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August 2, 2011
MOVIES Yes, Giorgio In this 1982 film, famous Italian opera singer Luciano Pavarotti plays, well, a famous Italian opera singer. There's a cursory love story with a throat doctor played by Kathryn Harrold, but really the film is a showcase for Pavarotti's magnificent pipes. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A. 1:30 p.m. Free. (310) 440-4500. http://www.skirball.org MUSIC Yes/Styx The Grammy-winning English prog rock band and the multi-platinum arena rock stalwarts join forces for a 22-city summer tour that lands the double bill at the scenic Greek Theatre.
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October 2, 2013 | By August Brown
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. The Forum The Eagles, Jan. 15, 17-18 (now); Justin Timberlake, Jan. 20 (Fri.) Hollywood Bowl Katy Perry's Can We Survive -- Music for Life, Oct. 23; Avicii, Nov. 9 (now) Belasco Theatre M.I.A., Nov. 11-12 (now) RELATED: Best albums of 2013 so far | Randall Roberts Hollywood Palladium Robin Thicke, Oct. 26 (Fri.) The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church Andrew Bird, Dec. 19-20 (Fri.)
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SCIENCE
July 2, 2013 | By Karen Kaplan
Sorry, William Shatner. The International Astronomical Union decided not to name either of Pluto's two smallest moons after Mr. Spock's home planet of Vulcan, despite an online campaign that garnered global support for the “Star Trek” star's suggestion. Vulcan was the top vote-getter during a “Pluto Rocks” contest to come up with official names for the moons previously known as P4 and P5. According to results released by election organizer Mark Showalter , a planetary astronomer with the SETI Institute, Vulcan blew away the competition with 174,062 votes from people all over the world.
BUSINESS
August 19, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Styx guitarist and singer Tommy Shaw has sold his Hollywood Hills home to Swedish JD Eric Prydz for $5.3 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The gated hilltop compound includes a two-story main house, two guest houses, a free-form swimming pool, a cascading spa fountain and a pavilion lounge on less than an acre. A star architect to celebrities Shaw, 59, also has played with the bands Damn Yankees and Shaw Blades, as well as done solo work. Prydz, 37, is also a Los Angeles-based producer.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 2013 | By August Brown
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. The Forum The Eagles, Jan. 15, 17-18 (now); Justin Timberlake, Jan. 20 (Fri.) Hollywood Bowl Katy Perry's Can We Survive -- Music for Life, Oct. 23; Avicii, Nov. 9 (now) Belasco Theatre M.I.A., Nov. 11-12 (now) RELATED: Best albums of 2013 so far | Randall Roberts Hollywood Palladium Robin Thicke, Oct. 26 (Fri.) The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church Andrew Bird, Dec. 19-20 (Fri.)
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 1996 | CHUCK CRISAFULLI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The hunger for nostalgic fun has its dangers. Like a bad meal repeating itself, the double bill of Styx and Kansas at the Greek Theatre on Wednesday brought up some ugly memories of '70s and '80s rock at its most distasteful. The reconstituted bands are still hard-working crowd-pleasers, and neither one's energy level or musicianship seems to have flagged at all since its heyday. But each group's material remains a singularly wretched blend of pretension, bombast and inanity.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 1991
Styx leader Dennis DeYoung says he wrote "Show Me the Way" as a song of hope and searching, a theme that has apparently struck a chord with radio listeners as the Persian Gulf crisis unfolds. Several disc jockeys around the nation have remixed the song to include news bites and comments on the war against Iraq, A&M Records' officials said Thursday. Among the words are: "I close my eyes and know there's peace, in a world so filled with hatred.
BUSINESS
August 19, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Styx guitarist and singer Tommy Shaw has sold his Hollywood Hills home to Swedish JD Eric Prydz for $5.3 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The gated hilltop compound includes a two-story main house, two guest houses, a free-form swimming pool, a cascading spa fountain and a pavilion lounge on less than an acre. A star architect to celebrities Shaw, 59, also has played with the bands Damn Yankees and Shaw Blades, as well as done solo work. Prydz, 37, is also a Los Angeles-based producer.
NEWS
May 22, 2003 | Steve Appleford, Special to The Times
Blame classic-rock radio. FM heroes Journey, Styx and REO Speedwagon might have been a dream concert for someone in 1980, or for anyone today who can stand to hear the same old tunes yet again. But that fan fantasy came alive Tuesday at Staples Center, roaring on as if punk rock, hip-hop, techno, garage, etc., etc., etc. never happened.
NEWS
July 18, 1996
John Panozzo, 47, co-founder and drummer of the rock group Styx. Panozzo, his twin brother, Chuck, and vocalist-keyboardist Dennis DeYoung formed Styx in the late 1960s and rode a wave of success that included four consecutive triple-platinum albums from 1977 to 1980. The first, "The Grand Illusion," is now considered one of the seminal art-rock albums of the 1970s. The band's biggest successes came with such songs as "Babe," "Come Sail Away," "Renegade" and "Too Much Time on My Hands."
SCIENCE
July 2, 2013 | By Karen Kaplan
Sorry, William Shatner. The International Astronomical Union decided not to name either of Pluto's two smallest moons after Mr. Spock's home planet of Vulcan, despite an online campaign that garnered global support for the “Star Trek” star's suggestion. Vulcan was the top vote-getter during a “Pluto Rocks” contest to come up with official names for the moons previously known as P4 and P5. According to results released by election organizer Mark Showalter , a planetary astronomer with the SETI Institute, Vulcan blew away the competition with 174,062 votes from people all over the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2011
MOVIES Yes, Giorgio In this 1982 film, famous Italian opera singer Luciano Pavarotti plays, well, a famous Italian opera singer. There's a cursory love story with a throat doctor played by Kathryn Harrold, but really the film is a showcase for Pavarotti's magnificent pipes. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A. 1:30 p.m. Free. (310) 440-4500. http://www.skirball.org MUSIC Yes/Styx The Grammy-winning English prog rock band and the multi-platinum arena rock stalwarts join forces for a 22-city summer tour that lands the double bill at the scenic Greek Theatre.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2011 | By Susan Salter Reynolds, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The Summer of the Bear A Novel Bella Pollen Atlantic Monthly Press: 441 pp., $24 There's magic at the margins of Bella Pollen's wind-swept novel "The Summer of the Bear"; the kind only a child can see, the kind that turns out to be real. When Nicky Fleming, a British diplomat working in East Germany in 1979 dies, he leaves behind his wife, Letty, and children, Georgie, 17, Alba, 14, and Jamie, 8. Jamie has some kind of learning disability and some kind of gift. On the way to the family's summer house in the Outer Hebrides after his father's death, Jamie leaves hand-drawn maps to the house so that his father can find him. He remembers a grizzly bear he and his father saw at the zoo; he knows that bear has something to do with his father's death and something to do with his young life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2008 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
"Styx made sticks out of our pines!" was the cry that echoed beneath the Hollywood sign once the noisy chain saws and wood chippers were turned off. A row of stately Aleppo pines planted four decades ago in a historic Mulholland Highway center divider were missing their tops and most of their branches. Nearby residents quickly determined that the pruning had been ordered by Styx guitarist Tommy Shaw and his wife, Jeanne, to improve the view from their hillside home above the trees.
NEWS
May 22, 2003 | Steve Appleford, Special to The Times
Blame classic-rock radio. FM heroes Journey, Styx and REO Speedwagon might have been a dream concert for someone in 1980, or for anyone today who can stand to hear the same old tunes yet again. But that fan fantasy came alive Tuesday at Staples Center, roaring on as if punk rock, hip-hop, techno, garage, etc., etc., etc. never happened.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 1999 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In 1980, the band Styx released an album titled "Paradise Theater," a nostalgic look at a classic concert venue long since demolished. It may have been fitting, then, that Styx was the debut headliner Thursday at Anaheim's new Sun Theatre, which aims to blend contemporary acoustics with a hint of Art Deco elegance. "Welcome to an evening of just us," singer-guitarist Tommy Shaw declared early in the band's two-hour concert, which will be repeated tonight at the 1,200-seat house.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 1999 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In 1980, the band Styx released an album titled "Paradise Theater," a nostalgic look at a classic concert venue long since demolished. It may have been fitting, then, that Styx was the debut headliner Thursday at Anaheim's new Sun Theatre, which aims to blend contemporary acoustics with a hint of Art Deco elegance. "Welcome to an evening of just us," singer-guitarist Tommy Shaw declared early in the band's two-hour concert, which will be repeated tonight at the 1,200-seat house.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 1999 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In 1980, the band Styx released an album titled "Paradise Theater," a nostalgic look at a classic concert venue, long since demolished. It may have been fitting that Styx was the debut headliner for the grand opening Thursday night of Anaheim's Sun Theatre, which aims to blend contemporary acoustics with a hint of Art Deco elegance.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 1999 | STEVE APPLEFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In 1980, the band Styx released an album titled "Paradise Theater," a nostalgic look at a classic concert venue, long since demolished. It may have been fitting that Styx was the debut headliner for the grand opening Thursday night of Anaheim's Sun Theatre, which aims to blend contemporary acoustics with a hint of Art Deco elegance.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 1996 | CHUCK CRISAFULLI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The hunger for nostalgic fun has its dangers. Like a bad meal repeating itself, the double bill of Styx and Kansas at the Greek Theatre on Wednesday brought up some ugly memories of '70s and '80s rock at its most distasteful. The reconstituted bands are still hard-working crowd-pleasers, and neither one's energy level or musicianship seems to have flagged at all since its heyday. But each group's material remains a singularly wretched blend of pretension, bombast and inanity.
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