June 12, 1999 |
Ben Folds, the leader of the North Carolina trio Ben Folds Five, is like the high school kid whose caustic exterior conceals a troubled inner life. If he doesn't suffer fools gladly, it's mostly because he can relate to their shortcomings. At the Hollywood Palladium on Thursday, Folds' songs gave voice to the meek and the obnoxious, but regardless of whom he was singing about, a kind of begrudging affection shone through his gleeful cynicism.
April 20, 1997
Kevin Staniec, a Los Alamitos basketball player, has agreed to attend Chapman, Griffin Coach Steve Brooks said. Staniec had also considered Chico State and Humboldt State. Staniec, 6 feet 3, averaged 12.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and three assists in helping Los Alamitos (23-4) win the Sunset League title. Staniec, who was among the county's three-point leaders at 39%, was a first-team All-Sunset League selection.
December 1, 1997 |
In spite of the enduring popularity of such piano-pop icons as Elton John, you wouldn't expect a group like Ben Folds Five, a piano trio hailing from the indie-rock hotbed of Chapel Hill, N.C., to hold the potential for similar widespread appeal. But judging from how enthusiastically a mainstream Redondo Beach audience responded to the band's performance on Saturday at Club Caprice, singer-pianist Ben Folds just might become this generation's Billy Joel.
May 11, 1998 |
Returning to Southern California five months after captivating a South Bay club audience, the members of Ben Folds Five brought their cacophonous piano pop act to the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, where the audience was more diverse and every bit as excited to see them. Rather than building gradually to a riveting frenzy like during its December show, this time the Chapel Hill, N.C.
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November 15, 1995 |
There was a brief delay at the start because they had to stop and pick up the anteater. He was supposed to be waiting out front, but when the gang pulled up, he was nowhere to be found. That was fine with the frog and the dolphin, though, because the holdup gave them time to take off their heads and gulp some air. It all sounds like something out of Lewis Carroll, but in fact there's a logical science to being a mascot, a precise system. (For instance, Rule No.
April 19, 1997
The Santa Ana riverbed adjacent to the Pond of Anaheim will be filled with 20 million gallons of fresh water again this summer, when Jet Jam returns Aug. 15-17. Jet Jam '97's main event will be the "Race of Champions," which features the world's top professional personal watercraft teams racing in International Jet Sports Boating Assn. competitions.