December 20, 2001
In a year filled with so many devastating losses, we weep yet again. On Saturday morning, Bianca Halstead from Betty Blowtorch died in a car crash at 5:30 a.m. in New Orleans. She'd been the passenger in an '86 Corvette that spun out of control. Rocker chicks are a rare and fierce breed, and according to those who knew her best, she was sweet as pie. Her life was celebrated Monday night at the store Serious on Melrose Avenue. Everyone who knew her is devastated.
April 10, 2003 |
Jazz is in the air in Los Feliz Marty and Elayne Roberts have been keeping toes tapping at the Dresden Lounge in Los Feliz for 22 years. The famed jazz duo celebrated this milestone on Thursday with a blowout sponsored by hipster jazz radio, the Fabulous 570. Jazz must be in the air because, just up the street, swinging sax man Sam Butera helps the nightclub ring in its 10th b-day manana. Meanwhile, that way cool P.R.
August 26, 1999 |
* The KABC-TV sports anchor can be seen Mondays-Fridays during the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. editions of "Eyewitness News." He also hosts the sports-celebrity talk show "Monday Night Live," which follows "Monday Night Football" on KABC. Canine Company: My wife and I will often take our bikes and our Australian shepherd up to Runyon Canyon Park at the base of the Hollywood Hills just north of Hollywood Boulevard. Hawg Heaven: I recently bought a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
May 1, 1997 |
Clubland denizens are well aware that truth is better than fiction, but this one takes the cake. Joey Buttafuoco--you know, the mechanic-turned-actor/opportunist--has a new gig. The beefy ex-Long Islander manages the upstairs bar on Fridays and Saturdays at the Rainbow Bar & Grill, which celebrated its 25th anniversary Tuesday night. Among the 600 West Hollywood revelers were Ozzy Osbourne, the Scorpions and David Lee Roth, a regular of the Sunset Strip nightclub.
November 27, 1997 |
That's Thank Goodness It's Thanksgiving. Don't be a turkey, go out and have some fun. . . . Blue Cafe, 210 The Promenade, Long Beach, (562) 983-7111. With so much drama in the L.B.C., King Cotton will lift your T-day ennui. The first set by these blues pros begins at 7 p.m. 21 and over, $6 cover. The Derby, 4500 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Feliz, (213) 663-8979. Let Jimmy & the Gigolos teach you a thing or two about swinging loose on the dance floor of this plush, lush nightclub and restaurant.
October 3, 2002 |
A few places you can catch the metal craze and what you'll find there: Viper Room The ghost of hair metal past arises every Monday night at the Viper Room, where the Camaro club hosts the '80s parody Metal Shop. Young hard-rock acts open the show, and celebrity guests (Steven Tyler, Meat Loaf, etc.) typically join the headliners for a song or more. In the DJ booth, Taime Downe, the moonlighting singer of Faster Pussycat, spins a charged rock 'n' roll song list that stretches from T.