September 9, 2013 |
Oklahoma State Athletic Director Mike Holder apologized to his fellow athletic directors around the Big 12 Conference on Monday in advance of what's expected to be a scathing expose of the football program by Sports Illustrated. "I apologize to all the athletic directors in the conference for what's about to happen, for what's about to be said about a member institution," Holder said at a news conference without taking questions. "That reflects on everyone, all our brothers and peers; we're very remorseful about that.
August 17, 2013 |
The love games of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" are as frolicsome as they are exquisitely patterned. Of all his romantic comedies, this one has the structural elegance of an elaborate dance. The play has flashes of magnificent poetry, but it's the way the action is choreographed that Shakespeare's genius most fully reveals itself. The Actors' Gang production of "Midsummer," directed by company chief Tim Robbins, strips the play down to its bare essentials. There are no sets to speak of, the lighting is often stark and the special effects tend to involve nothing more than plastic foliage and billowing sheets.
July 22, 2013 |
Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed film industry veteran Eve Honthaner as deputy director of the California Film Commission to help lead its efforts to retain and grow movie, TV and commercial production in the state, the group said Monday. Honthaner, who joined the commission as a consultant in February, is replacing Jim Fitzpatrick, who retired last year. Her duties include managing film-permitting operations, troubleshooting production issues, working with regional film offices and supporting marketing and outreach.
July 19, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - In an extraordinary 19-minute soliloquy, President Obama on Friday spoke bluntly and emotionally about his personal experiences with prejudice, the roots of African American skepticism toward the legal system and his optimism about the future of a nation still fractured along racial lines. The comments, in a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room, were Obama's most extensive and personal on race since his election almost five years ago. Obama spoke on the eve of planned national protests over the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, an unarmed African American teenager, in 2012.
June 19, 2013 |
The Las Vegas party train , which was supposed to begin service from Orange County to Las Vegas in time for this coming New Year's Eve, has been delayed. Michael Barron, president and chief executive of Las Vegas Railway Express, or X Train , said this week it would be “another year” before the train began regular service between Fullerton and North Las Vegas because the company doesn't yet have a train station on the Nevada end of the line. "That process will take about one more year to complete," a letter to shareholders said.
May 31, 2013 |
CHICAGO - Center Jarret Stoll, who has been out of the Kings' lineup since he suffered a concussion in the opener of the team's second-round playoff series against San Jose, practiced for a while on a regular line Friday as the Kings prepared to open the Western Conference finals Saturday against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. However, Stoll did not absorb any contact - the next step in concussion recovery before returning to action - and it's not clear whether he will play in Game 1. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter declined to provide an update on Stoll's condition when asked Friday at a pre-series news conference held at a hotel near O'Hare Airport.