August 5, 2007 |
When you set out to update old serials, as Sci-Fi has done with its amiable new "Flash Gordon" series, you have the advantage, in a way, of a bar set low: Models hung from wires to represent spaceships, a suit of painted cardboard to say "robot," wooden acting -- these are the pillars of your tradition.
December 13, 2001 |
* Three new Universal Amphitheatre shows on sale Sunday: Bryan Adams on Jan. 12; Chuck Berry and Little Richard on Jan. 26; and Willie Nelson on Feb. 9.... Star DJs Sasha, Paul Van Dyk and Derrick Carter top the bill at the Giant party on New Year's Eve at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Gardens. Tickets on sale now.... Aaron Carter, brother of Backstreet Boy Nick, will be joined by Dreamstreet and Lindsay Pagano at the Arrowhead Pond on Feb. 24. Tickets on sale Sunday....
July 11, 1990 |
The choice of a white actor for the lead in the play "Miss Saigon" has angered Asian-Americans who say the Broadway role should go to an Asian. "It's ridiculous to have a Caucasian actor with taped eyelids play an Asian," Tony Award winner B. D. Wong told the Daily News for a story published today. Jonathan Pryce, the actor chosen for the role of a Eurasian pimp, also did the role in London, and received rave reviews and an Olivier Award for his performance.
April 20, 1995 |
Goose Gossage, whose Fu Manchu mustache and 95-m.p.h. fastball intimidated hitters in the 1970s, has called it a career, after 22 years. Gossage, 43, was a setup man for the Seattle Mariners last season. He was released in October but said the team assured him he would have a job when striking players returned but has not invited him back. "If there's no job out there for me, I can't play," he told the Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph. "Everybody in baseball faces it sooner or later.
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April 25, 1997 |
Art teacher Bruce Kanegai received the greatest compliment from one of his students not too long ago. She said he taught her mother 20 years ago at Simi Valley High School, and she considers him the best teacher she ever had. "That's what it's all about," Kanegai said. Perhaps the second-greatest compliment came this week when Amgen Inc. named Kanegai one of five recipients of its annual Amgen Award for Teacher Excellence. The prize comes with a $10,000 prize.
November 28, 1997 |
Bertolt Brecht could not have predicted how disturbing his "Jungle of Cities," or "Im Dickicht der Stadte," would be in these PC times. Far worse is that director Frederique Michel does nothing to mitigate the Fu Manchu stereotypes in this City Garage production. Set in Chicago's Chinatown in 1912, the play pits the scheming Chinese lumber dealer, Shlink (Richard Grove), against the rural born and raised George Garga (Justin Davanzo).
April 1, 2007 |
DO not be fooled into heading for the bathroom or concession stand during the "intermission" that breaks up the double-billed features that make up "Grindhouse" -- "Planet Terror" and "Death Proof."