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November 3, 1997 | SHARI ROAN
Wednesday 9-10 p.m. CBS This one-hour special uses the beauty of ice skating to raise awareness of testicular cancer, which champion figure skater Scott Hamilton was found to have earlier this year. Hamilton, one of the most beloved skaters ever, has completed treatment for the illness and discusses his experience during the special. Testicular cancer is commonly diagnosed in young men. With treatment, survival rates are high.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
Cold-weather football games are about as perfect an example of the form as you'll find. So what better way to watch a skiing competition than with a blizzard backdrop? That hasn't happened much in global-warmed Sochi. But on Tuesday night viewers were treated to a gold-medal run from the ski halfpiper David Wise against the flaky white stuff, along with some rain, and it was a doozy on both counts. Okay, so ski halfpipe is a) an entirely new event and b) one that seems to be practiced by athletes in all of four countries.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 1991 | LEONARD FEATHER
Some 14 years have passed since Scott Hamilton came to prominence as a tenor saxophonist who, unlike the young musicians of the day, was inspired not by John Coltrane but by the early pioneers such as Ben Webster. At Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena on Thursday, Hamilton, now 36 and no longer a boy wonder, displayed the same values. His sound is warm, he swings, his harmonic ideas are commendable, yet the passion of a Webster or the explosive fire of an Illinois Jacquet just isn't there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 2014 | By Matt Stevens and Martha Groves
Skating fans in Culver City were celebrating a temporary victory after city officials dug out an obscure document that advocates hope can keep an ice rink in the neighborhood. City officials informed the owner of Culver City Ice Arena of its findings last week. They said a use variance granted in 1960 prohibits the use of the property for anything except an ice rink. The new lessee, Planet Granite, plans to convert the 52-year-old rink into a rock climbing, fitness and yoga facility.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 1988 | LEONARD FEATHER
The time must come, in the career of any truly mature artist, when imitation of one's idols gives way to maturation and the development of an individual personality. Scott Hamilton can now be said to have reached that point.
NEWS
May 11, 1999
It was the last thing Olympic Gold figure-skater Scott Hamilton needed on tour: abdominal pain. It was an ulcer, he told himself. After 30 years of performing, he'd probably earned an ulcer. But the pain became so intense he could no longer skate, much less "do the jumps" he loved, Hamilton told guests at the Founder's Brunch staged last week by Circle 1000, a support group of the Hoag Cancer Center in Newport Beach. "It hurt so much I couldn't stand up straight."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 1993 | LEONARD FEATHER
**** To the long list of horn players who have employed string backgrounds (all the way back to Artie Shaw in the 1930s and Charlie Parker in the '40s), the name of Scott Hamilton is a valuable addition. This album is a dual triumph, since Hamilton shares honors with Alan Broadbent, whose role as arranger, conductor and pianist is central to the focus of the project. Hamilton's tone on tenor sax--warm, supple, sensitive--is ideally suited to the 20-string setting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 2001 | LIBBY SLATE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Scott Hamilton skates into the Arrowhead Pond on Jan. 20 to perform in "Stars on Ice," how can he help but hear the echoes of 1998? That was the year and place when, returning from cancer, his performance of his comeback number was the best ever. Its title was apropos: "With One More Look at You." The performance was a triumph of will. He had been considering slowing down until the disease struck. Then there was no longer any question, he said. "I couldn't let cancer take me off the ice."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 1998 | LIBBY SLATE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Last season, Scott Hamilton missed the final 10 performances of "Stars on Ice," the show he co-created, when his testicular cancer was diagnosed. This season, with the cancer in remission, Hamilton intends to skate every performance on the show's 57-city tour. Presumably, the 1984 Olympic champion is taking it easy, right? Wrong. In this year's 12th edition, which stops at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim on Saturday, Hamilton skates more than he has in any previous show.
SPORTS
January 17, 2001 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scott Hamilton will miss the friends he made in 15 years of touring with Stars on Ice, the show he co-founded and nurtured, and the friends he made during more than 30 years of figure skating. But after the four-time U.S. and world champion and 1984 Olympic gold medalist does his last back flip and skates off the ice April 7, he will most miss the little moments that wove the tapestry of his life. "I'll miss the goofy stuff, the stuff behind the scenes," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2012 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Fame may be fleeing, but the kids in "Fame High" will stay with you. Directed, photographed and co-edited by Scott Hamilton Kennedy, "Fame High" covers a year and change in the life of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, familiarly known as LACHSA, one of the top performing arts schools in the country. Though this scenario may sound familiar, courtesy of the 1980 and 2009 versions of "Fame" and TV shows such as "Glee," the film itself is not. Try as they might, fictional kids can't compete with the real thing, don't compel us like these earnest, hopeful and winning young people, bound and determined to devote themselves to their art. PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments It's not only this idealism that makes the subjects of "Fame High" so compelling, it's also their honesty, their willingness to open a window into their lives at that pivotal moment when they're taking their first tentative steps toward becoming their own person personally and professionally.
IMAGE
March 22, 2009 | Andrew Harmon
Figure skating fans may thrill to the jumps and spins, but it's the pageantry that keeps us watching. Sometimes a skater wears the costume; sometimes it's the other way around. Here's a snapshot of memorable (and a few forgettable) style moments in skating history. -- Andrew Harmon Dick Button Sequins? Out of the question. In the post-World War II era, Dick Button clinched two Olympic gold medals and landed the first triple jump in competition while dressed to the nines.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 2009 | Reed Johnson
Documentary maker Scott Hamilton Kennedy has earned critics' paeans and an Oscar nomination by training his camera on two intensely local, only-in-L.A. subjects: a play at a Compton high school and the rise and fall of a South Los Angeles community garden. But for Kennedy, the roots of these distinctly L.A. stories go back to the U.S. heartland and his youth.
SPORTS
December 25, 2008 | HELENE ELLIOTT
"I am a short, bald, chemo'd, brain-radiated, surgically repaired, male figure skater of unknown ethnic origin. What choice do I have but to be optimistic?" Anyone fortunate enough to know Scott Hamilton will recognize his blunt humor in that passage from his soon-to-be-released book, "The Great Eight: How to Be Happy (Even When You Have Every Reason to Be Miserable)."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 2002 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Pianist Paul Bley once said that "the sound you hear is the sound you get," implying that what comes out through a jazz artist's instrument is the external manifestation of an inner perspective. It's an intriguing viewpoint, and one that seems to accurately describe a great deal of what has happened in jazz.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 15, 2000 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Though he's not retiring from the profession, Olympic champion skater Scott Hamilton is leaving the popular figure skating production "Stars on Ice" after the tour is completed in April. Hamilton, who won an Olympic gold medal in 1984, founded the "Stars on Ice" tour in 1986 and has co-headlined and co-produced the tour for 15 years. The show will visit Staples Center on Jan. 17 and the Arrowhead Pond on Jan. 20.
SPORTS
February 26, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Olympic figure skating medalists Scott Hamilton and Paul Wylie have agreed to join 1988 gold-medalist Brian Boitano in the $330,000 Hershey Kisses Pro-Am April 6-7 at the Sports Arena.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2002 | SCOTT SANDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After the pairs figure skating controversy that threatened to overwhelm the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the thought of simply doing away with the sport's judges is tempting. Wouldn't it be nice to watch this year's gold medal co-winners perform without the specter of vote trading? Tonight's "Shared Gold: Skating Champions Return to the Ice" (8 p.m. NBC) presents Jamie Sale and David Pelletier of Canada and Elena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze of Russia in just such an exhibition.
SPORTS
January 17, 2001 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scott Hamilton will miss the friends he made in 15 years of touring with Stars on Ice, the show he co-founded and nurtured, and the friends he made during more than 30 years of figure skating. But after the four-time U.S. and world champion and 1984 Olympic gold medalist does his last back flip and skates off the ice April 7, he will most miss the little moments that wove the tapestry of his life. "I'll miss the goofy stuff, the stuff behind the scenes," he said.
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