February 1, 2014 |
The ninth and final game of the Nike Extravaganza didn't get started until 10:13 p.m. on Saturday. But it was worth the wait to see All-American Stanley Johnson, who scored 27 points and helped Mater Dei improve to 23-0 with a 69-57 victory over Chicago Whitney Young. Rex Pflueger added 16 points. The Monarchs, after holding a four-point halftime lead, pulled away in the third quarter. Miles Reynolds scored 21 points for Whitney Young (15-5) and Jahlil Okafor finished with 17 points.
July 23, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino's fake beach and wave pool were the site of the June 30 opening-night party for "Michael Jackson One," the latest Cirque du Soleil creation, designed as an evocation of the music and spirit of the late King of Pop. Cirque is famous for its extravagant parties, which typically go on for hours. But on this occasion, news filtered in that there had been a serious accident just up the Strip at the MGM Grand, at "Ka," one of Cirque's most massive and artful creations.
January 31, 2013 |
With one week left in the high school basketball regular season, the Nike Extravaganza tournament at Santa Ana Mater Dei on Friday and Saturday could affect Southern Section and City Section playoff seedings. The tournament's most highly anticipated games will be played Saturday. Long Beach Poly, ranked No. 3 by The Times, faces No. 6 Bellflower St. John Bosco at 6 p.m., followed by No. 4 Etiwanda against No. 7 Los Angeles Loyola at 7:30 p.m. and No. 2 Mater Dei facing No. 12 Westchester at 9 p.m. On Friday, Mater Dei's girls' team, ranked No. 1 in Southern Section 1AA, will play Westlake Village Oaks Christian at 9 p.m. General admission tickets are $12. The schedule: Friday: Rialto vs. Orange Lutheran (girls)
November 5, 2012 |
MADISON, Wis. - The chanting of "four more years!" echoed through the streets before dawn, the cold air carrying the sound across downtown blocks. It was a cry for morale, for warmth, for the TV crews already doing stand-ups - for the last time for this president. That is how it started, the final day of what President Obama always says is his final campaign, at a Monday morning rally aimed at firing up fans before voting starts. It was due to end in the dark some 18 hours later, at a quieter tarmac back in his hometown of Chicago.
October 22, 2012 |
The Los Angeles Master Chorale whooped it up Sunday night. Wouldn't you if someone just gave you a cool million dollars, as have board chairman David Gindler and his wife, Kiki? Wouldn't you want to shout out what far too few arts organizations can boast these financially dark days? In her introduction to the new season in the program booklet, Master Chorale President and Chief Executive Terry Knowles writes that the chorus stands "on the brink of a very bright future. " And wouldn't you also feel the urge to let off a little choral steam, having just sung your soul out to produce a spiritually indispensable new recording of music by Henryk Górecki, the wrenching yet sonically irradiating Polish composer?
October 17, 2012 |
The sixth annual Gathering of the Community Gardens is Saturday at Ocean View Farms in Mar Vista, with live music, children's activities, a free lunch, tours of the garden's six acres of plots and informal workshops on seed saving, bio-intensive gardening and composting. Guests also will get a chance to see the renowned (and we do mean renowned) composting facility at the 35-year-old community garden. Ocean View Farms has what is easily the largest and most productive composting installation at any community garden in Southern California.