January 14, 2011 |
Public speaking can be stressful, especially when it comes with the job. Witness King George VI, whose stuttering set off a royal crisis when he had to speak calmly to his jittery subjects during World War II. Some of us can relate -- and it has nothing to do with stuttering. Julie Deardorff in Julie’s Health Club blog reports on how to overcome public speaking anxiety. Here's what she says: "To combat the embarrassing blushing, shaking or sweating that may occur, invoke the 'quieting response,' a five-minute technique that occurs automatically with practice, said [Jonathan]
May 8, 2012 |
After the Clippers' 101-97 overtime win Monday against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 4 of their NBA Western Conference first-round series, Nick Young put on a celebration outfit. He wore a yellow, blue and white patterned shirt and Christian Louboutin shoes with gold spikes around the edges. Young's teammates were so amused by his ensemble that they took photos in the locker room after the victory.
October 30, 1996 |
The Long Beach Symphony last programmed Charles Ives' Second Symphony in 1984, five years before JoAnn Falletta became music director. Saturday night, the orchestra offered an overdue reprise of this appealing work. Falletta had rehearsed the band, but a death in her immediate family prevented her from leading the performance at Terrace Theater. Instead, Assistant Conductor Eugene Castillo conducted.
July 26, 2009 |
Way down this photogenic mountain and way up this photogenic country, they'll take one very loud photograph today in Paris. Far from your run-of-the-mill tourist photo with which your friends and neighbors bore you from their gawky ambles up Avenue Champs Elysees, this image will feature three guys who appear gaunt to the verge of emaciated yet in a sense barely fit in the frame together.
August 21, 2011 |
A heart attack on the podium in Rotterdam, an ouster from the Metropolitan Opera, a six-month strike by his Detroit Symphony Orchestra, a diagnosis of breast cancer for his fiancee. Call it Leonard Slatkin's most turbulent two years. "Well, that's life," says the native Angeleno, who seems to be a master at deflecting or absorbing adversity, while at the same time serving up heaping doses of candor. "Look," he says softly, of the Met scandal last year -- when management asked him to resign from its run of "La Traviata," based on his bad press notices.
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October 9, 2009 |
Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made an unannounced stop -- and got an unwelcome reception -- at a Democratic Party gala Wednesday night. As he took the podium and began to speak, San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano shouted, "You lie!" It was a West Coast reprise of GOP Rep. Joe Wilson's now-infamous outburst during a congressional address by President Obama last month. Asked Thursday about his own interjection, Ammiano, a liberal Democrat who once was a stand-up comedian, said of the governor's impromptu appearance: "When he got up to the podium, it was totally inappropriate.