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September 9, 2010
Wielding kitsch and camp like two disco-glam boxing gloves, the NYC-based Scissor Sisters are set to take Hollywood by storm on the heels of their long-awaited third album, "Night Work. " Electroclash pioneers Fischerspooner and DJ Sammy Jo will open. Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., L.A. Sat. 8 p.m. $48.20. (323) 962-7600. http://www.livenation.com.
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January 28, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
Daft Punk's multiple wins at Sunday's Grammy Awards, where the hipster-beloved French duo scored coveted trophies for album and record of the year, no doubt led some viewers to turn to Google with a question: " Who is Daft Punk? " Pop fans familiar with the robot-masked group, though, might've been wondering something else: Who is that small, spiky-haired fellow accepting the album prize with a speech about sobriety? The answer is Paul Williams. Grammys 2014: Full coverage | Top nominees and winners | Red carpet | Show highlights A veteran music-industry presence who'd already won two Grammys prior to Sunday's ceremony, Williams worked as a vocalist and songwriter on Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," singing the sci-fi ballad " Touch " and penning lyrics about "a world where time is not allowed" for "Beyond.
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BUSINESS
September 17, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters and his partner, filmmaker Chris Moukarbel, have bought the Ulm House in Los Feliz for $1.92 million. The seller was painter Beatrice Findlay. The Streamline Moderne-style home, attributed to architect William Kesling and built in 1937, features a rounded glass-block illuminated stairwell, walls of windows, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,309 square feet of living space. Shears, who turns 35 on Oct. 3, is the lead male singer of the pop band.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
We know she believes in life after love. Now Cher is showing there's hello after goodbye. The veteran entertainer on Monday announced that she'll tour North America next year, nearly a decade after the conclusion of her so-called Farewell Tour. The Dressed to Kill Tour, as the new jaunt is known, is to launch March 22 in Phoenix and run through a July 11 stop in San Diego. Three Southland dates are scheduled: July 5 at Ontario's Citizens Business Bank Arena, July 7 at Staples Center and July 9 at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
NEWS
July 29, 2004 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
It's not such a daring thing anymore for a pop performer to proclaim his or her gayness. But to the extent that gay music fans remain marginalized by the record business, the gesture still carries some weight and is usually welcomed by an audience whose world is rarely addressed by mainstream artists.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2010
A list of upcoming shows across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Zac Brown Band, Sept. 26 (Sat.) Hollywood Palladium Of Montreal, Oct. 30 (Wed.); Scissor Sisters, Sept. 11 (Fri.) Wiltern Stars, Nov. 12 (Fri.) Greek Theatre David Gray/Ray LaMontagne, Sept. 7 (Sat.) Club Nokia Ratatat, Sept. 21; Vince Gill, Oct. 22 (Fri.); Temper Trap, Oct. 23 (Sat.) Fox Theater Pomona Ratatat, Sept.
NEWS
January 27, 2005 | Susan Carpenter, Times Staff Writer
Elton John comparisons he can handle, but Jake Shears draws the line with the Village People. Sure, Shears is gay. Yes, he fronts a quintet from New York. But Scissor Sisters aren't homosexual caricatures pelvic-thrusting to a canned beat. "We're a band. Village People is five guys singing along to a CD or something.... I would like to think that what we do is a little more progressive," said Shears, a former go-go dancer who is making his singles a little differently these days.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2008 | From the Associated Press
First it was serialized in a San Francisco newspaper. Then came a parade of bestselling novels, followed by a popular television miniseries -- and now a Broadway musical, with music by members of the glam pop band Scissor Sisters. "Tales of the City," based on the Armistead Maupin novel, will open on Broadway during the 2009-10 season, producers Robyn Goodman, Kevin McCollum and Jeffrey Seller announced Friday. The story focuses on a young woman from the Midwest who moves to San Francisco in the 1970s and meets an unusual collection of characters while living at 28 Barbary Lane.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2006 | Chris Lee; Casey Dolan, Times Staff Writer
FREQUENTLY embattled, drug-addled British rock star Pete Doherty received a glowing review last week from a cultural arbiter with the power to not only derail his career but also take away his freedom: a judge at Thames Magistrates Court in London. Doherty, 27, lead singer of the shambolic indie rock outfit Babyshambles and former frontman of the critically lauded Libertines, faced possible prison time after being caught in August with crack cocaine and a crack pipe.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
We know she believes in life after love. Now Cher is showing there's hello after goodbye. The veteran entertainer on Monday announced that she'll tour North America next year, nearly a decade after the conclusion of her so-called Farewell Tour. The Dressed to Kill Tour, as the new jaunt is known, is to launch March 22 in Phoenix and run through a July 11 stop in San Diego. Three Southland dates are scheduled: July 5 at Ontario's Citizens Business Bank Arena, July 7 at Staples Center and July 9 at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
BUSINESS
September 17, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters and his partner, filmmaker Chris Moukarbel, have bought the Ulm House in Los Feliz for $1.92 million. The seller was painter Beatrice Findlay. The Streamline Moderne-style home, attributed to architect William Kesling and built in 1937, features a rounded glass-block illuminated stairwell, walls of windows, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,309 square feet of living space. Shears, who turns 35 on Oct. 3, is the lead male singer of the pop band.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2010
STAGE "Elektra" A new translation of Sophocles' "Elektra" springs to life on the Getty Villa's outdoor stage. Starring Tyrees Allen and Olympia Dukakis, the spare and modern interpretation tells the tragic tale of willful memory, vengeance and the damage that happens to someone who refuses to forget. Getty Villa Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades. 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat. Ends Oct. 2. $42, (310) 440-7300. http://www.getty.edu. EVENTS HempCon Amid the controversy surrounding medical marijuana, pot dispensaries and Proposition 19 (which would legalize possession in California)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2010
Wielding kitsch and camp like two disco-glam boxing gloves, the NYC-based Scissor Sisters are set to take Hollywood by storm on the heels of their long-awaited third album, "Night Work. " Electroclash pioneers Fischerspooner and DJ Sammy Jo will open. Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd., L.A. Sat. 8 p.m. $48.20. (323) 962-7600. http://www.livenation.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2010
A list of upcoming shows across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Zac Brown Band, Sept. 26 (Sat.) Hollywood Palladium Of Montreal, Oct. 30 (Wed.); Scissor Sisters, Sept. 11 (Fri.) Wiltern Stars, Nov. 12 (Fri.) Greek Theatre David Gray/Ray LaMontagne, Sept. 7 (Sat.) Club Nokia Ratatat, Sept. 21; Vince Gill, Oct. 22 (Fri.); Temper Trap, Oct. 23 (Sat.) Fox Theater Pomona Ratatat, Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2008 | From the Associated Press
First it was serialized in a San Francisco newspaper. Then came a parade of bestselling novels, followed by a popular television miniseries -- and now a Broadway musical, with music by members of the glam pop band Scissor Sisters. "Tales of the City," based on the Armistead Maupin novel, will open on Broadway during the 2009-10 season, producers Robyn Goodman, Kevin McCollum and Jeffrey Seller announced Friday. The story focuses on a young woman from the Midwest who moves to San Francisco in the 1970s and meets an unusual collection of characters while living at 28 Barbary Lane.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2006 | Chris Lee; Casey Dolan, Times Staff Writer
FREQUENTLY embattled, drug-addled British rock star Pete Doherty received a glowing review last week from a cultural arbiter with the power to not only derail his career but also take away his freedom: a judge at Thames Magistrates Court in London. Doherty, 27, lead singer of the shambolic indie rock outfit Babyshambles and former frontman of the critically lauded Libertines, faced possible prison time after being caught in August with crack cocaine and a crack pipe.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
Daft Punk's multiple wins at Sunday's Grammy Awards, where the hipster-beloved French duo scored coveted trophies for album and record of the year, no doubt led some viewers to turn to Google with a question: " Who is Daft Punk? " Pop fans familiar with the robot-masked group, though, might've been wondering something else: Who is that small, spiky-haired fellow accepting the album prize with a speech about sobriety? The answer is Paul Williams. Grammys 2014: Full coverage | Top nominees and winners | Red carpet | Show highlights A veteran music-industry presence who'd already won two Grammys prior to Sunday's ceremony, Williams worked as a vocalist and songwriter on Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories," singing the sci-fi ballad " Touch " and penning lyrics about "a world where time is not allowed" for "Beyond.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2010
STAGE "Elektra" A new translation of Sophocles' "Elektra" springs to life on the Getty Villa's outdoor stage. Starring Tyrees Allen and Olympia Dukakis, the spare and modern interpretation tells the tragic tale of willful memory, vengeance and the damage that happens to someone who refuses to forget. Getty Villa Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades. 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat. Ends Oct. 2. $42, (310) 440-7300. http://www.getty.edu. EVENTS HempCon Amid the controversy surrounding medical marijuana, pot dispensaries and Proposition 19 (which would legalize possession in California)
NEWS
January 27, 2005 | Susan Carpenter, Times Staff Writer
Elton John comparisons he can handle, but Jake Shears draws the line with the Village People. Sure, Shears is gay. Yes, he fronts a quintet from New York. But Scissor Sisters aren't homosexual caricatures pelvic-thrusting to a canned beat. "We're a band. Village People is five guys singing along to a CD or something.... I would like to think that what we do is a little more progressive," said Shears, a former go-go dancer who is making his singles a little differently these days.
NEWS
July 29, 2004 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
It's not such a daring thing anymore for a pop performer to proclaim his or her gayness. But to the extent that gay music fans remain marginalized by the record business, the gesture still carries some weight and is usually welcomed by an audience whose world is rarely addressed by mainstream artists.
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