April 20, 1986
The UCLA Student Alumni Assn. will hold its Spring Sing '86 at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Royce Hall, with 14 campus musical groups competing in five categories. Entitled "Rhapsody in Bruin," the contest will be judged by Los Angeles Times columnist Jack Smith, "Star Trek" movie producer Harve Bennett, actor Brian Patrick Clark of "General Hospital," actor Gordon Jump of "WKRP in Cincinnati" and Academy Award-winning composer Bill Conti.
October 4, 2011 |
Best Buy Co. has given up on the increasingly crowded digital music market, selling its struggling Napster online music service to competitor Rhapsody in exchange for a minority stake in the combined company. The deal comes three years after Best Buy paid $121 million to acquire Napster Inc., the first wildly popular source of Internet piracy that morphed into a legitimate paid music service. It gives Rhapsody more power to compete against hot digital music upstarts such as Spotify, MOG and Rdio.
August 10, 2001 |
"An American Rhapsody" is the most heartfelt of movies, and how could it be otherwise? The emotional, stranger-than-fiction true story it's based on is that of its writer-director, Eva Gardos. Made with care and respect, "American Rhapsody" manages to skirt the edge of excessive sentiment without falling victim to it.
May 10, 1985 |
As "Rustlers' Rhapsody" (citywide) opens with an impeccable re-creation of a vintage black-and-white B Western, a voice on the sound track tells us how that old picture's star, Rex O'Herlihan, the Singing Cowboy, and his Wonder Horse Wildfire made 52 Westerns between 1938 and 1947 "before the lights sort of went out."
June 16, 2000 |
Hershey Felder is a man with a mission. A talented concert pianist, he has performed George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" some 400 times. That long indoctrination in Gershwin's masterwork inspired Felder to try to bring the life of Gershwin to the stage. For the last five years, Felder has immersed himself in the works of Gershwin, gaining unprecedented access to previously private Gershwin papers from Gershwin's heirs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1995
Many of the familiar plants of Southern California such as German Ivy, ice plant, castor bean and Eucalyptus and pepper trees are, in fact, non-native interlopers. By accident and design they are obliterating native plants that often provide food sources for the region's animal life. So it's good to have a sense of humor to accompany a goal as ambitious as restoring the Southern California's natural environment in the next 25 years.
October 29, 2001 |
Rhapsody in Taps, co-founded by Linda Sohl-Donnell and Toni Relin, celebrated its 20th anniversary Saturday at the Japan America Theater in downtown L.A. Most of the faces have changed, but the artistic impulse to stretch and test tap's limits has remained constant. The important change now is the attention paid to construction.
December 23, 1991 |
As his 26th film in 48 years, Akira Kurosawa has created in "Rhapsody in August" (at the Royal) the most intimate drama of his career. A film of the utmost simplicity and serene beauty, it centers on three generations of one family. Yet its gentleness is deceptive, for it is through this family that Kurosawa, in adapting a novel by Kiyoko Murata, touches upon the eternal themes of war and reconciliation.
August 14, 1990 |
Pianist Robert Taub's sophisticated resume bristles with world premieres, compositions by contemporary composers such as Mel Powell and Milton Babbitt. The Mel Powell Concerto for Two Pianos, in which Taub performed last year with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, was awarded the 1990 Pulitzer Prize in music, and Taub has just made the first recording of Vincent Persichetti's Piano Concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Charles Dutoit.
January 27, 1995 |
"Miami Rhapsody," a comedy about marital jitters starring Sarah Jessica Parker, is full of funny performers and beautiful Miami scenery and classic pop tunes but it still seems awfully familiar. It's not just that it keeps reminding you of Woody Allen--reportedly it's working title was "Miami." It also reminds you of Neil Simon and a barrage of sort-of-bright TV sitcoms.