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December 5, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Here's a holiday truism you can depend on: Put Mariah Carey anywhere near a Christmas tree, and she will bring it. That's what the singer did Wednesday night on NBC's “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” special, which opened with Carey, a yuletide vision in a sparkly white mermaid dress, ripping into “Joy to the World” with an intensity in her eyes that seemed to be telling Ariana Grande to step off. (Watch the performance below until Carey's...
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March 12, 2014 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Turns out you can teach an old time slot new tricks. The recent passing of "The Tonight Show" torch from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon sparked the inevitable state-of-the-genre conversation. In a world ruled by tweets and memes, Netflix and YouTube, is there even a place for late-night talk shows anymore? FOR THE RECORD: Jimmy Fallon: A critic's notebook in the March 13 Calendar section implied that "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon has not interviewed a U.S. president. In fact, Fallon interviewed President Obama on his previous show, "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
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November 13, 1989
Early in the day, I was greeted with the news that the Rockefellers had sold a huge chunk of Rockefeller Center to the Japanese (Part A, Oct. 31). I don't know why I suddenly felt disconcerted; everyday somebody seems to be selling large parts of my country to folks who live some place else. But this sale left me with an empty, disillusioned feeling. I felt cold all over and queasy. I was suddenly visited by a flood of memories of Christmases past, standing all bundled up, sipping hot chocolate and staring in awe at the big tree in Rockefeller Center.
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March 6, 2014 | By Hector Tobar
Walter Kirn's new profile of the serial liar and convicted murderer known as "Clark Rockefeller" is no ordinary work of true crime and literary journalism. "Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade" is the chronicle of Kirn's ill-fated friendship with the con man. And it's surely one of most honest, compelling and strangest books about the relationship between a writer and his subject ever penned by an American scribe. Kirn is a magazine writer and author of novels such as "Up in the Air" and "Thumbsucker.
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April 24, 1985 | United Press International
Rockefeller Center, the 50-year-old complex that includes Radio City Music Hall, was designated an architectural landmark Tuesday by a city landmarks commission.
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December 6, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An explosion at Time Warner's headquarters in Rockefeller Center rattled windows and startled pedestrians crowding the area to view the famous Christmas tree. Three people were injured in the blast, which appeared to have originated in a restaurant on the building's second floor. They were hospitalized in stable condition, said a Fire Department spokesman.
BUSINESS
August 17, 1995 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the Broadway Stores Inc. and Capital Cities/ABC Inc. deals barely out of the headlines, real estate tycoon Sam Zell and Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday that they have joined forces in a bid to eventually take over New York's famed Rockefeller Center. An investment group headed by Zell and including Disney has tentatively agreed to invest $250 million in an effort to gain control of the landmark, whose owners have filed for bankruptcy protection.
BUSINESS
September 10, 1985
Rockefeller Center Properties said it has increased the amount that it intends to raise through a public offering to $1.3 billion from $1.1 billion. The public offering, which was announced in July, is part of a complex transaction by the Rockefeller family to mortgage its Rockefeller Center office complex in mid-town Manhattan.
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September 12, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Walking away from an investment of nearly $2 billion, Mitsubishi Estate Co. is expected to announce today a plan to relinquish its 80% ownership of New York's Rockefeller Center, a source said Monday. The proposal would not only end Mitsubishi's majority ownership in the storied office complex, which has been mired in bankruptcy court since early May, but it would eliminate the Rockefeller family's stake in the 12-building center. Rockefeller Group Inc.
BUSINESS
September 5, 1995 | From Bloomberg Business News
As the deadline approaches for Mitsubishi Estate Co. to submit plans to restructure the bankrupt Rockefeller Center property, the Japanese real estate company said it plans to retain control of the New York landmark. Mitsubishi said it will submit its plan to the Bankruptcy Court in New York by Sept. 12. The announcement comes amid a flood of offers from others, including Walt Disney Co., to buy all or part of the property.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 5, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
The most wonderful time of the year also worked out for NBC in the ratings Wednesday night, with the holiday specials "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" and a "Saturday Night Live Christmas" combining to win the night among 18-to-49-year-old viewers, according to early numbers from Nielsen.  "Rockefeller," featuring performances from Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande, drew 9.86 million viewers overall and a rating of 2.3 in the 18-49...
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December 5, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Here's a holiday truism you can depend on: Put Mariah Carey anywhere near a Christmas tree, and she will bring it. That's what the singer did Wednesday night on NBC's “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” special, which opened with Carey, a yuletide vision in a sparkly white mermaid dress, ripping into “Joy to the World” with an intensity in her eyes that seemed to be telling Ariana Grande to step off. (Watch the performance below until Carey's...
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September 18, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Take a deeper look at Broadway's theater scene during a winter tour that includes tickets to Tony Award winners "Kinky Boots" and the revival of "Pippin" as well as after-show meet-ups with actors and directors. El Camino College New York City Theatre Tour in early January accents live performances as well as sightseeing in the Big Apple. "This tour is a wonderful opportunity to spend the post-holiday season with a group of culturally minded travelers to enjoy one of the world's most exciting cities," Ronald Scarlata, theater professor and tour leader, says in a statement.
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September 1, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
See Broadway shows on a seven-day theater tour of Manhattan that combines sightseeing and after-show meetings with cast members and others involved in the performances. Ronald Scarlata, professor of theater at El Camino College in Torrance, leads the January trip that includes tickets to three hot Broadway shows. The package includes staying at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, a trip to the Top of the Rock observation deck at Rockefeller Center, city and museum tours and more.
BUSINESS
August 5, 2011 | By Salvador Rodriguez and Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles-based Sports Club Co. has agreed to sell three Southern California properties and one in New York City to competitor Equinox. A source familiar with the negotiations said the purchase price was about $125 million. The luxury fitness companies said they signed the deal Wednesday. The properties include the real estate for the Los Angeles and Irvine locations and the leases for the Beverly Hills and the New York Rockefeller Center properties, said Harvey Spevak, chief executive of Equinox.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2010
The Strand shopping center in Huntington Beach turns into an unlikely winter wonderland for two weeks this holiday. Next to Pacific Coast Highway and the ocean, it will nonetheless host a sparkling ice rink that can challenge Rockefeller Center on its views. The Strand, 155 5th St., Huntington Beach. Daily through Jan. 5. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $7-$5. (714) 465-4528.
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November 18, 2010
EVENTS Just because you live in L.A. doesn't mean you can't conjure up an East Coast-style winter wonderland for yourself. Come downtown to Pershing Square for a spin around the ice rink, and, if you squint, it'll be just like Rockefeller Center. Well, almost. Pershing Square Park, 532 S. Olive St., L.A. Fri.-Jan. 18. Mon-Thurs, noon-10 p.m., Fri-Sun, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. One-hour sessions: $6; skate rental: $2. http://www.laparks.org , (213) 847-4970.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2009
SERIES Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares: Gordon attempts to help two friends save their failing restaurant from corporate competition on the season premiere (5, 8 and 10 p.m. BBC America). Dog the Bounty Hunter: On the anniversary of the fatal vehicular accident that claimed the life of the bounty hunter's daughter, Dog and his team hunt a target with a taste for drugs and a record of reckless driving, on the season premiere (9 p.m. A&E). Steven Seagal Lawman: This new unscripted series chronicles martial arts expert and actor Steven Seagal as he pursues his off-screen life as a deputy with Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana, a position he has held for 20 years (10 and 10:30 p.m. A&E)
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