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March 26, 2010
Karaoke snippets Some noteworthy moments in history. Inoue Daisuke never bothered to patent his karaoke machine design, missing out on more than $150 million, according to some estimates. Filipino inventor Roberto del Rosario developed a separate system called the Minus-One and patented it in the 1980s. The North Korean security ministry shut down karaoke bars in 2007 after declaring them to be a source of "enemy scheming" that would "threaten the maintenance of the socialist system."
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2014 | By Richard S. Ginell
With some time to kill between performances of "Lucia di Lammermoor" at Los Angeles Opera (the last one is Sunday), the peripatetic James Conlon merely had to cross 1st Street in order to lead the first of three subscription concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Thursday night. It's hardly news that Conlon seems to be everywhere these days, but it's still a phenomenon worth noting. Indeed, Conlon turned up at the pre-concert lecture and later spent several minutes talking to the audience in the main hall about one of his Recovered Voices subjects: the strange, sad and remarkable career of Erwin Schulhoff.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2006
THANK you to Charles McNulty for his extremely clever, incisively written review of "Wishful Drinking" ["Chalk One Up for Candor," Nov. 17], which was by far more entertaining than the show itself. Carrie Fisher is extremely entertaining during snippets of her show, but then so is my barber and the person who makes my latte at Starbucks. GENE DICKEY Beverly Hills
BUSINESS
January 9, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
For the first time ever, scientists have shot video of a live giant squid in its natural habitat -- and you can watch a snippet of it here. The video of the giant squid was shot 2,000 feet below the North Pacific Ocean , about 260 miles south of Tokyo. Scientists on the squid-finding mission had hoped to film at least a tentacle or two, but they got lucky: By the time the expedition was over, they had collected more than 23 minutes of the giant squid in the murky deep.
OPINION
July 3, 2005
The "Editorials Elsewhere" can be junked. The snippets are not worth reading, especially when they have nothing to do with Los Angeles or California matters. You can use the space for more important items. Carl Olson Woodland Hills
SPORTS
September 24, 2005
Apparently there's some sort of cost-cutting austerity budget being implemented at The Times sports department. The one-sentence snippets in the National League "Roundup" on Wednesday were beyond brief. JON ROE Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 1987 | Compiled by Terry Atkinson
"Bold Steps." Home Vision. $39.95. Made in 1984, this rambling documentary about National Ballet of Canada celebrates Erik Bruhn's brief directorship (he died in 1986) with facts that are no longer true--along with hype that was never true. The most reliable footage summarizes the career of founder Celia Franca and the history of the company school. Except for snippets of Russian classics, the performance sequences feature dismal modern choreography. Strictly for Torontophiles.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2006
IT'S incredible that The Times would devote almost three full pages to the film "Broken Trail" without once mentioning that AMC will show the picture in 10-minute snippets interrupted each time by five minutes of commercials ["He Knows the Territory," June 25]. If I decide to see this film, I will first record it on my DVR so that I can fast-forward through the ads. Or maybe buy the film when it comes out on DVD. ABRAHAM HOFFMAN Canoga Park
SPORTS
February 23, 2002
I ripped you in an e-mail last week for what you do with NHL and NBA standings at midseason, and I believe you deserve to be ripped for it, but you also deserve kudos for the Spotlight on college basketball in the Sunday edition. Jim Barrero is giving us excellent inside-the-sport snippets, the kind of thing I wish you could return to doing with pro football. Nice job, and I hope you do more of it. Dave Younker Lake Forest
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 2002
A final word on Danny Gans ("Las Vegas Loves Who?" by Paul Brownfield, July 28). In advance of our much-anticipated trip to Vegas, we booked second-row center seats at about $100 apiece for Gans' show based on Las Vegas newspaper coverage that bills him as "Entertainer of the Year." Instead, what we got was 90 minutes of second-rate entertainment. Snippets of songs and banter with band buddies do not a Las Vegas show make. Impersonations of obscure celebrities had us stumped. If only his talent were as great as his self-esteem.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2011
For "Desire in Pursuyt of the Whole" — Raymond Pettibon's ninth solo exhibition at Regen Projects — the artist reaches into the cultural grab bag for imagery that offers plenty in the way of pop subtext, political baggage, art/kitsch tension and an off-kilter sense of humor. This heady mix, colliding with phrases and text snippets culled from a variety of sources, makes for enigmatic and pleasantly sensory-overloading works. Regen Projects, 633 N. Almont Drive, L.A. Opening reception, Fri. 6-8 p.m. Free.
TRAVEL
July 24, 2011 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
At the top of the mountain, where an attendant will take your $46 ticket, foot traffic is steady and cellphone reception is excellent. At the bottom of the same mountain, the town teems with pizzerias, tourists chatter in half a dozen languages and a school band director is herding his traditionally costumed students into formation. "Roki! Roki!" he seems to be hollering. And then, as darkness falls, his young trumpeters and drummers launch into the rousing theme from Sylvester Stallone's first hit movie.
BUSINESS
July 4, 2010 | By Jessica Guynn
Every day for six years, New York photography student Noah Kalina took a picture of himself with a digital camera. He toiled on the art project in obscurity until 2006, when he strung together all 2,356 self-portraits into a five-minute, time-lapse video and posted it on YouTube.com. The video surged in popularity, touching off a global phenomenon. More than 15 million people have viewed it, and the video inspired dozens of others to turn their cameras on themselves. Kalina's digital exhibitionism was even spoofed on an episode of "The Simpsons."
BUSINESS
March 26, 2010
Karaoke snippets Some noteworthy moments in history. Inoue Daisuke never bothered to patent his karaoke machine design, missing out on more than $150 million, according to some estimates. Filipino inventor Roberto del Rosario developed a separate system called the Minus-One and patented it in the 1980s. The North Korean security ministry shut down karaoke bars in 2007 after declaring them to be a source of "enemy scheming" that would "threaten the maintenance of the socialist system."
WORLD
June 17, 2009 | Jeffrey Fleishman
Footage of burning cars, masked boys and bloodied protesters in Iran is playing across the Middle East, captivating Arab countries where repressive regimes have for years been arresting political bloggers and cyberspace dissidents. Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other Sunni nations have tense relations with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the Shiite-led theocracy ruling Iran.
BUSINESS
March 31, 2009 | Dawn C. Chmielewski
Walt Disney Co., seeking to broaden the audience for its broadcast and cable shows on the Internet's most popular video site, struck a deal Monday with Google Inc.'s YouTube to distribute short-form content from ESPN and ABC. The agreement would extend the Internet reach for ESPN's sports highlights and ABC News updates and provide another outlet for video snippets taken from the ABC broadcast network and ABC Family cable channel shows.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2011
For "Desire in Pursuyt of the Whole" — Raymond Pettibon's ninth solo exhibition at Regen Projects — the artist reaches into the cultural grab bag for imagery that offers plenty in the way of pop subtext, political baggage, art/kitsch tension and an off-kilter sense of humor. This heady mix, colliding with phrases and text snippets culled from a variety of sources, makes for enigmatic and pleasantly sensory-overloading works. Regen Projects, 633 N. Almont Drive, L.A. Opening reception, Fri. 6-8 p.m. Free.
NEWS
January 19, 1997
Re "Snapshots Into the Souls of Another Time," by Rip Rense (Jan. 13): Families are so splintered now and it seems no one cares or wants Great-Great-Aunt Matilda any more. Well, I do. I love the sense of history and mystery and sometimes sadness. The memory box I have holds snippets of vintage lace (from a long-departed relative's dress?), dried-out, flattened leather baby shoes and a ponytail tied in a pink satin ribbon. The box of family photos tracing a family through marriage, birth, old age. The high school memory book from 1918 so lovingly filled with dance cards and a snippet of material from, perhaps, a prom dress.
BUSINESS
March 25, 2009 | Alana Semuels
Google Inc. made two changes to its search results pages Tuesday that it said would help more effectively direct users to the information they were seeking. The search engine giant said it was launching a technology to better understand what people were looking for online. It also will give longer lines of text, or snippets, after the search title, with relevant words in bold.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2008 | associated press
To demonstrate his working relationship with Brian Eno, David Byrne plugs an iPod into his computer. From speakers comes the gentle strumming of an acoustic guitar, the chords occasionally changing. Eno had sent him the recording to see if Byrne could build a song around it. His old friend did, imagining a melody and singing gibberish to capture it. He replaced his wordless noise with lyrics, giving birth to the optimistic "My Big Nurse" on the duo's new disc.
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