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May 23, 1988 | LEWIS SEGAL
Although his fanciful modern-dance abstractions demand a high degree of technical sophistication from his company, Alwin Nikolais has never exactly been known for choreographing celebrations of prowess. Never say never. Nikolais' "Arc en Ciel" is the exception proving the rule: a dancer-as-gladiator showpiece that just may be the thinking person's "Canto Vital."
Allen Pitts, the former Cal State Fullerton standout twice cut by the Rams during training camp, set the Canadian Football League's single-season receiving record Sunday by catching seven passes in the Calgary Stampeders' 39-27 regular-season ending victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Calgary. Pitts finished with 118 catches, bettering by two the record set by Winnipeg's James Murphy in 1986.
May 15, 1997
Dana Hills' Brandon Fallon defeated Mission Viejo's Eric Bachelor, 6-4, 6-3, to win his second consecutive South Coast League title in the league boys' tennis finals Wednesday at the Laguna Niguel Racquet Club. Brian Kent placed third for second-ranked Dana Hills with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 victory. The doubles team of Scott Merryman and Michael Nguyen captured the doubles' championship, defeating Rob Hall and Chad Widtfeldt, 6-1, 6-2, for Capistrano Valley.
September 21, 1990 | From Associated Press
Multimillionaire developer Mark Raymond Vogel, who was arrested last week on a cocaine charge, plans to relinquish day-to-day fiscal control of Rosecroft Raceway, according to the track's general manager. James Murphy, who also is Rosecroft's president, said he will assume daily control of the track's finances. He spoke after a Thursday meeting between Maryland Racing Commission officials and Daniel Sandler, vice president and treasurer of Rosecroft.
December 20, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form: Daft Punk, "RAM" = Robotic French duo channel vibe of Studio 54, "Thriller" & Giorgio Moroder. Perfect clone for new android ears. #getlucky "Spring Breakers" soundtrack: Dubstep 'n inst. score capturing spirit of moment just as 'Singles,' '16 Candles' & 'Apocalypse Now' before. Earl Sweatshirt, "Doris": Odd Future rapper's work marked arrival of smart LA voice "in the midst of a tornado/Misfitted like Clark Gable.
September 9, 2013 | By August Brown
By now we've come to expect interactive Web videos from Arcade Fire, and the woozy user-controlled effects on the Vincent Morisset-directed  "Reflektor" don't disappoint. Go watch it at the band's new dedicated site , if you like.  What's new is that Arcade Fire made a straight-up disco single that Larry Levan might have dropped at Paradise Garage in a different era. (A limited-edition 12" single version of the track will also be available at Amoeba Records in Hollywood at 9 tonight.)
November 17, 1998
Question from Nov. 10: With Jesse "The Body / The Mind" Ventura waiting in the wings to be governor of Minnesota, what new middle names would you give other public figures? "How about Newt 'The Brute' Gingrich or Bill 'The Spill' Clinton? --LESLIE DOGOLDOGOL, Chino Hills "Ken 'Falling' Starr." --ZACHARY A. CHARLES, Burbank "Barbara 'The Joe' Boxer; Saddam 'The Snake' Hussein." --MERRY CLARK, Camarillo "With sincere apologies, Bob 'Double-O-Loser' Dornan."
May 17, 2003 | Natalie Nichols, Special to The Times
The Rapture is yet another young band making an interesting hybrid of minimal punk and electronic dance music, and the New Yorkers' angular, post-postmodern groove wowed the youthful hipsters who packed the El Rey Theatre on Thursday. The group's raw energy was fetching, but its music wasn't that distinctive, and the shrill vocals were definitely an acquired taste.
May 17, 2005 | Steve Appleford, Special to The Times
Dance music is a big category of endless possibility and too much imitation. So it was a welcome night of nonstop invention and excitement Sunday at the El Rey Theater as the combined forces of LCD Soundsystem and M.I.A. took dance music on divergent but complementary paths.
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