May 29, 2013 |
This post has been updated. See note below for details. After two sold-out performances last week in New York, the L.A. edition of Stones Fest, a musical salute to the Rolling Stones that benefits the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, will bring Michelle Branch, Matt Sorum, Juliette Lewis and a host of other musicians to the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday, May 30. The talent roster for the show also includes Butch Walker, Chuck Prophet,...
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May 1, 2013 |
Pete Parsons was on a roll Wednesday in Arcadia. Not only was he glowing from bowling a 204 game at Baldwin Avenue's AMF Bowling Square Lanes, he was rolling strikes for his three-person team, the Strivers. And, oh yeah: Parsons took time out to cut his 98 t h birthday cake and serve up pieces to the 66 members of his bowling league. He shrugged off both his age and his 204 game. "I've been bowling for 40 years and then some," said the former San Gabriel business broker.
April 30, 2013 |
Sisters of Los Angeles , the line of haute-modern gifts and souvenirs celebrating local pride, has unveiled some new products for the summer season that are too good to pass up. Following on the heels of SOLA's popular Los Angeles and Malibu drink glasses, friendship bracelets, T-shirts and key chains, the company is now offering beach towels ($39.95) just in time for the warm weather. Also new are glass candles ($14.95*) inspired by traditional Mexican seven-day candles, which I will be buying by the armload for festive outdoor entertaining.
February 21, 2013 |
Miguel appears to be taking advantage of his new renown. Hot on the heels of his head-turning performance last week at the Grammy Awards (where his "Adorn" won an R&B song prize), the L.A.-based soul singer released a politically charged music video Wednesday for his track "Candles in the Sun. " Unlike "Adorn" and many of the steamy love songs on Miguel's acclaimed 2012 disc "Kaleidoscope Dream," the eerie "Candles in the Sun" ponders a laundry list of societal ills, including "babies on crack," "white-collar war crime" and "mindless bureaucracy.
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December 22, 2012 |
TULE RIVER INDIAN RESERVATION - This is a sovereign land of otherworldly beauty. Mist spills down a valley that winds from the giant sequoias to the elderberry and oak of the Sierra foothills. Stars in a black night sky seem as close as the candles that have been lighted in vigil during this tribe's darkest moment. For nearly two weeks, Yokut tribal members have been coming to the Church on the Hill, lighting candles. The gatherings began spontaneously Dec. 8, the night Hector Celaya, 31, killed his mother and two uncles, critically wounded Andrew, his 6-year-old son, and sped off in a Jeep with his two daughters, Alyssa, 8, and Linea, 5. "We held hands tight and we just prayed and prayed for those little girls," said tribal member Shawn Gonzales, who works at the reservation's health center.
December 11, 2012 |
Ellen Bennett is taking over the world one apron at a time. She co-founded custom apron business Hedley & Bennett this year, and you might already have noticed her aprons at restaurants all over Los Angeles, worn by both cooks and servers: Animal , Baco Merca t and Bestia, to name a few. A Mexico native, the 25-year-old Bennett also works in the kitchen at Michael Cimarusti's Providence , where, of course, staff members wear...