March 29, 1986 |
A former second fiddle and a former undertaker will be appearing on Orange County stages on either side of the Easter holiday. It was as a sideman with laid-back Southern California rock artists like Jackson Browne and Linda Ronstadt that multi-talented David Lindley first became known before embarking on a solo career in the late 1970s.
March 24, 1999 |
Maybe Mother Nature is working things out for herself. Last weekend's rains pushed the just-beginning Northern California strawberry harvest back about a week and probably delivered most of the important Easter holiday sales to Southern California growers. Those same growers, you may remember, missed the first couple of weeks of their season because of the Christmas freeze. This time, the weather was in their favor: The rain blew in and blew out quickly, not lingering on the sensitive berries.
March 24, 2012 |
--Consumers are likely to open their wallets this Easter holiday, with total spending expected to hit $16.8 billion on apparel, candy, food and decorations, according to the National Retail Federation. Americans will shell out an average of $145.28, up 11% from $131.04 last year. Nearly half will shop for spring fashions and accessories, while nearly 90% will go for classic Easter candy such as jelly beans and chocolate eggs. “Though the price of gas is on everyone's mind, Easter is one of the few holidays some consumers are willing to stretch their budgets, especially because many children look forward to treats and new outfits on Easter morning,” said Matthew Shay, the federation's chief executive. --Designer Ralph Lauren has been tapped to create uniforms for the American team heading to the London Olympic Games in July.
April 1, 2013 |
The Easter holiday put many of our Twitter #Weekendeats chat participants in the mood for spring. In addition to the baked hams, Peeps and Easter basket candy, spring fruits and vegetables seemed to dominate everyone's holiday tables. Here's a look at the highlights: Gerry from the blog FoodnessGracious.com shared a recipe for a beautiful roasted tomato and goat cheese galette , AZgrabaplate.com shared a recipe for asparagus and asiago frittata and theAdirondackChick.com shared a recipe for spicy chipotle roasted butternut squash with cilantro lime quinoa . Susan Orlins shared 12 recipes for vegetable dishes including a broccoli soup and glazed onions.
April 9, 1993 |
Long before there was Spielberg or Lucas, spectacle in Hollywood was spelled Cecil B. DeMille. The director's most ambitious, lavish epic, "The Ten Commandments," has been released in a 35th-anniversary commemorative edition ($65) by Paramount/Pioneer that many will want to glimpse--or even watch all three hours and 39 minutes of--during this Passover/Easter holiday week. For good measure, DeMille himself, as close to the voice of God as ever imagined by Hollywood, introduces the film.