August 2, 2012
As everyone who follows my colleague Steve Lopez's columns surely knows by now, the term “firehouse chef” no longer means what it used to. If you're thinking industrial-size portions of lasagna or pot roast and mashed potatoes, welcome to the 21 st century. But if you really wanted to know just how far we've come, you should have been at The Times on Thursday morning when eight local firehouse chefs visited the building at Lopez's invitation to vie for a shot at cooking at this year's Taste festival on Labor Day weekend.
October 13, 2012 |
Scott Baio, who was Chachi on "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi" and Charles on "Charles in Charge," is now the star of "See Dad Run," the first scripted comedy from Nick at Nite. Without being actually privy to the internal memos, I would guess that the series, which premieres Sunday, exists to follow the lead of rival TV Land, which has already added some original - in the sense of new - old-fashioned sitcoms to its rotation of actually old sitcoms. "Hot in Cleveland," with Valerie Bertinelli and Betty White, was the first; "The Soul Man," with Cedric the Entertainer is the latest.
September 5, 1992 |
You'd think that the idea of a punk approach to poetic, confessional folk-blues would have possibilities, but after being bludgeoned by the pain-filled soul-searching of Mark Curry at the Roxy on Thursday, you might be inclined to reconsider. The 24-year-old Sacramento native places high value on emotional rawness, and he delivered his wordy verses in an anguished shriek full of raspy, scratchy textures.
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October 17, 1988
Saturday's Winning Numbers 1-9-21-28-30-40 Saturday's Jackpot $5.5 million Bonus Number 14 Winners per Category No. of Prizes Winners Each 6 of 6 0 $0 5 of 6 plus bonus 5 $304,287 5 of 6 245 $3,199 4 of 6 13,662 $52 3 of 6 258,874 $5 The Big Spin Angela Stramaglia, Simi Valley, $100,000; Edmundo A LeBrun, San Luis Obispo, $100,000; Barbara E. Hall, Chino, $80,000; Huey H. Tidwell, Sacramento, $50,000; Paul Policelli Jr, San Francisco, $50,000; Mark S. Curry, Orange, $50,000; Gladys R.
October 21, 1994
The fourth annual MTV Rock 'n' Jock B-ball Jam premieres Saturday at 1 p.m. NBA players, including Reggie Miller, Shawn Kemp, Rick Mahorn and Chris Webber, were joined by celebrity hoopsters Dean Cain of "Superman," Queen Latifah, Boyz II Men (who also perform at halftime), Joey Lawrence, David Charvet, Mark Curry and others. Former Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was a "general manager" for the Violators; the Bricklayers were coached by MTV's Dan Cortese.
January 29, 1993 |
Pryor Inspiration: Mark Curry of ABC's comedy series "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper," whose inspiration to do comedy "stemmed from listening to Richard Pryor's albums," will share the stage with his idol Saturday night for a one-time comedy performance at the Wilshire Theatre. . . . The Hollywood Playhouse on Las Palmas Avenue is being renamed the Richard Pryor Theater as a tribute to the actor-comedian and henceforth will book plays and one-man shows with comedy as the essence.