May 1, 1991 |
It was probably the first time Carol Channing and the rock band Toto have played the same bill. The time was Monday night, the place was the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and the occasion was the sixth annual Singers' Salute to the Songwriter, benefiting the Betty Clooney Foundation for Persons with Brain Injury. Rosemary Clooney founded the organization in memory of her sister, who died from an aneurysm in 1976, and the singer shared hosting duties with her brother Nick Clooney.
December 21, 1991
Unranked Mater Dei upset Santa Ana, 1-0, in a nonleague boys' soccer match Friday afternoon at Mater Dei. Trevor Ickes scored on a penalty kick seven minutes into the first half for Mater Dei (4-2-2). Ickes was awarded the kick after defender Anastico Gonzales was called for a hand ball in the penalty area. The Saints, the Southern Section Division 4-A champions and ranked third in the county, fell to 5-2.
February 13, 1987 |
There was something for everyone: style, show-biz flair, camaraderie, nostalgia, friendly competition and, above all, a somber reminder of the times in which we live. Organized by members of the California fashion industry, the event was held last Friday night at the Century Plaza Hotel to benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles.
January 31, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 27 - Feb. 2, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Super Bowl coverage; quarterback Eli Manning; Neil Patrick Harris. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Super Bowl preview; Tim McGraw performs; quarterback Drew Brees. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N)
October 14, 2007
Re "Abandoned to fanatics," Opinion, Oct. 9 Salman Rushdie and Sam Harris would have us believe that Muslims despise Ayaan Hirsi Ali because she is an advocate of free speech and conscience. No, many Muslims despise her because of her deliberately provocative comments and insulting attitude toward Islam and the prophet Muhammad. The article states that she was a refugee, granted asylum for fleeing a forced marriage, and calls her a "casualty of Islam."
April 28, 1997 |
"Yeah, they cleaned up the neighborhood," announces Jojo, an ex-pimp now making his living in the "motion picture business." ("You should see the motion in my pictures.") "About time, too. Have to have it squeaky clean for Mickey Mouse." In "The Life," the musical that opened Saturday night at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Jojo (Sam Harris) is our suitably amoral guide to Times Square in the days before Disney moved in and the cleanup began.
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July 17, 1998 |
A Sherman Oaks-based securities broker has been barred from working as a broker and his firm expelled from the National Assn. of Securities Dealers after failing to respond to repeated inquiries from regulators about questionable oil and gas limited partnerships. Sam E. Harris, most recently of Thousand Oaks, was censured, fined $20,000 and permanently barred from any association with NASD members, according to a report on July disciplinary actions released this week by NASD Regulation Inc.
March 31, 1994 |
They've gone and made "Grease" pretty. Count the Day-Glo colors. Admire the silhouettes of the actors and their props. Watch the play of lights and shadows as they swoop in for the finale of each number. From the ads, you might surmise that Rosie O'Donnell is the star. Think again. In this touring production at Orange County Performing Arts Center, the stars are offstage. We're talking John Arnone on sets and Howell Binkley on lights. We're also talking about Tommy Tune.
July 13, 1995 |
Sam Harris had to laugh at the question, but his response was more than a little wry. So, does Ed McMahon still call? Harris, you might remember, in 1984 was the first instant celebrity to emerge from "Star Search," the schmaltzy but popular "amateur hour" TV show hosted by Ed McMahon. With his muscular, StairMaster singing that seemed to climb notes faster than you could count them, Harris won the big money and became, as he puts it, "the 'Star Search' poster boy."
April 10, 2013 |
As I've noted before, in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting in December, most Times readers who write letters on gun control favor strong action by Congress. But the coincidence this week of a mass knife attack in Texas and a compromise in the Senate on expanded background checks for firearms buyers has emboldened pro-gun rights readers. Their point: Passing a law that in any way restricts the sale of guns to Americans (via background checks, waiting periods or any other "infringement")