February 16, 2014 |
The stars aligned just a bit more perfectly Sunday at Riviera Country Club. A golf tournament of considerable stature got a champion of the same. When Bubba Watson walked up the 18th fairway, clearly in charge in the Northern Trust Open, the figurative embrace he received from the gallery circling the green in one of the finest natural sports amphitheaters there is, he brought a sense of deserving. Riviera, with lore that includes the Hogans, Palmers, Sneads, Couples and a Tom Watson, deserved another Watson.
February 12, 2014 |
Ben Hogan won at Riviera Country Club. So did Byron Nelson and Sam Snead too, all before the Dodgers or Lakers ever showed up here. This is the week when Los Angeles shares its cherished course with the PGA Tour, and all that history and tradition generally matters little to the traveling circus. On Sunday, the golfers will pack their bags and head to the Arizona desert, another tournament in the books, another weekend of work done. It isn't like that for John Merrick. He grew up in Long Beach, went to UCLA, then moved back to Long Beach.
February 6, 2014 |
Ready for another celebrity art show? This one comes with a New Wave rock twist and some distinctive eyewear. Mark Mothersbaugh -- the polymath musician and artist, best known for the band Devo -- will be the subject of a retrospective that will launch at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver in October and will tour the country, with a planned stop at the Santa Monica Museum of Art in 2016. "Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia" is scheduled to run Oct. 31 to Feb. 15, 2015, in Denver.
February 6, 2014 |
"Matilda the Musical," the hit family-friendly show based on the Roald Dahl book, will launch a national tour at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles in 2015, organizers announced Thursday. The musical, which won multiple Tony Awards, is currently running on Broadway and on London's West End. "Matilda" will run at the Ahmanson from May to July 2015, organizers said without announcing exact dates. The Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, first produced the musical before it moved in 2011 to the West End, where it won seven Olivier Awards, the London equivalent of the Tonys.
February 5, 2014 |
Miley Cyrus plans to wear clothes by L.A. designer Brian Lichtenberg on her Bangerz tour, sources tell the New York Post. Lichtenberg is known for his drug-oriented and other cheeky pieces, such as garments with logos that play on well-established labels, as in the photo above. The tour is slated to begin Feb. 14. [New York Post] New York Fashion Week is getting underway. Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic Booth Moore writes about what to expect. [Los Angeles Times] Activist and former model Bethann Hardison, whose Diversity Coalition has focused a spotlight on the dearth of diversity among models walking high-fashion runways, says things improved a bit on catwalks last fall, citing Narciso Rodriguez, the Row and Calvin Klein as labels that did well.
February 4, 2014 |
ROSEVILLE, Calif. -- GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly kicked off a 10-day, 40-city bus tour Tuesday, saying he hoped to unite Republicans and Democrats who are sick of overreaching government. “This campaign is about uniting the divided majority on the American values of hard work, personal responsibility and most importantly freedom, the idea that we were meant to live free,” Donnelly told a few dozen supporters. “That's our birthright from the founders.” Donnelly was speaking at a fundraiser at a window-glass shop here where supporters who paid $99 each or $150 per couple sipped wine from plastic cups and ate pigs-in-a-blanket.