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March 31, 2014
A woman with plenty of equine experience has become the first female horse rider in the cast of a long-running medieval-themed dinner show in Las Vegas.  Iranda Dyer is the newest "maiden" to join the cast of “ Tournament of Kings ” at the Excalibur . Unlike the other female performers, Dyer appears astride Nobilissimo as she leads him through dressage, a routine in which horse and rider make precise movements in harmony. Nobilissimo is an Andalusian, commonly called “the horse of kings.” During the daytime, the San Diego County native works as a sports massage therapist for horses at three equine centers in Las Vegas . Showtime is 6 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, with additional 8:30 p.m. performances on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
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NEWS
March 31, 2014
A woman with plenty of equine experience has become the first female horse rider in the cast of a long-running medieval-themed dinner show in Las Vegas.  Iranda Dyer is the newest "maiden" to join the cast of “ Tournament of Kings ” at the Excalibur . Unlike the other female performers, Dyer appears astride Nobilissimo as she leads him through dressage, a routine in which horse and rider make precise movements in harmony. Nobilissimo is an Andalusian, commonly called “the horse of kings.” During the daytime, the San Diego County native works as a sports massage therapist for horses at three equine centers in Las Vegas . Showtime is 6 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, with additional 8:30 p.m. performances on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
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NATIONAL
December 15, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS - Police on Saturday continued their search for a motive for a Friday night murder-suicide at a busy Strip casino in which a man shot and fatally wounded a woman and then killed himself as gamblers fled in terror. The incident unfolded about 8:30 p.m. near the front entrance of the Excalibur hotel-casino as a gunman shot the woman, who was a vendor at Excalibur's concierge desk. The man then turned the gun on himself and died at the scene. The woman was pronounced dead later at a local hospital, police said.
NATIONAL
December 15, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS - Police on Saturday continued their search for a motive for a Friday night murder-suicide at a busy Strip casino in which a man shot and fatally wounded a woman and then killed himself as gamblers fled in terror. The incident unfolded about 8:30 p.m. near the front entrance of the Excalibur hotel-casino as a gunman shot the woman, who was a vendor at Excalibur's concierge desk. The man then turned the gun on himself and died at the scene. The woman was pronounced dead later at a local hospital, police said.
NEWS
November 16, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Skip two movies or a week’s worth of venti-sized lattes and you could underwrite a Las Vegas getaway at the Excaliber hotel-casino, where rooms have been discounted to $22 a night. The deal: The Lowest Rates Online offer starts at $22.40 per night, plus tax and resort fee, and includes a tower room a, free Jell-O shot at Dick’s Last Resort, free eats for up to two children 11 years and younger (with the purchase of two adult buffets) and $10 off the Steakhouse at Camelot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2012 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Once heralded as the greatest British actor of his generation, Nicol Williamson was also a legend for stormy onstage behavior that included calling off a performance of "Hamlet" mid-speech because he was too tired to go on. "I'll pay for the seats," he later recalled telling the audience in 1969, "but I won't shortchange you by not giving my best. " And then he walked off. He made his name as the faltering attorney in playwright John Osborne's "Inadmissible Evidence" in the mid-1960s in London, rode the role to a Tony Award nomination on Broadway and re-created the part in the 1968 film.
SPORTS
December 21, 2000
GIRLS' SOCCER * Excalibur Tournament, Dec. 27-29 at Santa Ana Foothill High--This 32-team event is the premier girls' soccer tournament in the Southland. Defending Division I champion Capistrano Valley is also the defending champion in the tournament. Claremont, Alta Loma and South Torrance are among the participants.
NEWS
March 13, 2001
It took him four years, but Dodge finally got his ring. After a dismal Excalibur tournament and the loss of the Sea View League title, Dodge was able to rally the troops and run to the Division I title in impressive style, outscoring opponents 20-1. Dodge was able to hold the team together despite several injuries to key players and finish with a 23-3-2 record.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2009 | Thomas H. Maugh II
Eugene van Tamelen, a Stanford chemist who was a pioneer in determining the structure of complex natural molecules and then synthesizing them, died Dec. 12 of cancer, the university announced. He was 84. He was "an exceptional intellect, with an extraordinary imagination," said chemist John Brauman, now a professor emeritus at Stanford. "He was constantly inventing new reactions and new approaches to interesting molecules. " FOR THE RECORD: Van Tamelen obituary: The obituary of Stanford chemist Eugene van Tamelen in Monday's Section A said that Van Tamelen's son, Peter, lives in Corvallis, Wash.
SPORTS
June 14, 1986 | RICHARD HOFFER
Old fighters never die. They just make comebacks. So it is that Roberto Duran, pushing 35, and a husk of his former greatness, is in the ring again. Evidently, it will take more than a two-round knockout to keep him down. Duran, who last engaged our attention when he was flattened by Thomas Hearns last year, is coming back to fight Robbie Sims on the so-called Triple Hitter at Las Vegas June 23.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2012 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Once heralded as the greatest British actor of his generation, Nicol Williamson was also a legend for stormy onstage behavior that included calling off a performance of "Hamlet" mid-speech because he was too tired to go on. "I'll pay for the seats," he later recalled telling the audience in 1969, "but I won't shortchange you by not giving my best. " And then he walked off. He made his name as the faltering attorney in playwright John Osborne's "Inadmissible Evidence" in the mid-1960s in London, rode the role to a Tony Award nomination on Broadway and re-created the part in the 1968 film.
NEWS
February 1, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The economy may be bouncing back, but cheap hotel rooms in Las Vegas endure. Here are three hotels  with rates starting at $24 to $38 a night. Of course, those prices don't reflect the daily resort fees. But where else can you score a four-day getaway for less than $250? Excalibur: The 20% off sale starts at $24 a night. While savings may be slim, $4 a night, the overall rate is pretty cheap. As usual, midweek rates are cheaper than weekend rates. The lowest rates are available online only; phone reservations carry a charge and require the code "X0126P.
NEWS
November 16, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Skip two movies or a week’s worth of venti-sized lattes and you could underwrite a Las Vegas getaway at the Excaliber hotel-casino, where rooms have been discounted to $22 a night. The deal: The Lowest Rates Online offer starts at $22.40 per night, plus tax and resort fee, and includes a tower room a, free Jell-O shot at Dick’s Last Resort, free eats for up to two children 11 years and younger (with the purchase of two adult buffets) and $10 off the Steakhouse at Camelot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2009 | Thomas H. Maugh II
Eugene van Tamelen, a Stanford chemist who was a pioneer in determining the structure of complex natural molecules and then synthesizing them, died Dec. 12 of cancer, the university announced. He was 84. He was "an exceptional intellect, with an extraordinary imagination," said chemist John Brauman, now a professor emeritus at Stanford. "He was constantly inventing new reactions and new approaches to interesting molecules. " FOR THE RECORD: Van Tamelen obituary: The obituary of Stanford chemist Eugene van Tamelen in Monday's Section A said that Van Tamelen's son, Peter, lives in Corvallis, Wash.
SPORTS
January 1, 2004 | Elia Powers, Times Staff Writer
Rich Manning wanted a holiday homecoming, and this was just the ticket. Wearing a red windbreaker and stoic expression, he spent Monday and Tuesday strolling the sidelines at Santa Ana Foothill High, site of the 14th Excalibur girls' soccer tournament. Manning, Los Alamitos' coach from 1994 to 1997, had a vested interest in the Griffins' impressive run to the tournament final. He led the school to two Southern Section championships and sent eight players to Division I colleges.
NEWS
June 27, 2002 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Messy and high-spirited, the Excalibur Children's Thea- tre production of "Peter Pan" won't win any awards for professional polish, but its exuberance and audience-friendliness would be hard to match. In the tiny lobby outside the small theater space, upstairs from Studio City's Sports Center, actors in costume greet the audience and slip neckties over the heads of adults of the male gender.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 1998 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
If creating great fun is a barometer, NBC is closing in on the Holy Grail. Steeped in enough gore for several tall tales, its new "Merlin" may be a little savage, or even creepy, for the younger set. So parents--and others who have a low tolerance for seeing people impaled on sharp points--be alerted.
BUSINESS
March 10, 1993 | TED JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Excalibur Holding Corp., owner of a racetrack and video lottery complex in West Virginia, said Tuesday that it plans a new venture to develop a riverboat gambling facility in Tunica, Miss. The Irvine-based company would own 80% of a riverboat operation that would include 600 slot machines and 25 gaming tables. Regal Casinos Inc., an Englewood, Colo., company that has a 10-year lease on a mooring site in Tunica, would own 20% of the operation.
SPORTS
December 20, 2001 | Valerie Gutierrez
Most of the top teams in the Southland will be participating in the Excalibur tournament at Santa Ana Foothill High next week, but not The Times' top-ranked team, Mission Viejo Capistrano Valley. Coach Jack Peterson thought it was understood by the tournament's coordinator that, as a former champion, Capistrano Valley would return.
NEWS
March 13, 2001
It took him four years, but Dodge finally got his ring. After a dismal Excalibur tournament and the loss of the Sea View League title, Dodge was able to rally the troops and run to the Division I title in impressive style, outscoring opponents 20-1. Dodge was able to hold the team together despite several injuries to key players and finish with a 23-3-2 record.
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