May 3, 1991 |
Albert Marx, founder of Discovery Records, a Los Angeles-based jazz label, and a music innovator whose insight led him to record Benny Goodman's legendary 1938 Carnegie Hall concert, died Wednesday. His wife, Patricia, said the 60-year veteran of the music business, who produced Sarah Vaughan's first records and later broadened the appeal of Dizzie Gillespie and Duke Ellington, was 79 when he died of the complications of a stroke at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
March 18, 2013 |
PHOENIX - Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier are among the players who will take a two-hour bus ride on Thursday to play in a charity game in Tucson, Manager Don Mattingly announced. The proceeds from the game, which will be against the Chicago Cubs at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, will benefit the Christina- Taylor Green Memorial Foundation. The daughter of Dodgers scout John Green, 9-year-old Christina-Taylor Green was killed in a 2011 shooting that wounded then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
April 15, 2012 |
HALIFAX, Canada - Simple, says the gravedigger. It's about the movie. No, says the academic. It's about the money. Absolutely not, says the model-ship builder. It's about people. This is what happens when you ask why the sinking of the Titanic continues to fascinate us. The question has a special resonance in Halifax, a rainy, foggy port and capital of Nova Scotia that inherited perhaps the nastiest of all Titanic tasks. It was the seamen of Halifax, nearest major port to the sinking, who were sent out to collect corpses and wreckage in the days after the Titanic went down on April 15, 1912.
July 1, 1990 |
Volume 3 in the Marsalis "Standard Time" series finds him teamed with his father, the pianist Ellis Marsalis, in a partnership as remarkable for its simplicity as for its sense of direction. The music is high both on quantity (74 minutes) and quality, with 18 songs from the classic pop era--Rodgers, Arlen, Carmichael, John Green--as well as three originals by the trumpeter, one of which, "In the Court of King Oliver," is a variation on the old "Yes Indeed" spiritual chord changes.
April 7, 1985 |
A large cast of musical-theater luminaries, led by Mary Martin, Carol Channing, Nanette Fabray and Florence Henderson, will gather April 15 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Music Center to celebrate the 90th birthday of Edwin Lester. "A Tribute to Edwin Lester--Highlights From His 40 Years," features excerpts from CLO productions presented under Lester's direction from 1938 to 1977.
October 5, 1988
Carol Lawrence, Tony Martin, Rosemary Clooney and Dinah Shore will perform at a tribute to composer-conductor-pianist-music executive John (Johnny) Green on his 80th birthday, Monday night. The event, emceed by Shore in the newly refurbished International Ballroom of the Beverly-Hilton Hotel, is the opening event of the Beverly Hills Pops Orchestra's 1988-89 season. The tribute was announced by David Gill Evans, founder-director of the organization. Bill Conti will conduct the orchestra.
October 9, 2012 |
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Dr. Jack Dolehide remembers the trinity on display in his boyhood home in Chicago in the 1960s: There, in the center, was an iconic image of Jesus. On one side, Mayor Richard J. Daley, the city's legendary Democratic boss. On the other, President Kennedy. Then one day about 1969 or '70, the unthinkable occurred. Dolehide's father took down the politicians' portraits, ripped them into pieces and threw them away. He had become a Republican. Today, Jack Dolehide, 57, is a well-established physician in Dubuque and among many Catholics who plan to vote for Mitt Romney for president.
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March 10, 2009 |
Americans are becoming less religious, increasingly turning away from many denominations that once served as their spiritual homes, according to a major national survey released Monday. The percentage of people who do not claim a religious identity has nearly doubled since 1990, growing to 15% of Americans last year, researchers with the American Religious Identification Survey found. Mainline Christian denominations, once bulwarks of the religious landscape, have suffered most from the drift.
January 25, 2005 |
Ron Artest practiced with the Indiana Pacers on Monday for the first time in more than two months since he was suspended for the rest of the season for fighting with Detroit Piston fans on Nov. 19. Artest did not comment. Meanwhile, all 10 people charged in the brawl were scheduled to appear today in a Rochester Hills, Mich., courtroom. Pacers facing misdemeanor charges are Artest, Stephen Jackson, Anthony Johnson, David Harrison and Jermaine O'Neal.
March 3, 1988 |
Police arrested a 66-year-old man who admitted selling forgeries of paintings by British artist L.S. Lowry, the Malaga civil governor's office said. The office said John Green, 66, a native of Stroud, England, and a resident of this southern resort, told police he sold 50 forged Lowry works for prices of up to $2,608 each since 1976.