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May 18, 2000 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An actual betrothal may not have taken place, but there was plenty of wedding spirit in the air Tuesday night at the Skirball Cultural Center. One of the opening events in YK2!, the Yiddishkayt Los Angeles cultural festival, the program brought together the related musical traditions of Romany and klezmer in an event aptly titled "Hot Wedding Music."
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January 28, 2010
Where you've seen him Romany Malco's breakthrough performance came in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" as Jay, the friend who actually has success with women. Notable appearances include: "Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story," as the balloon-trousered rapper; "The Tuxedo"; "Blades of Glory"; "The Love Guru" and the first three seasons of Showtime's "Weeds." His rap group College Boyz had a hit in 1991 with "Victim of the Ghetto"; he went on to produce for CeCe Peniston, Randy Crawford and others.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2010
Where you've seen him Romany Malco's breakthrough performance came in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" as Jay, the friend who actually has success with women. Notable appearances include: "Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story," as the balloon-trousered rapper; "The Tuxedo"; "Blades of Glory"; "The Love Guru" and the first three seasons of Showtime's "Weeds." His rap group College Boyz had a hit in 1991 with "Victim of the Ghetto"; he went on to produce for CeCe Peniston, Randy Crawford and others.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2010 | By Michael Ordoña
His name is Romany Romanic Malco, and he's not sure why. "I called my father 'Irving' until I was 7. When I found out I was Romany Romanic Jr. , I said, 'Who's this Romany Romanic [Sr.]? Is he going to live with us?' Anyway, my dad's name was 'Romanic Romany,' and I'm 'Romany Romanic.' My dad [passed] away Aug. 25 of '08, never really knowing who his dad was. So I have no . . . idea what my name comes from," says the extremely fit comic actor, whose 41 years are betrayed only by subtle flecks of gray in his stubble.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2010 | By Michael Ordoña
His name is Romany Romanic Malco, and he's not sure why. "I called my father 'Irving' until I was 7. When I found out I was Romany Romanic Jr. , I said, 'Who's this Romany Romanic [Sr.]? Is he going to live with us?' Anyway, my dad's name was 'Romanic Romany,' and I'm 'Romany Romanic.' My dad [passed] away Aug. 25 of '08, never really knowing who his dad was. So I have no . . . idea what my name comes from," says the extremely fit comic actor, whose 41 years are betrayed only by subtle flecks of gray in his stubble.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 2003 | John M. Glionna, Times Staff Writer
Fortuneteller Sabrina Mitchell looks into her crystal ball and sees trouble ahead. Supervisors here passed a controversial new law last week to license a much-maligned industry that offers psychic solutions and cosmic guidance to customers, from lonely hearts to those obsessed with their futures. The ordinance applies to a broad range of practitioners, such as tarot card and palm readers and those who practice Chinese I-Ching and those who decipher Turkish coffee grounds.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 2007 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
The term "Gypsy," often used pejoratively, conjures images of wastrels, vagabonds, fortunetellers and thieves, not to mention a distant memory of Cher (the Sonny & version) belting out, "I was born in the wagon of a traveling show ... " The label has dogged the Romani people -- believed to be descendants of nomads who left India a thousand years ago and fanned out across Europe -- throughout their history.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1997 | Daniel Cariaga
Gatti, who brings his Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to San Diego and Cerritos in October, is also chief conductor of the nine-decade old Santa Cecilia Orchestra, the ensemble on this recording; additionally, he will in September of this year become music director of Teatro Communale in Bologna, the city of Ottorino Respighi.
BOOKS
December 29, 2002 | Robert Christgau, Robert Christgau is a senior editor at the Village Voice and a senior fellow at the National Arts Journalism Program.
"The power of music lies in its participatory discrepancies, and these are basically of two kinds: processual and textural." So declared Charles Keil in his previous book, "Music Grooves," an essay collection he co-wrote with MacArthur Fellowship-winning ethnomusicologist Steven Feld. Since you're probably wondering what this jargoneering academic is spouting about, let him continue: "Music, to be personally involving and socially valuable, must be 'out of time' and 'out of tune.'
NEWS
September 5, 1995
A moderate earthquake measuring magnitude 4.8 shook Northern California's wine country 12 miles north of Santa Rosa on Monday morning, causing minor breakage in stores and homes but no injuries, the U.S. Geological Survey and police agencies reported. The 7:16 a.m. temblor was felt sharply in Sonoma, Napa and Lake counties north of San Francisco in a geologically active area of geysers and hot springs that had not suffered such a strong shaking in 26 years.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 2007 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
The term "Gypsy," often used pejoratively, conjures images of wastrels, vagabonds, fortunetellers and thieves, not to mention a distant memory of Cher (the Sonny & version) belting out, "I was born in the wagon of a traveling show ... " The label has dogged the Romani people -- believed to be descendants of nomads who left India a thousand years ago and fanned out across Europe -- throughout their history.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 2003 | John M. Glionna, Times Staff Writer
Fortuneteller Sabrina Mitchell looks into her crystal ball and sees trouble ahead. Supervisors here passed a controversial new law last week to license a much-maligned industry that offers psychic solutions and cosmic guidance to customers, from lonely hearts to those obsessed with their futures. The ordinance applies to a broad range of practitioners, such as tarot card and palm readers and those who practice Chinese I-Ching and those who decipher Turkish coffee grounds.
BOOKS
December 29, 2002 | Robert Christgau, Robert Christgau is a senior editor at the Village Voice and a senior fellow at the National Arts Journalism Program.
"The power of music lies in its participatory discrepancies, and these are basically of two kinds: processual and textural." So declared Charles Keil in his previous book, "Music Grooves," an essay collection he co-wrote with MacArthur Fellowship-winning ethnomusicologist Steven Feld. Since you're probably wondering what this jargoneering academic is spouting about, let him continue: "Music, to be personally involving and socially valuable, must be 'out of time' and 'out of tune.'
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 2000 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An actual betrothal may not have taken place, but there was plenty of wedding spirit in the air Tuesday night at the Skirball Cultural Center. One of the opening events in YK2!, the Yiddishkayt Los Angeles cultural festival, the program brought together the related musical traditions of Romany and klezmer in an event aptly titled "Hot Wedding Music."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1997 | Daniel Cariaga
Gatti, who brings his Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to San Diego and Cerritos in October, is also chief conductor of the nine-decade old Santa Cecilia Orchestra, the ensemble on this recording; additionally, he will in September of this year become music director of Teatro Communale in Bologna, the city of Ottorino Respighi.
WORLD
March 3, 2003 | Sonya Yee, Times Staff Writer
Nasta holds her baby close as she sits in her mother's living room. Her mother, two sisters, nieces and nephews are all huddled in the bare concrete room, sheltered from the icy temperatures outside. Nasta expected to have a big family of her own, but the baby girl she is rocking is the only child she will have. Before she was taken to the delivery room in August, Nasta says, a nurse handed her blank papers to sign. Just 16 at the time and too afraid to ask questions, she did as she was told.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2010
The presence of the ever-reliable Steve Buscemi adds a welcome boost to "Saint John of Las Vegas," an otherwise unremarkable debut feature from writer-director Hue Rhodes. At first, this askew look at Buscemi's John Alighieri (yes, as in Dante), a compulsive Sin City gambler self-exiled to an insurance company desk job in Albuquerque, promises some decent comedy in the "Office Space" vein. But after it turns into a road movie filled with more forced quirkiness than inspired story development, it's clear this one's going nowhere not-so-fast.
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