August 7, 2013 |
The longer CBS and Time Warner Cable continue to fight over retransmission fees, the more calls there will be for government to intervene on behalf of Time Warner customers who've been cruelly denied their right to watch "Under the Dome" and "Ray Donovan. " But this is one instance in which lawmakers and regulators should ignore the cries from the grass roots and consumer advocates. To do otherwise would be to deny CBS the leverage it should rightfully have in the dispute. That's true even though CBS is going to some unusual lengths to assert that leverage.
August 6, 2013 |
Keyboardist George Duke, one of the pioneers of the jazz fusion movement that merged jazz, rock and funk in the late 1960s and 1970s, died Monday night in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, his record label announced. He was 67. In a career stretching over five decades, Duke collaborated with an array of other musicians, among them Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, Barry Manilow, Dizzy Gillespie, Al Jarreau, Don Ellis, Cannonball Adderly, Nancy Wilson and Joe Williams.
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August 6, 2013 |
Keyboardist George Duke, one of the pioneers of the jazz-fusion movement that merged jazz, rock and funk in the late 1960s and 1970s, died Monday in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, his record label announced. He was 67. The Northern California native was one of the leading forces in bringing jazz and rock together, genres that not only were typically separate in the 1950s and early '60s, but whose proponents often were philosophically at odds.
July 15, 2013 |
Ok, it's the middle of July and people in Britain are starting to get a little edgy, waiting for the any-day-now birth of the next potential heir to the throne. Although the royal family hasn't disclosed the baby's precise due date -- if, by the way, there is such a thing as a precise due date -- it was widely believed the first child of Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, would arrive over this past weekend. PHOTOS: England awaits the royal infant Reporters camped out at St. Mary's Hospital in London.
July 11, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Duke, a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors since 2008, will step down Aug. 31, the central bank announced Thursday. Duke, 60, a former banking industry executive, said in her resignation letter to President Obama that it was an honor to serve as one of the central bank's seven board members and praised the leadership of Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke. Duke said she was "especially gratified to have brought my own practical banking experience and community banking perspective" to the Fed's implementation of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform law. QUIZ: How much do you know about the federal budget cuts?
June 28, 2013 |
On Thursday night, the Lakers selected stretch-forward Ryan Kelly with the 48th pick in the 2013 NBA draft. While Kelly is recovering from a second foot surgery, General Manager Mitch Kupchak said he was cleared last week to return to basketball activities. The Lakers may not bring him to Las Vegas for summer league but expect him to have a good summer of training in preparation for the season. As a second-round pick, Kelly still has to make the Lakers' roster, but given the team's need for younger, inexpensive talent -- the 22-year old Duke Blue Devil has a real shot to make the squad in October.
June 27, 2013 |
The Lakers drafted Duke forward Ryan Kelly with the 48th overall pick Thursday, but everybody at their training facility was more interested in what General Manager Mitch Kupchak had to say. About Dwight Howard, not Kelly. After another uneventful draft in the Lakers' books - they haven't kept their first-round pick since 2007 - all attention turns to Howard, who becomes an unrestricted free agent Sunday at 9:01 p.m. Kupchak remained upbeat about Howard returning to the team.
June 13, 2013 |
Long Beach Opera announced Wednesday its 2014 season will include works by Duke Ellington, John Adams and Wynton Marsalis. The season will feature four productions -- the same as the current season -- at venues around Long Beach and San Pedro. The company specializes in intimate and experimental productions of pieces that aren't often performed at major opera houses. Long Beach Opera will kick off the season with a production of Ellington's "Queenie Pie" (Jan. 25, Feb. 1 and 2)
June 13, 2013 |
He's an interesting guy, this coach. Resembles actor Richard Gere. Is said to be the very best in his field. Won NBA championships. Dated Jeanie Buss. Meet Chip Engelland, San Antonio Spurs assistant. The shooting specialist credited with sharpening the strokes of Grant Hill, Tony Parker and, most recently, Kawhi Leonard. Engelland, 52, was a UCLA ball boy in the days of John Wooden and led the City Section in scoring as a senior at Palisades High in 1979. Basketball fans around the Westside mention his name in the same breath as former NBA sharpshooters Kiki Vandeweghe and Steve Kerr.