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December 24, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Newhall Hart is hosting a boys' and girls' soccer showcase on Friday, Saturday and Monday. Among the teams entered are San Fernando, Sylmar, Granada Hills, Knight, Bakersfield Centennial and Van Nuys. Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
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HOME & GARDEN
April 11, 2014 | By Lisa Boone
Architect Stiles O. Clements had a knack for designing lavish buildings - the Spanish Colonial Revival El Capitan Theater, the Adamson House and the Art Deco Wiltern Theatre among them. Beginning Sunday, architecture buffs can go inside one of Clements' more low-key residential designs as the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts stages its latest design house in Pasadena. As always, design trends are on display. Twenty-five designers have transformed the 1915 English Arts and Crafts estate while retaining the home's warm spirit.
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BUSINESS
July 3, 2011 | By Darrell Satzman
Creature comforts and creature sightings are the hallmarks of a sophisticated modern home that sits atop a bluff a stone's throw from the sea along a quiet stretch of the Malibu coast. The one-story home was designed by Santa Barbara architect Barry Berkus as the showcase property for MariSol Malibu, an 80-acre, 17-lot development just past the Ventura County line on land that was once part of Rancho Malibu. Pelicans, dolphins and the occasional gray whale are visible in the vast expanse of ocean that lies just beyond Pacific Coast Highway while deer, bobcats and the rare mountain lion wander down from the hills above.
HOME & GARDEN
March 17, 2014 | By Carren Jao
 A sliver of a yard can be a powerful thing. Materials & Applications has proved this time and again by collaborating with architects to put up fantastical creations on a 25-by-40-foot gravel yard fronting Silver Lake Boulevard. Past double-take-worthy installations include a golden-leafed Mylar canopy in the shape of a black hole by Ball-Nogues Studio, a motorized vegetative cover that opens and refolds like origami by Eddie Sykes and a sinuous, fire-shaped gazebo made of pressure-laminated panels by Edmund Ming-Yip Kwong.
WORLD
May 27, 2010 | By Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times
What does a pavilion say about your country? Thomas Heatherwick, designer of the British pavilion at Shanghai's Expo 2010, figured that foreign visitors would expect Britain to conjure images of "bowler hats, black taxis and rain." Instead, he gave them an extraordinary objet d'art ( "a building which is an exhibit, or an exhibit which is a building," as he calls it) that resembles a giant dandelion head with thousands of seeds embedded in 60,000 acrylic rods that sway in the breeze.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 2011
MUSIC Traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells is taking a page out of the genre's history books by focusing on a set of game-changing albums for this year's showcase. Though still relatively downsized from lineups of the past, a who's who of rap royalty, including Lauryn Hill, Nas, Cypress Hill, Mos Def and Talib Kweli, Mobb Deep, Raekwon and Ghostface, and the GZA, headline the bill for the eighth year of the multi-city festival. San Manuel Amphitheater, 2575 Glen Helen Parkway, San Bernardino.
FOOD
January 10, 1985 | DANIEL P. PUZO, Times Staff Writer
Alternative forms of health care were showcased this past weekend at the National Health Federation's annual conference at the Pasadena Convention Center. The gathering featured exhibits and seminars dealing with topics ranging from the unconventional (The Original Home Colonic Board) to the bizarre (Brain Formula herb pills).
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
After more than 40 continuous years on the air, "The Price Is Right" is ready for a major change. It's starting a search for its first ever male showcase model. That's right, men finally will have a chance to wear tight clothing and display floor waxes, pool tables and Jet Skis alongside women. The hunt for the show's first male model will take the form of a competition Web series that will run on PriceisRight.com and the show's YouTube channel in late September. As in the rest of the competition shows on the air, the contestants will have to participate in a series of modeling related challenges and in each episode one will be eliminated by the panel of judges.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2013 | By Oliver Gettell
Despite occasional signs of thawing, relations between the U.S. and Cuba have remained frosty for the past half-century. This week, however, four of the island nation's premier women writers and directors arrive stateside for the inaugural Cuban Women Filmmakers U.S. Showcase, a traveling exhibition highlighting the depth and diversity of their work and that of their peers. The four representatives are Marina Ochoa, a filmmaker and the head of the nonprofit Cuban Women Filmmakers Mediatheque; Gloria Rolando, an Afro-Cuban documentarian; Milena Almira, a feature filmmaker; and Claudia Rojas, a well-known stage and screen actress turned director.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2014 | By Henry Chu
BERLIN - They stood an hour or more in four long lines, inching toward the ticket counters with agonizing slowness. This being Germany, they were orderly and polite. And this being the Berlin International Film Festival, they didn't mind the wait. It gave them time to thumb through the program, checking out obscure titles, circling ones that looked promising. A scruffy student searched for movies from the Balkans, while a retired engineer consulted an impressive grid drawn in his notebook of dates and show times, making sure that Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" (which he wanted to see)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
AUSTIN, Texas - Here's to bad vibes, colored vomit and off-years. Go ahead and toast those who prevailed at South by Southwest by getting signed, licensed or folded into a future marketing plan, but the losers in this vicious cycle earned more respect. This was a year in which Apple infiltrated the event to put on its own "festival" within the festival, and the year that party sponsors required that before entering, attendees sign away their rights for possible commercial use. The keynote speaker, Lady Gaga, trivialized bulimia with a shocking stunt, and the salted snack brand that funded her bull-in-a-china-shop arrival at South by Southwest further insulted the festival's spirit of creation with ham-fisted ploys to link music and munchies.
IMAGE
March 9, 2014 | By Adam Tschorn
With the olive now firmly in the martini that is Paris Fashion Week, it's L.A.'s turn to showcase style for the upcoming fall season. Notable additions to the calendar for this season's Los Angeles Fashion Week include a 10-designer showcase organized by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the U.S. debut of Istanbul-based designer Özgür Masur. Most events are for the trade only, designed to allow designers to show their wares to store buyers and the media. First out of the gate is Style Fashion Week, which returns for its sophomore slate of shows at a new home (the event deck at L.A. Live)
IMAGE
March 8, 2014 | By Ingrid Schmidt
There's a new men's club in town that's all about shoe shopping and a stiff drink. The J.P. Club opened at the end of February on the third floor of Tod's Beverly Hills boutique. It's the second such club for the brand, which opened the first in its Milan flagship in June 2013. Boasting a one-on-one personal shopping experience, the by-appointment J.P. Club chummily showcases the new, upscale J.P. Tod's Sartorial Collection (from $1,700) in leather trunks, while inviting guests to relax in a gentleman's-club atmosphere that includes an outside terrace.
SPORTS
February 27, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
The Southern Section and City Section soccer championships are scheduled for next weekend, and all the top boys' players participating ought to receive a big thank you from their classmates for deciding to represent their schools instead of joining the U.S. Soccer Academy League. It has been several years since U.S. Soccer decided it needed to copy the European model if it wanted to win a World Cup, so it created a year-round training program for top high school players. Because high school soccer is played in the winter in California, players are forced to make a choice: academy or high school.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
CBS has signed talent holding deals with three performers from its annual Diversity Comedy Showcase, including one for a key role in the pilot for the spinoff of CBS' "How I Met Your Mother. " Drew Tarver, who has appeared on "Animal Practice" and the Web series "Get Up," has been cast in a ensemble role for "How I Met Your Dad. " The actor is a member of the Upright Citizen Brigade Harold Team. Also signed to deals were Haneefah Wood, who has appeared in several Broadway productions including "Rent" and "Avenue Q", and Nico Santos, who has appeared as a recurring panelist on "Chelsea Lately" and has written for "Fashion Police.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 21, 2014 | By Hector Tobar
What do cats, feces and pies have in common? Well, besides the fact that many can be found in a typical American and British home, they're also in the titles honored by the Bookseller for being the strangest book titles of the year. The British trade publication has awarded the Diagram Prize since 1978, recognizing such titles as “Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice,” (the first winner), and “Managing a Dental Practice: The Genghis Khan Way”  (the 2010 champion)
BUSINESS
May 12, 2009 | Alana Semuels
It helped software and Web developers find jobs and attracted investors to Los Angeles. Now Twiistup, the event series created by entrepreneur Mike Macadaan to showcase the L.A. tech community, has been sold to an undisclosed private investor so it can expand. Tech communities in places such as Colorado, Florida and Switzerland have written to Macadaan asking for his help in creating Twiistups of their own. Twiistup, which debuted in February 2007, showcases promising start-ups at a twice-yearly bash that has been a change from more conventional technology meet-up events.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2010
Joining "From Paris With Love" in U.S. theaters this weekend is "District 13: Ultimatum," more frenzied action from style-conscious Gallic popcorn impresario Luc Besson, and a follow-up to 2004's "District B13." That cult hit (directed by "From Paris With Love's" Pierre Morel) took the reality of France's immigrant unrest and devised a future Paris in which the government has cynically walled off the most gang-infested and racially charged ghettos. The tasty filling to that superficially political shell, though, was its showcasing of the gymnastically vigorous, obstacle-hurdling sport called parkour.
BUSINESS
February 20, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
HENDERSON, Nev. - Sometimes it's not what's on the walls but what's in them that makes a home stand out. That was the case this month at the unveiling of the 2014 New American Home outside Las Vegas, an annual demonstration of the latest in residential design and construction. The showcase house is somewhat subdued-looking outside with a color scheme drawing from the desert landscape. But the residence shines in ways that aren't visible, such as the spray-foam insulation hidden in the walls that helps make it the most energy-efficient demonstration home constructed in the 31 years the National Assn.
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