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April 10, 1987 | RANDY LEWIS, Times Staff Writer
Felix Cavaliere--wasn't he that '60s guy from Mountain who died in 1983? No, that was Felix Pappalardi. Oh. Must have been Traffic. Yeah, that's it. Cavaliere was in Traffic, right? Sorry. That was Jim Capaldi. Oh, now I remember--Cavaliere was in the Rascals. Bingo. One of the biggest problems ex-members of popular bands face in pursuing solo careers is that, with very few exceptions, most fans know the group but not the individuals.
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July 11, 2013 | By August Brown
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. The Greek Theatre The Weeknd, Sept. 16-17 (Fri.); Thievery Corporation, Sept. 20 (Sat.) Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Rascal Flatts, Sept. 14 (Fri.); Epicenter with the Offspring and more, Sept. 21 (now) Hollywood Palladium Walk the Moon, Oct. 18 (now) San Manuel Amphitheatre The Art Laboe Show Live, Sept. 14 (Fri.) TIMELINE: Summer's must see concerts Gibson Amphitheatre Pepe Aguilar, Sept.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1993
No new taxes; throw the rascals out; more police; more prisons. But we don't want to pay for them! Really, does this make any sense? VIRGINIA BARR Upland
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September 26, 2011 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
On Friday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Ryan Seacrest made a bold announcement, the same one that peppered many of the ads for the first I Heart Radio music festival. "This is the biggest live music event in radio history," he declared of the two-night extravaganza that brought onto the same stage, among others, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Carrie Underwood, Coldplay, Steven Tyler, Sting, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Rascal Flatts, Bruno Mars, Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Sting, Kenny Chesney and Lady Gaga.  Seacrest, best known for his work on "American Idol," as host of the long-running "American Top 40" radio program and, for Angelenos, the morning drive-time DJ for KIIS-FM (102.7)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1990
Richard Goodwin ("A Country Diminished in Possibility," Column Left, Commentary, Oct. 18) hits the nail squarely on the head. Who is causing this drift toward chaos in America? Where is the direction and the leadership? We the people cause it, since we are willing to allow the political charlatans to inundate us with their moronic, negative, sound-bite elections. For example, the latest attempt to answer the public's disgust with politicians: "Throw the rascals out." But who will replace them?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1992
Negative campaigning for public office is based on the theory that "the other person is so bad, you might as well vote for me." Such campaigning also discourages independent-thinking individuals from voting, which increases the rascals' chances of being elected. Such is the process of electing our presidents. JONATHAN M. HARRIS Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1992
Our political leaders have survived in mud, double-speak and cover-ups to protect their power. They would have us believe they have risen above the wallow when they poke their heads out of the slime to secure our favor during an election year. It is the nation's great sadness that we keep electing these nihilists and rascals. Our great joy is that the nation survives in spite of them. Despite his flaws, I'm casting my ballot for Perot. He, at least, speaks with candor. WILSON LOCKE, Thousand Oaks
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1992
It is rather amazing to read Luttwak's highly scholarly dissertation about Iraq. His conclusion, that Bush once again has to prove his manhood by sending our people to war, is as immoral as it is likely. President Bush has clearly stated, "I'll do anything to get reelected." The pseudo-scholar Luttwak calls that "special talents of war as well as diplomacy." Special talents indeed, the talent to totally disregard the welfare of the American people. Let it be hoped that the American people can recognize this utterly disgusting election-year foreign policy and throw the rascals out. And a pox on Luttwak.
OPINION
July 29, 2004
Re "Making Out Like Bandits," July 27: These raccoons are certainly clever and powerful creatures. They kept on toppling over or opening our trash bins despite my best efforts to place barriers or even 20 pounds of bricks on top of the lids. In desperation, I decided to sprinkle some chili powder on the trash and hope this would work. After the first encounter, it took them six months to raid my trash again. Another sprinkling of chili powder has kept them away for at least two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1992
Re attorney Steven Lucas' Column Right Commentary, "Lawmakers' Revenge, Pure and Simple" (March 9): Theoretically, the judiciary is a nonpolitical entity. In practice, it is very political. No judge is appointed without examination of his political beliefs and record. Few Democrats are appointed by Republicans and vice versa. The political litmus test is more publicized on the federal level. Has attorney Lucas forgotten the political reaction to decisions of the court under Justice (Rose Elizabeth)
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September 16, 2011 | August Brown
If Los Angeles is like America, only more so, then come nightfall, the Mid-Wilshire area is its flyover country. L.A.'s centers of gravity for bar-going -- Hollywood, downtown, Santa Monica -- all lie miles apart, leaving a cavernous, after-dark gap along the Miracle Mile. For residents in the media- and entertainment company-saturated area, getting a drink meant getting in the car, or perhaps buckling down with the visor-bedecked bros at Busby's or washed-ashore rockers at Molly Malone's.
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May 2, 2011 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
A college logic professor I once had liked to use a TV commercial for Country Time lemonade as a case study in the way savvy marketing people can create an illusion of authenticity with the right choice of words and images. The same idea, it turns out, can be applied to the musicians at the fifth annual Stagecoach country music festival over the weekend in Indio. In the ad, a white-haired grandpa in suspenders and a casual, open-collared shirt sat in his rocking chair on the back porch of an old house watching young children frolic on the lawn on a hot summer day. To the rescue comes a smiling mom holding a tray with glasses of ice-cold Country Time, a concoction of powdered chemicals and whatnot with little or no actual lemon juice.
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April 29, 2011 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
Country music fans may well experience déjà vu in the desert for the 2011 Stagecoach festival. All this year's headliners are making return appearances, with Kenny Chesney topping a Stagecoach bill for the third time come Saturday. "We'd have him every year if he'd do it," said Paul Tollett, the Goldenvoice promotions chief overseeing the third straight weekend at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio after Coachella two weeks ago and the Big 4 metal festival last weekend. Rascal Flatts and Carrie Underwood, the marquee names who close the show Sunday, are back for their second Stagecoach dates, as will be rocker-turned-country singer Darius Rucker, making his return engagement Saturday preceding Chesney on the Mane Stage.
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December 17, 2010 | By Michael Phillips, Tribune Newspapers critic
"Yogi Bear" gives cheap hackwork a bad name. Which is a shame, because hackwork made this industry. Fledgling director and special effects veteran Eric Brevig managed 92 diverting minutes of schlock with the 3-D "Journey to the Center of the Earth" (2008), which offered some hope (against hope) for "Yogi Bear. " You may know that "Yogi Bear" is derived from the animated Hanna-Barbera TV original. Yogi himself was introduced as a character on "The Huckleberry Hound Show" in the late 1950s; the character's yen for the pic-a-nic baskets, not to mention the vocal inflections, amounted to an appealing knockoff of Art Carney's Ed Norton on "The Honeymooners.
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October 26, 2008 | Noel Murray, Murray is a freelance writer.
Journey to the Center of the Earth New Line, $28.98; Blu-ray, $35.99 Both the DVD and Blu-ray editions of the Brendan Fraser adventure vehicle wisely include the 3-D version (along with the necessary eyewear) because, well, audiences at home like putting on dorky-looking cardboard glasses and ducking flying objects.
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May 22, 2008 | August Brown
IF YOU'RE a rapper traveling to Houston and Bun B picks you up from the airport, you're doing something right as an MC. In Dizzee Rascal's recent video for "Where Da G's," off his third album "Maths & English," the 22-year-old London rapper rolls with Bun B through a blighted Houston block, trading jabs at fake thugs and purchasing sunglasses equipped with infrared "gangstavision." But the video also symbolizes his lengthy and tumultuous career in music.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1989
Hurrah for David Broder! Not only did he hit the nail on the head, but if we move from Broder to Archie Brown's "Amid Gloom, 2 Cheers for Perestroika" (Op-Ed Page, Oct. 31), maybe we can be inspired to create our own perestroika , get "mad as hell" and throw the rascals out. The Harding and Coolidge administrations were anything but honest. However, they don't even come close to those who have led us (and bled us) during the years 1981 to the present. No other administrations during my life of 80 years have been as greedy, cruel, cynical and deceptive.
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October 17, 1997 | Associated Press
* "Unit in the Social Studies" 1940 * "Tales of the South Pacific" 1947 * "The Fires of Spring" 1949 * "Return to Paradise" 1951 * "The Voice of Asia" 1951 * "The Bridges at Toko-ri" 1953 * "Sayonara" 1954 * "Floating World" 1955 * "The Bridge at Andau" 1957 * "Rascals in Paradise" 1957 (co-author) * "Selected Writings" 1957 * "The Hokusai Sketchbook" 1958 * "Japanese Prints" 1959 * "Hawaii" 1959 * "Report of the County Chairman" 1961 * "Caravans" 1963 * "The Source" 1965 * "Iberia" 1968 *
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May 20, 2008 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
Exceptions, IT'S said, prove the rule, and whatever rules govern country music these days, the exceptions proved the liveliest part of the 43rd Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony here on Sunday. Like the first rule of country: Don't bite the hand that feeds. Yet who publicly groused about the ACM's big shift this year in allowing fan voting, a la "American Idol," to determine the winner of the night's top award, entertainer of the year?
OPINION
January 22, 2008
Re "White House recycled backup tapes of e-mails," Jan. 17 I object to your use of the word "recycled," which implies something benign or perhaps even thrifty. Does anyone seriously believe the White House, squandering untold billions of our tax money overseas, needs to recycle its backup tapes for e-mails? Why not call this what it probably is, destroying evidence? When is Congress going to grow a backbone and impeach these shameful rascals? David Drum Los Angeles The White House's explanation that the industry standard practice of recycling backup tapes destroyed the e-mails is profoundly unconvincing.
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