November 29, 1987 |
Attention all rappers. Class is in session. Your instructor--the one and only Kool Moe Dee, the rising rap star who had a major club hit earlier this year with "Go See the Doctor." Now he's back--and he's got his red pencil ready. Not merely content with creating rhymes ("I'm no phony, I'm the only real macaroni") and boasts ("Rap is an art and I'm a Picasso"), Moe Dee has used his new album, "How Ya Like Me Now," to stake his claim as America's first rap critic.
August 31, 1989 |
Morris (Moe) Dalitz, a leading Las Vegas businessman and gaming pioneer, died early today at his home here. He was 89 and had been in ill health for some time. Shortly after coming to Las Vegas in 1949, Dalitz acquired an ownership interest in the Desert Inn and Stardust hotels. In the early 1950s he entered a partnership to form Paradise Development Co.
May 3, 1991 |
Y o! On a playground deep in the inner city, a small black boy with a basketball is watching an even smaller black boy shoot baskets and miss. Finally, the older boy can tolerate this klutz no longer. Moving to the other end of the cement court, he begins swishing jump shots. Then he dribbles between his legs like flashy point guards do. Then he soars inhumanly high for a thundering power dunk.
March 12, 1994 |
The ski beat is so fickle. Less than a month after declarations of impending Olympic doom for U.S. skiers, we now consider whether success will spoil them. Remember Bill Johnson, the 1984 Olympic downhill champion who called his shot at Sarajevo, became a hero, was party to a painful made-for-TV movie, then skied off into the sunset? It will be interesting to track the two U.S. Alpine stars to emerge from the Lillehammer Games: Tommy Moe and Picabo Street.
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April 1, 2001
Moe Koffman, 72, a Canadian jazz player best known for his breezy 1950s flute hit "Swinging Shepherd Blues." Koffman, a saxophonist as well as a flutist, recorded dozens of albums and played with jazz stars such as Dizzy Gillespie, Jimmy Dorsey and Doc Severinsen in a five-decade career. For a time, he was the principal soloist with Rob McConnell's Boss Brass. Born Morris Koffman in Toronto in 1928, he began playing violin at age 9 and alto saxophone, clarinet and flute at 13.
July 19, 1993 |
The Scene: Thursday night's opening of the musical revue "Five Guys Named Moe." The show, based on the music of songwriter Louis Jordan, will run through Sept. 25 at the Doolittle Theatre in Hollywood before going on a North American tour. After the opening, guests gathered in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel for a party. Producer/impresario Cameron Mackintosh flew from London for the premiere.
November 23, 1988
Robert J. Moes, 83, a physician who served as an ambulance and police surgeon for several years at the city's old Georgia Street Receiving Hospital and then became head of the emergency medical division of the Los Angeles Citizens Defense Corps during World War II. A bibliophile who prowled downtown Los Angeles bookshops while a resident at the old California Lutheran Hospital, Moes at his death had accumulated hundreds of books on anatomy.
December 16, 2013 |
Vevet Underground drummer Maureen "Moe" Tucker reflected on friend and former bandmate Lou Reed in an appreciation published this weekend by British newspaper the Observer . Reed, 71, died in October of complications from a May liver transplant. "It's just dawning on me that he's not out there anymore," Tucker wrote in the piece, which chronicles her first meeting with Reed as well as how the Velvets transformed her from a simple pop drummer into one trafficking in the avant-garde.
May 10, 1991 |
During the last two years, Smithsonian/Folkways Records has built rather quietly the beginnings of an impressive album catalogue, much of it drawn from the historic Folkways Records collection. Now that the company has nearly 60 titles in circulation, it is planning to move more aggressively into promotion--so expect to read a lot about the albums and see more displays of Smithsonian/Folkways product in stores. Matt Walters, director of operations for the Cambridge, Mass.
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June 2, 2000 |
June is sorely lacking in days your employer will give you paid time off to celebrate. But that doesn't mean it's without its notable holidays and anniversaries. We honor the flag on June 14, fathers on June 18. And June 19 is Juneteenth, which marks the day in 1865 when African Americans in Texas learned of the Emancipation Proclamation--more than two years after Lincoln signed the document ending slavery in the United States.