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November 17, 2011 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times
Tioga Road in Yosemite National park reopened Wednesday. The popular east-west crossing of the Sierra Nevada has been closed since an early season snowstorm dropped a foot of snow earlier this month. . . . Iconic Vegas nightclub Studio 54 will close its doors Jan. 8 after a 14-year run in the MGM Grand . The closing is part of MGM renovation that includes guest rooms, the casino floor and dining areas. . . . Recycled Percussion, a “junk rock” band that mixes buckets, power tools and anything else they can get their sticks on, will play a 24-hour fundraiser at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas starting Nov. 22 at 10 p.m. To get in, bring a $10 donation or a new, unopened toy. . . . The Andaz West Hollywood RH Bar, with views of The Sunset Strip, is toasting Wednesdays with $7 drinks, $7 apps and $7 valet parking from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. . . . Utah's   Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort   plans to open some intermediate and advanced terrain on Friday . . . .  Lawmakers in Indianapolis, site of this year's Super Bowl, plan to try to push through an expanded smoking ban that would add bars and hotel rooms to Marion County's existing ban. . . . . Sites of other upcoming Super Bowls: 2013 New Orleans, 2014 New York/New Jersey.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2012 | By Sheri Linden
A self-indulgent pilgrimage to the shrine of '70s fabulousness, "Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston" assembles a fine assortment of archival material but falls far short of its stated goal. Halston, who died in 1990, is a compelling subject - a Midwesterner who became synonymous with Manhattan night life while changing the fashion industry - and his story helps to define an era. That story is trivialized in this glitter-deep overview of familiar Studio 54 terrain. The film combines two documentary subgenres: the fashion doc and the inquisitive-filmmaker-inserted-in-every-scene doc. The spotlight-hogging director is star-struck first-timer Whitney Sudler-Smith.
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NEWS
July 27, 1989 | From Associated Press
the co-owner of Studio 54 who reigned over New York's night life during the disco craze until his arrest for skimming club receipts, died Wednesday. He was 45. Rubell, who was convicted of tax evasion at the height of his club's popularity, died of complications from hepatitis and septic shock at Beth Israel Hospital, said publicist Dan Klores, who would not elaborate.
NEWS
November 17, 2011 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times
Tioga Road in Yosemite National park reopened Wednesday. The popular east-west crossing of the Sierra Nevada has been closed since an early season snowstorm dropped a foot of snow earlier this month. . . . Iconic Vegas nightclub Studio 54 will close its doors Jan. 8 after a 14-year run in the MGM Grand . The closing is part of MGM renovation that includes guest rooms, the casino floor and dining areas. . . . Recycled Percussion, a “junk rock” band that mixes buckets, power tools and anything else they can get their sticks on, will play a 24-hour fundraiser at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas starting Nov. 22 at 10 p.m. To get in, bring a $10 donation or a new, unopened toy. . . . The Andaz West Hollywood RH Bar, with views of The Sunset Strip, is toasting Wednesdays with $7 drinks, $7 apps and $7 valet parking from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. . . . Utah's   Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort   plans to open some intermediate and advanced terrain on Friday . . . .  Lawmakers in Indianapolis, site of this year's Super Bowl, plan to try to push through an expanded smoking ban that would add bars and hotel rooms to Marion County's existing ban. . . . . Sites of other upcoming Super Bowls: 2013 New Orleans, 2014 New York/New Jersey.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2008 | From Bloomberg News
NEW YORK -- In his early 20s, Todd Haimes says, he wasn't cool enough even to attempt getting past the velvet rope into Studio 54, the disco-era playpen for the likes of Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, Liza Minnelli and Halston. Now, five years after Haimes' nonprofit Roundabout Theatre Company paid $22.5 million for the Midtown Manhattan theater, he's selling naming rights to the house and pretty much anything inside you could stick a plaque on, including roughly 1,000 seats.
NEWS
February 18, 1998 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Scene: Las Vegas on Sunday when the Rolling Stones and Elton John simultaneously performed club dates--Sir Elton opening the MGM Grand's $8-million Studio 54 disco; the Stones playing the Hard Rock's 1,400-seat space, the Joint. Being a mile apart just begins the distance between them. In October, the two sides exchanged barbed comments that ended with John comparing Keith Richards to an arthritic monkey.
NEWS
January 11, 1998 | FRANK AHRENS, WASHINGTON POST
In the late '50s, Rome was "Hollywood-on-the-Tiber." Glamorous, dissolute celebrities in dark glasses ruled its night life. Director Federico Fellini watched the city's grand debauchery and elegized it in "La Dolce Vita." One of his characters was a ruthless photographer named Paparazzo, the fictional counterpart of a shooter named Felice Quinto. Twenty years later, Quinto was still in the thick of the glitterati. By 1977, he was a New York wire-service freelancer.
HEALTH
January 23, 2006 | Janet Cromley, Times Staff Writer
Once, I loved circuit training, moving from machine to machine, inspecting and admiring the rippling muscles in the mirror -- they weren't my muscles, but I appreciated them anyway. Eventually I moved on to other forms of exercise, but I never got over my affection for those bright, shiny machines. So when I heard about the Sports Club/LA's "themed loop" circuit training classes, I was there.
IMAGE
March 8, 2009 | BOOTH MOORE, FASHION CRITIC
Heavy metal studs, leather leggings, safety pins and sequins, oversized sweaters and boyfriend jackets, power shoulders and flashes of neon. During the shows at Milan Fashion Week, it wasn't a question of whether the 1980s would be referenced, but which part of the 1980s.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2012 | By Sheri Linden
A self-indulgent pilgrimage to the shrine of '70s fabulousness, "Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston" assembles a fine assortment of archival material but falls far short of its stated goal. Halston, who died in 1990, is a compelling subject - a Midwesterner who became synonymous with Manhattan night life while changing the fashion industry - and his story helps to define an era. That story is trivialized in this glitter-deep overview of familiar Studio 54 terrain. The film combines two documentary subgenres: the fashion doc and the inquisitive-filmmaker-inserted-in-every-scene doc. The spotlight-hogging director is star-struck first-timer Whitney Sudler-Smith.
IMAGE
March 8, 2009 | BOOTH MOORE, FASHION CRITIC
Heavy metal studs, leather leggings, safety pins and sequins, oversized sweaters and boyfriend jackets, power shoulders and flashes of neon. During the shows at Milan Fashion Week, it wasn't a question of whether the 1980s would be referenced, but which part of the 1980s.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2008 | From Bloomberg News
NEW YORK -- In his early 20s, Todd Haimes says, he wasn't cool enough even to attempt getting past the velvet rope into Studio 54, the disco-era playpen for the likes of Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, Liza Minnelli and Halston. Now, five years after Haimes' nonprofit Roundabout Theatre Company paid $22.5 million for the Midtown Manhattan theater, he's selling naming rights to the house and pretty much anything inside you could stick a plaque on, including roughly 1,000 seats.
HEALTH
January 23, 2006 | Janet Cromley, Times Staff Writer
Once, I loved circuit training, moving from machine to machine, inspecting and admiring the rippling muscles in the mirror -- they weren't my muscles, but I appreciated them anyway. Eventually I moved on to other forms of exercise, but I never got over my affection for those bright, shiny machines. So when I heard about the Sports Club/LA's "themed loop" circuit training classes, I was there.
NEWS
February 18, 1998 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Scene: Las Vegas on Sunday when the Rolling Stones and Elton John simultaneously performed club dates--Sir Elton opening the MGM Grand's $8-million Studio 54 disco; the Stones playing the Hard Rock's 1,400-seat space, the Joint. Being a mile apart just begins the distance between them. In October, the two sides exchanged barbed comments that ended with John comparing Keith Richards to an arthritic monkey.
NEWS
January 11, 1998 | FRANK AHRENS, WASHINGTON POST
In the late '50s, Rome was "Hollywood-on-the-Tiber." Glamorous, dissolute celebrities in dark glasses ruled its night life. Director Federico Fellini watched the city's grand debauchery and elegized it in "La Dolce Vita." One of his characters was a ruthless photographer named Paparazzo, the fictional counterpart of a shooter named Felice Quinto. Twenty years later, Quinto was still in the thick of the glitterati. By 1977, he was a New York wire-service freelancer.
BOOKS
December 7, 1997 | GARY INDIANA, Gary Indiana is the author of several novels, including, most recently, "Resentment: A Comedy."
"Studio 54: The Legend" is a modest-looking coffee table book, a commemorative album of snapshots taken at the legendary discotheque by someone named Quinto, a self-proclaimed paparazzo who, in the plummy days of La Dolce Vita, was once attacked by Anita Ekberg with a bow and arrow.
NEWS
November 5, 1995 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's 10 a.m. and Ian Schrager has way too much energy for someone just in from New York and just out of morning meetings. As if fueled by multiple espressos, he bounds across the lobby of his new hotel, Le Mondrian, hand outstretched, a wide grin interrupting his rocky mug. He sits down in the almost empty restaurant and-- bam --lands in the middle of a conversation. "I have to say," he says, looking out the window at a hazy Los Angeles, "my wife is the best thing that ever happened to me.
BOOKS
December 7, 1997 | GARY INDIANA, Gary Indiana is the author of several novels, including, most recently, "Resentment: A Comedy."
"Studio 54: The Legend" is a modest-looking coffee table book, a commemorative album of snapshots taken at the legendary discotheque by someone named Quinto, a self-proclaimed paparazzo who, in the plummy days of La Dolce Vita, was once attacked by Anita Ekberg with a bow and arrow.
NEWS
November 5, 1995 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's 10 a.m. and Ian Schrager has way too much energy for someone just in from New York and just out of morning meetings. As if fueled by multiple espressos, he bounds across the lobby of his new hotel, Le Mondrian, hand outstretched, a wide grin interrupting his rocky mug. He sits down in the almost empty restaurant and-- bam --lands in the middle of a conversation. "I have to say," he says, looking out the window at a hazy Los Angeles, "my wife is the best thing that ever happened to me.
NEWS
July 27, 1989 | From Associated Press
the co-owner of Studio 54 who reigned over New York's night life during the disco craze until his arrest for skimming club receipts, died Wednesday. He was 45. Rubell, who was convicted of tax evasion at the height of his club's popularity, died of complications from hepatitis and septic shock at Beth Israel Hospital, said publicist Dan Klores, who would not elaborate.
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