October 24, 2001 |
What has 12 wheels, six drivers and 1,245 horsepower? The Porsche 50-State Drive for Hope, which is raising money for the Hope Foundation and the New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund. Three 911 turbos started in Hawaii last Thursday and were flown to Los Angeles late that night. The team left on the first driving leg early Friday morning for San Francisco. Corporate contributors have pledged $1 for every mile driven by the team.
February 25, 1996 |
spinning adj . beyond busy. Customers lined yp, phones ringing. "Somebody page Marty to the drum room. The noon rush showed up and we're spinning ." * fluffed adj . when a store's interior has been decked out with promotional displays--microphones standing in formation, a pyramid of guitar cases. * meltdown n . annual midwinter sale. "I think I'll wait for the meltdown to score my Les Paul." * dweeber n .
October 12, 1997 |
Guitarist Martino, who was forced to relearn his instrument after suffering a brain aneurysm in 1980, retains a solid identity in these diverse collaborations with seven fellow guitarists ranging from Les Paul to Joe Satriani. Even in the weaker numbers (those with Charlie Hunter, Tuck Andress and Michael Hedges), Martino brings a measure of feeling that his partners never seem able to match. A duet with Cassandra Wilson on Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" seems gratuitous.
August 28, 1988 |
Guitar great Les Paul was feted last week at a concert held at New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music. The event featured performances by such Paul fans as Eddie Van Halen, Steve Miller, B.B. King, Stanley Jordan and Waylon Jennings. HBO will air highlights in October as a special titled, "Cinemax Sessions: Les Paul--He Changed the Music." . . .
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May 30, 2012 |
In 1962, Doc Watson and some of his musician neighbors set out from their home in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the journey of a lifetime, to perform at the Ash Grove folk club in Los Angeles. "I remember the first trip we did," Watson said in a 2008 interview. "We borrowed a little station wagon from the late Clarence Ashley's son and drove to California and back, and I remember thinking, 'Lord, what a big old country this is.' I was a mountaineer, just a country boy. I'd never been nowhere like that before.
March 13, 2007 |
"I want it!" squealed 13-year-old Hiiaka Kaneao, pointing to a sparkly, hot pink, star-shaped bass guitar hanging inside a pink fur-lined booth. Her high-pitched voice is music to the ears of the guitar's maker, Daisy Rock Guitars. The Los Angeles retailer's colorful and smaller guitars for girls and women have gained worldwide popularity in the last several years and signaled a growing trend within the traditionally male-dominated guitar industry.
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July 1, 2013 |
Paul Smith, a jazz pianist, arranger-composer and music director for stars such as Sammy Davis Jr., Anita O'Day, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day, the Andrews Sisters, Sarah Vaughan and Rosemary Clooney, has died. He was 91. Smith died of heart failure Saturday at the Torrance Memorial Medical Center, publicist Alan Eichler said. At 6 feet 5, with hands that easily spanned the piano keyboard well beyond octaves, Smith was an impressive sight on stage. Playing with a versatility comparable to that of Oscar Peterson and a harmonic richness similar to the work of Bill Evans, he was both a brilliant soloist and an accompanist who was highly praised by the many singers with whom he performed.
May 31, 2001
7:30 pm Pop Music More and more, it seems, writers who want to describe the excesses, cliches and absurdities of the '70s-vintage hard-rock world are reduced to just two words: "Spinal Tap." The titular subject of Rob Reiner's 1984 mockumentary, the hapless headbangers have endured beyond the screen, and fiction turns flesh once again as the quartet headlines the Greek Theatre. O.C.
January 25, 2001
What's happening the next few weeks: * A revival of the comedy "A Thousand Clowns," starring Tom Selleck, at right, runs Feb. 27 through March 11 at the Shubert Theater, 272 Tremont St. (617) 482-9393. * American Repertory Theater is staging George Bernard Shaw's "The Doctor's Dilemma" at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. It opens Friday and runs through March 14. (617) 547-8300. * The Blue Man Group has an indefinite run at the Charles Playhouse, 74 Warrenton St.