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February 25, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
It's called "Sacrilege," but the new single from Yeah Yeah Yeahs feels full of the spirit. The first taste from a new album due in April, "Sacrilege" starts out as a lean, indie-rock jam, with singer Karen O cooing about "falling for a guy" and "feathers in our bed" over a restrained groove by guitarist Nick Zinner and Brian Chase. Before long, however, a full-blown gospel choir joins in, pushing "Sacrilege" outward (and upward) to much larger dimensions. "And I plead / And I pray," Karen O and the guest vocalists sing, and you can practically envision the crew holding forth at some too-cool tent revival.
December 27, 1987
A San Diego man died Friday night at Sharp Memorial Hospital of head and internal injuries suffered when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle, the county coroner said Saturday. James Kelly Murphy, 21, of the 2300 block of Manzana Way, was northbound Thursday night on 70th Street in La Mesa when he collided with a vehicle making a left turn onto Stanford Avenue from a southbound lane of 70th Street, Lt. John Oleksow of the La Mesa Police Department said.
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.
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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