July 11, 1993 |
"Five Guys Named Moe," opening Thursday for 12 weeks at UCLA's James A. Doolittle Theatre in Hollywood, is actor Clarke Peters' tuneful homage to '40s rhythm-and-blues star Louis Jordan. Five well-dressed Moes--Big Moe, Little Moe, No Moe, Eat Moe and Four-Eyed Moe--materialize out of a radio for lovelorn Nomax, a character loosely modeled on author Peters, and proceed to regale him and us with plenty of Jordan's hit songs.
October 22, 1995 |
Donald E. Moe, senior vice president of corporate affairs and governmental relations at the Santa Margarita Co., said Friday he was resigning after 11 years to start a consulting firm. The 53-year-old Moe said he was ready to "make a great step into the world of the entrepreneur." Anthony R. Moiso, president and chief executive officer of the Santa Margarita Co., called Moe "an asset and valued employee." Moe, who came to Orange County in 1972, worked for 12 years at the Irvine Co.
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.
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.