January 24, 1999
Theater Don't bring toast: Richard O'Brien's cult classic, "The Rocky Horror Show," above, returns to its musical stage origins in a new live production starring David Arquette as Dr. Frank 'N' Furter. Fashion designer of note Todd Oldham is on the creative team. Opens Friday at the Tiffany Theater. Music It's a week rich in recitals: American pianist Peter Serkin plays in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Monday night and gives another program in Founders Hall at OCPAC on Thursday.
August 29, 1987 |
A United Auto Workers union negotiator rejected General Motors Corp.'s latest contract offer Friday without revealing much of its contents and stressed that the two sides were far from settling by a Sept. 14 deadline. "I don't think it is in any fashion the framework from which an agreement can be put together," UAW Vice President Donald F. Ephlin told a news conference after hearing GM's proposal.
January 28, 1993 |
Helionetics Inc., a maker of power and computer equipment, said Wednesday that it lost a court battle and has been ordered to pay a $1.7-million judgment to a businessman in Hawaii. Daniel Coplan, an attorney for Helionetics, said the company plans to appeal the judgment. Meanwhile, he said the company was in serious danger of collection efforts. The company said a judge in Santa Monica Superior Court last week ordered it to pay the $1.
October 11, 2001 |
Received a nice call from the owner of 7969, Steve Goldberg, who thanked me for giving the West Hollywood nightclub's new/old Saturday night joint, Grandville, a mention in a recent column. Just doing my part for the war effort.... Seriously, when times get hard, music and night life get good.
September 28, 1999 |
The touring company of "Cabaret," which transformed the seldom-used Wilshire Theatre into a slice of Weimar Republic night life, received nine nominations for this year's annual Ovation Awards--more than any other production. Nominees in 26 categories were announced at a ceremony Monday afternoon at the Coronet Theatre. The awards will be presented on Nov. 8 at La Mirada Theatre. Jason Alexander will emcee.
March 9, 2000 |
Charles Gray, the venerable British character actor whose chillingly villainous roles included James Bond's archenemy Ernst Stavro Blofeld, has died at the age of 71. Gray died Tuesday at London's Brompton Hospital, his agents said Wednesday. The cause of death was not announced. A versatile and admired character actor, Gray excelled as a villain and as a colonial type but also portrayed a range of sadistic generals and old-school men of property.
October 7, 1995 |
Superior Court Judge Richard O'Brien issued a temporary retraining order Friday prohibiting Robert Troy Caron or representatives of his Pro Manage sports agency from contacting USC athletes. The action in L.A. County Superior Court was the first of what USC officials hope will eventually stop agents from offering athletes inducements that violate NCAA regulations. USC filed a civil suit against Caron, 37, seeking a permanent injunction to keep the Oxnard agent away from its athletes.
June 18, 1987 |
Manufacturers' representatives Roy Sunday and Richard O'Brien offer "Service With a Snarl. High Prices--Rotten Delivery. Stupid Salesmen." But they must be doing something right since their Haddonfield, N.J.-based company has been in business since 1960 and brought in $12 million in sales last year. But the U.S. Postal Service found nothing amusing in their tongue-in-cheek slogan and ordered Sunday-O'Brien to remove it from its metered mail as a violation of domestic mail regulations.
March 4, 2004 |
"The Rocky Horror Show" has orbited far since 1973, when creator Richard O'Brien dreamed his pansexual sci-fi satire into being in London. The 1974 local Roxy nightclub edition presaged many a basement rabble-rouser thereafter. The 1975 film version spawned a global counterculture of cult audience participants who assault midnight screenings to the present day. Jaz Davison's insidious Knightsbridge revival amounts to a 30th anniversary bash.
March 14, 1992
A small tortilla manufacturer in Newport Beach announced Friday that it has signed agreements with two supermarket chains that will allow it to expand its market into Northern California and Illinois. Catalina Foods Corp., which makes tortillas under the Familia de Sonora brand, said it will sell its tortillas at Jewel Food Stores' 227 supermarkets in the Chicago area and 67 Raley's Supermarkets in the Sacramento and San Francisco areas.