January 14, 1994 |
Hair of the dog that bit hip-hop fans? Nope. "House Party 3" (citywide) is as much hangover as holdover, a relatively spiritless sequel that puts the law of diminishing returns to the groggy proof again. The great fun that was the first one is as forgotten as a blackout by now. Kid 'N Play (Christopher Reid and Christopher Martin) are back and now living in L.A., apparently retired from their own rap careers and running a management company so fledgling they resort to slight scams for cash flow.
October 29, 1991 |
The hip-hop comedy "House Party 2" took first place in its first weekend. But the new John Hughes entry, "Curly Sue," did soft business in its debut on considerably more screens. Business was off 18% for "Other People's Money," which fell to third after one week at the top, while "The Fisher King" slipped 27%, barely reaching a disappointing $30 million after five weeks in release.
January 10, 1991 |
Kids today are more likely than in the past to have their own cars and parentless houses on weekends, said Deputy Ron Austin, whose beat is youth in the San Dieguito area. The result is often the house party--a large gathering of teen-agers at a house with kegs of beer and no adult supervision. Sometimes the parties are for-profit events organized by students who go so far as to post flyers about them. The admission price is typically $4 to $5.
February 1, 1988 |
It was one small step for aviation, one giant stride for charity. "Although I must say this flight is a little more comfortable than that flight," smiled Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, now a director of United Airlines. He is shirt-sleeved and sipping a Chateau Lalande-Borie in the controlled climate of a first-class cabin aboard one of his company's 747s west of the Azores and pointing at Lisbon. "Also, the service on Apollo 11 was pretty ratty."
July 3, 1990 |
About 100 major supporters of the Providence Speech and Hearing Center gathered in the back yard of Margaret and Carl Karcher's Anaheim home on Saturday for a sultry afternoon of socializing and spending. Donations made at the garden party totaled $83,000, which will be used to underwrite Providence's annual benefit dinner in October.
October 11, 1994 |
Strictly speaking, the party that Sharon and Dan Beauchamp threw in their sunny back yard in La Crescenta this weekend was a political event: a "house party" to rally support for Gov. Pete Wilson. But to hear some of the guests talk, you'd have thought politics was a dirty word. One guest, a retired Glendale engineer, expressed his distaste for state Treasurer Kathleen Brown, Wilson's Democratic rival, by noting that "she comes from a political family."
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August 17, 2009 |
Five people were shot and wounded by a lone gunman early Sunday at a house party in Inglewood, authorities said. About 70 people were attending the party in the 3100 block of West 113th Street near Crenshaw Boulevard when someone opened fire about 12:45 a.m., said Inglewood police Sgt. George Sanford. A man was in critical condition. Four women were also hit. The suspect is believed to be a black male in his 20s, Sanford said. -- Corina Knoll
October 10, 1996 |
Radio station KKBT-FM (92.3), better known as the Beat, is involved in a heated dispute with Compton Mayor Omar Bradley and community groups over a recurring skit on the station's popular morning show. The point of contention: "Little Crackhead," a sketch that airs during "John London and the House Party." Bradley aired his grievance at a recent public community forum: "I said if John London was raising a crack baby, he wouldn't find that very funny," Bradley said Wednesday.