January 12, 2014 |
Poet and playwright Amiri Baraka died Thursday at the age of 79, having influenced generations of younger writers. One of them pays poetic tribute: "...Climber of all mounts/as this paper will turn yellow & become the thing I answer to. What interval? as this motion (these words) pass into... " -- f rom "Node" by Leroi Jones (Amiri Baraka), published in Yugen, Issue No. 6, 1960 Poetry for him in a time of assassination is now our sustenance and construction and not merely a book or a vinyl record or (for that matter)
July 6, 2009 |
When Jon Wilhite walks across Goodwin Field tonight to throw out a ceremonial first pitch, his father Tony will be by his side, still not comprehending how his son survived the car crash that killed three friends, one of them Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart.
May 8, 1988
Thank you for Jerry Hulse's tribute to Delaplane. It meant a great deal to me--being an old San Franciscan. The art of traveling is just that--an art. And being able to come back with a good story is a true blessing. Delaplane will be sorely missed. JANE POWELL San Diego
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1989
Regarding the San Diego Convention Center, that name is appropriate and should remain as such. As for Martin Luther King Jr., there are many other things that could be named after him. My favorite would be Presidents Way in Balboa Park. That would be a tribute equal to his accomplishment. PAUL HERRMANN San Diego
April 9, 2014 |
The MTV Movie Awards is known for its combustible moments and categories honoring such cinematic achievements as “best kiss” and “best gut-wrenching performance.” But when the annual raucousness gets under way Sunday from the Nokia Theatre with Conan O'Brien as host, it will also include a more solemn moment: a tribute to Paul Walker. The late “Fast & Furious” actor, who died Thanksgiving weekend in a single-car crash, was a fixture at past awards, and the network has decided to honor his memory at this year's event.
May 14, 2011
Lonesome Country: An In-Person Tribute to Monte Hellman Where: Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, "Road to Nowhere" Admission: $11 Information: http://www.americancinematheque.com
June 4, 1989
Re "In Desert Solitude, Faithful Pay Tribute to the Abbey Myth" by Bob Sipchen, May 22: Not long ago, Edward Abbey, the great naturalist, died. He was my hero. I made a film of his book, "The Brave Cowboy," which was released under the title, "Lonely Are the Brave." My company, Bryna, produced it, and I played Edward Abbey. It is my favorite movie. I was proud that Abbey liked it. In a tribute to Abbey, your writer wrote: "He (Abbey) was pleased with the film, 'Lonely Are the Brave,' in which Gregory Peck played the lead."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 2001
I have read many articles saying things will never be the same after the incidents of Sept. 11; I hope this is true. I have seen grown men not afraid to cry and show their emotions. I have seen children disgusted by violence; the same violence that dominated their video games, movies and TV shows. I have seen governments with dramatic differences in political ideology unite against evil. I see strangers walking down the street saying hello. I see people standing up when the national anthem is played.
May 20, 2012
'Howard Terpning: Tribute to the Plains People' Where: Autry National Center of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, through July 1. Tickets: $10 or $4-$6 for children, students and seniors. Information: (323) 667-2000. Theautry.org
April 12, 2011
New Hollywood Godson: An In-Person Tribute to James Caan Where: American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica General admission: $11 Information: http://www.americancinematheque.com Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. "The Gambler" Thursday at 7:30 p.m. "Harry and Walter Go to New York," "Cinderella Liberty" Friday at 7:30 p.m. "Thief," "Hide in Plain Sight;" Caan will appear in person....