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April 22, 2010 | By Matt Diehl, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"People used to say nobody can sing my songs but me — they're too personal," Joni Mitchell explained last week during a rare interview. Apparently, nobody told John Kelly not to try adapting her songs. The renowned Obie Award-winning actor and performance artist has been belting out Mitchell's songs for more than 20 years. This weekend, the New York-based Kelly concludes the L.A. run of his acclaimed solo tribute to the iconic, iconoclastic singer-songwriter, "Paved Paradise: The Art of Joni Mitchell," at Renberg Theatre.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2013 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
CAMP PENDLETON - After writing scores of condolence letters, Marine Gen. John Kelly thought he knew something about the pain of having a son killed during war. Then his own son was killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2010 and Kelly found the pain more scorching and paralyzing than he had ever imagined. But it also gave him an unbreakable bond with other family members of the fallen. And so on Thursday, near the end of his speech at the unveiling of a memorial to 89 Marines and sailors from the 5th Marine Regiment killed in Afghanistan, Kelly made a personal offer of regret to the Gold Star family members in attendance - regret from someone who has suffered the same loss.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 2013 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
CAMP PENDLETON - After writing scores of condolence letters, Marine Gen. John Kelly thought he knew something about the pain of having a son killed during war. Then his own son was killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2010 and Kelly found the pain more scorching and paralyzing than he had ever imagined. But it also gave him an unbreakable bond with other family members of the fallen. And so on Thursday, near the end of his speech at the unveiling of a memorial to 89 Marines and sailors from the 5th Marine Regiment killed in Afghanistan, Kelly made a personal offer of regret to the Gold Star family members in attendance - regret from someone who has suffered the same loss.
NEWS
December 17, 2012 | By Betty Hallock
What says happy holidays like a big ol' slab of fudge? Local chocolate shop John Kelly Chocolates makes "The Slab," three pounds of its signature truffle fudge -- creamy stuff that's a cross between ganache and old-fashioned fudge, coated in a layer of semi-sweet chocolate. There are 17 flavors, including chocolate with walnuts, peanut butter, and semi-sweet chocolate and caramel with Hawaiian red sea salt.  The Slab measure 5-by-11 inches and serves up to 48 people. That is a lot of fudge.
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August 7, 1989 | From Reuters
U.S. special envoy John Kelly arrived in Jordan on Sunday for talks with officials on Middle East peace and an Israeli plan for Palestinian elections. Kelly, an assistant secretary of state, flew to Amman after meeting with Egyptian officials on Saturday. In Cairo, Egyptian Foreign Minister Esmat Abdel Meguid said after discussing the Israeli election plan with Kelly: "Egypt again specified it needed to know more and needed Israel to give a clearer picture concerning the elections."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2001
Re "U.S. Agrees to Close Desert Areas, Beef Up Protection of Rare Species," Jan. 19: Again the government is taking land away from the citizens by classifying it as a habitat for endangered animals. Now, we who have lived all our lives in this state--and the desert area--cannot go into that desert without the government threatening us. The land belongs to the people and they should have the freedom to walk on it without threats. The majority of the people living in the desert or going to the desert have respect for the wildlife and growth in it. We do not need a liberal group such as the Sierra Club having the government keep us off the land.
BOOKS
August 22, 1993 | DICK RORABACK
WITHOUT REMORSE by Tom Clancy (G. P. Putnam's Sons: $24.95; 608 pp.) No fancy phrase-making for Tom Clancy. No ruffles or flourishes. Just straight-ahead storytelling by one of the best in the business. Starting slowly and building to flank speed, "Without Remorse" follows John Kelly from the mean streets of Baltimore to the meaner trails of North Vietnam and back.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2010 | By Matt Diehl, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"People used to say nobody can sing my songs but me — they're too personal," Joni Mitchell explained last week during a rare interview. Apparently, nobody told John Kelly not to try adapting her songs. The renowned Obie Award-winning actor and performance artist has been belting out Mitchell's songs for more than 20 years. This weekend, the New York-based Kelly concludes the L.A. run of his acclaimed solo tribute to the iconic, iconoclastic singer-songwriter, "Paved Paradise: The Art of Joni Mitchell," at Renberg Theatre.
BUSINESS
August 10, 2006 | Leslie Earnest, Times Staff Writer
It's like mixing a tongue stud with a tiara. She was the face of an upper-crust women's clothing company that dressed first ladies and chief executives. He is the heavily tattooed bass player for heavy-metal band Motley Crue. Now, former St. John Knits International Inc. executive Kelly Gray and Nikki Sixx have joined forces to launch a line of men's clothing.
BOOKS
January 1, 2006 | Susan Jacoby, Susan Jacoby is the author of "Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism" and program director of the Center for Inquiry-Metro New York.
AFTER the Black Death swept through England in 1348-49, a survivor summed up the catastrophe in a stark inscription on a church wall in Hertfordshire: "Wretched, terrible, destructive year, the remnants of the people alone remain." In Italy, eyewitnesses described corpses layered like "lasagna" in burial pits. The poet Petrarch asked simply, "Where are our dear friends now?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2001
Re "U.S. Agrees to Close Desert Areas, Beef Up Protection of Rare Species," Jan. 19: Again the government is taking land away from the citizens by classifying it as a habitat for endangered animals. Now, we who have lived all our lives in this state--and the desert area--cannot go into that desert without the government threatening us. The land belongs to the people and they should have the freedom to walk on it without threats. The majority of the people living in the desert or going to the desert have respect for the wildlife and growth in it. We do not need a liberal group such as the Sierra Club having the government keep us off the land.
NEWS
September 17, 1998 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno on Wednesday named New Mexico's chief federal prosecutor as "border czar" to succeed former U.S. Atty. Alan Bersin, who used the largely symbolic post in San Diego as an attention-getter for border issues including a major crackdown on illegal immigration. The appointment of U.S. Atty. John J. Kelly as Reno's special representative for the Southwest border took some California elected officials by surprise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1990 | SHANNON SANDS
Councilman John Kelly, a key figure on the tumultuous City Council, says his Irish blood has served him well in local politics. "There's an old saying that an Irishman's heart is not at peace unless he's in the middle of a fight," Kelly said. "That could be true." Kelly, who waged four campaigns before being elected to the City Council in 1986, now faces a fight: his first try at reelection. Because Councilman Ronald B. Hoesterey resigned last year and Councilwoman Ursula E.
NEWS
March 16, 1995 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, Benjamin Epstein is a free-lance writer who contributes frequently to the Times Orange County Edition.
For more than a wee bit o' the blarney, check out Kelly's--and Kelly's, and Kelly's and Kelly's--in Tustin. Then mull it all over at nearby O'Hara's. 3 to 3:30 p.m.: Irish music plays in the parking lot, and the mugs, shirts and bumper stickers inside Kelly's Gifts proclaim such slogans as "If you're lucky enough to be Irish, you're lucky enough" and "Not only am I perfect, I'm Irish." Less-than-perfect Irish might opt for "Patrick was a saint, I ain't."
BOOKS
August 22, 1993 | DICK RORABACK
WITHOUT REMORSE by Tom Clancy (G. P. Putnam's Sons: $24.95; 608 pp.) No fancy phrase-making for Tom Clancy. No ruffles or flourishes. Just straight-ahead storytelling by one of the best in the business. Starting slowly and building to flank speed, "Without Remorse" follows John Kelly from the mean streets of Baltimore to the meaner trails of North Vietnam and back.
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