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May 19, 2004 | From Reuters
British heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath will reunite for the first time since 2001 for Ozzfest, which begins July 10 in Hartford, Conn., a spokeswoman for the annual road show said Tuesday. Ozzfest co-founder and headliner Ozzy Osbourne will revisit such hard-rocking classics as "War Pigs" and "Paranoid" along with guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Terry "Geezer" Butler. But original drummer Bill Ward will be replaced by Mike Bordin, who backs Osbourne on his solo gigs. From Reuters
September 4, 1997 | NICK GREEN
Ventura's Jewish community will officially welcome Rabbi Lisa Hochberg-Miller Sept. 12 with a special consecration Sabbath service. Although Hochberg-Miller joined Temple Beth Torah in July, the ceremony will officially mark the beginning of her tenure at the 400-family synagogue. Hochberg-Miller is a former associate rabbi and educator at a Long Beach synagogue. The service will begin at 8 p.m. at the temple, 7620 Foothill Road. Child care will be available, and refreshments will be served after the service.
January 7, 1999 | STEVE HOCHMAN
"Hold up your cigarette lighters," commanded Ozzy Osbourne at the Black Sabbath reunion concert on Tuesday at the Great Western Forum. "Light the place up!" And they did. It may be a no-smoking era, but not with this crowd. Well, not everyone wants to party like it's 1999.
July 19, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
Israeli bookstores have been warned against violating Sabbath closing laws to begin sales of the last installment of the Harry Potter series his weekend. Stores found to be in violation will be prosecuted and fined, Industry and Trade Minister Eli Yishai said. The laws forbid Jewish employees from working between sundown Friday and sunset Saturday. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the finale in author J.K. Rowling's seven-book series, will go on sale at 2:01 a.m.
October 18, 1985
The main building of Pasadena's Huntington Sheraton Hotel will be closed at 7 p.m. Sunday, hotel executives and safety experts told a press conference called to discuss the shutdown of the 280-room, six-story building because it probably could not withstand a major earthquake. Three quake faults, including one that bisects the hotel property, threaten the 1906 building, they said. Hotel General Manager Denis H.
February 28, 1988 | From Reuters
Eight ultra-Orthodox Jews were arrested Saturday after police dispersed a protest in Jerusalem against desecration of the Sabbath, Israel Radio reported. The protesters blocked an intersection and threw stones at police, the radio said. It was the first ultra-Orthodox demonstration in two months. Last summer, ultra-Orthodox protesters staged weekly demonstrations against the movement of traffic and the screening of films on the Sabbath.
November 23, 1987
Cinema owners in Jerusalem, the targets of ultra-Orthodox Jewish protesters, won court backing to show films on Saturdays, the Jewish Sabbath. The Jerusalem magistrate's court overturned a municipal bylaw banning the screening of films on the Jewish holy day, saying it was undemocratic and without authority. "This regulation deprives a section of society of the right to enjoy their day of rest in their own way and according to their own tastes," the court said.
September 6, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
At least a dozen people were injured Saturday and 29 were arrested after police, some on horseback, lobbed tear-gas grenades into a crowd of about 500 ultra-Orthodox Jews in the worst violence yet against the screening of films on the Jewish Sabbath. About a dozen mounted police charged into the crowd while other officers, armed with truncheons, raced in on foot, kicking and beating the devout Jews to force them back inside Mea Shearim, a religious quarter of Jerusalem.
The hippest bands in hard rock? Nirvana, Metallica, Soundgarden and Faith No More would certainly make the list. But whom would they elect as the hippest? "I can't deny Black Sabbath," Nirvana's Kurt Cobain told Option magazine last year, discussing his early musical heroes. That's right. Those ancient purveyors of Gothic metal mysticism--laughed at as bloated dinosaurs a decade ago--are turning up at the head of the list of influences on some of today's most cutting-edge successes.
It's Monday night in the Borscht Belt, and a freak summer fog hangs over the Catskill Mountains, heavy as a potato pancake. In the nightclub of the old Granit Hotel, a pooped crowd of senior citizens waits for the King of Shtick to arrive. Suddenly, a four-piece band wakes them up with "Smile Though You're Heart Is Breaking," and Mal Z. Lawrence struts on stage like some wise guy at a bar mitzvah. "Food is a big thing here in the Catskills, isn't it?"
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