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October 13, 2010
POP MUSIC Jack Johnson The singer-songwriter returns to Santa Barbara ? the Hawaii native is a UCSB alumnus, class of '97 ? to play back-to-back shows of his breezy yet increasingly ambitious beach-folk. Johnson shares the bill Wednesday with G. Love & Special Sauce, whom the surfer often cites as one of his greatest influences, and ALO on Thursday. Santa Barbara Bowl , 1122 N. Milpas St., Santa Barbara. 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. $64. (805) 962-7411. www.sbbowl.
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March 5, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
The Kings went back to one of their favorite trading partners -- the Columbus Blue Jackets - and acquired flashy forward Marian Gaborik on Wednesday for forward Matt Frattin and some conditional draft picks. Columbus is keeping about 50% of Gaborik's salary. It was the biggest move for the surging Kings, who have won five straight games, on what has been a hectic trade-deadline day. They are obviously hoping the same circumstances are triggered after a deal with the Blue Jackets, the way it unfolded after they traded for Jeff Carter two years ago. That was the biggest and final piece of the Kings' Stanley Cup winning team in 2012.
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February 5, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Blue Jackets defenseman/ironman Jack Johnson was downplaying his recent impressive feat, having come within one second of logging 35 minutes of ice time against Detroit on Saturday. How tired did he feel the next day? “I felt great, actually. I've had nine months off,” Johnson said, smiling. “So there's no excuse not to be ready to go. That's why you train in the summer too. You train to be able to go through that. “To play 48 games in 99 days, your body has to be ready to do that.
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October 22, 2013 | By Randy Lewis, This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details.
For the first time, part of Neil Young's annual Bridge School benefit concert will be streamed live from the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif., on Oct. 26. This year's lineup includes Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, My Morning Jacket, Jack Johnson, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, Fun., Heart and Jenny Lewis.  Johnson and Arcade Fire are scheduled to perform only for Saturday's show....
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October 29, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
Former Kings defenseman Jack Johnson, who was dealt to the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Jeff Carter trade, has never been shy about standing up for what he believes. And he now believes players are getting a raw deal from owners in the labor dispute that has put the season on hold and most recently led the NHL to cancel games through Nov. 30. Johnson took to his website, www.jackjohnson3.com , to say that he wants to play and to blast owners for their proposals to pay less than the full value of players' contracts . He called that idea “appalling, unprofessional, and disgraceful.” He added, 'Where is the honor?
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January 23, 2010 | Helene Elliott
Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi said Friday his harsh evaluation of Jack Johnson's old flaws in an interview on the blog frozenroyalty.net was intended to lend perspective to the defenseman's progress, not to disparage Johnson or the University of Michigan. In the interview, conducted by Gann Matsuda and published as part of a series, Lombardi said Johnson "never had any coaching" at Michigan and was "awful as a hockey player" before he joined the Kings and refined his game enough to be chosen for the U.S. Olympic team at the Vancouver Games.
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February 16, 2006 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
JACK JOHNSON, the former surfing pro whose mellow hits are ready-made for beach bonfires, debuted at No. 1 Wednesday on the national album sales chart with the soundtrack to "Curious George," the children's film that opened Friday. "Sing-A-Longs & Lullabies From the Film 'Curious George' " features 13 tracks by Johnson, who also happens to be a new father. The CD has guest appearances by G Love, Ben Harper and Matt Costa.
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February 12, 2010 | By Helene Elliott
To march with Team USA on Friday in the opening ceremony, Kings defenseman Jack Johnson awoke at 5 a.m. on a day between games, jumped on a charter flight from LAX to Bellingham, Wash., and hired a car and driver for the 50-mile trip to Vancouver. Johnson wouldn't say what he paid to charter the six-seat plane for himself, his parents and his little brother. To him, the experience is priceless. "I had to take extreme measures to get here, but it was worth every bit of it," said Johnson, the lone NHL player in the procession.
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February 23, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman and Helene Elliott
One disgruntled forward and one desperate team. That perfect hockey storm resulted in the struggling Kings' acquiring center Jeff Carter from the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday in exchange for defenseman Jack Johnson and a first-round draft choice in 2012 or 2013. If the Kings do not make the playoffs this season, the pick slides to next year. The deal reunites the 27-year-old Carter, a former 46-goal scorer, with Mike Richards, his close friend and former teammate in Philadelphia.
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April 19, 2010 | By Helene Elliott
Terry Murray's decision to take Randy Jones out of the lineup and pair Peter Harrold with Jack Johnson worked out well for the Kings in Game 2, and the Kings' coach stuck with the new configuration for Game 3. That was fine with Johnson. "I enjoy playing with Peter a lot. He's a quick player. Skating is one of his strengths," Johnson said. "I always enjoy having a partner that skates well, and I think he handles the puck well. "He's very reliable. I always know where he's going to be and I trust him. In any partnership, trust is the biggest thing.
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October 15, 2013 | Staff and Wire Reports
The NHL levied a heavy penalty on Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta, hitting the repeat offender with a 10-game suspension for his illegal check to the head of Columbia Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson. He had an in-person hearing with the league Tuesday afternoon and has already served two games of the suspension. Brendan Shanahan, the NHL's chief disciplinarian, said in his video explanation that there would have been supplemental discipline assessed "no matter who delivered this hit. " But weighing heavily into the long suspension is the fact that Kaleta has been fined three times and suspended three other times in his career.
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October 15, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
The NHL levied a heavy penalty on Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta, hitting the repeat offender with a 10-game suspension for his illegal check to the head of Columbia Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson. He had an in-person hearing with the league Tuesday afternoon and has already served two games of the suspension The length matches the league's suspension handed out earlier to Toronto's David Clarkson, but that was for leaving the bench to start a fight. Brendan Shanahan, the NHL's chief disciplinarian, said in his video explanation that there would have been supplemental discipline assessed "no matter who delivered this hit. " But weighing heavily into the long suspension is the fact that Kaleta has been fined three times and suspended three other times in his career.
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October 6, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
“There's a lot we could talk about,” John Mayer told the crowd Saturday night at the Hollywood Bowl, but his plan, he added, was to keep the banter to a minimum. A semi-legendary source of off-the-cuff (and sometimes off-color) stage chat, Mayer was putting some distance between himself and the guy who set off a spasm of negative publicity in 2010 with comments he made about his famous ex-lovers and his taste for pornography, among other topics. The resulting backlash - along with a series of surgeries to remove a recurring growth on his vocal cords - led to an extended hiatus from the road, during which Mayer launched a kind of warm-and-fuzzy rebranding campaign.
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July 5, 2013 | By Carol Muske-Dukes
The Big Smoke Adrian Matejka Penguin: 128 pp., $18 paper Boxing may be a brutal blood sport, but its devotees range from ringside brawlers to ringside literary gentility such as Joyce Carol Oates. Boxing's history offers not only opportunities for poetry (Muhammad Ali's "Float like a butterfly/ sting like a bee") but also for a shocking chronicle of America's racism -- in and out of the ring. Adrian Matejka's new collection, "The Big Smoke," is a series of dramatis personae poems: swift uppercuts, fast hard-hitting insights.
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May 6, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
Stepping into the ring with Jack Johnson, otherwise known as the "Galveston Giant," was as much an invitation to conversation as a guarantee of a beating. He'd banter with his opponents, teasing them about their fate, before knocking them out when the chat began to bore him. "The Great White Hope," Howard Sackler's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama starring James Earl Jones and Jane Alexander, focused on the struggles Johnson faced after becoming the first African American heavyweight champion of the world.
SPORTS
April 20, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Tom Lasorda, legendary former Dodgers manager, always had quite the competitive streak, and it showed Thursday night when he dropped the ceremonial puck before the Kings played the Columbus Blue Jackets. Lasorda, as you can see in the video above, walked the carpet from the edge of the rink to center ice where Kings captain Dustin Brown and former King and Blue Jackets assistant captain Jack Johnson waited for him. The man who bleeds blue never made eye contact with Johnson, said a few words to Brown and then dropped the puck, which Brown collected.
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February 14, 2010 | By Kevin Baxter
Kings defenseman Jack Johnson returned to Los Angeles about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, his whirlwind trip to Vancouver for the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics leaving him both exhausted and inspired. "It was a great experience. Probably the coolest thing I've ever done," said Johnson, the first American NHL player to take part in the opening ceremony in Winter Olympics history. "It was worth every minute of it to get there. It was everything I thought it would be. And more."
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October 14, 2002 | Steve Appleford, Special to The Times
Jack Johnson isn't afraid of hero worship, especially when it comes to his own heroes. So his sold-out concert at the Greek Theatre on Friday was often less about himself than a celebration of the musicians who have influenced his disarming folk-based rock. There were songs by Bob Marley, Taj Mahal and Jimmy Buffett and onstage appearances by contemporary heroes Ben Harper and G. Love & Special Sauce, joining Johnson for songs that were quietly emotional and rich with personality.
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February 5, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Blue Jackets defenseman/ironman Jack Johnson was downplaying his recent impressive feat, having come within one second of logging 35 minutes of ice time against Detroit on Saturday. How tired did he feel the next day? “I felt great, actually. I've had nine months off,” Johnson said, smiling. “So there's no excuse not to be ready to go. That's why you train in the summer too. You train to be able to go through that. “To play 48 games in 99 days, your body has to be ready to do that.
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January 8, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
As was often the case, television personality Huell Howser captured the Coachella scene perfectly. Howser, who died Sunday at age 67 , traveled throughout Southern California during a career highlighting its myriad cultural offerings. As such, he journeyed to Indio, Calif., with typically boundless curiosity for a segment on KCET-TV in 2008 on the annual festival. Howser's take comes near the end of the feature: "It's just a beautiful, beautiful feeling here. Everybody is mellow and kind of chilling out here waiting for the particular group that they're here to listen to. It's all good.
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