February 2, 1990 |
Sebastian International did more than sing the praises of its latest cuts and colors early this week at the Hairdressers' Guild show in Long Beach. Executives of the Woodland Hills hair-care and cosmetics company put employees in issue-oriented T-shirts ("Protect the Planet, Protect the Species"), introduced biodegradable packaging and sealed its commitment to the Rainforest Foundation with a $50,000 check and a promise of $200,000 more by the end of the year.
March 12, 2000 |
Money can't buy the experience of standing on a volcanic Hawaiian mountain and surveying the endless expanse of tropical green below, nor can it pay for the school of tropical fish that darts past you on a snorkeling excursion. Money can, however, pay for a guide to lead your hike up the mountain, and it can obtain for you the equipment necessary for snorkeling.
July 13, 1995
Once upon a time, young waiters learned all about table settings, napkin folding, how to serve and clear, how to divine the diners' wishes and so forth from older waiters. These days, the older waiters might still be going to college like the newcomers. For that matter, mothers taught their daughters this sort of thing once upon a time. But not so much of this teaching goes on at mother's knee these days, and as a result, many a dinner party is a clumsy mess.
October 9, 1989 |
Malcolm McLaren's multimedia event on Saturday at the Hollywood Palladium--partially benefiting the Rainforest Foundation and incorporating aspects of New York fashion culture with Brazilian music and dance--was predictably, irresistibly pretentious: We can hang out with the Warhol set and get down with the south-of-the-equator conga crowd too, it begged attendees to brag.
December 11, 1994 |
Sin City may never be the same. The new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas has installed--drum roll please--politically correct slot machines. (Its words are "the world's first socially responsible and morally conscious" slot machines.) Here's how it works: The money you lose will be donated to the Natural Resources Defense Council, Conservation International and Sting's Rainforest Foundation. Of course, what you do with your winnings is still up to you.
April 15, 2000 |
The theme of the 10th annual Rainforest Foundation benefit Thursday night was respect, both for the environment and for soul, a musical genre that has profoundly influenced the show's performers. Almost every song in the delightfully engaging concert was a soul classic, from the aching "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" to the buoyant "It Takes Two."