March 25, 2011 |
Danny Preston of Rainbow Arabia has the rare day job that might actually inspire his songwriting. By night, he mans the production duties for the global-noise electronica duo with his wife, Tiffany. But on weekdays, he charters private planes for the world's wealthy, shuttling them to urban enclaves and distant paradises with no need for a frisking at the gate. "I can hop on a plane whenever it's empty," he said over banh mi sandwiches at Xoia, a Vietnamese restaurant in Echo Park, last month.
February 14, 2011 |
When you get your first chance to go to the Oscars, you're bound to have questions ? perhaps about the red carpet scene or whether you get to ride in a limo. The 60 or so fifth-graders in the chorus at Public School 22 in this Staten Island neighborhood had some more specific concerns when they found out in December they were invited to sing at this year's Academy Awards. "The first thing they wanted to know [about Hollywood] was, 'Are there gonna be bathrooms there?'" said music teacher Gregg Breinberg.
December 23, 2010
HAWAII BOWL When: 5 PST. Where: Honolulu. On the air: TV: ESPN. About Hawaii (10-3, 7-1 WAC): Quarterback Bryant Moniz leads the nation's No. 1 passing offense, which averages 387.8 yards a game. Hawaii reached 10 wins by lighting up the scoreboard, averaging 39.9 points. Hawaii has a 3-2 record in the bowl on its home field, making its most recent appearance in 2008. About Tulsa (9-3, 6-2 C-USA): The Golden Hurricane also runs a pass-happy attack that ranks No. 16 in passing offense with 284.2 yards a game.
November 21, 2010 |
More than a year after a controversial bar inspection at the Rainbow Lounge sent protesters to the streets and vaulted the city into the national spotlight, city officials have dropped charges against four bar patrons. The dismissals came 2 1/2 weeks before Chad Gibson, who suffered a head injury in the June 28, 2009, incident, and George Armstrong had been set to go on trial on public intoxication charges. They had both pleaded not guilty, and Gibson had also pleaded not guilty to assaulting an agent with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
October 7, 2010
Hot-smoked rainbow trout Total time: 30 minutes, plus brining and smoking time Servings: 6 Note: This recipe requires the use of a smoker, a stove-top smoker, or a grill or roasting rack converted to a smoker. 2 quarts water 1 cup kosher salt 1/3 cup sugar 2 shallots, thinly sliced 3 cloves garlic, crushed Zest of 2 lemons 1 large (or 2 small) bay leaf, crushed 6 (1/2-pound) whole trout, cleaned Wood shavings for smoking, preferably alder or applewood 1. In a large non-reactive container, combine the water, salt, sugar, shallots, garlic, lemon zest and bay leaf, stirring until the salt and sugar dissolve to create a brine.
August 8, 2010 |
The Glass Rainbow A Novel James Lee Burke Simon & Schuster: 434 pp., $25.99 In crafting his novels, James Lee Burke has been nothing if not consistent when it comes to quality. Or to characters and plot. His repeated battles of good versus evil in the humid crucible of southern Louisiana are expertly and stylishly rendered, but they've also become undeniably formulaic. Trying to shake things up with the last entry, "Swan Peak," the author sent his hero Dave Robicheaux to the mountains of Montana.
July 6, 2010 |
Donald McKayle has to be one of the sunniest artists that the oft-stressed world of American dance has ever produced. In his lengthy, influential career, McKayle has ranged across the postwar dance landscape, performing the works of many choreographic giants ( Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham lead the list) while simultaneously creating seminal works of his own. His dance-making reach extended to Broadway, movies and TV. He created works for companies around the world and he taught and administered dance programs at colleges throughout the United States, most recently at UC Irvine, from which he retired in June as a professor of dance.
May 26, 2010 |
Ah, to be a single-name star, those anointed ones for whom no further identification is necessary. There's Elvis, there's Marilyn, there's Kobe — and then there's Lemmy. Motörhead's indefatigable frontman, Lemmy Kilmister, is being honored for his long and illustrious music career on VH1 Classic's "Revolver Magazine's Golden Gods Award," airing this week, where he'll also perform a killer version of "Ace of Spades" with Lemmy fans Slash and Dave Grohl. He's also working on a new album and beginning a world tour.
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May 17, 2010 |
Ronnie James Dio, a legendary heavy metal singer who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath and also was lead singer for the bands Rainbow and Dio, has died. He was 67. Dio died Sunday, according to a statement on his website by Wendy Dio, his wife and manager. Maureen O'Connor, a Los Angeles publicist, said Dio died in Los Angeles. No cause was given, but Dio had said last summer that he was suffering from stomach cancer. "Today my heart is broken," Wendy Dio wrote. "Many, many friends and family were able to say their private goodbyes before he peacefully passed away."