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]
May 10, 2012 |
I am sitting on a couch facing two turntables, a DJ mixer, a dual-drive CD player/recorder, a cassette deck and a wireless two-terrabyte hard drive half full of music - all in one way or another plugged into my sound system. The various components live in service of the thousands of LPs and 45s on shelves spread throughout my home, which I love, and the 3,000 CDs stored in containers in a closet that I'm reasonably ambivalent about but haven't figured out what to do with. They're near a tub full of tapes that I once tried to throw away but retrieved from the dumpster a few hours later and the MP3s on the hard drive, which I used to access way more than I do now and have no emotional attachment to whatsoever.
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.
November 17, 1990
As one who has studied with many of our greatest tap masters at tap festivals across the country, I was upset by Cathy Curtis' review of Rhapsody in Taps ("Rhapsody in Taps Performs Hines Work at Japan America," Oct. 29). The review was an example of one of tap-dancers' major concerns now--the problem being that tap is not critiqued as an art form. Seldom are choreographic style, rhythmic accuracy and interest, musicality or technical ability mentioned; costume and body type are always discussed.