March 19, 2013 |
A new themed land debuting at Legoland Florida this summer will take visitors to a fantasy world where animal tribes battle for possession of a mystical energy source known as chi . Photos: World of Chima themed land at Legoland Florida Debuting in July, the new World of Chima themed land will include an interactive boat ride, a 4-D film and walk-around characters based on a new line of Lego construction toys and a Cartoon Network television...
February 25, 2013 |
Poet Simon Armitage has announced a plan to walk 260 miles along the English coast this summer. During this sojourn, Armitage will offer readings at pubs, schools and other venues in exchange for food and shelter, carrying no money and relying on his pen to sustain him. "The whole idea is that of the barter. All I've got to offer is my work, and the reading of it," he told the Guardian. "Will that be enough for people to say I can stay at their home, or that they'll give me some sandwiches?
February 20, 2013 |
For one championship-winning team owner from Boston, the name Jerry Buss conjures memories of two sports superstars whose rivalry from opposite coasts defined an era. Magic vs. Bird? No, Chrissy vs. Martina. The man from Boston is Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, whose first foray into professional sports was as owner of the Boston Lobsters of World Team Tennis from 1975-78. Kraft signed Martina Navratilova after she defected from Czechoslovakia, and after Buss, then owner of the Los Angeles Strings, had made a splash by signing Chris Evert.
February 16, 2013 |
Ed Sheeran had plenty to be proud of Sunday night at the Grammy Awards, where the English singer-songwriter's "The A Team" was nominated for song of the year. Not only that, but Sheeran performed the tune - a sympathetic ballad about a troubled woman who turns to drugs and prostitution - on the telecast as an intergenerational duet with Elton John. Reflecting on the experience the day after the ceremony, however, Sheeran seemed less than satisfied. The problem wasn't that he'd lost the award to "We Are Young" by Fun., but that he'd attended Justin Timberlake's late-night post-Grammy concert at the Hollywood Palladium.
February 14, 2013 |
The BBC Concert Orchestra could easily be mistaken on its current California tour for being not just British but the embodiment of Ye Olde England in some of its former glory. The foundation for its program at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa Tuesday night (to be repeated Thursday at in Northridge and Friday in San Diego) was Edward Elgar at his most familiar - the popular "Enigma Variations" and the sun-setting-on-the-empire Cello Concerto. More nostalgia for times gone by came with a little piece by George Butterworth, written shortly before he died in battle in the First World War. Benjamin Britten's "Four Sea Interludes" from "Peter Grimes," which opened the program, has a slightly later, though also long-gone, British Isles written all over it. If there was spanner in the works, it was that Keith Lockhart, music director of the orchestra since 2010, is not only an American but the longtime music director of the Boston Pops, no less.
February 10, 2013 |
SCITUATE, Mass. - For much of the Northeast, Sunday was a day to shovel out, thaw out and prepare for the workweek. But Anne Coppola's family and dozens of others had just begun to feel the effects of one of the worst storms to pummel New England in decades. Coppola and her husband, daughter, two cats and dog were among hundreds of people huddled in a high school in Scituate, about 30 miles southeast of Boston. The whole town had lost power and was unlikely to get it back for days.
February 8, 2013 |
BELMONT, Mass. - Communities along the East Coast hunkered down as a potentially historic snowstorm swept through the region, grounding flights, knocking out power and forcing many to stay inside and wait. By late Friday night, more than a foot of snow had fallen in parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts, although meteorologists were still predicting up to 3 feet. Wind gusts up to 70 mph swept through New England, knocking out power for hundreds of thousands. The storm stretched down the eastern corridor to New York City, which experienced less snow, although lightning and heavy winds were reported off the coast of Long Island.
February 7, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Parts of the Northeast were bracing Thursday for as much as 2 feet of snow combined with fierce winds of up to 75 mph as a major blizzard was expected to bring misery to the region. Officials stockpiled ice-fighting supplies and put additional crews on alert from Pennsylvania through New Jersey and metropolitan New York, and up through Maine. The National Weather Service posted winter weather advisories across the area and a blizzard warning for the coast. Some 900 flights were canceled and thousands more were delayed even though the worst weather was not expected until Friday.
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January 29, 2013 |
From a shelter in Boyle Heights, 18-year-old Abraham Magana dreams of Stanford. Magana has been homeless for more than six months. Since he moved out of his family's house in August after escalating conflicts with his sister, he's lived in a shelter run by Jovenes Inc., a nonprofit that gives young homeless men a place to sleep. Magana will graduate from high school in June. Then he hopes to earn straight A's at Santa Monica College, get elected to the student government and apply to transfer.