February 13, 2005
KENNETH TURAN'S homage to movie viewing in Paris ["Paris, With Popcorn," Jan. 30] brought back memories of my first trip to this cine-paradise. Within hours of arriving, I was being driven on the back of my host's moped (in a scene straight out of "Diva") as we rushed to catch the Paris debut of the much underrated "Jennifer 8." A few days later, I emerged from a screening of "If ... " in a small rep cinema by the Sorbonne, filled with revolutionary vigor and ready for my return to England.
July 1, 2000
A standing ovation to Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez for writing Calendar's first intelligent article about rock and rap music in recent memory ("Is Music Issuing a Call to Violence?," June 26). Finally someone has acknowledged that vile, abusive, sexually assaultive lyrics might contribute to similar behavior after reverberating day after day within vacant young male skulls. This article should be reprinted whenever Robert Hilburn or one of The Times' other junior high school students pays homage to "artists" such as Eminem who loudly and profitably defecate in public.
April 22, 2010 |
"People used to say nobody can sing my songs but me — they're too personal," Joni Mitchell explained last week during a rare interview. Apparently, nobody told John Kelly not to try adapting her songs. The renowned Obie Award-winning actor and performance artist has been belting out Mitchell's songs for more than 20 years. This weekend, the New York-based Kelly concludes the L.A. run of his acclaimed solo tribute to the iconic, iconoclastic singer-songwriter, "Paved Paradise: The Art of Joni Mitchell," at Renberg Theatre.
May 22, 1999 |
The call came on the eve of his Los Angeles concert, just as he was leaving his home in Mexico. We have your son. Follow our instructions. Don't make trouble. It was a year ago, and Vicente Fernandez was about to headline four sold-out shows at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena, his annual Memorial Day pilgrimage to the Eastside suburbs of L.A. Now this voice, saying his 33-year-old son, his namesake, was being held for a ransom of millions.
November 1, 2003 |
Italian singer Andrea Bocelli was among hundreds of mourners paying homage Friday to tenor Franco Corelli, one of the top opera stars of the 20th century, at his funeral in a Milan church. Corelli, whose career took him from La Scala to New York's Metropolitan Opera and other major stages, died Wednesday in a Milan hospital at age 82. He was hospitalized in August for what was believed to be a stroke.
HOME & GARDEN
February 28, 2009 |
FINDS Textile homage To launch a collection of his luxury textiles by manufacturer Jim Thompson, designer Hutton Wilkinson opened the doors last week to Dawnridge -- his Beverly Hills residence that he purchased and preserved as a living museum to the extravagant vision of legendary Hollywood decorator Tony Duquette (1914-99).
January 30, 2001 |
His grandfather was a forced laborer in Japan's coal mines, but college student Lee Soo Hyun came from South Korea to Tokyo voluntarily to study Japanese and build bridges between the two countries. Over the weekend, the 26-year-old Lee died a hero to both nations. He and another good Samaritan, a Japanese photographer, were hit by a train Friday night as they tried to rescue an apparently drunk man who had fallen onto the tracks.
October 4, 1992
A travel tip: On a recent cruise to Alaska, we were offered optional city/area tours in each of the three cities we were to visit. Each tour was about $29. We decided not to purchase those tours and to visit the cities by ourselves. However, after arriving in each city, we found that independent tour companies were there to greet the ship. Those independent tour guides offered the same tour at $10-$12.50 per person. We took them up on this bargain and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. MARSHALL FOX Santa Barbara
February 9, 1997 |
Bob Osborne, the "Oz-man," as some of his students called him, was the sort of person you were glad to find peering at you across a dinner table because he loved so many things and spoke so well about them. But of all his passions, it was the sand of Southern California's beaches that he loved best. As would befit a sedimentologist and chairman of USC's department of geology, Oz knew everything there was to know about sand.