John J.
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August 13, 2002 | From Associated Press
Bruce Johnston Sr., one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious murderers whose killing rampage became the basis for the movie "At Close Range," has died of natural causes in prison in Graterford, Pa., authorities said. He was 63. Johnston was taken to Mercy Suburban General Hospital on Aug. 5 for complications associated with liver disease. He was returned to the prison and two days later was pronounced dead, officials said.
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August 13, 2002 | From Associated Press
Bruce Johnston Sr., one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious murderers whose killing rampage became the basis for the movie "At Close Range," has died of natural causes in prison in Graterford, Pa., authorities said. He was 63. Johnston was taken to Mercy Suburban General Hospital on Aug. 5 for complications associated with liver disease. He was returned to the prison and two days later was pronounced dead, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 1999
Re "Board Chooses Reporting Plan for Restaurants," Sept. 22: Well, here we go again, Supervisors Todd Spitzer and Tom Wilson caving in to lobbyists and special interests. Are these elected officials supposed to work for the people or the California Restaurant Assn.? When I travel the counties of California it is very easy to pick a place to dine. If there is an "A" placard I do not hesitate to patronize the restaurant. The supervisors voted to put pass or fail letters in each Orange County restaurant.
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April 27, 1986 | Lewis Beale
Convicted mass murderer Bruce Johnston Sr., played by Christopher Walken in "At Close Range," is serving six consecutive life terms in a Pittsburgh prison. But he and a friend were acquitted April 18 in Johnston's latest adventure. Johnston, 47, and Jose Lopez, 32, were found not guilty of the burning death of George Arms, 28, whom the prosecution contended was murdered in retaliation for the theft of a TV from Johnston's cell.
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March 9, 1986 | Lewis Beale
Nice timing: Mass murderer Bruce Johnston has been sentenced for his crimes--just as Orion is readying the movie of his violent exploits, "At Close Range," for an April 11 release. Johnston (Christopher Walken in the film) led a burglary ring operating in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware that included his teen-age son (Sean Penn) and his son's friends. When it appeared that the kiddie gang was about to turn state's evidence against him, he put out contracts on their lives.
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May 31, 2012
POP MUSIC Brian Wilson officially quit as a touring member of the Beach Boys in the mid-1960s and has only been on stage periodically with the band since. As for an album together? It's been decades. But this week Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks return for a 50th anniversary tour, which kicked off last month in Arizona. The tour — followed by the release of their new album together, "Why God Made the Radio," on June 5 — is a homecoming of sorts for this quintessential SoCal band.
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November 30, 2009 | Dennis McLellan
Bob Keane, who founded the West Coast independent label Del-Fi Records in the 1950s and is best known for discovering and recording rock legend Ritchie Valens, has died. He was 87. Keane, who survived non- Hodgkins lymphoma diagnosed when he was 80, died of renal failure Saturday in an assisted living home in Hollywood, said his son, Tom Keane. "He was like the original independent record man in those days," said Tom Keane, a songwriter and record producer. "He was the guy going out and finding talent and developing it and getting it out to the masses.
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January 6, 1990 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charging that information about sexual harassment and other problems at the California Maritime Academy have been covered up, a member of the school's Board of Governors on Friday called for an independent investigation of the Vallejo-based merchant marine school. Glendale attorney Phillip C. Kazanjian, one of seven voting members of the Board of Governors, said in an interview that an outside inquiry is needed because board Chairman Bruce Johnston and Adm. John J.
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August 6, 1986 | Associated Press
USX Corp. says it offered United Steelworkers members a 10% share of its steel-making profits and warned Tuesday that union jobs could be in jeopardy because of a walkout that enters its sixth day today. The company's steel unit, USS, meanwhile released paychecks Tuesday after withholding them from union members at its Clairton Works south of Pittsburgh in a dispute over picketing and access to the facility. Union Local 1557 President Charles J.
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May 28, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Good vibrations will rock Cancun, Mexico , this summer when the Beach Boys are to appear in concert Aug. 6 at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort . The performance is to feature Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, original Beach Boys, with a five-member backup band. Besides the concert, Moon Palace has scheduled several special summer activities and an air-travel credits program. “Palace Resorts set out to create a strong summer travel program that would redefine the notion of a traditional all-inclusive resort,” said Gibran Chapur, executive vice president.
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