March 3, 1997 |
Rhapsody in Taps, a locally based company celebrating its 15th anniversary season, may be the Betty Crocker of the tap world: The group is deadly wholesome, gooily homogenized, and seemed to require very little cooking to elicit cheers from the sold-out audience at Robert B. Moore Theatre at Orange Coast College on Saturday night.
September 11, 2009 |
RealNetworks Inc.'s subscription music service Rhapsody has been approved for use on iPhones and iPod Touches, the first time that Apple Inc. has allowed an on-demand music streaming program on its devices in the U.S. The initial download will be free, but new subscribers will have to pay $14.99 a month if they want to try it for longer than seven days.
August 16, 2010 |
As Brian Wilson remembers it, the head Beach Boy was still a beach toddler the first time he heard George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," a piece of music that would have a profound effect on the rest of his life. "I was 2 years old," Wilson, 68, said recently while seated on the couch in the living room at his Beverly Hills home, his voice carrying the enthusiasm of a discovery made last week. "My mother played it for me, and she said I turned my head like this [cocking his head to the left]
September 20, 2011 |
When Scott Riggs took his first commercial radio DJ job in 1995, he was handed a list of songs and told never to veer from it. "It was a shock," said Riggs, who soon learned that DJs rarely get to choose the music at broadcast stations, where playlists are dictated by top 40 hits. "I wanted to be the guy who played a new song that blew someone's mind and turned them on to great music. " Today Riggs, 41, gets to do just that. As director of music programming at the San Diego online music service Slacker Inc., Riggs oversees about 70 DJs who select most of the songs played on the company's 150 stations, including genres as varied as trance, hip-hop, gospel and swing.
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May 2, 2012 |
Robert Shaw, a piano teacher and former punk-rock musician, spent years telling his friends that Los Angeles was not a piano-friendly town. If a club or restaurant owned a piano - a rarity to begin with - they were just dormant keyboards. Opportunities to jam in public with friends were few. So when his girlfriend walked him down to the Santa Monica Pier one April day, where a colorful piano was sitting in the open for anyone to play, Shaw experienced a bit of heaven. He rushed over and performed “Rhapsody in Blue,” attracting a small crowd in the process.
August 18, 2001
Despite two recent films about adoption, a very sensitive subject, filmmakers and reviewers insensitively insult those who adopt or are adopted. In "A.I. Artificial Intelligence," David hears that he is not the "real son" of his adoptive parents. In his review of "An American Rhapsody," ("A Broken Childhood in 'American Rhapsody,' " Aug. 10), Kenneth Turan refers to Suzanne's birth parents as "natural parents," as if to imply that adoption is an unnatural act. Let the word go forth that the correct terminology is to distinguish birth parents from adoptive parents, birth children from adoptive children, and that there is nothing more natural and humane than for parents to adopt children and love them as very special.