April 4, 2013 |
L.A. singer and pop music preservationist Janet Klein will celebrate her 100th performance of a nine-year-and-running residency in Hollywood with a show April 4 that highlights vintage popular songs from the 1920s and 1930s. Klein and her band, the Parlor Boys, have been setting up at the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood since 2004, serving up the music of the classic era of Tin Pan Alley songwriters such as George M. Cohan, George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter and many other less well-known musicians in period-appropriate arrangements.
March 4, 2013 |
The budget battle in Washington that is forcing cuts to federal budgets has already resulted in delays and long lines at some of the nation's largest airports, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday. At a breakfast meeting with the news organization Politico, Napolitano said her agency is cutting overtime pay and sending out furlough notices to customs officers and airport security screeners. As a result, she said lines have already increased 150% to 200% at airports, including Los Angeles International Airport and Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
February 25, 2013 |
Janet Jackson is married to Wissam Al Mana, and we're pretty sure our invite got lost in the mail - because the ceremony happened last year. "The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true," the couple said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight. "Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony. " Last year like in December, or last year like a whole year ago? Alas, no more details were forthcoming from the 46-year-old singer and her über-wealthy Qatari husband, 37. Us Weekly reported at the end of December that the couple was engaged, suggesting plans for a lavish spring wedding.
December 6, 2012 |
Singer-instrumentalist-bandleader Janet Klein is one of the veterans among a slew of Southland musicians who are riding a wave of interest in music rooted in earlier styles. Many members of this community, often called “throwback bands,” are tapping jazz, folk, blues and country traditions from the 1920s and '30s. Odd thing is, most are in their 20s and 30s and have been exploring vintage styles for just a few years. I interviewed many of them for a feature in Sunday's Arts & Books section.
November 13, 2012 |
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's top expert on anti-terrorism technology has privately advised her to spike a long-planned, multibillion-dollar upgrade of BioWatch, the nation's troubled system for detecting a biological attack. Dr. Tara O'Toole, the department's undersecretary for science and technology, doubts that the so-called Generation 3 version of BioWatch could be relied on to detect anthrax, smallpox, plague or other deadly germs in the event of a biological attack, scientists familiar with the matter said.
September 27, 2012 |
As schematic and derivative as it is, as invested in piling on the feel-good moments past the point even of suspended disbelief, there is something quite likable about "Made in Jersey," a light new legal drama - "dramette," if you will - that premieres Friday on CBS. Created by Dana Calvo (a former writer on "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" and a former reporter for this paper), it stars Janet Montgomery as Martina Garretti, a scrappy, street-smart, New Jersey-bred attorney making her way in a high-powered Manhattan law firm.
September 9, 2012 |
Dylan's Candy Bar, a New York sweets-selling institution, celebrated its Los Angeles expansion on Saturday with a celebrity opening at shopping destination the Original Farmers Market. Janet Jackson, Marcia Cross, Blair Underwood, Mario Lopez and other family-friendly stars packed the colorful space and cheered on its proprietor, Ralph Lauren's stylish and, clearly, candy-loving daughter Dylan. "We've been trying to open here for years," Lauren told the Ministry of the storefront, "and it's right for the entertainment industry because we film a lot of the things out of the store.
August 3, 2012 |
LONDON -- Katie Ledecky, who turned 15 in March, is the youngest member of the powerful U.S. swim team and a newcomer on the international scene. And now, the newest owner of a gold medal. Ledecky, of Bethesda, Md., took the lead by the 150-meter mark and was on world-record pace through 750 meters, winning the women's 800-meter freestyle in 8 minutes,14.63 seconds. It was the second-fastest time in history, only behind Rebecca Adlington's world-record mark when she won the event four years ago at the Olympics.
August 1, 2012 |
Despite widely reported rumors, Janet Jackson did not slap Paris Jackson last week. TMZ, the story's source, issued a statement Wednesday: “Although we believed the story to be true when we published it, we have now determined it was not correct ... Janet did not slap or otherwise touch Paris, nor did she verbally abuse her.” The story was perpetuated after Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies responded to a report of domestic violence...
June 30, 2012 |
OMAHA -- Janet Evans was still dripping wet when she signed her retirement papers. She checked the box marked "permanently retired. " "I can't wait to go take a yoga class," she said. Amanda Beard, Natalie Coughlin and Dara Torres came to the U.S. Olympic swimming trials for a ticket to London. Evans, the fourth woman in the quartet of oldies but goodies, came for the experience, and the affirmation. "I'm proud I had the courage to try," she said. Evans, 40, finished 53rd among the 65 competitors in Saturday's qualifying heats on the 800 freestyle, with a time of 9 minutes and 1.59 seconds.