CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1985 |
Gallant men, fair maidens and dancing chunks of Irish stew will pour into downtown streets Saturday for San Diego's fifth annual St. Patrick's Day Parade--the largest such lineup in California, organizers said. The parade, featuring 7,000 to 8,000 participants in 250 units of marching bands, floats, dancers and equestrians, is expected to attract 200,000 spectators, said Jim Foley, founder of the parade. "Everyone under the sun is Irish on St. Paddy's Day," Foley said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1996
Ireland never has been famous for its food, but things may be changing. Some Irish food is taking on a European flair--partly because more Irish citizens are traveling to Europe and bringing culinary influences home. Nowadays, for example, potatoes often are replaced with pasta--rarely eaten in Ireland years ago.
March 14, 2013 |
For a last-minute S t. Patrick's Day trip to New York City or a stay later in spring, Kimpton Hotels offers a discount of up to 40% on rooms at four properties in the city. The deal: The Get Lucky discount is good for stays at 70 Park Avenue Hotel , Ink48 at 653 11th Ave., the Eventi Hotel at 851 Avenue of the Americas and the Muse New York at 130 W. 46th St. To take advantage of the deal, use the code "LUCKNY" when making a reservation. Sale prices must be paid in full; no refunds or changes with this deal.
March 10, 2011
Get festive at the Los Angeles County Irish Fair & Celtic Music Festival. The annual pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration features more than 2,000 performers, including traditional and contemporary Celtic bands and dance groups. The event also includes sheepherding, an Irish marketplace and a fine dining pavilion. Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun. $18. (909) 623-3111; http://www.fairplex.com.
March 17, 2011 |
It's Monday rehearsal night for the Hollywood Choir at the Cochran Avenue Baptist Church in mid-city L.A., but instead of a rousing gospel tune, the 65-member choir is dissecting the intervals and harmonies of a lilting arrangement of "Danny Boy. " It is one of three songs (including a Gaelic version of the Emerald Isle's national anthem) they will be performing at Thursday's "This Is Ireland" concert at UCLA's Royce Hall . "A gospel choir singing Irish songs does sound surprising," says the choir's buoyant leader Blinky Williams, laughing.
March 7, 1985 |
Beverly Hills is about to launch what its organizers hope will become an annual event--a mile-long St. Patrick's Day parade with celebrities, marching bands, 60 horses, a camel, floats and a green elephant strolling down Rodeo Drive on a green rug. The parade was proposed by Jimmy Murphy, a 46-year-old native of Ireland who rose from waiter to owner of Jimmy's, a fashionable Beverly Hills restaurant.