March 4, 2004 |
"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.
May 23, 1991 |
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.
January 18, 1991 |
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.
August 10, 2003 |
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.
February 20, 1985 |
Riding to pop music fame and fortune on the pretense of reuniting missing children with their parents might appear a bit sleazy to some, but not to aging rock musician Phil O'Kelsey. "I can answer that right now," said the 39-year-old Sherman Oaks resident who has spent most of his career playing backup bass and saxophone to other rock stars. "I really don't give a damn. OK?"
July 27, 2004 |
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.