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February 20, 2003 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
Alexi MURDOCH, a long-haired, bearded singer-songwriter, stands on the Troubadour stage, picking a moody scale on his guitar and singing an expressive, introspective lyric. The crowd, which includes press, record label reps and movie soundtrack supervisors, quiets down and tunes in to his dusky voice. It's the classic Troubadour tableau, as inscribed in the early '70s, when it was arguably the most famous nightclub in the world.
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February 20, 2003 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
Alexi MURDOCH, a long-haired, bearded singer-songwriter, stands on the Troubadour stage, picking a moody scale on his guitar and singing an expressive, introspective lyric. The crowd, which includes press, record label reps and movie soundtrack supervisors, quiets down and tunes in to his dusky voice. It's the classic Troubadour tableau, as inscribed in the early '70s, when it was arguably the most famous nightclub in the world.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 1991
A West Hollywood man allegedly plowed his Mercedes-Benz into a crowd blocking his exit from the parking lot at the Roxy nightclub Sunday, injuring seven people, one critically, authorities said. Mark Reaser, 26, hit six people as he left the lot in the 9000 block of Sunset Boulevard at 2:19 a.m., shortly after the club had closed, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Richard Dinsmoor. The people he hit had been watching a fistfight in the parking lot, Dinsmoor said.
NEWS
March 4, 2004 | David C. Nichols, Special to The Times
"The Rocky Horror Show" has orbited far since 1973, when creator Richard O'Brien dreamed his pansexual sci-fi satire into being in London. The 1974 local Roxy nightclub edition presaged many a basement rabble-rouser thereafter. The 1975 film version spawned a global counterculture of cult audience participants who assault midnight screenings to the present day. Jaz Davison's insidious Knightsbridge revival amounts to a 30th anniversary bash.
NEWS
May 23, 1991 | DUKE HELFAND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An incident early Sunday morning outside a Sunset Strip nightclub in which a suspected drunk driver plowed into a crowd and injured seven people may have the unintended effect of speeding up West Hollywood's effort to implement a designated-driver program for nightclubs. The motorist, Mark Reasor, 26, of West Hollywood, was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.
BUSINESS
January 18, 1991 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cable News Network echoed through shops and restaurants as if it was Muzak. Portable televisions broadcasting the sounds of the Persian Gulf War sat on convenience store counters next to Lotto machines and cash registers. Telephones rang at stores as relatives called with the latest news. At the small shops and businesses across the Los Angeles area, business got done Thursday. But this was hardly business as usual.
MAGAZINE
August 10, 2003 | MICHAEL T. JARVIS
For decades rock 'n' roll wannabes were relegated to the shower and the karaoke bar. But that all changed in June, thanks to the First Annual U.S. Air Guitar Championships at the Roxy nightclub in West Hollywood. The sold-out event drew media and contestants from across the country for a night of arm windmills, scissor kicks and spandex. New York's David "C-Diddy" Jung was crowned national champion and will represent the U.S. in the 8th annual Air Guitar World Championships in Finland.
OPINION
July 27, 2004 | Micah L. Sifry and Nancy Watzman, Micah L. Sifry and Nancy Watzman, who both work at Public Campaign, are the authors of "Is That a Politician in Your Pocket? Washington on $2 Million a Day," published this month by John Wiley & Sons.
Forty years ago, some Americans had to fight to get into a national political convention. Today, people fight not to get into the convention but into the constellation of corporate-sponsored parties surrounding it. Sunday night in the heart of Boston's theater district, we stood in a crowd outside the ultra-hip Roxy nightclub, watching as limousines, town cars and cabs disgorged hundreds of revelers streaming inside for an exclusive $600,000 party featuring the Neville Brothers.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2009 | Scott T. Sterling
"People have accused me of doing it for the attention," says Jared Meisler with a laugh, in regards to the strict no-press and no-photo rule he's imposed on his new L.A. bar, the Roger Room. "But more than anything, we needed the time to figure out how to run this place and really make it work. "Besides, this place is tiny, and we're not trying to have some drunken blowout here. That's what Bar Lubitsch is for," Meisler adds, referring to the much larger and raucous West Hollywood nightspot he runs, both with partner Sean Macpherson.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2004 | Agustin Gurza, Times Staff Writer
In Hollywood, he could be mistaken for one of the crowd, just another would-be filmmaker with a script under his arm and a hand out for the money to make it. But David Siqueiros has assets nobody else can claim -- the same surname as world-renowned painter David Alfaro Siqueiros and a private collection of works by the artist who spearheaded Mexico's 20th century mural movement. Plus, the aspiring producer has a nonchalant willingness to convert his rare collection into cash.
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January 10, 2010 | By Chris Lee >>>
For anyone old enough to have come into pop cultural consciousness in the mid-'80s, Pee-wee Herman casts a long shadow -- albeit, an almost transcendently nerdy shadow, one most often recalled dancing atop a bar to the Champs' jaunty instrumental "Tequila" in his 1985 breakthrough movie "Pee-wee's Big Adventure." The impish man-child with an outsized laugh and an undersized grey suit became an improbable icon, graduating from guest appearances on "Late Night With David Letterman" and cameos in Cheech & Chong movies to his Saturday morning children's show, "Pee-wee's Playhouse."
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