January 7, 2014 |
Calabasas and Westlake play on Wednesday night at Westlake in a Marmonte League game for first place, and the game has taken on new intrigue because of the player swap during the off season. Westlake guard Larry Bush transferred to Calabasas. Calabasas forward Michael Hayon transferred to Westlake. Fans could be booing, which isn't exactly the classy way to react in high school sports. This game will test the sportsmanship of fans from both sides. "There definitely will be administrators at the game," Calabasas Coach Jon Palarz said.
October 31, 2013 |
While driving to Aliso Viejo on Tuesday to hear the Juilliard String Quartet play Bach, Schubert and a young American composer, Jesse Jones, at the Soka Performing Arts Center, I listened to a little early Bob Dylan. It seemed right. But so might have Leonard Bernstein, Glenn Gould, something from Stravinsky's Los Angeles years or Aaron Copland. Anything by Miles Davis or Thelonious Monk would have been equally suitable. All were artists on Columbia Records, and in the '40s, '50s and '60s, all were showing the extraordinary originality of North American music.
October 29, 2013 |
Inside Studio Della Morte, the Los Angeles compound where Danny Elfman spends much of his professional life, antique dolls, skulls and leering puppets coexist with deranged fairy tale paintings by Mark Ryden and mesmerizing Diane Arbus photographs. The haute sideshow décor might be an effective visual representation of Elfman's gleefully ghoulish sensibility, but it also serves as a catalog of the inspiration and influences that have helped shape his prodigious musical output. What you won't see, though, is a shrine to his own creative past.
October 1, 2013 |
It should feel familiar by now, this reaching into the depths to keep things afloat. If the Dodgers ever had their entire team healthy all at once, it would look foreign to them. Yet here they are, on the eve of the 2013 postseason, full of lofty expectations and again trying to piece a lineup together. Matt Kemp is out for the postseason with an ankle injury and Andre Ethier's sore leg could limit him to pinch-hitting. Those were their center fielders almost all season. QUIZ: Postseason Dodgers -- what do you know?
September 6, 2013 |
Some of Andre Ethier's fondest childhood memories are of days when Ethier would be picked up early by his father from his middle school in Phoenix. They would head to the Seattle Mariners' spring-training complex, where he could spend hours studying every move of his favorite player, Ken Griffey Jr. "That's who I looked up to," Ethier said. "That's all I wanted to be. I always wanted to be a center fielder in the big leagues. " Eight years into his major league career, Ethier is finally living out his dream the way he envisioned it on those afternoons at the Peoria Sports Complex.
July 22, 2013 |
Fifteen years ago former Pfc. and military police officer Jerry Whiteside had two masks tattooed on his left bicep, one smiling, one frowning. Inspired by the woman he was dating, an interest in theater and an assortment of substances in his system, Whiteside felt the tattoo was the logical step. "I read from Shakespeare, and I always had the dream of being in theater," Whiteside said. "I wear a comedy and tragedy tattoo on my arm, and most people will call it 'Smile now, cry later,' and I tell them, 'No, that's not what it stands for.'" Little did he know that more than a decade later, he would be symbolically reunited with the images imprinted on his skin.