February 28, 2013 |
When it comes to corporate greed, misguided political policies and the little guy getting the shaft, not much has changed in America over the last century or so. At least that's what the fine documentary "Genius on Hold," via its remarkable account of unsung telecommunications inventor Walter Shaw, so convincingly illustrates. Although writer-director Gregory Marquette gets a bit too ambitious in framing Shaw's ill-fated story within the context of the U.S.' greatest financial crises - the 1929 stock market crash and 2008's Wall Street debacle - the filmmaker mostly focuses, with great detail yet admirable economy, on Shaw's sad, twisty tale of battling telephone giant AT&T.
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 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
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
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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
October 28, 2010
The Wiltern plays host to a star-studded tribute to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" with Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Billy Idol, "Glee's" Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele (plus many more) all slated to perform. Who'll don the Frank-N-Furter fishnets? It's anyone's guess, but we know for sure that it's all for a great cause: the Painted Turtle Summer Camp for children with chronic illnesses. The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd. 8 p.m. Thur. $68-$121.50. http://www.livenation.com . (213)
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....
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
February 17, 2014 |
Jamie Coots, the Appalachian minister and "Snake Salvation" reality star who died Saturday after a rattlesnake he was handling in church bit him on the hand, will be remembered with a tribute special to air on National Geographic Channel. Coots, who was 42, was the star of NatGeo's "Snake Salvation," which aired for a single season on the cable channel last year. He handled snakes while ministering at his church in Middleboro, Ky. He was a practitioner of a 100-year-old tradition that involved the handling of live and deadly snakes in church.
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."