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June 17, 2013 | By Blake Hennon
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a legitimate suspect. At last. Do I think he's the Pied Piper? No. But it's nice to have a plausible possible perp. “The Killing's” third season had heretofore only advanced the reddest of herrings. But now Joe the cabbie -- mentioned but unseen in the premiere , observed briefly last week -- has stepped to the front. He even has a last name: Mills. And next week he'll have detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder hot on his trail. But as “Head Shots” begins, he's not even on their radar.
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October 21, 2013 | By Jevon Phillips
Though there are the usual multiple story lines, the "Nasty Habits" episode of "Once Upon a Time" focuses on Rumpelstiltskin (grandpa), Baelfire/Neal (dad) and Henry (son). This week, we'll try telling you each story in its entirety instead of jumping from tale to tale, time period to time period, as they do on the show. In the past, in the Enchanted Forest, Baelfire and Rumpel argue about Bae not being able to go anywhere due to Rumpelstilskin's fear that one of his many enemies might try to do his son harm.
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November 22, 1988 | Jan Herman
When the book is written on Orange County community theater of the '80s, the section on musical comedy might read like Tim Nelson's resume. For almost a decade, he has been a ubiquitous figure in troupes from Garden Grove to San Clemente. Performer, composer, lyricist, musical director--the tall, blond, 32-year-old stage veteran with the Buster Brown face is all of these.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2013 | By Blake Hennon
Trust is difficult to build and easy to destroy. It's a lesson Bullet may be learning too late. The spunky, street-surviving teen has shown a willingness to lie to help her friends, but her actions backfire badly in this week's episode, titled “Try” (something of an understatement, but maybe show runner Veena Sud thought “Gambling With Life and Death” was a bit much). There are three desperate, last-chip bets: Bullet fabricates a story to get Det. Stephen Holder to search for her girlfriend; Det. Sarah Linden tries to talk her way out of mortal danger from an abductor; death row inmate Ray Seward struggles to avoid the noose.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2013 | By Blake Hennon
It's unpleasant-look-in-the-mirror week on “The Killing,” as Det. Sarah Linden sees what she might have been in Danette, and death row inmate Ray Seward gets a preview of his future. “Eminent Domain” begins with a panicked Danette rushing into a police station after having apparently escaped Joe Mills. When her unruliness meets the desk officer's sit-down-and-be-quiet attitude, it ends in her arrest. That would have been a fine opening, had not Danette's survival been spoiled by last week's next-week-on-“The Killing” teaser.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2007 | Bob Sipchen
Education agitator Steve Barr's many detractors will tell you that he's a megalomaniacal publicity hound. So why don't I feel dirty standing beside him, dutifully taking notes as he rhapsodizes about a sheet-metal warehouse in Watts? The building is as ugly as the pit bull pacing behind the rusted chain-link fence that protects it, but Barr sees only potential beauty.
NEWS
March 14, 1993
The Los Angeles Music Center Opera will bring a musical adaptation of "The Pied Piper" to some San Gabriel Valley elementary schools. The students will join opera professionals to perform the work for other students and parents after five weeks of preparation. The fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders will play the rats, townspeople and children who are led away by the Pied Piper. They will also play a variety of percussion instruments, including bells, chimes and shakers.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 1995 | CORINNE FLOCKEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Question: What are small and noisy, often travel in packs and are capable of throwing even the most genial adult into a tizzy? The answer could be either kids or rats. In the Paper Bag Players production of "The Pied Piper," it's both.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 1992 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With beams of white light making him look like a cute-as-a-button 20th-Century Pied Piper, curly-locked saxophonist Kenny G didn't waste any time Monday at the Universal Amphitheatre in pulling out his sure-fire gimmick to get the audience's most visceral reactions via a showy display of circular breathing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 1987 | PATRICK McDONNELL, Times Staff Writer
For almost two years, Guillermo Alvarado has been a kind of Pied Piper of this border city, roaming its alleyways and avenues, often with a soccer ball in hand, in search of ninos de la calle-- street kids.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2013 | By Blake Hennon
Pastor Mike Sheehan hasn't exactly been telling the Gospel truth. “Hope Kills” begins where “Eminent Domain” left off, with detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder in Sheehan's office at the Beacon Home for Teens, with Holder asking him what the attraction is to working with these kids. “Nobody misses them, goes looking for them,” Sheehan says. “They're the throwaways of the world.” “That's what the killer's thinking too,” Holder says. “Easy prey, fallen angels looking to be saved.” “I don't think the man out there is looking to save anyone,” Sheehan replies.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2013 | By Blake Hennon
It's unpleasant-look-in-the-mirror week on “The Killing,” as Det. Sarah Linden sees what she might have been in Danette, and death row inmate Ray Seward gets a preview of his future. “Eminent Domain” begins with a panicked Danette rushing into a police station after having apparently escaped Joe Mills. When her unruliness meets the desk officer's sit-down-and-be-quiet attitude, it ends in her arrest. That would have been a fine opening, had not Danette's survival been spoiled by last week's next-week-on-“The Killing” teaser.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2013 | By Blake Hennon
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a legitimate suspect. At last. Do I think he's the Pied Piper? No. But it's nice to have a plausible possible perp. “The Killing's” third season had heretofore only advanced the reddest of herrings. But now Joe the cabbie -- mentioned but unseen in the premiere , observed briefly last week -- has stepped to the front. He even has a last name: Mills. And next week he'll have detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder hot on his trail. But as “Head Shots” begins, he's not even on their radar.
HEALTH
June 15, 2013 | By Vincent Boucher
It's Thursday night, and in the West Hollywood Recreation Center, it's pandemonium. On the court, Hit It and Quit It faces off against Scissor Me Timbers. Again and again, they charge back and forth in waves, rallying and hooting. Cheesy '80s anthems like "Danger Zone" and "Dude Looks Like a Lady" blare over the speakers but can barely be heard over the din as almost 80 players do battle. Their weapon? Just a bright 7-inch-diameter soft foam ball. The game is dodgeball, and it has come a long way from its discomfiting past on elementary school playgrounds.
WORLD
October 1, 2011 | Valerie J. Nelson
While living in San Diego in the late 1990s, Anwar Awlaki regularly fished for albacore and shared his catch with a neighbor. At the local mosque where he preached, he delighted in playing soccer with young children and taking the teenagers paint-balling. "He had an allure. He was charming," Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, outreach director of an Islamic center in Falls Church, Va., where Awlaki later gave sermons, told reporters in 2009. With his fashionable eyeglasses and fluent English, the U.S.-born radical cleric also had been called a "Pied Piper of jihadists," an Internet phenomenon who produced video and audio recordings to lure Westerners to his extremist ideologies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2010
Hans H. Baerwald Retired UCLA professor, scholar of Japanese politics Hans H. Baerwald, 82, a retired UCLA professor and scholar of Japanese politics, died June 2 at his home in Pope Valley, Calif., the university announced. He had prostate cancer. Baerwald was born in Tokyo on June 18, 1927, to a German businessman and his wife. Growing up in Japan, he learned to speak German, Japanese, English and, after transferring to a Swiss school in the late 1930s, French.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 1987 | CHARLES SOLOMON
Following is a review of today's screening in the Los Angeles Animation Celebration: "Krysar" (The Pied Piper), (Czechoslovakia, 1987) Nuart Theater, 5:30 p.m. 50 minutes. This eerie, stop-motion version of the familiar story of the Pied Piper focuses on the greed and gluttony of the burghers of Hamelin, rather than on the miraculous delivery of the city from a plague of rats.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 1988 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
The people of Hamelin town smell a rat and they're pretty steamed about it. Little Broadway Productions takes a musical look at Hamelin's rat problem in "The Pied Piper" at L. A. Valley College. In this version, written by Nancy Seale, with music by Ed Archer, the little lame boy Ludie is an orphan outcast who suffers from low self-esteem. Perhaps if he can rid the town of the rats, he'll be accepted, he thinks.
NEWS
May 17, 2007 | Michael Berick, Special to The Times
STRANGE things can happen in a New York City subway station. For the Trinidad-born musician Asheba, the 42nd Street E Train platform was the place where he became "blessed with spirit of children's music." While he was performing there in the early 1990s, a little girl named Sparkle asked if he knew "Itsy Bitsy Spider." Asheba did not, and had her to sing it for him. He recast the well-known nursery rhyme with a Caribbean rhythm, and it later wound up the title track of his first CD, "Go Itsy."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2007 | Bob Sipchen
Education agitator Steve Barr's many detractors will tell you that he's a megalomaniacal publicity hound. So why don't I feel dirty standing beside him, dutifully taking notes as he rhapsodizes about a sheet-metal warehouse in Watts? The building is as ugly as the pit bull pacing behind the rusted chain-link fence that protects it, but Barr sees only potential beauty.
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