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April 16, 2013 |
George Beverly Shea, a gospel singer and songwriter who was a featured part of the Billy Graham crusades for more than 50 years, died Tuesday. He was 104. Shea, who received a lifetime achievement award at the 2011 Grammy Awards, died in Asheville, N.C., after a brief illness, spokesman Brent Rinehart of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Assn. told the Associated Press. "Bev" Shea became the soloist for the Billy Graham Evangelical Team in 1947, traveling the world with the famous preacher as part of his ongoing crusade.
March 15, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - An influential Republican senator involved in drafting a bipartisan immigration bill wants to lower the number of family members of U.S. citizens allowed to immigrate each year and instead increase the number of highly skilled workers. Democrats in the group have not agreed to the approach, but Democratic Senate aides concede that it could be part of the give and take of a deal. The proposal would eliminate the current preference for admitting siblings and adult children of U.S. citizens, but leave in place the preference for spouses and minor children.
March 15, 2013 |
Graham Elliot pops up at Son of a Gun: Graham Elliot of Graham Elliot restaurant in Chicago will be coming to the West Coast to guest chef at Son of A Gun on April 8 and 9. Chef Elliot, along with Graham Elliot restaurant sous chef John Slack and sommelier Jamie Kluz, will prepare a five course tasting menu priced at $100 per person with wine pairings available for an additional $40. Call (323) 782-9033 for reservations and menu details. 8370 W. 3rd St., L.A., (323) 782-9033, www.sonofagunrestaurant.com . This Is Not a Pop-Up: Barbara Brass of Wolfgang Puck Catering will be cooking through Sunday at This Is Not a Pop-Up.
March 12, 2013 |
Jeff Banister has worn a baseball uniform to work for more than a quarter-century, first as a minor league player and instructor and for the last four seasons in the big leagues as a bench coach with the Pittsburgh Pirates. But if you blinked at the wrong time, you missed his entire major league playing career: one at-bat 22 summers ago on a warm, cloudy evening in Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium. It ended with an infield single, the baseball now sitting on a shelf in his 10-year-old son's bedroom.
March 7, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The political fallout from Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster has begun as fellow Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham switched Thursday to support John Brennan as CIA director, saying the vote has become a “referendum” on the drone program. Graham's changed position comes after Paul, the Kentucky tea party favorite, became an overnight political sensation for holding the Senate floor nearly 13 hours as he pressed the Obama administration for assurances Americans would not be targeted on U.S. soil by unmanned military-style aircraft.
February 26, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- President Obama will meet Tuesday with two of the Republicans leading Senate efforts to craft comprehensive immigration legislation. The invitation that will bring Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina to the White House comes a week after the president reached out to Republicans in the "Gang of 8" -- four senators from each party who announced a shared set of principles for an immigration overhaul last month. Two other Republicans who are part of the immigration talks, Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, are not expected to attend.
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February 17, 2013 |
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has ruled against a midlevel manager who had sued former L.A. schools Supt. Ramon Cortines, alleging sexual harassment. Judge William F. Fahey ruled that real estate manager Scot Graham failed to file his claim within the six-month time limit allowed in such cases, said Sean Rossall, a spokesman for the L.A. Unified School District. The ruling is dated last Wednesday but was issued late Friday, according to the district. The judge did not rule on the merits of the allegations.
February 10, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - A key Republican senator, still not satisfied with White House answers on the attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya, said Sunday that he would try to delay Senate confirmation of President Obama's nominees for Defense secretary and CIA director. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on CBS ' “Face the Nation” that he would seek to block votes on Chuck Hagel as defense secretary and John Brennan as CIA director until he gets a better explanation of what the president himself was doing during the attack in September on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, which killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
February 8, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 10 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY The Chris Matthews Show State of the Union address; defense cuts; drones: Joe Klein; David Ignatius; Elisabeth Bumiller; Gloria Borger (N) 5:30 a.m. KNBC Today Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N)
January 20, 2013 |
This review has been updated. The sound of two women singing in close harmony can give a special feeling of pleasure and even exhilaration. It is a sound not restricted to French art song, but the French especially cultivated it during the belle époque era, 1880 to World War I. This was the era lovingly mined by soprano Renée Fleming and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in a joint recital Saturday at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The quintessential example would be the "Duo des fleurs" from Delibes' "Lakmé," appropriated as an ad by British Airways for its sense of classy uplift.