August 24, 1987 |
Bob Dylan's book, "Tarantula," has been described by one of his biographers, Robert Shelton, as "an enigma wrapped in a question mark. Some of it is automatic writing, most of it is musical and all of it offers more when read aloud." How would it play on stage? Darrell Larson has been working for years on a multimedia version of "Tarantula," and it has finally opened at the Powerhouse in Santa Monica.
January 21, 2003 |
"Rhapsody in Jazz" was the title of Lalo Schifrin's concert presentation on Sunday at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. A better title might have been "Jazz Lite Meets the Film Composer." Schifrin's credits as the composer of film underscores are extensive -- including "Cool Hand Luke" (1967) and "Bullitt" (1968) -- and his theme music for "Mission Impossible" (1966-90) is a television classic.
February 23, 1996 |
Playwright James Morrison is nothing if not ambitious. Morrison's original drama "Idle Wheels" at the Road Theatre Company is a far-reaching meditation on family dysfunction, the ravages of alcoholism and the dangers of isolation, both the emotional and geographical varieties. Sadly, Morrison's reach ultimately exceeds his grasp, largely because Morrison nullifies his offbeat sense of humor with unnecessary histrionics.
June 25, 2010
The Early Show Remembering Michael Jackson; James Morrison performs. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Kevin James; Maxwell performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA 5 Morning News at 7 Bradley Cooper; Haley Hasselhoff. (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Alicia Keys performs. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Regis and Kelly Guest co-host Bernadette Peters; Cameron Diaz; Orianthi performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Jeremy Piven. (N) 10 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Reba McEntire.
July 20, 2000 |
"False Bravado," the title of James Morrison's play, refers both to whatis required of a troubled teenager seeking to join a motorcycle gang, the Bravados, and to its members who fail to uphold their creed. This Blue Sphere Alliance production at the Lex has some decent performances, but none save Morrison's script, which attempts to address too many issues. Morrison illustrates the opposing views of the Vietnam War using the microcosm of a 1970s Northern California small-town motorcycle gang.
December 12, 1985
Lockheed Chairman Roy A. Anderson has been elected 1986 chairman of the 2,800-member Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. He replaces David E. Anderson, president of General Telephone, whose term is ending. Thomas P. Kemp, president of Beatrice Cos.' grocery group, was elected first vice president, while Charles D. Million, chairman and chief executive of Avery International, was elected second vice president. The chamber elected several new directors. They are: J.
July 26, 1998
MOVIES "Airplane!" and "Naked Gun's" David Zucker takes aim at the world of professional sports in his latest satire, "BASEketball," which features Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of the animated "South Park" series, and has cameos by sports and film notables. It opens Friday in general release.
January 1, 1990 |
California's image as a pacesetter held up fairly well in the 1980s in the world of business and economics. Californians were a force for dramatic change. Some achieved change on a grand scale--inspiring a revolution in economic policy or transforming corporate finance. Some of the change may seem minor, but it altered our daily routines and our life styles.
April 21, 1988 |
Though it was cold and blustery outside, on the bandstand at Catalina Bar & Grill Tuesday everything was piping hot as the Australian Jazz Orchestra, a 12-piece all-star aggregation from Down Under, roared through a six-tune opening set of modern mainstream jazz that was always exciting and occasionally electrifying.