March 26, 1990 |
Memo to Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro and other masters of manic performance: Don't look back, because somebody might be gaining on you. That somebody is a plump, doughy-faced young man from Boston who goes by the name of Black Francis. Francis (real name Charles Thompson IV) hardly moved his body as he fronted the Pixies on Saturday night at a packed Crawford Hall on the UC Irvine campus.
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March 30, 1988 |
Most cultures have some fable about pixies or coyote spirits or tooth fairies or similar sprites who go larking about when decent folk are asleep, wreaking mischief or bestowing blessings. Well, don't look now, but Ventura Boulevard is haunted by creatures like that. There's no point in looking now because these are part-time pixies. They only come out on occasional Sunday mornings, while normal people are sensibly storing up sleep for an emergency.
HOME & GARDEN
January 13, 2005 |
THE LOVELY AND patient older daughter really seems to be enjoying her winter break. She virtually glows as she helps out in the kitchen or bathes her baby brother. Or walks that scoundrel of a dog she owns, up and down the street, up and down. And, perhaps best of all, there's that quality time with her dear dad. "What do you want to do now?" I ask. "What do you mean?" she says, stunned. "I mean, wanna do something?" "Together?"
June 27, 2009 |
Long after the fans have left the gates of Neverland, the fantastical Santa Barbara County ranch once owned by Michael Jackson, the far less whimsical question remains of what will happen to it. Colony Capital, the private equity firm that bought the loan on the property, sparing it from foreclosure, won't say what its plans are. But the ranch, which once featured a zoo and amusement park and had an estimated value of $96 million to $120 million, could wind up as something of a white elephant.
December 25, 2013 |
Amid controversy that has flared recently over calls for cultural boycotts agains Israel, the bands the Pixies and Soundgarden have been booked to play in June at a rock festival at a stadium in Tel Aviv, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports . Boycotts have long been a political pressure tactic advocated by some of the most intense critics of Israel's policies toward the Palestinians, and debate has intensified with this month's call ...
September 7, 2013 |
Bands change. Bassists leave, to be replaced by others. As Spinal Tap can well attest, drummers vanish, overdose, spontaneously combust. After the genius Who percussionist Keith Moon died, former Faces drummer Kenney Jones, no slouch, tried to fill in. The Rolling Stones haven't toured with Bill Wyman in ages. Dude from Sublime died, but Sublime (with Rome) still tours. The Doors went on the road with Ian Astbury of the Cult as their lead singer, for heaven's sake. These are challenging events for fans, not to be taken lightly.
November 1, 2013 |
As if Kristin Chenoweth weren't adorable enough? Now she's upped the ante with the cutest pixie haircut. "Look who came to the salon today!!!," hairstylist Jonathan J. Hanousek said Thursday on Instagram, including a mirror-image photo of the actress-singer. " @KChenoweth went short today for her new film!! We had sooo much fun! #Cropcut #Short #BrightBlonde. " This comes right after Pam Anderson's new pixie cut was spotted Wednesday in L.A. -- the pixies, they come in waves!
April 1, 2011 |
Small and unprepossessing they may be, but Pixie mandarins are a farmers market favorite for their seedlessness, rich flavor — combining the best of mandarin and orange — and late season. In the last decade, Pixies grown in this picturesque valley in northwestern Ventura County have achieved cult status in Southern California because they're local, distinctive and delicious. Still, much about this charismatic mandarin remains little known, particularly its serendipitous path to renown.
November 12, 2013 |
Jennifer Lawrence wore Dior -- and her new pixie cut -- to the world premiere of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" in London on Monday. Elizabeth Banks wore a stunning Jason Wu ball gown with cutouts. [Hollywood Life] Their co-star Jena Malone was dressed in a fringed crimson gown by Monique Lhuillier. [Perez Hilton] The film's director, Francis Lawrence, is taking the blame for his leading lady's new short haircut, by the way. Jennifer had to cut her hair because of all the damage done when Francis insisted she dye her locks rather than wear a wig in the film.