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ENTERTAINMENT
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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ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2012 | By Mark Olsen
Rick Alverson's "The Comedy" is part of a recent spate of indie films that might be loosely referred to as the Cinema of Annoyance, movies that often dare audiences to continue to watch as increasingly uncomfortable situations unfold. Opening on the drunken high jinks of a group of Brooklyn friends, the film focuses on the character of Swanson, who seems a tad too old for his layabout lifestyle. Projecting an obnoxious exterior, Tim Heidecker gives a self-lacerating edge to Swanson's passive-aggressive contrarianism.
ENTERTAINMENT
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."
SPORTS
November 4, 1991 | STEVEN HERBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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