May 3, 2008
Larry Bowa exhibits all the symptoms of a classic Type A personality including immaturity and inability to distinguish between matters that are of importance and those that are not. He should learn the refrain from "The Gambler" and hum it constantly, "You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em." Skip Nevell Los Angeles So one month into the Andruw Jones Dodgers era and he is hitting .159, with one home run and a whopping four runs batted in. So when does Torre pull the plug and move Ethier to center and Pierre to left?
July 31, 2006 |
The hills were alive with "The Sound of Music" at the Hollywood Bowl over the weekend. This final Rodgers & Hammerstein collaboration received an agreeable concert staging by Gordon Hunt, its amiable cast headed by the proficient Melissa Errico and a winning John Schneider. When it premiered in 1959, "The Sound of Music" won five Tony awards, including for best musical and lead actress Mary Martin, and ran for 1,443 performances.
October 21, 2001 |
It didn't seem like the right time to be talking to John Schneider about "Smallville." It's Sept. 14, and there were more important things on both our minds. Just minutes before arriving at Schneider's sprawling, two-story English Tudor in Agoura Hills, President Bush had closed an early morning memorial service at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., with a prayer for those killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon three days prior.
March 25, 2001 |
"In the cracks" is the operative phrase for microtonal music. This is music with notes and scales that fall between those of conventional Western music, which assigns 12 pitches to an octave. Tuning systems outside of that norm can strike many ears as weird, even heretical. Never mind that a variety of musical schemes have existed in other parts of the world since time immemorial.
June 10, 1991 |
Not too long ago, many prominent musicians would scoff at the idea of tuning an instrument to anything other than our modern equal-tempered scale--"various degrees of playing out of tune," they'd say. But, as adapting instruments to different tunings becomes more and more practical, the understanding of Medieval and Renaissance music will be enhanced enormously as well as giving composers new worlds to explore.