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May 14, 2006
THOUGH I seriously commend neophytes' use of any means necessary to get "into" jazz, Don Heckman's review of "Tom Piazza's Understanding Jazz: Ways to Listen," ["Snapshots of a Great Era's Road Trip," April 30] reminded me of my trumpet-playing friend Don Rader's response to a nonmusical brother-in-law's question, "What is jazz?" The reply: "If ya gotta ask ... " MARY MARGARET MCGUIRE Palmdale
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2014 | By Gale Holland
It was billed as a guided tour for downtown residents, church and business groups and elected officials to see skid row for themselves. As the group headed out on foot from L.A.'s Midnight Mission, it was confronted by demonstrators whistling, drumming and chanting: "You're not welcome here!" and "You're the problem!" That was in June 2011. A year later, Deborah Burton, a community organizer who was once homeless, was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery on two tour leaders.
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WORLD
November 24, 2010 | By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
She has a bullet in her face, another in her leg and every reason not to trust humans. But when Johannesburg Zoo rhino keeper Alice Masombuka calls her name, the wild black rhino flutters her ears delicately and stands alert, gazing in the direction of the voice. "Hey Phila, Phila! Hey big girl, good girlie. Phila!" says Masombuka, leaning against the fence, her singsong voice floating irresistibly in Johannesburg's damp spring air. Phila takes a few steps, hesitates, stops, changes her mind, takes a few more steps and halts again fearfully.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2014 | By Kate Mather
A Mexican national was convicted of second-degree murder Wednesday in the death of a veteran Coast Guardsman thrown overboard when a panga boat rammed the U.S. vessel. Chief Petty Officer Terrell Horne III's 2012 death made him the first Coast Guardsman murdered in the line of duty since 1927, officials said. Horne, who spent 14 years with the Coast Guard, was posthumously promoted to the rank of senior chief petty officer. Horne's widow, Rachel, was pregnant with Horne's third son at the time of his death.
SPORTS
August 8, 1992
Get out your atlas and look up Angola and the Horn of Africa (Morning Briefing, July 31). Then tell Philadelphia sportswriter Bill Conlin to do the same. According to my calculations, the distance between Luanda, Angola, and Mogadishu, Somalia, (2,340 miles) is about the same as the distance between Los Angeles and Philadelphia (2,385 miles). Placing Angola in the Horn of Africa is like putting California on the East Coast. JIM TUTTLE Long Beach
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2008
THANK you for the terrific story on Bob Watt ["It's His Horn of Plenty," Jan. 20] and his plans to carry on after his career with the L.A. Phil, and the photos by Ringo H.W. Chiu were wonderful. But what did that example, concerning Mr. Watt playing an outdoor concert in a Helsinki, Finland park, have to do with anything? That someone came up to him dribbling a basketball doesn't seem out of line. What about the people who dared to approach him with picnic baskets or hula hoops or even kites?
ENTERTAINMENT
November 27, 2011 | By Nick Owchar, Los Angeles Times
One Thanksgiving lesson most school kids probably don't receive has to do with the horn of plenty adorning festive paintings. For me it always seemed like a weird choice for carrying harvested food - what about a simple, flat-bottomed basket? But I didn't know that the horn was special. In classical myth, the horn is a symbol for several food- and wealth-related gods because, one story goes, Zeus played too roughly with a goat and broke its horn. To make amends, he promised to fill that broken horn with whatever food the animal desired.
NATIONAL
September 6, 2003 | From Associated Press
A driver who was manhandled by a police officer after honking her horn at a car in front of her was awarded more than $200,000 by a jury Friday. The jury decided Officer Louis Ferraro used excessive force in his 1997 arrest of Kim Lee, who said the officer handcuffed her and slammed her head on the trunk after she honked at a car stopped at a green light on a busy Miami street. Charges against Lee were later dropped.
OPINION
May 25, 2002
"Versed in Traffic Control" (May 18), on haiku and horn-sounding in Brooklyn, reminded me of many annoying honkings I've experienced. In the late 1950s I lived in New York City, and one of my vivid memories is of honking. At a traffic signal, as soon as the light turned green, cars behind the first one started to honk. I was amazed when I returned to California and found that a driver was given several seconds before a polite beep was heard. In travels to India I was always annoyed by horn-honking.
WORLD
November 24, 2010 | By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times
She has a bullet in her face, another in her leg and every reason not to trust humans. But when Johannesburg Zoo rhino keeper Alice Masombuka calls her name, the wild black rhino flutters her ears delicately and stands alert, gazing in the direction of the voice. "Hey Phila, Phila! Hey big girl, good girlie. Phila!" says Masombuka, leaning against the fence, her singsong voice floating irresistibly in Johannesburg's damp spring air. Phila takes a few steps, hesitates, stops, changes her mind, takes a few more steps and halts again fearfully.
BUSINESS
January 13, 2014 | David Lazarus
I almost feel sorry for telemarketers. Almost. Last week, I solicited advice from readers about the best ways to get telemarketers to stop bugging you, especially robocallers like "Rachel from cardholder services," which the former head of the Federal Trade Commission branded "public enemy No. 1. " Judging from the avalanche of responses I received, I can say with confidence that many of you are not only fed up with these pests, you're more...
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
“Horns,” starring Daniel Radcliffe and directed by Alexandre Aja, has been picked up for distribution by Dimension and Radius-TWC, with plans for a 2014 theatrical release. The supernatural thriller premiered last month at the Toronto International Film Festival, where Radcliffe also appeared in the romantic comedy “The F Word” and as the young poet Allen Ginsberg in “Kill Your Darlings.” The 24-year-old actor seems to be in the midst of fully launching himself into the next phase of his career after his run in the “Harry Potter” franchise.
SPORTS
September 22, 2013 | Kevin Baxter
The baseball season isn't over yet, but the fall television season has already begun with the networks rolling out a new lineup of shows. So in an effort to boost our ratings, Times staff writer Kevin Baxter takes a TV-themed look at the hits, misses and flops among MLB's 30 teams. (Statistics through Friday's game. Last week's rankings in parentheses.) *--* *--* *--* SOMEBODY'S GONNA WIN AN EMMY 1. BOSTON "Pawn Stars" Team turns discarded items (Victorino et al.) into gold (1)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2013 | By Chris Barton
Fred Katz, a musician, composer and educator who helped introduce the cello to jazz, died Sept. 7 in Santa Monica from complications of kidney failure and liver cancer. He was 94. His death was confirmed by his son, Hyman Katz. A child prodigy on piano and cello, Katz studied under Pablo Casals and performed with the National Symphony in Washington. He also backed Lena Horne and Tony Bennett on piano before bridging the gap between classical training and improvisation in the vibrant L.A. jazz scene of the '50s as part of the Chico Hamilton Quintet.
BUSINESS
August 30, 2013
How well do you know Los Angeles County's favorite fair? You may know it's one of the largest county fairs in the nation. But what is the largest food at the fair?  The new attractions? What year did it all begin? An average of 1.5 million people visit each year, roaming the rides and stalls on 487 acres at the Fairplex in Pomona. This year's fair is from Aug. 30 to Sept. 29. But before you go, see how much you know: 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OPINION
August 29, 2013 | Meghan Daum
Before the Earth stopped turning so that everyone could halt their lives and watch the confused, gyrating choreo-ethnography that was Miley Cyrus' appearance at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, you might have stumbled upon a viral video of a very different nature. It's a clip from Aug. 23's Hollywood Bowl performance by Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth. The tiny belter, best known for her role as Glinda in "Wicked," was accompanied by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. But the show was stolen by an unassuming voice teacher from Riverside.
WORLD
June 24, 2011 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
In a small, dark room in this city of narrow alleys and workshops the size of shoeboxes, five men in their 70s fashion combs out of water buffalo horn with hand saws for $2 a day. "It's very hard work," said Abdul Bashir, 70. "But I've got to eat. " Members of this predominantly Muslim community of 50,000 have hacked, chipped, cut, molded and polished animal bones and horns into baubles or beads for generations. But the ornaments worn on the supple wrists and suntanned necks of far-off fashionistas carry a high price for these craftsmen, who must live with airborne clouds of bone dust that sticks to their eyes, hair and lungs.
NEWS
April 10, 1985 | Associated Press
The four one-horned creatures being billed by a circus as unicorns are actually goats, a federal veterinarian declared today, but he said he personally had no objections to calling them unicorns. By whatever name, they are being well treated by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, said Dr. Gerald Toms, the state's chief veterinarian with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
More of Sarah Horn's dreams are coming true - and fast. The Riverside voice teacher told Culture Monster  on Tuesday that she not-no-secretly yearned to reappear at the Hollywood Bowl as an invited performer. Just days earlier Horn shot to Internet stardom after an impromptu duet of the "Wicked" tune "For Good" onstage at the Bowl with her idol, Kristin Chenoweth, went viral on You Tube with more than 2 million hits. Horn moves fast: Done. TIMELINE: Summer's must see concerts The Hollywood Bowl announced Wednesday that it has asked Horn back to its stage -- this time to guest judge its Abba-Cappella competition the evening of Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
How has Sarah Horn's life changed since she was randomly plucked from the audience at the Hollywood Bowl last Friday and brought onstage to sing an impromptu duet with her idol, Kristin Chenoweth?  For one, type “Sarah” into YouTube's search box and the (until recently) completely unknown vocal instructor from Riverside is the second name, Web-wide, that pops up (after Sarah McLachlan, before Sarah Silverman!). The now-viral video of Horn and Chenoweth performing the song “For Good” from the musical “Wicked” has racked up more than 2 million views on YouTube so far. TIMELINE: Summer's must see concerts Onstage at the Bowl, Horn more than held her own beside Chenoweth, belting out the song with stage presence, vocal depth and polish.
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