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March 16, 2000 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
I don't know whose nose is more famous: Cyrano de Bergerac's or Rick Calamaro's. Sure, Cyrano had his day in the sun, and every so often someone retells his tale. But Calamaro--a club promoter in the Hollywood here and now--not only has a fabulously sharp proboscis (which he disdains), but a fine nose for business. The popular man about town now owns Cyrano, and not surprisingly, it's L.A.'s latest little gem.
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April 9, 2006 | James Verini, Special to The Times
THE closing of Amanda Scheer Demme's vanity cave Teddy's last week elicited gasps of fear and bewilderment from the paparazzi and Demme's 700 newest, closest friends, but for one place and its proprietor, the news was good. The toughest door in town now belongs to Holly's, restaurateur and club owner Rick Calamaro's Hollywood lounge. "Now that Teddy's is closed, we're it," Calamaro said, making sure not to smile. Another experiment in the minuscule-is-more theory of L.A.
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October 1, 1998 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Timing really is everything. All right, a bit of luck helps, too. OK, OK, it helps to know a few people, but really, what is luck and popularity without timing? Just a nice deal that's not causing tremors. Rick Calamaro, a veteran on the Hollywood club circuit, hit Texas tea big time with his recent takeover of the Argyle Hotel's Fenix room. Calamaro isn't new to the promotions game.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2000 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
I don't know whose nose is more famous: Cyrano de Bergerac's or Rick Calamaro's. Sure, Cyrano had his day in the sun, and every so often someone retells his tale. But Calamaro--a club promoter in the Hollywood here and now--not only has a fabulously sharp proboscis (which he disdains), but a fine nose for business. The popular man about town now owns Cyrano, and not surprisingly, it's L.A.'s latest little gem.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 2006 | James Verini, Special to The Times
THE closing of Amanda Scheer Demme's vanity cave Teddy's last week elicited gasps of fear and bewilderment from the paparazzi and Demme's 700 newest, closest friends, but for one place and its proprietor, the news was good. The toughest door in town now belongs to Holly's, restaurateur and club owner Rick Calamaro's Hollywood lounge. "Now that Teddy's is closed, we're it," Calamaro said, making sure not to smile. Another experiment in the minuscule-is-more theory of L.A.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 28, 1998 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA
A new '40s-style supper club is in the works at the old Sanctuary on Robertson. Owners Stephen Noriega and Ken Barnoski have big plans for the Art Deco "Pazanga," where waitresses will wear evening gowns and old movies will be projected over a waterfall. Hard to picture, but Noriega promises it will be "fabulous." . . . A little birdie says "Grand Ville's" boy wonder Rick Calamaro is co-hosting something new and very poolside at the Argyle on Saturdays. . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
November 4, 1999 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA
This is the column where I'm naming names. Hollywood is blowing up. Something akin to gold fever has struck promoters, owners and the like, and vicious fights are breaking out as they scramble to stake their claim on the vein. Unfortunately, the hostilities detonate in my ear every time I step out, with battling factions telling their side of each story. No one seems to be taking my "Can't you all just get along?" advice--despite the obvious fact that they're all in this together.
NEWS
December 9, 2004 | Heidi Siegmund Cuda
Night lifers get something new New nightclubs are sprouting up like holiday decorations. First up, is Helios in Woodland Hills, owned by Michael Helo and Timothy Grabowski, a carpenter who built El Centro and Las Palmas, among other nightclubs. Helios, which is named after the Greek god of the sun, has a grand opening Tuesday. Next up is the Lucky Tiki, which makes its debut Dec. 20.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 1999 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA
It's not even October, and already it's getting spooky out there. An electrician wiring things up for Wednesday's grand opening of Vynyl found a body in the rock club's dumpster earlier this week. In a panicked Cockney brogue, he called 911 (now, that's a call I want to hear on the TV news). The boys in the big red truck were first on the scene. One seasoned vet grabbed a stick, poked the corpse, and lo and behold, it rose from the stinky grave.
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October 1, 1998 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Timing really is everything. All right, a bit of luck helps, too. OK, OK, it helps to know a few people, but really, what is luck and popularity without timing? Just a nice deal that's not causing tremors. Rick Calamaro, a veteran on the Hollywood club circuit, hit Texas tea big time with his recent takeover of the Argyle Hotel's Fenix room. Calamaro isn't new to the promotions game.
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