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March 5, 2000 | James Bates
Washington insiders call it "silly season," that time when political campaigns are ripping along and strange things happen. Among the oddities this time is use of that nasty school surprise: the pop quiz. George W. Bush got one on Chechnya's leader. David Letterman gave Hillary Rodham Clinton one on New York. The California presidential primary is Tuesday. Here's our test for those who aspire to lead any nation that includes the Golden State: * 1. Who is California's governor?
February 16, 2008 | Sarah Tomlinson, Special to The Times
"I can only hope these songs are ruined in karaoke bars for years to come," Barry Manilow joked of songs he played for an adoring, near-capacity crowd Thursday at Staples Center. That's a given -- as is the magnitude of Manilow's legacy, which he showed off during a dynamic, 90-minute set. This is a performer, after all, who in the last two years has put out an album each of other artists' hits from the '50, '60s and '70s, including a handful of his own on the latter set.
February 7, 2007 | Geoff Boucher
EVERY year, some overwrought song comes along that half the world absolutely adores (at least for a while) while the rest of us pull our hair out every time it plays on the radio. These songs wouldn't seem to deserve trophies, but history shows that when a sappy hit sells like hotcakes, Grammy voters are the first to reach for the syrup.
June 17, 2013
Beach Boys creative leader Brian Wilson will be joined at his Oct. 20 concert at the Greek Theatre by English guitar hero Jeff Beck, who also has been recording with Wilson for a new album that will return Wilson to the Beach Boys' longtime label, Capitol Records. “Jeff is one of the most amazing guitarists I've ever worked with and his vibe is inspiring, in fact I think we should do an album together!” Wilson said in a statement with the announcement about the show that also features original Beach boys guitarists Al Jardine and David Marks.
"Hack a hit" was Barry Manilow's apt introductory description to his concert at the Kodak Theatre on Friday. And to some extent he was right. Still coughing and snorting with symptoms of the bronchitis that forced him to cancel his bookings the previous week at the Kodak (with the exception of an appearance on New Year's Eve), he nonetheless delivered a characteristically high-spirited presentation, repeatedly generating impassioned shouts and cheers from an adulatory, packed-house crowd.
February 12, 1998 | SHAUNA SNOW
MOVIES 'Devil's' Delay?: The Al Pacino movie "Devil's Advocate" may not make it to video shelves on Tuesday as scheduled, due to a copyright dispute over a sculpture depicted in the movie. A federal judge has blocked the video release until a jury decides whether the movie illegally copied Frederick Hart's bas-relief, "Ex Nihilo," which stands at the entrance of Washington National Cathedral. Hart and the cathedral sued Warner Bros.
July 2, 1986 | JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writer
U.S. Steel, beset by seemingly endless woes in its basic steel operations, is planning to announce a major restructuring that will be accompanied by a name change for one of the oldest and most visible firms in American heavy industry, company officials said. Under the proposed restructuring, the steel operation would likely be separated from the parent corporation, with its own separate corporate staff and balance sheet. U.S.
February 11, 1988 | CARLA LAZZARESCHI, Times Staff Writer
Ashton-Tate Corp., trying to capitalize on the booming interest in software for Apple Computer's Macintosh model, unveiled three programs Wednesday designed for the popular personal computer. The Torrance-based company's move is expected to intensify its competition with Microsoft, which long has been the dominant software supplier for the Macintosh. It also could force Microsoft to introduce new products and take other defensive measures to protect its lucrative Macintosh market share.
The cry came from the crowd. The tears came from German visitor Julika Mayer's eyes. "We love you, Julika! We'll never forget you!" teen-agers shouted to her Wednesday across a parking lot at El Segundo High School. After living for a year with a family in Riverside, 17-year-old Mayer was headed for the airport and a trip home to Nuremberg, West Germany.
The president of the beleaguered California Maritime Academy has resigned after sharp criticism that he permitted sexual harassment to occur aboard the academy's training ship and then failed to discipline those involved. Retired Adm. John J. Ekelund said in a letter to Bruce Johnston, chairman of the Academy Board of Governors, that he is retiring because "it is apparent that the academy is seriously threatened unless management changes are made."
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