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December 3, 2000
I'm afraid Paul Lieberman missed the real Planet Hollywood resurrection story ("Trying to Realign the Planet," Nov. 26). To wit: Promoting Planet Hollywood (again) is not about theme restaurants, or even celebrities. It is about separating investors--first wealthy but dumb syndicators, then public suckers--from their money. Only in Hollywood can this be done twice. JEFFREY J. DENNING Long Beach Paul Lieberman's feature on Planet Hollywood and its out-of-orbit financial woes puts the chain's dark moon clearly where it belongs: on the shoulders of Robert Earl.
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April 23, 2013
Robert W. Edgar Six-term Pennsylvania congressman Robert W. Edgar, 69, who represented Pennsylvania for six terms in the House of Representatives, served as president of the Claremont School of Theology and went on to lead the public interest group Common Cause, died Tuesday after collapsing while exercising on a treadmill at his home in Burke, Va., according to his wife, Merle. Edgar, a liberal Democrat, was elected in 1974 in a large class of newcomers that went to Washington after the Watergate scandal.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 1988 | NANCY CHURNIN
Kit Goldman still remembers the anxiety she felt when she first approached Will Simpson and Robert Earl about directing and designing a production in which she and two friends wanted to act. It was 11 years ago. Goldman had all of $60 to offer the pair as a budget for two one-act plays called "Calm Down Mother" and "Breakfast Past Noon." Sitting in a comfortable office at the Hahn Cosmopolitan Theatre with Simpson and Earl, a relaxed Goldman, dressed smartly in black, seemed far away from the apprehension she described.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
In assembling a list of several of the saddest holiday songs ever recorded for Calendar, I preemptively noted that “We can't claim these are definitively the saddest, because there are so many more available to choose from.” Sure enough, readers quickly started citing their own depressive/dysfunctional/downcast holiday favorites that I hadn't singled out: Willie Nelson's “Pretty Paper,” Randy Newman's “Snow,” the Pogues' “Fairytale of...
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
In assembling a list of several of the saddest holiday songs ever recorded for Calendar, I preemptively noted that “We can't claim these are definitively the saddest, because there are so many more available to choose from.” Sure enough, readers quickly started citing their own depressive/dysfunctional/downcast holiday favorites that I hadn't singled out: Willie Nelson's “Pretty Paper,” Randy Newman's “Snow,” the Pogues' “Fairytale of...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2013
Robert W. Edgar Six-term Pennsylvania congressman Robert W. Edgar, 69, who represented Pennsylvania for six terms in the House of Representatives, served as president of the Claremont School of Theology and went on to lead the public interest group Common Cause, died Tuesday after collapsing while exercising on a treadmill at his home in Burke, Va., according to his wife, Merle. Edgar, a liberal Democrat, was elected in 1974 in a large class of newcomers that went to Washington after the Watergate scandal.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 1997 | Steve Hochman
Texas is as thick with talented singer-songwriters as with longhorns, and this veteran, frankly, is just one of the herd--his poetic storytelling has character, but his prosaic music and plain singing don't standout. The best song on his major-label debut is Dave Alvin's "Fourth of July" and the most inviting vocal is from Margo Timmins of Cowboy Junkies, who guests on "Then Came Lo Mein."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 1995 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Robert Earl Keen is best known for the song "The Road Goes on Forever," which has been recorded by Joe Ely and the Highwaymen, but that scrappy epic offers only a hint of his range. At Jacks Sugar Shack on Wednesday, the singer-songwriter from Texas frequently remained in the shadows of his role models: "Corpus Christi Bay" catches some of the downbeat bottle fever of Kris Kristofferson's "Sunday Morning Coming Down," and Keen's slightest song, "Barbeque," echoes Lyle Lovett's deadpan delivery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2006 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Robert Earl Jones, the veteran actor and father of the more famous actor James Earl Jones whose career spanned stage, screen and television, has died. He was 96. Jones died of natural causes Sept. 7 at the Actors' Fund of America home in Englewood, N.J., publicist Dale Olson said.
NEWS
April 1, 1993 | MIKE BOEHM
Here comes yet another Texan with wit, a storyteller's gift and the willingness to apply them to country music that keeps a wide berth from cliches and commercial norms. One of Keen's trademarks is the darkly comic streak that comes out in songs such as "Whenever Kindness Fails" and "Blow You Away," in which people faced with the stresses and slights of ordinary living turn violent and nasty, or at least fantasize about it.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 5, 2009 | August Brown, Chris Barton and Randy Lewis
Glasvegas "Glasvegas" Columbia Records ** To many American ears, the Scottish band Glasvegas might sound like U2 as fronted by the dad played by Mike Myers in "So I Married an Axe Murderer." But singer James Allan's overwhelming brogue is a formidable instrument that livens up some otherwise boilerplate epic rock on the band's self-titled new album.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2006 | Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
Robert Earl Jones, the veteran actor and father of the more famous actor James Earl Jones whose career spanned stage, screen and television, has died. He was 96. Jones died of natural causes Sept. 7 at the Actors' Fund of America home in Englewood, N.J., publicist Dale Olson said.
NATIONAL
July 10, 2005 | John Hendren, Times Staff Writer
In 1987, Robert L. Earl told a grand jury that he had destroyed and stolen national security documents while working for Lt. Col. Oliver L. North during the Iran-Contra scandal. Now, he sits in one of the most coveted offices in the Pentagon as chief of staff to Gordon R. England, acting deputy secretary of Defense. Earl has clearance to review the kinds of classified documents he once destroyed.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2000
I'm afraid Paul Lieberman missed the real Planet Hollywood resurrection story ("Trying to Realign the Planet," Nov. 26). To wit: Promoting Planet Hollywood (again) is not about theme restaurants, or even celebrities. It is about separating investors--first wealthy but dumb syndicators, then public suckers--from their money. Only in Hollywood can this be done twice. JEFFREY J. DENNING Long Beach Paul Lieberman's feature on Planet Hollywood and its out-of-orbit financial woes puts the chain's dark moon clearly where it belongs: on the shoulders of Robert Earl.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2000 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, Paul Lieberman is a Times staff writer
Robert Earl believed in celebrity. And parties. He believed that if you put them together--with red caxrpets and spotlights--people would come. More importantly, they'd buy. Not only food, but T-shirts and sweatshirts and $14 baseball caps.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 1997 | Steve Hochman
Texas is as thick with talented singer-songwriters as with longhorns, and this veteran, frankly, is just one of the herd--his poetic storytelling has character, but his prosaic music and plain singing don't standout. The best song on his major-label debut is Dave Alvin's "Fourth of July" and the most inviting vocal is from Margo Timmins of Cowboy Junkies, who guests on "Then Came Lo Mein."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 1995 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Earl Keen's latest album ends with a 7 1/2-minute anthem of defeat that is a gift to every downtrodden bar band on the planet. Almost anywhere, on any given night, a hapless country or roots-rock ensemble is playing set after set in a gin mill that's either deserted or packed with pestering drunks wanting to hear "Achy Breaky Heart."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 1996 | JOHN ROOS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's easy to see why such respected singer-songwriters as Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely and Nanci Griffith have recorded songs by fellow Texan Robert Earl Keen. Literate, witty and funny, yet always heartfelt, Keen's tales effectively capture the highs and lows--and even the mundane in-betweens--of the human condition. His sagas of wild Texas college boys ("The Road Goes on Forever,") and America's obsession with guns ("Sonora's Death Row," "Jesse With the Long Hair . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 1995 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Robert Earl Keen is best known for the song "The Road Goes on Forever," which has been recorded by Joe Ely and the Highwaymen, but that scrappy epic offers only a hint of his range. At Jacks Sugar Shack on Wednesday, the singer-songwriter from Texas frequently remained in the shadows of his role models: "Corpus Christi Bay" catches some of the downbeat bottle fever of Kris Kristofferson's "Sunday Morning Coming Down," and Keen's slightest song, "Barbeque," echoes Lyle Lovett's deadpan delivery.
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