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February 5, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Elton John knows a thing or two about ostentatious outfits, f rom fringed jumpsuits to oversize sunglasses to sparkly sequined jackets. Now he can apply that expertise to a newly announced animated film adaptation of the hit musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. " John's Rocket Pictures announced Wednesday that it has acquired the film rights to the stage production by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice, which is based on the "coat of many colors" story from the Book of Genesis.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Elton John knows a thing or two about ostentatious outfits, f rom fringed jumpsuits to oversize sunglasses to sparkly sequined jackets. Now he can apply that expertise to a newly announced animated film adaptation of the hit musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. " John's Rocket Pictures announced Wednesday that it has acquired the film rights to the stage production by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice, which is based on the "coat of many colors" story from the Book of Genesis.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2014 | Robert Lloyd
It has been two years, in both real and fictional time, since Sherlock Holmes, as re-conceived by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss for the BBC series "Sherlock," stepped off a roof to fall apparently to his death. The three-adventure third season, with Holmes very much alive (we knew this already, spoiler spotters, and anyway, he'd have to be), begins Sunday on PBS. Some things have happened in the interim, the most important of them, perhaps, not to the characters but to the actors who play them.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 1985 | HERMAN WONG, Times Staff Writer
Although he has starred on the Broadway musical stage and in theaters throughout the United States for more than 40 years, John Raitt says his roots are still in Orange County. "I guess I'm a real native son. I keep coming back; I keep wanting to do whatever I can for community groups here," said Raitt, who will sing Saturday night for a North Orange County Community College District community honors concert at the Forum Theater in Yorba Linda.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2007 | Melissa Magsaysay
Call it a failed experiment. After an attempt to skew the St. John brand to a younger customer failed to jell with its knitwear-suit-wearing loyals, the company's original founders are returning to their design roles at the $400-million Irvine-based brand, which counts Hillary Rodham Clinton, Madeleine Albright and Gloria Allred as fans. Marie Gray, co-founder, and her daughter Kelly Gray, who was the face of the pre-Angelina Jolie ad campaigns, are both back and acting as creative consultants.
SPORTS
May 25, 1986 | United Press International
Tommy John has sauntered through a career that best resembles a watch commercial--the one where the product takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Time, though, is running out on the 43-year-old Yankee left-hander. Following this, his 23rd season in the major leagues, the curtain will drop on the Tommy John Sinkerball Show. So he says. John long has stymied hitters with the sinkerball, a pitch that seems easy to hit, but rarely is clubbed consistently.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
The Katy Perry-John Mayer saga continues. The pair, who reportedly split up last March, appear to be back on. The singers were spotted holding hands Monday at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York as they were leaving the Friars Foundation's roast of comedian Don Rickles, 87, who received a lifetime achievement award for comedy. (Bob Newhart, Robert De Niro, Joan Rivers, Bob Saget, Kathy Griffin and John Stamos were also in attendance.) Normally we wouldn't be so enthused by this bit of PDA, but it's unusual juxtaposed with her recent disclosure that she and Mayer were kaput.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 1995 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Kissingsohard" is John Doe's second solo album. This time he didn't strain so hard to sound different from X, the acclaimed and long-running Los Angeles band with which he helped launch the American punk-rock movement. The first album Doe released away from X, "Meet John Doe," came out in 1990 and relied heavily on country influences.
SPORTS
February 11, 1998 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If racing heritage means anything, pairing an Andretti with a Petty--the King himself--should just about guarantee winning results on the race track. John Andretti thinks so. So does the King. No one, not even his son, Kyle, calls Richard Petty anything but "King." "The King wants to make this work," Andretti said of the STP Pontiac team of which he is the driver and Richard is the owner. "I have a feeling that it will.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
The Katy Perry-John Mayer saga continues. The pair, who reportedly split up last March, appear to be back on. The singers were spotted holding hands Monday at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York as they were leaving the Friars Foundation's roast of comedian Don Rickles, 87, who received a lifetime achievement award for comedy. (Bob Newhart, Robert De Niro, Joan Rivers, Bob Saget, Kathy Griffin and John Stamos were also in attendance.) Normally we wouldn't be so enthused by this bit of PDA, but it's unusual juxtaposed with her recent disclosure that she and Mayer were kaput.
NATIONAL
October 20, 2010 | By Peter Nicholas, Tribune Washington Bureau
Opening a three-day Western campaign swing, President Obama said Wednesday night that if Republicans regained control of Congress they would reinstate policies that cut taxes for the richest Americans, make it easier for companies to pollute, and let middle-class families "fend for themselves. " "This election isn't about anger; it isn't about fear," Obama told a crowd of about 10,000 people at the Oregon Convention Center. "This election is a choice, and the stakes could not be higher.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2007 | Melissa Magsaysay
Call it a failed experiment. After an attempt to skew the St. John brand to a younger customer failed to jell with its knitwear-suit-wearing loyals, the company's original founders are returning to their design roles at the $400-million Irvine-based brand, which counts Hillary Rodham Clinton, Madeleine Albright and Gloria Allred as fans. Marie Gray, co-founder, and her daughter Kelly Gray, who was the face of the pre-Angelina Jolie ad campaigns, are both back and acting as creative consultants.
SPORTS
February 11, 1998 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If racing heritage means anything, pairing an Andretti with a Petty--the King himself--should just about guarantee winning results on the race track. John Andretti thinks so. So does the King. No one, not even his son, Kyle, calls Richard Petty anything but "King." "The King wants to make this work," Andretti said of the STP Pontiac team of which he is the driver and Richard is the owner. "I have a feeling that it will.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1997 | NICK GREEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After backing off from retirement plans twice in the last three years, Police Chief John Hopkins has told officials in this bedroom community he definitely intends to step down next Jan. 1. Hopkins was appointed chief of the 21-member department, the county's smallest, in 1993. Before that, he was the department's top lieutenant for more than 15 years. His retirement announcement comes about a month after Hopkins' new 18-month contract took effect.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 1995 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Kissingsohard" is John Doe's second solo album. This time he didn't strain so hard to sound different from X, the acclaimed and long-running Los Angeles band with which he helped launch the American punk-rock movement. The first album Doe released away from X, "Meet John Doe," came out in 1990 and relied heavily on country influences.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 1997 | NICK GREEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After backing off from retirement plans twice in the last three years, Police Chief John Hopkins has told officials in this bedroom community he definitely intends to step down next Jan. 1. Hopkins was appointed chief of the 21-member department, the county's smallest, in 1993. Before that, he was the department's top lieutenant for more than 15 years. His retirement announcement comes about a month after Hopkins' new 18-month contract took effect.
SPORTS
August 10, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sam Rubin, who wisecracked his way through the career of John Henry, a horse who earned $6.5 million after Rubin bought him for $25,000, hasn't retired as a stand-up comic. On an occasion that sometimes is solemn and tearful, Rubin and Dick Francis, the former British steeplechase jockey who became a best-selling mystery novelist, made levity the pattern of the day Thursday as four horses, two trainers and a jockey were admitted into racing's Hall of Fame.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 1992 | RICHARD CROMELIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In 1975, Elton John was on top of the world, and in a pair of memorable performances he conquered the vastness of Dodger Stadium with extroverted showmanship and dazzling musical craft. His cultural celebrity only added to the charge.
SPORTS
August 10, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sam Rubin, who wisecracked his way through the career of John Henry, a horse who earned $6.5 million after Rubin bought him for $25,000, hasn't retired as a stand-up comic. On an occasion that sometimes is solemn and tearful, Rubin and Dick Francis, the former British steeplechase jockey who became a best-selling mystery novelist, made levity the pattern of the day Thursday as four horses, two trainers and a jockey were admitted into racing's Hall of Fame.
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