January 30, 2011 |
Who doesn't love a good party? That's the attitude of leadership at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. So with that thought in mind, the opening night of Diavolo came complete with a shindig at the French bistro La Cachette in Santa Monica. As a former dancer, board member Jamie Bishton recalled the cast parties he attended after his performances with American Ballet Theatre, Twyla Tharp's dance company and the White Oak Dance Project. "When I was dancing, we wanted to meet everyone who saw the show, not just the select few who paid the big dollars," he said.
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February 11, 2007 |
Seventh-grader Melina Resto was far from thrilled at the prospect of spending her Saturday planting lettuce, sweet golden bell peppers and red cabbage at the Veterans' Garden on the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus. But by the time she and dozens of other student volunteers had poked several flats of seedlings into neat rows in a vegetable patch, she decided that the experience was actually pretty cool.
October 29, 2006
The Sands Opened: 1952 Cost to build: $5.5 million Opening act: Planting a time capsule that included Jimmy Durante's hat and Bing Crosby's pipe. Biggest act: The Rat Pack -- Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Joey Bishop -- performed onstage for the first time in the Copa Room. Sinatra connection: Owned a good-sized share of the hotel and, at different times, drove a golf cart through a window and overturned the casino boss' furniture.
October 28, 2006 |
McRat in McSalad? It hasn't been the best of months for the Todd Haley family. The Dallas Cowboys' passing-game coordinator found himself in a shouting match with receiver Terrell Owens, and now comes a stomach-churning McLawsuit. Haley is suing McDonald's for $1.7 million in damages, alleging that his wife and the family's au pair found a six-inch dead rodent in their salad, according to the Dallas Morning News website.
June 6, 2006 |
Most think that Caesars Palace is a place in the Los Angeles suburb of Las Vegas where you take your money and give it to poor, indigent casino owners. It is that, and more. In the last 40 years, Caesars has been where you can go to a blackjack table, or a slot machine, and a weird sports event will break out. Caesars has seen, really close up, Robert "Evel" Knievel, James "the Fan Man" Miller, non-designer garbage bags, and the Great One and the grasshoppers.
December 13, 2004 |
All told, between Tuesday and Jan. 4, we're talking: 56 teams, 28 bowl games, five Mid-American Conference schools (but none from the state of Nebraska), future NFL Europe players preening for cameras, empty backfields and empty seats. A few of these games will bowl you over; most will not. As always, in offering our worst-to-best assessments, viewer discretion is extremely advised. 28. Fort Worth: Cincinnati (6-5) vs. Marshall (6-5).