CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 2003 |
William Roy, a cabaret performer who also served as an accompanist and musical director for a number of leading entertainers, has died. He was 75. Roy died Tuesday in West Palm Beach, Fla., of respiratory failure after a series of small strokes, said Wayne Hosford, his companion of 11 years. A native of Detroit, Roy began singing on a children's radio show at the age of 3. From there, he performed on "The Lone Ranger" and "The Green Hornet" radio shows, which were broadcast from Detroit.
July 22, 1994 |
Even if life is a cabaret (old chum), the Hollywood Bowl definitely isn't . With nearly 18,000 seats on a hillside facing a half-buried architectural saucer, it's obvious that this amphitheater is no intimate, atmospheric boite , and titling the Wednesday pops concert "A Cabaret" represented the first of the evening's miscalculations.
November 17, 2011 |
Robot Land, a $600-million theme park celebrating famous science fiction cyborgs and motion picture androids, is expected to open in South Korea in 2013. > Photos: Robot Land theme park rides and attractions Located about an hour west of Seoul in the coastal city of Incheon, Robot Land would feature 11 rides, seven attractions and eight shows on 190 acres. Dubbed the world's first robot theme park, the oft-delayed Robot Land would compete for visitors with the world's 10th busiest theme park ( Everland )
December 14, 1986
The San Francisco Chronicle last Sunday ran 10 wrenching pages on "AIDS and the Arts," a special report on men prominent in the San Francisco arts community who have died or are suffering from AIDS. The article estimates that 60 men of note--mostly in their 30s and 40s--have died. About 50 of them were profiled, with photos of 21 published, plus discussion of other men who are ill. It was, said entertainment reporter/critic Edward Guthmann, the "most painful" assignment of his career.
July 10, 1998 |
Kevin Kaufman and John Everest's uneven cabaret musical revue "American Twistory" is a fractured American history lesson set to music, with six exuberant ensemble members (Paul Ainsley, Cindy Benson, Lauri Johnson, Hope Levy, Bret Shefter and Craig Wasson) harmonizing and mugging with minimal props at the Cinegrill.
May 29, 1998 |
*** Rufus Wainwright, "Rufus Wainwright," DreamWorks. Although he's the offspring of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, 23-year-old Rufus Wainwright's sensibility leans closer to cabaret and musical theater. Nearly every track on his debut is couched in grandiose orchestrations, and his lyrics convey an abiding, uncynical faith in love that would sound mawkish were it not for his skills as a songwriter and arranger.