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July 9, 2012
Long before he was a superstar, Harrison Ford was a roadie for what legendary rock band? The Doors
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April 19, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK -- "He's not a villain," Matt Berninger said of his brother Tom. "He's the nicest guy in the world. " The 42-year-old front man of the band the National was standing on stage between songs at the New York's Highline Ballroom, gesturing to his brother about 20 feet away. Tom raised his hands, let out a howl, then accepted a noogie of appreciation from a friend nearby. Those who had watched the Berningers on screen in the documentary "Mistaken for Strangers," the opening-night film of this year's Tribeca Film Festival, wouldn't have thought Tom was a villain.
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SPORTS
December 26, 1998
I've always liked T.J. Simers. He's clever, witty, and much more insightful than his detractors give him credit for. But this time he has gone too far [Passing Judgment, Dec 21]. Bruce Springsteen couldn't roadie for Mick Jagger, let alone sing with him. Stick to football, T.J. MICHAEL HELWIG Canoga Park I think T.J. Simers owes Randy Moss and Minnesota Viking fans an apology for his remark that with Moss making the Pro Bowl all former criminals will want to play football.
NEWS
January 17, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
The Oscar nominations necessarily eliminate many of the year's strong contenders; after all, not everyone can make the cut - the voters have to have a reasonable number of candidates from which to make their picks. But if this film critic could add just one more slot to the top categories ... Best picture: "Not Fade Away," a wonderfully observed coming-of-age dramedy that marked the feature writing-directing debut of "Sopranos" creator David Chase. Although released by Paramount Vantage with a bit of fanfare (a New York Film Festival premiere, visible print and TV ad buys)
NEWS
April 19, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
NEW YORK -- "He's not a villain," Matt Berninger said of his brother Tom. "He's the nicest guy in the world. " The 42-year-old front man of the band the National was standing on stage between songs at the New York's Highline Ballroom, gesturing to his brother about 20 feet away. Tom raised his hands, let out a howl, then accepted a noogie of appreciation from a friend nearby. Those who had watched the Berningers on screen in the documentary "Mistaken for Strangers," the opening-night film of this year's Tribeca Film Festival, wouldn't have thought Tom was a villain.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 1987 | Thomas K. Arnold
Concert promoter Kenny Weissberg is nervously pacing back and forth with a very worried look on his face. It's 15 minutes before show time and the first act, a comedian, is nowhere to be found. A roadie runs up to Weissberg and tells him the comedian has just phoned in from a nearby restaurant, promising to be right there. But Weissberg isn't taking any chances: he dispatches the roadie to the restaurant to pick up the errant comedian himself, post haste.
NEWS
January 17, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
The Oscar nominations necessarily eliminate many of the year's strong contenders; after all, not everyone can make the cut - the voters have to have a reasonable number of candidates from which to make their picks. But if this film critic could add just one more slot to the top categories ... Best picture: "Not Fade Away," a wonderfully observed coming-of-age dramedy that marked the feature writing-directing debut of "Sopranos" creator David Chase. Although released by Paramount Vantage with a bit of fanfare (a New York Film Festival premiere, visible print and TV ad buys)
OPINION
September 24, 2005 | Kerry Madden
DAVID BOWIE has an honorary degree." That's the latest from my son, Flannery, lead singer for the Flypaper Cartel, Swamp King of the downstairs bathroom and our own Tommy Lasorda of Xbox "All-Star Baseball 2005." This is one of his refrains as we discuss which colleges he should apply to in between his band gigs, cross-country meets, mock trial cases and homework. This is his senior year at Marshall High School in Los Angeles. The whole band thing was supposed to be a lark.
NEWS
November 1, 1996 | MARC LACEY
Hustle up the steps. Take a seat. The engine is running on the Asphalt Express. In a throwback to campaigns of old--GOP vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp has been doing California by bus. He has rumbled through the countryside. He has waved out the window. He has jumped out of his shiny luxury coach to pump the hands of voters.
SPORTS
June 1, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
NEWARK, N.J. - Every successful rock band has to have a tour slogan when it hits the road. Maybe it's time to extend that to hockey, now that the Kings have sliced their way through Vancouver, St. Louis and Phoenix and one game in New Jersey. You can almost see the words on the back of a silver and black T-Shirt: "No Sweat Tour, 2012. " Of course, there was perhaps too much sweat in the humid Prudential Center for the opener of the Stanley Cup Final. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter, in his sparse way with words, described the ice as "less than below average.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2012
Long before he was a superstar, Harrison Ford was a roadie for what legendary rock band? The Doors
FOOD
July 6, 2012 | By Jonathan Gold, Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic
It is toward midnight at the Pikey, the lights are fairly low and the Kinks are playing so loudly that you swear you can hear Ray Davies scratching his ears. You are seated beneath one of Ben Watts' photographs of aging Teddy Boys - tattooed Robert Mitchum types in dark, bespoke suits, and you may be drinking something called a Divine Brown, a peculiar mixture of Ancient Age whiskey and Dr Pepper named for the hooker caught with Hugh Grant just a few blocks from here in Hollywood. You will definitely be observing members of the crowd - in their early 20s - who don't sit down to dinner as much as drift from table to table, having a drink here and an appetizer there before vanishing into the night.
SPORTS
June 1, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
NEWARK, N.J. - Every successful rock band has to have a tour slogan when it hits the road. Maybe it's time to extend that to hockey, now that the Kings have sliced their way through Vancouver, St. Louis and Phoenix and one game in New Jersey. You can almost see the words on the back of a silver and black T-Shirt: "No Sweat Tour, 2012. " Of course, there was perhaps too much sweat in the humid Prudential Center for the opener of the Stanley Cup Final. Kings Coach Darryl Sutter, in his sparse way with words, described the ice as "less than below average.
OPINION
February 6, 2010 | Patt Morrison
Maybe the last time a San Diego Freeway construction project got this much attention was back in the 1950s, when a man named L. Ewing Scott was convicted of murdering his socialite wife. According to urban legend, he hid her body in the newly poured concrete of the Sunset Boulevard offramp (northbound) of the San Diego Freeway. More than half a century later, L.A.'s Westside is all atwitter over the 405, but not about anything so gruesome as a corpse: It's the immense task of adding 10 miles of HOV lane to the northbound 405 over Sepulveda Pass, completing a carpool link from the Valley to the O.C. The man in charge?
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 2006 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
"Saxondale," about a 1970s rock roadie turned exterminator (as in rats and ants), is the latest series from Steve Coogan, the British comedian and actor best known as the aggressively self-defeating talk-show host Alan Partridge and for his starring roles in Michael Winterbottom's films "24 Hour Party People" and "Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story." (He's also in Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette."
OPINION
September 24, 2005 | Kerry Madden
DAVID BOWIE has an honorary degree." That's the latest from my son, Flannery, lead singer for the Flypaper Cartel, Swamp King of the downstairs bathroom and our own Tommy Lasorda of Xbox "All-Star Baseball 2005." This is one of his refrains as we discuss which colleges he should apply to in between his band gigs, cross-country meets, mock trial cases and homework. This is his senior year at Marshall High School in Los Angeles. The whole band thing was supposed to be a lark.
OPINION
February 6, 2010 | Patt Morrison
Maybe the last time a San Diego Freeway construction project got this much attention was back in the 1950s, when a man named L. Ewing Scott was convicted of murdering his socialite wife. According to urban legend, he hid her body in the newly poured concrete of the Sunset Boulevard offramp (northbound) of the San Diego Freeway. More than half a century later, L.A.'s Westside is all atwitter over the 405, but not about anything so gruesome as a corpse: It's the immense task of adding 10 miles of HOV lane to the northbound 405 over Sepulveda Pass, completing a carpool link from the Valley to the O.C. The man in charge?
SPORTS
February 25, 2001 | MARK HEISLER
Back from the long road to . . . wherever. I just spent 10 days with the Lakers, which was very instructive, in a Marquis de Sade kind of way. This is NBA regular-season, One-Night-Stand Hell: Write until midnight. Wake up at 6 a.m., fly out to catch up with the Lakers in the next city (they chartered out after the game on their luxury jet with the first-class seats and the primo cuisine) for Phil Jackson's briefing in which he zings Isaiah "J.R."
SPORTS
June 19, 2005 | From Associated Press
Ken Nigro's phone kept ringing, and fans filled his voice mail, when the Boston Red Sox announced they were organizing a trip to a three-game series in Baltimore. Nigro was in charge of setting up airfare, hotel rooms and game tickets. And 60 lucky callers would get to see the World Series champions play the AL East leaders at beautiful Camden Yards in July. Not a bad deal for fans who don't want to shell out exorbitant prices for scarce tickets at the team's home, Fenway Park.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 2004 | Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
A few hours before its show at Spaceland this week, the band Arcade Fire pulled into the Silver Lake club's parking lot in a white van with a trailer in tow. As about 10 people unfolded from the cramped vehicle, a dozen or so others who had been milling around in hopes of scoring tickets for the sold-out show mixed in with them around the back of the trailer.
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