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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
November 24, 2010 |
"I'm not worth nothing. " Four years ago, the skinny kid with the muffled voice stood in front of the bathroom mirror in the tiny Compton home, holding a towel and hearing those words. "I'm not worth nothing. " His mother was on the streets. His father was in the shadows. He wasn't anywhere, having been passed around to four relatives in five years, chased out of his previous home by a crazed relative who yanked a garden hose inside the living room and started spraying.
May 17, 2004 |
The indefatigable Jordi Savall has taken on many roles over the years: viola da gamba virtuoso, conductor, scholar, entrepreneur, free thinker -- and now we should add "patriarch." Indeed, his current touring edition of Hesperion is almost entirely a family affair, early music's answer to other notable multigenerational touring clans like the Brubecks, the Romeros and the Jobims. Wait: Let's strike the term "early music."
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December 20, 1993 |
It had been a long time since I volunteered to take part in a living Nativity tableau--not since the days when the Santa Claus Lane Parade in Hollywood included a church float with Mary, Joseph, the baby Jesus and the usual supporting cast. Back then--perhaps 25 years ago--as the float went by, Johnny Grant, Bill Welsh or whoever would announce to the crowd, "And now here's the real meaning of Christmas."
July 16, 2001 |
The timing of Sonia Cavallo's wedding at a church in an upscale parish Saturday night was, to say the least, unfortunate. An unruly crowd unhappy with the way her father, Economy Minister Domingo Cavallo, has been running things pelted the wedding party with boos, insults, rotten eggs and water bombs as its members entered the historic Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar.