CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1988
The passing of Jordan is marked with a note of extreme sadness. Contrary to today's "entertainers" who seemingly can't perform without screaming unadulterated filth at their audiences, Fibber and Molly could take the simplest of life's aggravations (a leaky faucet, a squeaky rocking chair, etc.) and build an entire hilarious show around such mundane themes. That was talent. That was entertainment. Rest easy, Mr. Jordan. LANNY R. MIDDINGS San Ramon
December 30, 1985 |
A weekend telethon for the United Negro College Fund raised more than $6 million in pledges, about $2 million less than last year's telethon, a spokesman said today. The event, which featured a telephone call from President Reagan, an appearance by the Rev. Jesse Jackson and performances by such entertainers as Bill Cosby, Diahann Carroll, Ben Vereen and B. B. King, brought in $603,000 from Los Angeles-area viewers alone, spokesman Mike Haynes said.
November 22, 1992
Joseph Kaliff, 80, syndicated Broadway columnist who helped found the Caricaturists Society of America. He sketched every U.S. president from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Lyndon B. Johnson and entertainers such as Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Peck and John Wayne. In the 1950s and '60s Kaliff wrote a column called "Magic Carpet Over Broadway," which was syndicated to more than 90 weekly newspapers. On Friday in New York.
August 25, 1985
Sunday night is one of the most dismal for television viewing unless you happen to be into sports and/or religion. Some smart TV executive should resurrect the variety show hosted by one of the greatest entertainers of all time, Sammy Davis Jr. It would be a welcome relief from music videos, mindless sitcoms, violence and bloodshed which dominate the little screen. It also would bring us the best in entertainment without going to Las Vegas. Jim Klein, Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1995 |
A measure designed to clarify Anaheim's law regarding sex-oriented businesses received final approval this week by unanimous vote of the City Council. The purpose of the code revision, City Atty. Jack L. White said, is to make it clear that violating the law is more serious than just jeopardizing city-issued business permits that allow nude juice bars and other adult establishments.
January 25, 2013 |
The ukulele takes center stage Feb. 9 and 10 at the Ukulele Picnic Weekend in Honolulu. There will be music competitions, a benefit concert and (of course) a picnic. The activities kick off Saturday morning with the International Ukulele Contest at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort . From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., musicians in three categories will strum their small, guitar-like instruments. The public is welcome and admission is free. From 5:30 to 9 p.m. that day, a benefit concert will be held on the great lawn of the Hilton Hawaiian Village . The evening will features a lineup of Hawaiian and Japanese entertainers, headlined by BEGIN , a pop-music group from Okinawa.
May 1, 2013 |
The unique history of the Moulin Rouge, a long-ago Las Vegas resort, will be remembered May 23 during a special event at the city's Neon Museum . The museum's display of neon signage is the final resting place for the giant sign that adorned the front of the Moulin Rouge, which suffered a devastating fire in 2003. The hotel-casino, opened in May 1955, the hotel-casino was a refuge for African Americans in a then-segregated Las Vegas. The presentation begins at 6 p.m. and will include a screening of parts of the documentary, “The Misunderstood Legend of the Las Vegas Moulin Rouge,” by local filmmaker Stan Armstrong.
March 30, 1991
David F. (Mike) Smith, 75, Associated Press photographer who covered presidents and Hollywood stars for 44 years. The Los Angeles-based Smith's subjects included Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon, and entertainers Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy, Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck and James Stewart. A native of San Diego County, he was a past president of the Press Photographers Assn. of Greater Los Angeles. On Thursday in Burbank of cancer.