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.
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.
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.
March 1, 1989 |
Each year the gap widens: Fewer priests are available to serve an increasing number of Roman Catholics in the United States. Since 1966, the number of men in seminaries seeking the priesthood has plummeted from 48,000 to 7,500. By the year 2000, according to surveys produced for the U.S.
May 19, 1991 |
Sen. Alfred E. Alquist is in his glory. The Democratic chairman of a six-member panel of legislators that must deal with the state's $14.4-billion deficit is clearly in control. Banging his gavel and quickly moving from one agenda item to another, he is showing impatience at any debate that lasts longer than a couple of minutes, particularly if the views are those of a Republican.
June 12, 1990 |
Cybill Shepherd turned 40 this year, and her age has prompted some soul-searching. As an actress gets older, she says, "there are doors that close for every door that opens." "John Wayne once said, when he was asked whether he would be an actor again if he had it to do all over, 'Well, I would, as long as I wasn't a woman,' " Shepherd said in July's McCall's magazine. "We don't have much acceptance of aging, period, and it's more difficult to be a woman."