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.
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.
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.
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.'
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.