March 13, 1986 |
Merry Clayton's spine-chilling vocal on the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" is one of the most famed in '60s rock. But the 1969 classic brings painful memories to Clayton: The physical strain of the intense duet with Mick Jagger resulted in a miscarriage after the session. So audiences' frequent requests for "Gimme Shelter" might sting like salt in an old wound. Clayton, who performs at the Gardenia Room on Friday, says she was buoyed by her religious upbringing in combating the loss.
February 28, 2012 |
I've been to Disneyland hundreds of times over the last two decades and have been writing the Funland theme park blog for about four years now. As a result, people are always asking me how to do everything at Disneyland in a single day. The short answer is you probably can't. It can be a struggle for even hard-core fans with military assault-like strategies. The longer answer is there's lots of ways to maximize your time in the park and get on the most rides possible. PHOTOS: How to do Disneyland in a day So in honor of Disneyland's 24-hour Leap Day celebration , here are my seven tips for tackling Disneyland in a day: Tip 1: If you're trying to get the most out of your day at Disneyland , I always recommend arriving just before the park opens in the morning, staying until the park closes at night and taking a long break in the heat of the afternoon at your hotel pool or cocktail bar. It may sound like a long day, but you'll get more done in the first two hours and the last two hours of your day than if you spent 15 hours straight at the park.
May 11, 2013 |
Siesta Suites Hotel is a charming place, in the heart of downtown Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, but serenely peaceful. It's small (20 suites with kitchens ) but comfortable. There is a long patio for relaxing and enjoying the gardens and the odd bird tweet, yet the Giggling Marlin and the Jungle are only a block or so away. It's professionally managed with friendly help. Siesta Suites Hotel, Calle Emiliano Zapata, Cabo San Lucas; (866) 271-0952, http://www.cabosiestasuites.com . Standard room or suite, $69 a night; penthouse, $80 a night.
June 27, 2012 |
Prices at Arizona spas and hotels usually dip in summer as temperatures rise. Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson is no exception. The all-inclusive retreat is discounting room rates by about half this summer -- but only if you reserve by Thursday. The deal: Prices for the 72-Hour Summer Sale start at $249 a night per person, based on double occupancy (excluding tax and resort fee) for stays on Sundays through Wednesdays only. Included are casita-style rooms, all meals and snacks (except alcohol)
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May 16, 2013 |
After a contest for mayor of Los Angeles that has consumed the better part of two years, the two finalists, their staffs, the media and a largely disinterested electorate doubtless would welcome an end to the drama Tuesday, election day. But the large number of Angelenos voting by mail, the apparent tightness of the race and the peculiarities of the City Clerk's ballot-counting procedures open the possibility that the winner might not be known for...
December 19, 2012
"O Holy Night," 1847, by Adolphe Adam This is John Sullivan Dwight's translation from 1855. He was a Unitarian minister and a schoolmaster at the Brook Farm commune who went on to become America's first influential music critic. That might be one reason the song is much more popular in the United States than in Europe. O holy night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of our dear Saviour's birth. Long lay the world in sin and error pining, 'Til He appear'd and the soul felt its worth.
November 8, 2009
Al Michaels serves as the play-by-play announcer and Cris Collinsworth provides the color commentary for tonight's Dallas at Philadelphia game (5:15 p.m., Channel 4): Michaels says ... You never would have thought three or four weeks ago that this would be the game of the week. But you know what? It's the game of the week. You were looking at both these teams and wondering if they could stay within hailing distance of the Giants, and now you've got a situation where the Giants are in third place.
January 10, 2011 |
If you’re thinking about Hawaii for the winter, you can keep the cost low with Ocean Resort Hotel Waikiki in Honolulu. The hotel's winter sale takes half off room rates with prices that start at $89 per night. The deal: The low rate is part of a bigger winter sale on nearly 20 condo and hotel properties on the islands of Hawaii , Maui , Oahu , Molokai and Kauai that are part of Castle Resorts & Hotels . So check out the company's sale page for more deals on on Oahu and other islands.
January 25, 2010 |
The ritual began just as the soft winter sun ducked behind the mountains Sunday, casting haunting shadows on this jittery Caribbean capital. Blackened pots bubbled with suppers of rice and beans above glowing charcoal. Sheets, cardboard mats and mattresses were laid neatly on the streets; a lucky few pitched pup tents. Chunks of rubble blocked roads to protect alfresco sleepers from passing motorists. The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti nearly two weeks ago, and dozens of aftershocks, including a 5.9 temblor at dawn last week, has turned Port-au-Prince into a city deathly afraid of the indoors.
December 16, 2009
A Rainbow in the Night The Tumultuous Birth of South Africa Dominique Lapierre Da Capo Press: 288 pp., $26