September 21, 1987 |
If a band proudly performs early '70s-style progressive rock in 1987, does that make it's music regressive rock? Ask Marillion, the English quintet which headlined the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday. The group aims for a certain (melo) --drama, with layered textures, shifting, highly cinematic passages and Very Meaningful Lyrics rendered in a whispery, plaintive deliv1702000928ly chucked his solo career and returned to the old Genesis.
December 16, 1987 |
A woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges that she spiked capsules of over-the-counter medicine with cyanide, killing her husband and a woman. U.S. Magistrate Philip K. Sweigert set a Feb. 16 trial for Stella Nickell, 44, of Auburn. Nickell was indicted by a federal grand jury last week on two counts of causing death by product tampering, involving Extra-Strength Excedrin capsules tainted with cyanide.
January 27, 1986 |
In her black, ruffle-hemmed sheath, Weslie Brown looked like Liz Taylor in the role of an edgy '50s nightclub singer. But the music she performed Friday at the Lhasa Club jumped all over the map--Broadway, torch songs, art song, jazz, Motown, blues, opera. And while everything might have a familiar reference point, Brown sets it all at odd angles and bathes it in strange colors.
September 1, 2012 |
In order of predicted finish by division: EAST DIVISION NEW YORK GIANTS 2011: 9-7, 1st in East. 2011 playoffs: Beat New England Patriots, 21-17, in Super Bowl XLVI. They're going all the way: Go ahead, keep talking about the Jets' quarterback circus. The Giants will quietly thank their lucky stars for Eli Manning, who tied a league record last season by directing seven fourth-quarter comebacks. Losing Brandon Jacobs and Mario Manningham won't kill them.
December 23, 1985 |
Kashif's appearance Saturday at the Beverly Theatre was a benefit to provide toys for poor children, but he doesn't adopt this generous spirit just for Christmas. As a producer and songwriter, Kashif almost always does his best work for other performers (such as Whitney Houston)--and on Saturday, you would've said that his backup personnel stole the show, if it wasn't so clear that he was giving it to them.
February 4, 1985 |
Choral groups don't usually attract a lot of attention. But those listeners who traveled to the Embassy Theatre, where the Camerata of Los Angeles performed Saturday night, found their trip worthwhile. Conductor H. Vincent Mitzelfelt's gestures may be a bit abrupt and exaggerated, but his chorus sings with unusual precision and clarity. Moreover, the singers are able to sustain an energized sound for long periods and at various dynamic levels.