August 8, 2002 |
As one era ends, a new one begins. While celebrating the bittersweet glam finale of Club Make-Up on Saturday at the El Rey Theater, I followed the flier trail to the next episode of "As the Scene Turns." Turns out, everyone's pumpin' up the volume on "electroclash" (think '80s new wave with a modern twist). Club 7969 in WeHo is jump-starting again with Friday night's debut of the electroclash club Synthetic, Jason Lavitt's new dance party.
July 20, 2006 |
JAMIE FOXX strutted across the stage in a sparkling belt buckle and diamond studs in his ears, having shed his white dinner jacket and donned a red, rhinestone-encrusted Dodgers cap to blow through songs from his platinum-selling album "Unpredictable." "She takes my money / when I'm in need," the comedy veteran and Oscar winner riffed. Fans' camera phones shot into the air during the instantly recognizable intro to the Kanye West super single "Gold Digger."
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September 10, 1994 |
A carwash from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at a local gas station will help raise money for Estancia High School's Key Club, an organization that helps the elderly and the homeless. The washes will cost $2. The club, which has been in existence for 25 years, gets 50 cents per vehicle. Alexander Zaslavski, the owner of Your Neighborhood Service Station at El Camino and Mendoza drives, said students will be volunteering as driers to service the cars as they come out of his automated wash and wax.
March 15, 2002 |
Wednesday's double bill at the Key Club featuring Jumbo and Zurdok, two top rock en espanol bands from Monterrey, Mexico, proved the No. 1 rule of pop music appreciation: Never judge a band by albums alone. On record, Zurdok sounds superior, with sophisticated orchestrations and electronic effects that achieve uncanny echoes of the Beatles. Its rich and ambitious third album, "Maquillaje," was a critical favorite last year. But on stage Wednesday, Zurdok was a letdown.
February 1, 2008 |
In celebrating its ninth anniversary Wednesday, the Carnival "Choreographer's Ball" at the Key Club in West Hollywood offered a jampacked and up-to-the-minute survey of the achievements, priorities and limitations of dance in film, television, rock shows and other so-called commercial contexts. As always, this late-night monthly showcase treated a crowd seated or standing on many levels of the club as a community -- the professional dance world.
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August 31, 1999 |
Sylvia Mizokami of Oak Park recently bought an annual Club Disney membership, saying it's the perfect place to entertain her four children ages 5 months to 10 years. "It's something to do together," she said. "We come as much as we can." Nearly 2 1/2 years after the first Club Disney was launched in Thousand Oaks, the 24,000-square-foot entertainment center remains a hot spot for families in the county.
February 22, 2003 |
There have always been risks associated with nightclubs, from brawls to drunken shootouts. Fire has been an ever-present danger. But in recent years, a combination of stringent fire codes, stricter enforcement and improved technology has dramatically reduced the number, and the severity, of nightclub fires. No fire code can protect a club from the unauthorized use of fireworks, such as the display that appears to have caused the Thursday fire in West Warwick, R.I., that has killed 96 people.