November 28, 1998
On Friday (Nov. 20), T.J. Simers picks Green Bay over Minnesota as this week's "upset special." On Sunday he says the Packers' chances are slim because they are playing their third road game in a row. I used to have a co-worker who would sit in his cubicle and argue with himself in different voices. I wonder if T.J. Simers is his pen name. RON RABE, Diamond Bar I have two words for Ryan Leaf: Todd Marinovich. TERRY BRANNON, Los Angeles
May 24, 1997 |
"Blood on the Dance Floor" is an apt title: Jackson is hemorrhaging, and a string of emergency surgeons--of the mixing board variety--try to stop the bleeding. But without any further collaboration from Jackson himself, such top remixers as Todd Terry and the Fugees' Wyclef Jean can't do much to substantially improve the eight songs from his 1995 "HIStory" album that form the bulk of this album.
February 1, 1998
SMALL FACES: Cypress Hill is a trio again, with Sen Dog rejoining B-Real and DJ Muggs on a new album that's being finished in L.A., with a release date still to be set. Also contributing to the album are Wyclef Jean of the Fugees and B Smoove, a member of the Muggs-produced project Call O Da Wild. . . . Radiohead is working on a full-length documentary titled "Meeting People Is Easy," with concert footage, behind-the-scenes looks and interviews. It's expected to be ready for summer release. . .
November 3, 2003 |
The biggest beneficiary of Friday's Halloween downpour? Possibly London techno DJ Billy Nasty, who had the good fortune of being on the main stage during the sixth annual Monster Massive dance-music gathering when the rain started coming down hard around 10 p.m. With organizers scrambling to reconfigure the setup at the Sports Arena and move the outdoor stages into sheltered areas, Nasty found himself spinning before an Oakenfold-sized crowd that turned the floor of the Sports Arena into L.A.'
May 8, 1991 |
"Troilus and Cressida" is an ambitious undertaking for any theater company. Although Shakespeare's rendering of the Trojan War culminates in a lengthy and populous battle scene, ultimately it is a talky play in which wooing and winning, in war and love, are games of wit rather than of action. Between the sword and the tongue, the production of Rancho Santiago College's Professional Actors Conservatory Theatre Company is defeated.
March 22, 1990 |
E. Scott Shaffer's elaborate, dungeony set for Rancho Santiago College's "Macbeth" is bookended by two friezes, both depicting tormented souls emerging from some otherworld. The sculptures can be seen as foreshadowing for the dark magic that marks Shakespeare's intrigue, or as symbol for the monsters that soon will reside in the murderous Macbeth's mind after guilt begins its work. They also seem to promise that this staging may have expansive imagination and verve, but that's not the case.