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April 21, 2014 | By Deborah Vankin
On this warm Easter Sunday morning, New York street artist Jason Shelowitz (a.k.a. Jay Shells) is on the streets of Inglewood. He pulls over his rented silver Chevy at the bustling intersection of Imperial Highway and Western Avenue, hip-hop prattling on the car stereo. Then he grabs a step ladder from the back seat, adjusts his black “Rap” baseball cap and races across three lanes on foot. Now on the traffic island, cars whizzing by on both sides, he eyeballs a pole sporting a “One Way” street sign.
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September 15, 2009
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April 16, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Beyonce and Jay Z surprised festival-goers at Coachella last weekend with a few unannounced appearances . But music's most famous couple have a bigger trick up their sleeves: a summer stadium run. The married superstars will launch their first joint tour in June, a source close to the production told The Times. Page Six first broke news of a trek that is slated to hit 20 cities in the U.S., including a possible Fourth of July appearance in New York City. PHOTOS: Unexpected musical collaborations Expected to be named, aptly, the Mr. and Mrs. Carter Tour, according to our source, the U.S. leg will launch June 13 in Atlanta and wrap Aug. 6 in San Francisco.
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February 7, 2014 | By Robert Lloyd, Television Critic
Thursday night, for the second time, Jay Leno resigned his commission on "The Tonight Show," which he had captained from 1992, with time off for Conan O'Brien. A victim of time, of corporate self-interest and the phenomenon that is his successor, Jimmy Fallon, he left this time without a fight. He went gently out of that late night. There are two ways, roughly speaking, to face the end of the world. You go crazy and forget the rules - or you do what you always have done, show up for work, cook the dinner, clean the house.  PHOTOS: A day on set with Jay Leno There was a moderate amount of crazy over the course of Leno's last hour, but it was mostly business as usual, with old friends, talking about old times, on familiar ground, telling the same kinds of jokes about the expected subjects.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2010 | Margaret Wappler and August Brown
Jay-Z's most talked about Coachella performance might not have been his headlining set on Friday. Though the rapper's triumphant hit parade overjoyed the tens of thousands of fans crowning the first night of their three-day odyssey of music, art and California desert vibes, spotting Jay's sunglassed visage at the side-stage indie rock shows became a favorite game for the audience. There he was, shaking hands with Brooklyn's electro-pop exotica act Yeasayer (or, as Jay shouted them out on the Main Stage, "the Yeasayers")
NEWS
June 8, 2012 | By Amy Dawes, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It's a two-minute scene of comedy, poignancy and fleeting connection at the heart of a Season 3 episode of "Modern Family,"and for actor Ed O'Neillit exemplifies what the ABC ensemble series does best. In the "Virgin Territories" episode, sensitive lawyer Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and his burly, masculine dad, Jay (O'Neill), are at the country club. Over a couple of beers, Mitch has revealed that his dad never actually sank the celebrated hole-in-one that landed him the nickname "Ace" years ago (as a bored teenager, Mitch had kicked his dad's golf ball into the hole to keep things moving)
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May 6, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
Stepping into the ring with Jack Johnson, otherwise known as the "Galveston Giant," was as much an invitation to conversation as a guarantee of a beating. He'd banter with his opponents, teasing them about their fate, before knocking them out when the chat began to bore him. "The Great White Hope," Howard Sackler's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama starring James Earl Jones and Jane Alexander, focused on the struggles Johnson faced after becoming the first African American heavyweight champion of the world.
OPINION
August 10, 2004
Re "Back Home, Disabled Vets Fight Injuries, Red Tape," Aug. 8: Jay Briseno Jr. is 21. He lies in bed on a respirator while his parents take care of him. Jay may or may not know what has happened to him. Jay's parents can get care for only 16 or so hours per day and cover the rest, sleeping little. Was Jay in a car accident? Did he succumb to some illness? Is that why his parents are on the hook? No. Jay got shot in Iraq. Whether we believe the soldiers there are saints or devils, it is patently unfair and repulsive that men just out of their teens are left to fend for themselves after daring to remain alive from wounds received in service for the U.S. So, because Jay's parents do not want to conveniently tuck him away in a ward somewhere, they pay while the government wraps itself in bureaucratic excuses.
HEALTH
January 26, 1998
I would like to compliment you on the new Health section, and particularly "The People's Pharmacy," which is written clearly and interestingly. The information is pertinent and important, and should be understandable and helpful to a wide variety of readers, from the most medically unsophisticated to professional health care workers. Thank you. DR. JAY B. BELSKY, San Pedro
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2014 | By David Zahniser and Emily Alpert Reyes
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and rapper Jay Z are scheduled to appear outside City Hall on Wednesday for what is expected to be an announcement on a two-day music festival for Labor Day weekend in Grand Park. The Budweiser Made in America, which advertises itself as being “curated by Jay Z,” could draw as many as 50,000 people to the heart of downtown, raising red flags  for Councilman Jose Huizar, who warned that street closures and beer sales could create "a nightmare.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2014 | By Soumya Karlamangla
Rapper Jay Z's Made in America music festival is coming to downtown's Grand Park despite concern from one City Council member that the influx of thousands of people attending multiple stages with access to beer could create a "nightmare. " The rapper joined L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti on the steps of City Hall on Wednesday to make the announcement, saying two years ago, "this was a dream. " He also called Garcetti an "incredible mayor," noting he "pulled this thing together in record time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2014 | By Soumya Karlamangla
Announcing that rapper Jay Z's popular Made in America music festival is coming to downtown, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday that the event will "shine a spotlight" on Grand Park, the city's up-and-coming Civic Center gathering spot. But what was billed as a coup for a reemerging Central City is also prompting debate about the idea and future of a refurbished and increasingly lively public venue that cascades from the edge of the Music Center to the steps of City Hall. The open space, expanded to 12 acres and relaunched in 2012, hosted free Fourth of July fireworks and a New Year's Eve party, events that each drew tens of thousands of visitors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | By David Zahniser and Emily Alpert Reyes
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and rapper Jay Z are set to appear Wednesday outside City Hall for what is expected to be an announcement on the two-day Budweiser Made in America music festival planned for Labor Day weekend in Grand Park. Garcetti sent an advisory saying the news conference will be attended by Budweiser Vice President Brian Perkins, along with county Supervisor Gloria Molina and City Council President Herb Wesson. The prospect of a major concert drawing as many as 50,000 people to the heart of downtown had raised red flags for Councilman Jose Huizar , who warned that street closures and beer sales could create "a nightmare" for downtown residents.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
After the first few days of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, some of the 90,000 people in attendance each day no doubt left the desert feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and yet exhilarated, with significant moments burned into their brains. Some highlights from Weekend 1: -- Jay Z and Diddy join forces with Nas Nas celebrated the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking rap album "Illmatic" accompanied by guest performers Jay Z and Diddy. "I bet this album is older than some of y'all out there," the 40-year-old Nas said as he surveyed the crowd, and indeed, he was correct.
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April 13, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Nas, Jay Z and Diddy hit the stage together at Coachella to celebrate a landmark hip-hop album. Twenty years ago Nas, a hungry 20-year-old emcee from New York's tough Queensbridge projects, issued his debut, “Illmatic.” The album, with its stark coming-of-age narrative on the pits of inner-city life in a drug-fueled, poverty-stricken housing project, set a new benchmark for hip-hop. LIVE UPDATES: The Coachella scene Nas feted the game-changing album - it officially hits the milestone a week later - during his late night set on the Outdoor stage.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2009 | Michael Harris
Foreign correspondent Jay Morgan isn't yet 40, but he is burned out by war. He lost his wife, a combat photographer, to a bullet in Beirut. By the late 1990s, he is in Kosovo, where Serb paramilitaries are skirmishing with Albanian-ethnic rebels. When the atrocity level gets too high -- and Jay is able to predict which atrocities will make Page One and which won't disturb the American public's slumber -- NATO will intervene with bombs and cruise missiles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1987 | JENIFER WARREN, Times Staff Writer
When Dr. Allen Jay decided to practice medicine, his goal was to alleviate suffering and help his patients live long, healthy lives. Now, the 50-year-old Del Cerro physician is under a court order to take an action that will mean almost certain death for an elderly woman he has cared for since 1979. He can't do it. "Human life is precious, and it is my duty, first and foremost, to protect my patient's best interest," Jay said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes and David Zahniser
Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar wants the city to hold off on issuing permits for a music festival involving Jay Z, saying he needs more information about the Labor Day weekend event. The Budweiser Made in America Festival, which advertises itself as being “curated by Jay Z,” will operate over two days at Grand Park and require downtown sidewalk and street closures, some lasting up to 10 days, according to a council motion submitted by Huizar. Huizar wrote that people in his district and community groups had not been informed about “the specifics of the event,” which he said could draw as many as 50,000 people to downtown.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2014 | By David Zahniser and Emily Alpert Reyes
The push to bring a major music festival to downtown Los Angeles - one with rapper Jay Z expected to play a creative role - has set off a tussle between two L.A. politicians. Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar contends he was left out of discussions, spearheaded by Mayor Eric Garcetti in recent weeks, over bringing the two-day Budweiser Made in America music festival to Grand Park and the nearby steps of City Hall. Huizar, who represents most of downtown, called for the city to withhold approval of any permits for the Labor Day weekend event until the details are properly vetted.
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