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Tommy, can you sell me? Buoyed by a clutch of Tonys and an ocean of hype, "The Who's Tommy" has been raking in an estimated $600,000 a week at Broadway's St. James Theater. And while the musical has yet to recoup its $6-million capitalization, a growing school of pilot fish is already thrashing expectantly in the show's wake.
August 13, 1994 | ED BOND
Malibu Grand Prix, where kids rode miniature race cars and businessmen slapped pinball machines on their lunch hour for more than 20 years, closes for good Sunday after losing its lease. "I can't believe that!" said Andrew Caspary of Hidden Hills, after finishing his last go-cart ride. "It's terrible. I always look forward to coming here." Officials of Malibu Grand Prix Corp., which runs 30 amusement centers across the country, said this week the company lost its lease on the Northridge site.
October 22, 1993
Jenna Hubbard, 8, of Colfax, Wis., plays "Hungry, Hungry Hippos" game at the trade show. Makers and owners of video games, pinball machines, kiddie rides, compact-disc jukeboxes and other coin-operated amusements are holding their annual meeting this week at the Anaheim Convention Center. This is the 40th year of the convention, which is organized by the Amusement & Music Operators Assn., based in Chicago. New this year: several virtual reality games.
March 18, 2011 | By David A. Keeps, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Born and raised in England, Saul Hudson became an L.A. rock star with a one-syllable stage name that aptly describes his guitar-hero moves: Slash. As a founding member of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver and, later, as a Michael Jackson collaborator, Slash has stayed true to his vision of rock 'n' roll style: sunglasses, black leather jackets, skull jewelry and his trademark top hat. These are among the predictable 300-plus treasures being exhibited at...
September 21, 1993 | MIMI KO
The City Council has renewed entertainment permits for two businesses that had been monitored by police for several months. Police reviewed four calls for service at B & E Saloon between May and September and five calls at La Habra 300 Bowl between June and September and recommended that the entertainment permits for both establishments be renewed.
September 30, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
The Hard Rock Cafe was granted a conditional use permit this week by the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission to serve liquor at its new restaurant under construction at Universal CityWalk. Members of the Studio City Residents Assn. and the Cahuenga Pass Property Owners Assn. spoke at the hearing Wednesday against issuance of the county permit, saying there already are too many CityWalk establishments that have liquor permits.
June 20, 1997
It's a Taj Mahal for teens, a dream home away from home for Duarte youngsters. The doors officially open Saturday on the $1.2-million Duarte Teen Center, which has everything from a boxing ring to pinball machines to a computer lab. As city workers completed the final touches on the social and recreation center this week, high school students began checking out the 6,640-square-foot facility's weight room, game room and lounge.
January 3, 1993 | TOM PETRUNO
Should you ever buy the biggest stock stars of the previous year? Many analysts say no--that you're too late to the party. But there's also something to be said for momentum: Like the Eveready bunny, stocks on the rise often keep going for a long time. The biggest New York Stock Exchange gainer in 1991, for example, was Chicago-based WMS Industries, which makes pinball games and video lottery terminals and owns casinos in Puerto Rico. After rocketing 669% in 1991, from $1.81 a share to $13.
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