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January 16, 2012 | Karen Voight, Good Form
Here's a fun, easy and very effective way to firm and tighten your abdominals while gently stretching the muscles in your back. Be sure to practice this move on a padded surface so your spine is protected and comfortable. Sit upright on a level, padded surface or mat. Bend your knees and hug them loosely toward your chest, hands holding your lower shins. Tighten your abdominals and lean back slightly until your feet are off the floor. Inhale and pause. On an exhalation, continue to shift your weight backward, round your entire spine, then roll back.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - The man formerly known as Cat Stevens quietly walked on stage at the Barclays Center arena to be honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2014 induction ceremony. Now known as Yusuf, the singer-songwriter of 1970s folk-rock hits such as "Wild World" and "Moonshadow" converted to Islam and turned his back on pop music stardom at the end of the decade. Thursday during the ceremony, Yusuf re-entered that fray after being introduced by Art Garfunkel. PHOTOS: Rock Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014 The 65-year-old, dressed in a crisp gray suit over a yellow T-shirt, drew surprised laughs from the crowd when he thanked Rock Hall voters for electing "someone who doesn't drink, doesn't do drugs, doesn't throw television sets out of hotel rooms and only sleeps with his wife....
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2012 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
In the beginning, there was "Hot Rocks," a double LP of Rolling Stones gems from 1964-1971 that over four sides collected essential hits from England's greatest rock and roll band. It was released in 1971, and I found it at a yard sale about half a decade later in southern Illinois when I was 11, bought it for $2 and started listening to it on my older sister's stereo when she wasn't obsessively playing the Beatles.  "Hot Rocks" was my first spontaneous music purchase of thousands to follow, and within its 21 songs -- all but a few of which are represented on the Stones' new 50-track hits collection, “GRRR!
SPORTS
April 5, 2014 | By James Barragan
By the time two of the L.A. KISS' star players were lowered from the Honda Center ceiling during introductions for the team's home opener, the team's fans were ready to rock and roll all night and party every down. Behind four touchdowns from wide receiver Donovan Morgan and a league-record six sacks in one game for Beau Bell, the KISS won its first game at its home venue in Anaheim, 44-34, in front of 12,045 fans. The victory improved the KISS' record to 2-1 while setting a league record of 11 team sacks in one game.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
“Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction,” billed as “the first ever major exhibition” on the group long-ago dubbed “the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band,” will open May 24 for what is slated to be a 10-month run at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland , officials announced Feb. 27. The show will span the group's half-century career and include “personal items and extraordinary collections that have never...
SPORTS
June 2, 2013 | By David Wharton
CHICAGO - The Rolling Stones effect on the Kings-Blackhawks playoff series might be extending past schedule conflicts. The Western Conference finals, which continue with Game 2 Sunday night, are beginning with back-to-back games because the United Center must shoehorn hockey in the middle of a weeklong series of concerts by the seminal English rock band. When the arena pulled a quick change from rock and roll to rink for the Blackhawks' Game 7 against Detroit last week, players complained of poor ice quality.
NATIONAL
August 2, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
The controversial magazine cover featuring the accused Boston Marathon bomber has turned out to be a winner for Rolling Stone, proving the  advertising adage that all publicity - even the bad - is good. The magazine has taken a lot of heat for putting a dreamy Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover. The picture, which has appeared in other media as well, gives the rock-and-roll star treatment to the man accused of helping to plant two bombs at the finish line area of the Boston Marathon in April.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 1992
In Kevin Thomas' commentary, "Dynamic New Score for 'Metropolis' " (April 20), he throws off Georgio Moroder's 1984 score for this classic film as "disastrously inappropriate." What? As a longtime student of classical piano with no particular love or understanding of modern rock music, I was thrilled when I saw Moroder's version of "Metropolis" in 1984. Fritz Lang's film, with its age-old themes of good vs. evil, slaves vs. masters, the heart mediating between mind and hand, etc., virtually jumps from a modern screen with Moroder's dynamic blast of modern music.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 1993 | KEVIN THOMAS
Following are some of Mae West's most memorable movie bon mots: "I's not the men in my life that counts--it's the life in my men." "A man in the house is worth two in the street" "Too much of a good thing can be wonderful." "He who hesitates is last." "I used to be Snow White but I drifted." "I've been things and done places." "When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better." "When a girl goes bad--men go right after her."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1994
I take offense to John Glionna's "Not Fade Away" Rolling Stones article (Oct. 20). He makes "over 40" sound like we're one foot in the grave. My first Stones concert was 30 years ago at the Long Beach Convention Center (or does my 44-year-old memory evade me?)--very exciting for a 14-year-old. If it wasn't for our generation, rock music as it is today would be nonexistent. Alternative rock is an extension of '60s music, evolved. Won't it be interesting to see what the future generation has to say about Nine Inch Nails in 30 years?
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2014 | By Steve Appleford
The sideshow at Dodger Stadium is about to begin as Paul Stanley emerges from his backstage trailer, shirtless and in full kabuki drag: bright red lips, his face painted harlequin white, a black star over his right eye. The singer-guitarist is here to perform with his band KISS but hears his name and walks over to a crowd gathered at the fence. " Arriba !" yells one fan, and Stanley reaches over to shake hands, as dozens of cellphones take snapshots. "Let me see your shoes!" shouts another, and Stanley half-climbs the fence to swing a tasseled silver-and-black platform boot over the top. "Thanks, Paul!"
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December 16, 2013 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
In the same year that Linda Ronstadt told the world she could no longer sing a note because of Parkinson's disease, she has been elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a possibility that she recently told the Los Angeles Times she'd never "given a second thought to. " Ronstadt, 67, is one of six new members who will be formally inducted next year, along with Peter Gabriel, KISS, Hall and Oates, Nirvana and Cat Stevens. Acts that made the final ballot but did not make the cut for induction are Yes, N.W.A, Chic, the Meters, Deep Purple, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, LL Cool J, the Replacements, Link Wray and the Zombies.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2013 | By August Brown
The two women of Deap Vally are really bummed out by the idea of a walk of shame. You know, the ritualistic morning skulk back home after hooking up with someone you probably won't call again. They're not torn up about the hookup part, though. It's the shame that seems dumb. "We always knew we wanted to write about that idea of a 'Walk of Shame,'" said drummer and co-vocalist Julie Edwards. "It always bugged me, that there's this neurosis that just turns on in your head afterwards.
NATIONAL
August 2, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
The controversial magazine cover featuring the accused Boston Marathon bomber has turned out to be a winner for Rolling Stone, proving the  advertising adage that all publicity - even the bad - is good. The magazine has taken a lot of heat for putting a dreamy Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover. The picture, which has appeared in other media as well, gives the rock-and-roll star treatment to the man accused of helping to plant two bombs at the finish line area of the Boston Marathon in April.
SPORTS
June 2, 2013 | By David Wharton
CHICAGO - The Rolling Stones effect on the Kings-Blackhawks playoff series might be extending past schedule conflicts. The Western Conference finals, which continue with Game 2 Sunday night, are beginning with back-to-back games because the United Center must shoehorn hockey in the middle of a weeklong series of concerts by the seminal English rock band. When the arena pulled a quick change from rock and roll to rink for the Blackhawks' Game 7 against Detroit last week, players complained of poor ice quality.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
It was an emotional roller-coaster at the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony Thursday night in Los Angeles, even more so than usual for the annual event. Consider disco queen Donna Summer , whose husband and three daughters accepted the award for her posthumously, 11 months after the singer and songwriter lost her battle with cancer. Or 80-year-old producer Quincy Jones -- the most nominated Grammy Award winner ever -- who said his induction into the Rock Hall made him feel “that finally, I have arrived.” Also enduring a long wait for recognition was Heart, whose founding sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson were finally admitted to what's historically been the boys' club of hard rock music after a decade of eligibility.
SPORTS
December 11, 1985 | RICHARD HOFFER, Times Staff Writer
J.B. Williamson, with an entourage that recalled the invasion of Normandy, stormed Prince Mameh Mohammed for the vacant World Boxing Council light-heavyweight title at the Forum Tuesday night. It wasn't exactly the Gorilla War Fare that the former Marine's robe proclaimed. In fact, it wouldn't have passed for much beyond big-time wrestling. But, let it be said, he did win the battle. Williamson, ranked No.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 2012 | By August Brown
The ugly subculture of neo-Nazi punk rock is back in the news after the shooting at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee. But within the punk community itself, many voices have loudly opposed this strain over the decades and worked to combat it with music. Jello Biafra , the founder of the pioneering Bay Area punk band Dead Kennedys, label owner and one of the most outspoken leftist activists in music, wrote perhaps the defining anti-Nazi punk anthem in 1981. We can't print its title, but we spoke with Biafra -- who now fronts Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine -- about the history of Nazi punk and his own legacy in opposing it. A condensed and lightly edited transcript of his remarks follows: I wrote that song in 1981, and at the time, it was aimed at people who were really violent on the dance floor; they didn't call it mosh pits yet. It began to attract people showing up just to see if they could get in fights in the pit or jump off stage and punch people in the back of the head and run away.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2013 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
On his own and as a member of Crosby, Stills & Nash (and sometimes Young), two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Stephen Stills has taken part in many a benefit concert over the last four decades, but usually his role has been that of rock singer and guitarist. That changes with the Light Up the Blues benefit concert on Saturday for Autism Speaks, which CSN is headlining and also features Lucinda Williams, Rickie Lee Jones, Don Felder, Ryan Adams and several others at Club Nokia.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
“Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction,” billed as “the first ever major exhibition” on the group long-ago dubbed “the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band,” will open May 24 for what is slated to be a 10-month run at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland , officials announced Feb. 27. The show will span the group's half-century career and include “personal items and extraordinary collections that have never...
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