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ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Christina Aguilera's hair is going the opposite direction of Miley Cyrus': While Miley was taking the color out and the length short, Xtina is leaving it long and adding color. The color purple, as a matter of fact. Aguilera showed off her new look Sunday at a media event for "The Voice," where she appeared with fellow judges Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine, host Carson Daly and producer Mark Burnett. The series premieres Sept. 10. The big news of the event, in addition to the purple?
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NEWS
November 20, 2013 | By Lisa Boone
Like Frida Kahlo's famous La Casa Azul (“The Blue House”) in Mexico City, the sunny green kitchen of John Benson and Molly O'Brien in Silver Lake resonates with bold and unexpected color. Benson's Latin American roots -- his mother was born in Colombia and raised in Chile, and he was born in Ecuador  -- influenced architect Barbara Bestor, who said she also was reminded of Kahlo's home during the remodel. “In a Spanish house you can get away with lots of color,” Bestor said.
NEWS
June 10, 2013 | By Jay Jones
The always eye-catching Conservatory & Botanical Gardens at Bellagio in Las Vegas is celebrating summer through Sept. 8 with giant sunflowers, multicolored kites and real birds. The conservatory, an oasis in the desert, is bursting with such blooms as hydrangeas and chrysanthemums. Nearby, a dozen rosy Bourke's parrots (sometimes classified as parakeets) and 50 finches flutter about a greenhouse, while larger-than-life birds made from seeds and other organic materials soar overhead.
SCIENCE
June 13, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
A powerful X-ray machine, that shines a light brighter than the sun, has helped science detectives determine the color of a 150-million-year-old feather that once belonged to an  archaeopteryx, an ancient animal that shared traits with both birds and dinosaurs. In an article published in the Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, scientists say the archaeopteryx feather was patterned: light in color with a black tip, rather than all black, as previously thought. The archaeopteryx, sometimes called a "dinobird," is thought to be a transitional species between dinosaurs and birds.
NEWS
January 31, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
If you've never seen ranunculus, specifically giant tecolote ranunculus , think of something that looks like a showy rose with a swirled and ruffled heart. These blooms are beyond colorful, and for the last 60 years or so they have been the stars of the Flower Fields in seaside Carlsbad.    For the first time in 15 years, the color motif at the 50-acre Carlsbad Ranch will change this spring. "The Flower Fields decided to change the pattern this year to make it more visually appealing and surprise visitors with a new, more beautiful experience," spokeswoman Cambria McConnell said in an email.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 2003
Thank you for Lynn Smith's comprehensive article on color in the service of character and theme ("Shading the story," Feb. 16). As one who has researched the effects of color on behavior for more than 20 years and who teaches "Color and Visual Storytelling" at the AFI Conservatory, I can unequivocally tell you that color's influence on the emotions is profound. It influences us to form opinions of characters and identify with emotional undercurrents in a film. In "Philadelphia," as dying Tom Hanks clings to his IV stand, translating the lyrics to an opera whose theme is love and loss, he is slowly enveloped by an intense red light from nowhere.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2012 | By Oliver Gettell
It's not hard to imagine why people would be intrigued by the unique story of Mark O'Brien, a journalist confined to an iron lung who, nearing age 40, enlisted a sex surrogate to help him lose his virginity. Writer-director Ben Lewin was clearly one such person, as his new film "The Sessions," starring John Hawkes and Helen Hunt, is based on O'Brien's life. O'Brien's story had particular resonance for Lewin, who, like O'Brien, contracted and survived polio at a young age. But as Lewin told Times film reporter John Horn during a recent installment of the Envelope Screening Series, he wasn't sure at first whether his personal background was influencing his notion that O'Brien's story could make for a successful feature film.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 1986
I am very upset about this whole colorization scheme. I adore old movies and think that coloring classics such as "The Maltese Falcon" is an atrocity. The only good I see coming out of this whole process is that the networks are running more classics. Thank heavens for that little piece of home-based technology, the color knob. Ted Turner and other mercenaries like him may have the power to leave their mark like so many dogs on our collective heritage. At least the "general public" still has the power to remove the stench with a flick of the wrist.
SPORTS
August 28, 2009 | Kevin Baxter
The cramped broadcast booth for AM 680, the Spanish-language outlet for the American League champion Tampa Bay Rays, is close enough to the infield of Tropicana Field to hear it all. The crack of the bat, the ball's loud pop as it is snared by the second baseman, the crowd cheering. Enrique Oliu, color analyst for the Rays' radio broadcasts, takes these sounds and spins them to life, making the game something a listener can see, even if he cannot. Oliu is blind. "And now, for the play-by-play, here's the friend of apple pie, Ricky Taveras!"
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