November 7, 1999
November the 1st. Gold leaves Whisper their sentences through the blue chains of the wind. I open a saint-john's-bread. Green apples, a stained quilt, The black clock of the heavens reset in the future tense. Salvation's a simple thing. From "The Geography of Home: California's Poetry of Place," edited by Christopher Buckley and Gray Young (Heyday Books: 446 pp., $16.95 paper)
March 21, 2013 |
TUCSON - As the Dodgers prepared to play a charity game Thursday in remembrance of a young shooting victim, Manager Don Mattingly said he favored a ban on assault rifles. Mattingly was initially reluctant to talk about gun control. “Politics now?” Mattingly asked. “I don't know if I really want to get into it. I'm just not a gun guy. I never hunted as a kid. So I'm not much for the topic. I know we have coaches who love them; they think it'd be crazy if they weren't allowed to have them.” But Mattingly soon found himself talking about assault weapons.
September 4, 1988 |
"Lennon: Cremation of; Criminal Ambitions of; Cruelty of; Defected Eyesight of"--so reads a portion of the index to Albert Goldman's new book. The list provides a sampling of Goldman's concerns and what is offered as "the definitive biography" of Lennon, from his birth in Liverpool through the heyday of the Beatles to his murder in New York City in 1980.
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.
July 10, 2010 |
Los Angeles, already the capital of movies, music and tearful celebrity courtroom breakdowns, has acquired another distinction — it's the epicenter for YouTube videos. Of the top 72 most subscribed channels on YouTube, 26 are created by amateur videographers who live in L.A. Most of them are in Century City this weekend for Vidcon, a sold-out three-day conference celebrating a culture of homemade online videos compulsively watched by millions. The event, which bills itself as the first YouTube convention organized by the site's users, attracted more than 1,400 video bloggers from all corners of the world, most of whom call themselves vloggers and many of whom are so young that they had to be accompanied by their parents.
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.
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.
April 15, 2012 |
Halifax, Canada - A cold wind ripped through Fairview Lawn Cemetery. Then came the frigid rain. In a minute, I was thinking, the headstones will be shivering. "Now," said Blair Beed, my guide, "imagine how it would have been in those lifeboats. Surrounded by ice. " He was talking about the Titanic, of course. Although this Halifax cemetery lies about 750 miles northwest of the waters where that celebrated ship went down April 15, 1912, it was the seamen of Halifax who retrieved more than 300 of the dead, along with a grim harvest of flotsam.
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.