January 28, 2010 |
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 |
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.
August 17, 1997 |
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.
June 29, 2007 |
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.
December 29, 2002 |
"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.'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 12, 2013 |
Virginia "Ginny" Hill Wood led a life of adventure beginning at a young age, guiding horseback trips in her native Washington state, bicycling through Europe before and after World War II, serving as a WASP pilot and, after moving to Alaska, building a rustic backcountry lodge and leading wilderness treks. But her lasting legacy may be her role as a pioneer Alaska environmentalist. Wood died Friday of natural causes at her home in Fairbanks, Alaska, friends said. She was 95. The outdoors enthusiast guided her last backcountry trip at age 70, cross-country skied into her mid-80s and gardened into her early 90s. But she also "had a vision outside of her own personal interest.