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July 29, 1996 |
The competition staged at Valley College a few days ago had all the ingredients of a miniature Olympic Games. Besides the intense battle for prizes, there was extraordinary grace under pressure, plenty of fanfare and regalia, a village for the contestants, behind-the-scenes maneuvering and, of course, unabashed commercialism.
January 4, 1999 |
The blues come easily to guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Maybe too easily. At the House of Blues on Friday, fiery instrumental passages again seemed to flow effortlessly from his young fingers, sending fans into fits of euphoria. But he's yet to make a lasting personal mark on his genre. Shepherd plays in an expressive style most often compared to his heroes Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1990
Former Marine Corps Commandant Lemuel C. Shepherd Jr., who fought in three wars during his 42 years of service, died Monday in San Diego at the age of 92. Shepherd served as commandant, the Marines' highest-ranking officer, from 1952 to 1956. A native of Norfolk, Va., Shepherd was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Marines in May, 1917, and a short time later was on his way to France as part of 5th Marine Regiment.
August 5, 1995
I am a fan of Cybill Shepherd's "Cybill," and I respect and admire her outspoken support of the human and civil rights of gays and lesbians. However, in her interview with Don Heckman ("Cybill's Moonlight Serenade," Calendar, July 19), Ms. Shepherd made an overstatement, if not an error. She claimed that with the live vocals employed in "At Long Last Love" "Peter [Bogdanovich] reinvented a system that hadn't been used since the '30s." Actually, under the co-direction of Herbert Ross and William Wyler, Barbra Streisand sang "My Man" live for "Funny Girl," her 1968 film debut.
July 22, 2001 |
There was never a bandleader quite like Woody Herman. His instrumental skills--on clarinet and alto saxophone--were high-grade, but not at the virtuoso level of such contemporaries as Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. Although he is credited with a few pieces, his compositional efforts cannot remotely be compared to the work of Duke Ellington or even Stan Kenton.
October 5, 2009 |
When, exactly, did Sherri Shepherd become an icon of the multi-platform, multimedia age? And does she get residuals? A co-host of "The View," the author of a book and now the star of her own Lifetime series, Shepherd has taken her hard-knock past, infidelity-plagued marriage and gift of gab and created a cottage industry of self-revelation. For years, Shepherd was a professional sitcom guest star, most recently on "30 Rock." Then she became an official lady of "The View," acting as self-appointed surrogate for working mothers, wronged women, born-again Christians and the factually challenged.
April 29, 2009 |
Dear SOS: I recently dined at Rustic Canyon Wine Bar & Seasonal Kitchen in Santa Monica. I had the root vegetable shepherd's pie with butternut squash puree main course. It was wonderful. Jacqueline Shubitowski Sherman Oaks Dear Jacqueline: This is just the dish to eat right now, while we are still enjoying the last of that cool spring weather. Note that the recipe can be made ahead of time up until Step 10, then finished just before dinner so it's served piping hot.
March 13, 1985 |
A new race car went airborne in "awfully windy" conditions and crashed, ripping Lee Shepherd from his harness and killing the five-time national drag racing champion, authorities said today. Ardmore police Det. Butch Kinslow said Shepherd, 40, of Arlington, Tex., was testing a new car Monday when the accident occurred. Shepherd was dead on arrival at an Ardmore hospital.
May 21, 2013 |
"The Newlywed Game" is renewing its TV vows. Episodes of the veteran game show that pits newly married couples against each other are being revived on Bounce TV, which is geared toward African Americans. The series, which first premiered on ABC in 1965, has been on and off the air on various networks and in syndication since its launch. These episodes were previously produced for the Game Show Network. But founding host Bob Eubanks, the personality most identified with the show, will not be along for the ride this go-round.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 1995 |
Once a Las Vegas card dealer, Grace Konosky of North Hollywood is now known as a savior of sorts. But she's not after human souls. She runs the German Shepherd Rescue, a nonprofit, no-kill facility in Burbank, where unwanted or neglected German shepherds are cared for and nursed back to health until they can be adopted by a family that will love them. Although a dog lover since her childhood in New Jersey, Konosky did not set out to become an animal advocate.