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ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NEWS
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.
MAGAZINE
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?
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Brian Wilson's impending tour with English guitar hero Jeff Beck already includes two other founding members of the Beach Boys -- Al Jardine and David Marks -- and now for at least five of the dates Wilson will be joined by another former Beach Boy, guitarist-singer Blondie Chaplin. Chaplin, who joined the quintessential Southern California fun-in-the-sun band briefly in the early-1970s, will be part of Wilson's performances in Hollywood, Fla., New York City, Las Vegas, Oakland and the hometown show Oct. 20 at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2002 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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.
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