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September 25, 1987 | Ray Loynd
'The Rainbow Room" at Theater of Arts dramatizes one of the few singles scenes that hasn't been milked to death: a gay women's bar. Otherwise, to the credit of playwright Lenore Carlson and director Lenore Willard, the slice-of-life in this neighborhood saloon might be unfolding in a gay male bar or a straight bar--or wherever you find jealousy, intrigue, obsession, deception.
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April 4, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Three recent records by artists playing at the Coachella are worthy of pre-festival attention: The Knife, "Shaking the Habitual" (Rabid Records) Swedish avant-pop duo the Knife have been releasing records for 15 years, confounding expectations, drawing followers, crafting a strange, visually impressive project of which music is the most prominent of many disciplines. Their videos are a trip, and their performances are legendary. Their most recent album, "Shaking the Habitual," came out in 2013 and landed on many best-of-the-year lists.
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TRAVEL
November 8, 1998
New York's venerable Rainbow Room restaurant is set to close its doors Dec. 19 after 64 years.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 2008
And now for a review in English . . . please ["Welcome to His Jungle" by Ann Powers, Nov. 23]. What a long-winded diatribe that is completely useless other than illustrating why art critics are deluded, self-important wannabes. What is a rococo guitar riff? What is florid loveliness? If "November Rain" moves you, the joke is on you. Posted by: Steve -- I respect music critics for their reviews, good and bad, as a music fan. But this may be the first time in my 30-plus years any critic has talked loud and said nothing.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 2008
And now for a review in English . . . please ["Welcome to His Jungle" by Ann Powers, Nov. 23]. What a long-winded diatribe that is completely useless other than illustrating why art critics are deluded, self-important wannabes. What is a rococo guitar riff? What is florid loveliness? If "November Rain" moves you, the joke is on you. Posted by: Steve -- I respect music critics for their reviews, good and bad, as a music fan. But this may be the first time in my 30-plus years any critic has talked loud and said nothing.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 1988 | RUTH REICHL
The perfect Hollywood restaurant has just opened in New York. "It's like being in the movies," says mastermind Joseph Baum. "These days, people are looking for a little relief." In this case, you spell relief RAINBOW --the most glamorous, luxurious and, at more than $20 million, most expensive restaurant ever built in the United States. The Rainbow Room, open barely 3 months, has already received dozens of rave reviews.
MAGAZINE
December 15, 2002 | KASTLE WASERMAN
The platform boots, the Spandex, the big hair, the dog collars--the Rainbow Bar & Grill has seen it all during three decades as playroom of choice to the Sunset Strip's flamboyant rock 'n' roll strutters. Oh, if those walls could talk. From the bustling side patio and parking lot pickup scene to the dining room's dimly lit red leather booths to the intimate "Over the Rainbow Room" upstairs, where the Beatles once hung out, the place exudes decadent cachet.
NATIONAL
December 21, 1998 | From Associated Press
It was a place so classy, Keith Richards wore a necktie. A place so full of stars, that one evening Bob Dylan and Frank Sinatra came separately for drinks, and the maitre d' sat them next to Bob Hope at Rosemary Clooney's wedding. But on Saturday night, the Rainbow Room danced its last dance. For the first time since a major remodeling in the 1980s, there won't be a stroke-of-midnight conga line snaking through the club on New Year's Eve.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Three recent records by artists playing at the Coachella are worthy of pre-festival attention: The Knife, "Shaking the Habitual" (Rabid Records) Swedish avant-pop duo the Knife have been releasing records for 15 years, confounding expectations, drawing followers, crafting a strange, visually impressive project of which music is the most prominent of many disciplines. Their videos are a trip, and their performances are legendary. Their most recent album, "Shaking the Habitual," came out in 2013 and landed on many best-of-the-year lists.
NEWS
December 31, 1993 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Admit it. You are face to face with another New Year's Eve and you have no clue what you are going to do tonight. Another year gone and how will you greet the new one--dancing the night away at some L.A. hot spot? Or planted in front of the TV watching "Sesame Street Stays Up Late!"? Or worse, standing in the kitchen in your bathrobe, banging on a pot? Los Angeles is a place where the last-minute clamor for a reservation is a rite of winter. And why not?
MAGAZINE
December 15, 2002 | KASTLE WASERMAN
The platform boots, the Spandex, the big hair, the dog collars--the Rainbow Bar & Grill has seen it all during three decades as playroom of choice to the Sunset Strip's flamboyant rock 'n' roll strutters. Oh, if those walls could talk. From the bustling side patio and parking lot pickup scene to the dining room's dimly lit red leather booths to the intimate "Over the Rainbow Room" upstairs, where the Beatles once hung out, the place exudes decadent cachet.
NATIONAL
December 21, 1998 | From Associated Press
It was a place so classy, Keith Richards wore a necktie. A place so full of stars, that one evening Bob Dylan and Frank Sinatra came separately for drinks, and the maitre d' sat them next to Bob Hope at Rosemary Clooney's wedding. But on Saturday night, the Rainbow Room danced its last dance. For the first time since a major remodeling in the 1980s, there won't be a stroke-of-midnight conga line snaking through the club on New Year's Eve.
TRAVEL
November 8, 1998
New York's venerable Rainbow Room restaurant is set to close its doors Dec. 19 after 64 years.
NEWS
December 31, 1993 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Admit it. You are face to face with another New Year's Eve and you have no clue what you are going to do tonight. Another year gone and how will you greet the new one--dancing the night away at some L.A. hot spot? Or planted in front of the TV watching "Sesame Street Stays Up Late!"? Or worse, standing in the kitchen in your bathrobe, banging on a pot? Los Angeles is a place where the last-minute clamor for a reservation is a rite of winter. And why not?
ENTERTAINMENT
April 3, 1988 | RUTH REICHL
The perfect Hollywood restaurant has just opened in New York. "It's like being in the movies," says mastermind Joseph Baum. "These days, people are looking for a little relief." In this case, you spell relief RAINBOW --the most glamorous, luxurious and, at more than $20 million, most expensive restaurant ever built in the United States. The Rainbow Room, open barely 3 months, has already received dozens of rave reviews.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 1987 | Ray Loynd
'The Rainbow Room" at Theater of Arts dramatizes one of the few singles scenes that hasn't been milked to death: a gay women's bar. Otherwise, to the credit of playwright Lenore Carlson and director Lenore Willard, the slice-of-life in this neighborhood saloon might be unfolding in a gay male bar or a straight bar--or wherever you find jealousy, intrigue, obsession, deception.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Tony Bennett may have left his heart in San Francisco, but on Jan. 5 he will be in New York, the opening attraction at a new intimate (80-seat) club called Stairway to the Stars. The boite, another sign of a revival of cabaret and old-time elegance in Gotham, is located high the RCA Building that also houses the recently refurbished Rainbow Room.
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