August 23, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Tuesday. David Letterman responded to militant jihadist death threats with jokes and a top 10 list. ( Los Angeles Times ) But security at the Ed Sullivan Theater has been tightened. ( New York Post ) "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis has been arrested. Again. ( Los Angeles Times ) Los Angeles has denied permits for this weekend's planned Sunset Junction street fair. ( Los Angeles Times ) DC Comics is hoping digital comics and Superman in blue jeans will save the future of the medium.
August 24, 1993 |
The Los Angeles Festival's opening weekend sold out most of its events or came close to doing so, according to officials of the monthlong event, which celebrates African, African-American and Middle Eastern arts and culture.
August 26, 1996 |
The musical aim of the Sunset Junction Street Fair in Silver Lake is to celebrate the flamboyant diversity of this gritty, glammy corner of the city. In the spirit of this motley neighborhood, the music on Saturday, the opening day of the 16th annual two-day event, explored an eclectic musical gumbo.
August 23, 1999 |
The annual Sunset Junction Street Fair in Silver Lake had everything you'd want in a summer weekend festival: colorful people to watch, cheap food to savor, lots of art and trinkets to buy, silly balloon hats to wear with abandon, and a wide range of live music to enhance the mood. Starting in the early afternoon Saturday, groups performed on three stages, providing a piquant sampler of the sounds that move the city.
August 25, 2000 |
The Tsunami Coffeehouse is a virtual shrine to the Supremes. Dozens of album covers and photographs of the 1960s Motown trio adorn one towering wall of the cavernous room. But it's more than just a way for fan Michael McKinley to pay homage to his favorite group. It's also a reminder for the young people in the Youth at Risk program, who work and study at the establishment after school. "Here are these three young black women from the ghetto who changed history in the 1960s," says McKinley.
August 24, 2004 |
It's pointless to speculate about which young Los Angeles bands playing the early hours of the weekend's Sunset Junction Street Fair might rise up the ladder and be headliners next year -- the Silver Lake festival has a "no-repeat" policy barring appearances two years in a row. Real success in any case should be measured over a longer period of time.
June 1, 1988 |
There is nothing unusual about a female country singer coming in from New Orleans to wail standards ranging from "I Saw the Light" to "Jones on the Jukebox" at a Los Angeles festival. Nothing, that is, except that this exceptionally powerful country thrush with a carrot-top haircut was named Tim Williams, and most of the folks two-stepping around the stage in the closed-off Sunset Boulevard intersection were male couples. No, this definitely wasn't Country Fest '88.
August 24, 1998 |
As the summer sun beat down, denizens of Silver Lake and beyond gathered Saturday for the 18th annual Sunset Junction Street Fair, a two-day festival that generally lures some of the weirdest and wildest music acts around. On the first day of the weekend event, the most obvious theme was sheer variety: from radical Latino rap group Aztlan Underground to blues mama Mickey Champion, from punk vixen Texas Terri to jazz-pop crooner Phoebe Snow.