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March 17, 1997 | RICHARD CROMELIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was the first song played at Elvis' funeral. Its melody is so beautiful that it's said to have been written by fairies. Its lyrics are about a nation's soul, or about a mother and son. The words to this unofficial anthem of Ireland were written by an Englishman. It has been performed by everyone from Tom Jones to Jim Reeves, Paul Robeson to Conway Twitty, Ben Webster to the Pogues.
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May 23, 2009
Re " 'Slumdog' Home Destroyed," QuickTakes, May 21: Oh, Danny Boy(le), the pipes are calling, where have you gone? Why have you abandoned the children on whose backs your project amassed over $326 million? You tore them from their nightmare to live a pleasant dream, but only for a moment -- at least until they'd exhausted their usefulness, to then be cast aside. They graciously were then allowed to fall back into poverty, wakened from a stupor so sweet it served only to harden the bitterness of their reality.
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July 14, 2001 | Associated Press
"Danny Boy" is a staple of Irish American home life, sung to children in lullaby tones and boomed as a raucous send-off at wakes. But the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence says it has no place at a funeral Mass. Catholic doctrine dictates that Mass be reserved for liturgical music because it is a time to give praise to God.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Joe Feeney, 76, an Irish American tenor who was one of the featured performers on Lawrence Welk's television programs, died April 16 at a Carlsbad hospice, said his son Chris, a member of the L.A. Opera company. Although he never smoked, the elder Feeney was diagnosed with emphysema about a year ago. Feeney appeared on "The Lawrence Welk Show" from 1957 until production ended in 1982. His repertoire of popular numbers included traditional songs such as "Danny Boy" and "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing."
SPORTS
October 30, 1988 | Jim Murray
They called him Hollywood. They thought he was just acting out some movie star fantasy, something that would look good in his studio bio some day. He wasn't a real race driver, they told themselves, he was a great profile. He was too good-looking, too dashing, too collegiate, too rich. He wouldn't be serious competition, they assured each other. He just wanted to look good at the postrace cocktail parties and talk tough. As soon as he found A. J.
OPINION
January 6, 1991 | JOHN WHEELER, John Wheeler is a writer on national issues on leave at Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky
The possibility that raised a fuss in 1988 at J. Danforth Quayle's nomination as vice president has become an actuality: The man who skirted Vietnam service by getting into a stateside National Guard unit turned up in Saudi Arabia Dec. 31 to cheer our soldiers on to war. The sting is not so much the void between the vice commander in chief's words on New Year's and his deeds back when another President (Lyndon Johnson) and vice president (Hubert Humphrey) were urging the boys to war.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 1986
Poor old Sullivan can't enjoy a good time. In his review of "Singin' in the Rain" he has trashed another nostalgic, charming, tuneful musical production. Come on Danny boy, lighten up. Have a little fun. ROBERT BROAD Hollywood
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2009
Re " 'Slumdog' Home Destroyed," QuickTakes, May 21: Oh, Danny Boy(le), the pipes are calling, where have you gone? Why have you abandoned the children on whose backs your project amassed over $326 million? You tore them from their nightmare to live a pleasant dream, but only for a moment -- at least until they'd exhausted their usefulness, to then be cast aside. They graciously were then allowed to fall back into poverty, wakened from a stupor so sweet it served only to harden the bitterness of their reality.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1989
While the thought of Dan Quayle ever holding the reins of presidential power has frightened many of us, I suspect we may have grounds for being encouraged now. The man must be proving himself more competent these days than we realize, or he wouldn't have been entrusted with the job of laying it on the line about the less than super "Star Wars" (Part I, Sept. 7-8). Although White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater mouthed obligatory disapproval of the term "political jargon" in regard to how President Reagan sold the program, I suspect Quayle's label privately pleased the Administration immensely.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Joe Feeney, 76, an Irish American tenor who was one of the featured performers on Lawrence Welk's television programs, died April 16 at a Carlsbad hospice, said his son Chris, a member of the L.A. Opera company. Although he never smoked, the elder Feeney was diagnosed with emphysema about a year ago. Feeney appeared on "The Lawrence Welk Show" from 1957 until production ended in 1982. His repertoire of popular numbers included traditional songs such as "Danny Boy" and "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2006 | Gina Piccalo, Times Staff Writer
DANNY BONADUCE growls and purrs more than he speaks, carrying his tightly wound self as if spring-loaded. And this is on a good day, in a cool, dark soundstage in Hollywood, where he is doing his best impersonation of a game-show host. He lobbed jokey questions at a trio of contestants about the melodramas of, it turns out, some of his friends and neighbors -- Ozzy Osbourne, Courtney Love and Janice Dickinson -- looking far more executive than usual in a dark suit.
SPORTS
May 3, 2003
Although I believe in the idea of strong defense up the middle and dominant pitching, there is a third "piece of the puzzle" needed to win championships -- power on the corners -- which the Dodgers obviously lack. Did somebody forget to tell Dan Evans that Fred McWhiff, Adrian "Mondesi" and Brian "But I'm good in September" Jordan don't exactly strike fear into opposing pitching staffs? Is it difficult to figure out when your middle infielders hit like Johnnie LeMaster you need some bats on the edges?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2001 | Associated Press
"Danny Boy" is a staple of Irish American home life, sung to children in lullaby tones and boomed as a raucous send-off at wakes. But the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence says it has no place at a funeral Mass. Catholic doctrine dictates that Mass be reserved for liturgical music because it is a time to give praise to God.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 1997 | RICHARD CROMELIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was the first song played at Elvis' funeral. Its melody is so beautiful that it's said to have been written by fairies. Its lyrics are about a nation's soul, or about a mother and son. The words to this unofficial anthem of Ireland were written by an Englishman. It has been performed by everyone from Tom Jones to Jim Reeves, Paul Robeson to Conway Twitty, Ben Webster to the Pogues.
OPINION
January 6, 1991 | JOHN WHEELER, John Wheeler is a writer on national issues on leave at Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky
The possibility that raised a fuss in 1988 at J. Danforth Quayle's nomination as vice president has become an actuality: The man who skirted Vietnam service by getting into a stateside National Guard unit turned up in Saudi Arabia Dec. 31 to cheer our soldiers on to war. The sting is not so much the void between the vice commander in chief's words on New Year's and his deeds back when another President (Lyndon Johnson) and vice president (Hubert Humphrey) were urging the boys to war.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 1989
While the thought of Dan Quayle ever holding the reins of presidential power has frightened many of us, I suspect we may have grounds for being encouraged now. The man must be proving himself more competent these days than we realize, or he wouldn't have been entrusted with the job of laying it on the line about the less than super "Star Wars" (Part I, Sept. 7-8). Although White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater mouthed obligatory disapproval of the term "political jargon" in regard to how President Reagan sold the program, I suspect Quayle's label privately pleased the Administration immensely.
SPORTS
May 3, 2003
Although I believe in the idea of strong defense up the middle and dominant pitching, there is a third "piece of the puzzle" needed to win championships -- power on the corners -- which the Dodgers obviously lack. Did somebody forget to tell Dan Evans that Fred McWhiff, Adrian "Mondesi" and Brian "But I'm good in September" Jordan don't exactly strike fear into opposing pitching staffs? Is it difficult to figure out when your middle infielders hit like Johnnie LeMaster you need some bats on the edges?
NEWS
June 18, 1989 | Zan Thompson
I celebrated Father's Day a week early at the Grand National Irish Fair and Music Festival. I saw the turn of my father's head and the sun highlighting the high cheekbones of his Connemara face in at least 100 men. Though none of them had the Galway Bay blue of his eyes, not just that blue. It was a good place to be, the week before Father's Day, at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, where the Irish Fair was celebrating its 15th year of Irish crafts, music, storytelling, mock battles, dogs and horses.
NEWS
June 18, 1989 | Zan Thompson
I celebrated Father's Day a week early at the Grand National Irish Fair and Music Festival. I saw the turn of my father's head and the sun highlighting the high cheekbones of his Connemara face in at least 100 men. Though none of them had the Galway Bay blue of his eyes, not just that blue. It was a good place to be, the week before Father's Day, at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, where the Irish Fair was celebrating its 15th year of Irish crafts, music, storytelling, mock battles, dogs and horses.
SPORTS
May 25, 1989 | Jim Murray
They can't call him "Hollywood" anymore. They can't say, "What's the matter, Sullivan, your surf board broke?" Or, "Hey, Danny, this isn't a movie, this is real. Where's your stunt man?" Or, "Hey, Danny, what's the matter, no snow at Aspen?" Danny Sullivan is a real live bona fide Indianapolis racer now. He hit the wall. He broke his arm. He could have been killed. He not only came down the main straight in a March Cosworth, he came down in a stock ambulance. He's been in Victory Lane, he's also been in Methodist Hospital.
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