November 13, 1987 |
Imagine a play without a director, costumes, sets or lighting design. The only components are the words, five actors and the audience. Imagine that this is Shakespeare unedited (the original script in the First Folio) and, finally, consider that these spare circumstances produce an almost magical, seamlessly clear "Twelfth Night." Such is the reward delivered by five professional actors from London in residence this week at Mount St.
November 10, 1987 |
They call It Stormy Monday But Tuesday's just as bad Wednesday's worse and Thursday's also sad. --From "Call It Stormy Monday," by Aaron (T-Bone) Walker. T-Bone Walker lived the blues. He gambled, he drank, he womanized, and then he sang about it, in a smoky, bourbony voice backed up by a sweet guitar that many have said helped bridge the worlds of blues and jazz. "The father of electric blues guitar," as B.B.
September 13, 1987 |
Helen Oakley Dance has captured the spirit and the artistic essence of American musical giant T-Bone Walker by bringing him to life in his own words and in the words of those closest to him. This is a biographical device that doesn't always work, but in this case, it succeeds wonderfully well. Dance's book made the great man rematerialize for me.
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November 30, 1986 |
The bones of a man found in the backwoods of McCreary County, Ky., probably are not related to two slayings allegedly committed by an ex-convict being held in San Bernardino County Jail, Kentucky state police said Saturday. James Gregory Marlow, 30, and his companion, Cynthia Lynn Coffman, 24, are suspected of kidnaping and killing two young Southern California women.
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November 8, 1986 |
Local children's entertainer T-Bone the Clown was banned from an appearance at a Glendale elementary school Friday after school authorities learned that he was going to urge students not to turn their parents in to police for suspected drug use. The clown was met at the door of Columbus Elementary School at 9:30 a.m. by school officials who told him that his message was too controversial and accused him of attempting to use the children to generate publicity.
January 5, 1986 |
T-Bone Burnett, whose record-producing credits range from Los Lobos and Marshall Crenshaw to Elvis Costello, was bitten early--and hard--by the studio bug. "When I was a senior in high school I had a little local band, and we went into a studio to cut a record. It was really fascinating," the long-limbed Burnett said, grinning at the memory. "A few months later I bought the studio." That was 20 years ago in Fort Worth, Tex.
May 19, 1985 |
--David Ralla's 82nd birthday present looks like the best he'll ever receive: sight. Ralla, who was blinded 41 years ago in an industrial accident, got a corneal transplant in Milwaukee. When the bandages were removed and a doctor adjusted Ralla's new glasses, he was asked what he could see. "I can see the doctor," he replied. "He's wearing a nice suit, a shirt and tie." Then he looked at the woman across the room. "And I can see my daughter," he said, shedding tears of joy.
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February 13, 1985 |
Bill Graham knew something was wrong when his 3-year-old German shepherd, T-Bone, didn't come home Thursday night from his evening romp through the neighborhood. Graham had raised the dog from a pup and knew that he always returned from his 20-minute run when he heard his master's whistle. Graham whistled twice for the dog, but only his malamute, Tori, came home. The next morning, Graham said, he found T-Bone lying dead beneath an avocado tree in a grove about 100 yards from his home.