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April 6, 2012
Rock & Brews Where: 143 Main St., El Segundo When: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily Price: Starters, $5.95 to $9.95; pizza, $9.95 to $19.95; sandwiches, $8.95 to $10.95 Info: (310) 615-9890; http://www.rockandbrews.com
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June 10, 2012 | By Steve Appleford, Special to the Los Angeles Times, This post has been corrected. Please see note below.
Rock 'n' roll was never just about music. It was also about the way Jimi Hendrix held a guitar and the look in his eyes when he set it ablaze onstage in 1967. Its essence could be found in the swirl of a mosh pit, in the epic pompadour of James Brown, in the provocative finery of Madonna and KISS. For this, fans have depended on the permanent record captured by generations of rock photography, from the gorgeous black-and-white reportage by Alfred Wertheimer of a young Elvis Presley on the road in 1956 to the vivid portraits of Kurt Cobain and Katy Perry by Mark Seliger for the cover of Rolling Stone.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 2012 | By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times
Gene Simmons knows a thing or two about night life, and now he has a new gig: bar owner. The KISS leader is one of three principals behind the recently remodeled, music-focused craft beer spot Rock & Brews, and keeping his attention at one of its outdoor bar stools is no easy task. Two sentences into explaining why chefs are the new rock stars, a pair of onlookers capture Simmons' eye. He stops the interview, and waves two young women into the sidewalk-adjacent El Segundo beer garden.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 2012
Rock & Brews Where: 143 Main St., El Segundo When: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily Price: Starters, $5.95 to $9.95; pizza, $9.95 to $19.95; sandwiches, $8.95 to $10.95 Info: (310) 615-9890; http://www.rockandbrews.com
BUSINESS
April 2, 2010 | By Andrea Chang
Rock & Republic, the fashion brand known for its pricey designer denim and other apparel, said Thursday that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The Culver City company, whose products are sold in upscale department stores such as Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom as well as specialty retailers and its own free-standing stores, said the filing would ease pressure on its balance sheet. Day-to-day operations are expected to continue. "The Chapter 11 filing is a strategic action that will alleviate balance sheet burdens and enable us to adopt the financial and operational initiatives needed to support the brand's growth needs," said Geoffrey D. Lurie, the privately held company's newly named chief restructuring officer.
NEWS
June 24, 2010
From the top of "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll," a new biopic of eccentric British rock legend Ian Dury, Andy Serkis uncoils a performance of spit, grit and wit so ferocious it only serves to starkly clarify how unremarkable and formulaic the rest of the movie is. As the wily, self-destructive yet rudely charming lyricist-leader of the Blockheads — whose '70s-era hard-charging performance style and cleverly political songwriting helped usher in punk...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 2012
It's the weekend before Coachella and you're already plotting where and when you'll make your designated driver stop on your way there. A good place to start would be Ra Pour, Rancho Cucamonga's slick lounge and global cuisine haven, with cocktails created by mixology heavy hitter, Ryan Magarian. Take the appropriately named Rock & Rose (did Magarian know you were heading to a music festival?!), made with vodka, earthy apple cider, a hint of rose essence and fragrant Lillet Rouge, this drink is so light and pleasing that you just might write a song about it. -- Rock & Rose by Ryan Magarian 1½ ounces vodka ½ ounce Lillet Rouge ½ ounce lemon juice ½ ounce rose essence 1 ½ ounce cloudy apple cider 1 dash orange bitters Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake, strain, and strain into a martini glass.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2012 | By Steve Appleford, Special to the Los Angeles Times, This post has been corrected. Please see note below.
Rock 'n' roll was never just about music. It was also about the way Jimi Hendrix held a guitar and the look in his eyes when he set it ablaze onstage in 1967. Its essence could be found in the swirl of a mosh pit, in the epic pompadour of James Brown, in the provocative finery of Madonna and KISS. For this, fans have depended on the permanent record captured by generations of rock photography, from the gorgeous black-and-white reportage by Alfred Wertheimer of a young Elvis Presley on the road in 1956 to the vivid portraits of Kurt Cobain and Katy Perry by Mark Seliger for the cover of Rolling Stone.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 2010 | By Michael Ordoña, Special to the Los Angeles Times
In a biopic of a wild-eyed, libertine, punk-era wordsmith, some poetic licentiousness is to be expected. Rocker Ian Dury, the subject of "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll," has even said, "Never let the truth get in the way of a good story." So what to make of an early scene in the film in which he's raucously rehearsing with his band in the living room — as his wife gives birth to their son upstairs? "A true event," says Andy Serkis, who stars as Dury. His wife Betty, Serkis says, "had to come down and say, 'Could you please shut up?
IMAGE
June 13, 2010 | By Max Padilla, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Icons Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot famously posed in fuller-cut swimwear and came off sexier than any bikini-clad Sports Illustrated cover girl could. If you want to channel that retro style at the beach, try posing this summer in something from Marysia Swim. Marysia is only three seasons old, but the line's classic looks are a fresh breeze in a sea of body-baring bikinis. Designer Maria Dobrzanska Reeves draws inspiration from swimsuits from the 1940s through 1970s and from her childhood ballerina training in Warsaw — hence the tutus and leotard shapes.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 2012
It's the weekend before Coachella and you're already plotting where and when you'll make your designated driver stop on your way there. A good place to start would be Ra Pour, Rancho Cucamonga's slick lounge and global cuisine haven, with cocktails created by mixology heavy hitter, Ryan Magarian. Take the appropriately named Rock & Rose (did Magarian know you were heading to a music festival?!), made with vodka, earthy apple cider, a hint of rose essence and fragrant Lillet Rouge, this drink is so light and pleasing that you just might write a song about it. -- Rock & Rose by Ryan Magarian 1½ ounces vodka ½ ounce Lillet Rouge ½ ounce lemon juice ½ ounce rose essence 1 ½ ounce cloudy apple cider 1 dash orange bitters Combine all ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake, strain, and strain into a martini glass.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 2012 | By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times
Gene Simmons knows a thing or two about night life, and now he has a new gig: bar owner. The KISS leader is one of three principals behind the recently remodeled, music-focused craft beer spot Rock & Brews, and keeping his attention at one of its outdoor bar stools is no easy task. Two sentences into explaining why chefs are the new rock stars, a pair of onlookers capture Simmons' eye. He stops the interview, and waves two young women into the sidewalk-adjacent El Segundo beer garden.
IMAGE
February 12, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times
It looks like New York Fashion Week has come down with a serious case of the blues. Blue jeans that is. While the twice-yearly showcase of designer clothing has never exactly been devoid of denim, the presentation of fashion collections for fall-winter 2012, which got underway Wednesday, is serving up a noticeably robust roster. West Coast brands including Levi Strauss, Hudson Jeans, 7 for All Mankind and a relaunched Rock & Republic have joined the ranks of the luxury labels.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2012 | By Mikael Wood, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe says his favorite four-letter word — OK, his second-favorite four-letter word — is "risk. " "We've always prided ourselves on being the first band to do things," the drummer adds, citing as an example his nightly solo on the hair-metal group's 2011 tour, which involved him playing while strapped into a miniature roller coaster made specifically for the stage. "That's how we do things, and we definitely take some chances. Sometimes you're biting your nails — like, 'I hope this is the right move.'" The band's latest gamble?
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 2010 | By Michael Ordoña, Special to the Los Angeles Times
In a biopic of a wild-eyed, libertine, punk-era wordsmith, some poetic licentiousness is to be expected. Rocker Ian Dury, the subject of "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll," has even said, "Never let the truth get in the way of a good story." So what to make of an early scene in the film in which he's raucously rehearsing with his band in the living room — as his wife gives birth to their son upstairs? "A true event," says Andy Serkis, who stars as Dury. His wife Betty, Serkis says, "had to come down and say, 'Could you please shut up?
NEWS
June 24, 2010
From the top of "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll," a new biopic of eccentric British rock legend Ian Dury, Andy Serkis uncoils a performance of spit, grit and wit so ferocious it only serves to starkly clarify how unremarkable and formulaic the rest of the movie is. As the wily, self-destructive yet rudely charming lyricist-leader of the Blockheads — whose '70s-era hard-charging performance style and cleverly political songwriting helped usher in punk...
IMAGE
February 12, 2012 | By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles Times
It looks like New York Fashion Week has come down with a serious case of the blues. Blue jeans that is. While the twice-yearly showcase of designer clothing has never exactly been devoid of denim, the presentation of fashion collections for fall-winter 2012, which got underway Wednesday, is serving up a noticeably robust roster. West Coast brands including Levi Strauss, Hudson Jeans, 7 for All Mankind and a relaunched Rock & Republic have joined the ranks of the luxury labels.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2012 | By Mikael Wood, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe says his favorite four-letter word — OK, his second-favorite four-letter word — is "risk. " "We've always prided ourselves on being the first band to do things," the drummer adds, citing as an example his nightly solo on the hair-metal group's 2011 tour, which involved him playing while strapped into a miniature roller coaster made specifically for the stage. "That's how we do things, and we definitely take some chances. Sometimes you're biting your nails — like, 'I hope this is the right move.'" The band's latest gamble?
IMAGE
June 13, 2010 | By Max Padilla, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Icons Marilyn Monroe and Brigitte Bardot famously posed in fuller-cut swimwear and came off sexier than any bikini-clad Sports Illustrated cover girl could. If you want to channel that retro style at the beach, try posing this summer in something from Marysia Swim. Marysia is only three seasons old, but the line's classic looks are a fresh breeze in a sea of body-baring bikinis. Designer Maria Dobrzanska Reeves draws inspiration from swimsuits from the 1940s through 1970s and from her childhood ballerina training in Warsaw — hence the tutus and leotard shapes.
BUSINESS
April 2, 2010 | By Andrea Chang
Rock & Republic, the fashion brand known for its pricey designer denim and other apparel, said Thursday that it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The Culver City company, whose products are sold in upscale department stores such as Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom as well as specialty retailers and its own free-standing stores, said the filing would ease pressure on its balance sheet. Day-to-day operations are expected to continue. "The Chapter 11 filing is a strategic action that will alleviate balance sheet burdens and enable us to adopt the financial and operational initiatives needed to support the brand's growth needs," said Geoffrey D. Lurie, the privately held company's newly named chief restructuring officer.
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