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February 19, 2010 | By Kate Linthicum
One day last week officer Al Polehonki took his police cruiser out for a garden tour of Los Feliz. He was looking for a toxic plant called angel's trumpet, a plant common in Southern California that is known for its large, flared flowers that Polehonki described as looking "like lilies with long necks." Each time he spotted the plant in front of a house, he got out, knocked on the door and asked whoever answered: Do you know that kids pick these flowers and chew them to get high?
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April 23, 2014 | By A Times Staff Writer
What's the strangest thing people do when they drive? That's the question Times transportation writer Laura Nelson asked on Twitter on Wednesday morning. She got some startling - but probably not surprising - responses: - Shaving. - Playing musical instruments. - Applying makeup. - Eating Vietnamese noodles. - Playing video games. - Reading a paperback book. In some ways, it is a perennial question in Los Angeles.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 2014 | By A Times Staff Writer
What's the strangest thing people do when they drive? That's the question Times transportation writer Laura Nelson asked on Twitter on Wednesday morning. She got some startling - but probably not surprising - responses: - Shaving. - Playing musical instruments. - Applying makeup. - Eating Vietnamese noodles. - Playing video games. - Reading a paperback book. In some ways, it is a perennial question in Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 2013
New Orleans-based trumpeter Nicholas Payton describes his music under the umbrella of Black American Music (or #BAM for short), in a break from the term "jazz. " But for anyone with an interest in the sound of the genre past, present or future, his talents remain required viewing. A recent turn at the Hollywood Bowl enlivened a night-long tribute to Louis Armstrong, and his 2013 album "#BAM: Live at Bohemian Caverns" shows him in excellent, uncompromisingly inventive form. The Mint, 6010 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, 9 p.m. $25, http://www.themintla.com .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 2011 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Trumpet player Alan Rubin was recruited to join the Blues Brothers after backing up John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in the "Saturday Night Live" television skits that spawned the band in the late 1970s. One of many gifted session musicians in the group, Rubin became known for his movie portrayal of head waiter Mr. Fabulous in 1980's "The Blues Brothers" and a 1998 sequel. Rubin died Wednesday of lung cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, said his wife, Mary Moreno Rubin.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 1997
Thanks to Timothy Mangan for crediting me with outstanding participation as a soloist in the recent L.A. Philharmonic-Salonen Mahler Third concert review ("Salonen's Passion, Control Uplift Mahler's Third," Oct. 18). But Donald Green played the trumpet solo in the Mahler and, since he did so exceedingly well, it's a shame he did not receive the accolade. THOMAS STEVENS Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mickey McMahan, 77, a trumpet player with big-band leaders Lawrence Welk, Les Brown and others, died June 11 at his home in Van Nuys of neuropathy and an unrelated blood disease, his stepson Steve Land said. McMahan played trumpet on "The Lawrence Welk Show" from 1967 to 1982. He also played with Les Brown's Band of Renown on "The Steve Allen Show" in the 1950s and '60s and toured with Brown's band when it accompanied comedian Bob Hope on USO tours entertaining the military overseas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 2011 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
David Mason, a classical musician best known for his distinctive piccolo trumpet solo on the Beatles' recording of "Penny Lane," has died. He was 85. Mason died April 29 after a brief battle with leukemia, according to the All Music online database . The Beatles' Paul McCartney was looking to embellish "Penny Lane" when he saw Mason on television playing the trumpet on Bach's "Brandenburg" Concerto No. 2 in F Major , Mason often...
NEWS
June 19, 1987
Kid Thomas, the long-time leader of the Preservation Hall band and one of the few trumpet players who played traditional jazz uninfluenced by Louis Armstrong, is dead at age 91. He died Tuesday in New Orleans. His last performance was at Preservation Hall in September, when, too frail to perform a full set, he played second trumpet. Musicians described his music as "rough house"--loud, exuberant jazz that was fashioned in the dance halls on the Mississippi River banks across from New Orleans.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2001 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Conte Candoli and Pete Candoli, trumpet-playing brothers, have been jazz stars since the '40s. But there was no sign of musical wear and tear in their set at Charlie O's Friday night, delivered to an enthusiastic, packed-house crowd. Over the years, Conte--at 73, four years younger than his brother--has been primarily identified as an improvising artist, while Pete has been much admired for his dependable work as a lead trumpeter.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 2013 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
Alejandro Sanz doesn't do irony. Earnestness flows like extra-sweet sangria from the Spanish singer-guitarist. Sincerity suffuses his raspy voice, a fine, soulful instrument that he showcased to striking effect during his Wednesday-night concert at the Nokia Theatre. In many of his songs, Sanz is a man alternately liberated by, and imprisoned in, dramatic passions and anguished hopes. This flamenco-tinged belter and multiple Latin Grammy Award winner is one of the few performers alive who could make Neil Diamond sound like David Byrne.
BUSINESS
March 11, 2013 | By E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times
Three years ago, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. collected $54 million from Deutsche Bank in a settlement over unsound loans that contributed to a spectacular California bank failure. The deal might have made big headlines, given that the bad loans contributed to the largest payout in FDIC history, $13 billion. But the government cut a deal with the bank's lawyers to keep it quiet: a "no press release" clause that required the FDIC never to mention the deal "except in response to a specific inquiry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times
When Wendy Greuel announced a landlord group's support of her Los Angeles mayoral campaign this week, she called it a sign of her growing appeal among business and labor. But landlord endorsements are not entirely a badge of honor in a city where about 60% of the housing is occupied by tenants. One of the city's biggest landlord groups, the Apartment Assn. of Greater Los Angeles, threw its support behind both Greuel, the city controller, and mayoral rival Jan Perry, a City Council member.
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February 12, 2013 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
Jazz trumpeter and band leader Donald Byrd, whose clean, elegant phrasing made his reputation in the 1950s and '60s before he began experimenting in the '70s and '80s with jazz-funk-R&B fusions on discs such as "Black Byrd" and "Thank You ... for F.U.M.L. (Funking Up My Life)," has died at age 80. He reportedly died Feb. 4 in Dover, Del. Byrd was born Donaldson Toussaint L'Ouverture Byrd II in Detroit and grew up immersed in that city's rich blues and church-music culture (his father was a Methodist minister)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2013
Born in Lebanon and based in Paris, acclaimed trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf uses a quarter-tone trumpet to meld the sound of jazz with the sonic building blocks of Arabic music. Though such a meeting could sound jarring to the uninitiated, Maalouf makes it sound intoxicatingly natural on his moody new album "Wind," a recording inspired by Miles Davis' soundtrack work for Louis Malle's "Elevator to the Gallows. " The Jazz Bakery at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, 10361 Pico Blvd., L.A. Thu., 7:30 p.m. $35 http://www.jazzbakery.com.
BUSINESS
November 30, 2012 | By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times
On one stage of the Los Angeles Auto Show, BMW shows off "the cars of tomorrow," concepts powered by electricity. On another, Audi touts four new diesels. Ford, meanwhile, displays a tiny gasoline motor with an unprecedented mix of power and economy. With consumers and the government demanding ever-higher fuel economy, automakers are tripping over one another at this year's auto show to trumpet technologies that squeeze more miles out of a fuel tank or an electric charge. Until recently, peak fuel efficiency demanded a trade-off.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2011 | Chris Barton
Even if you haven't yet heard of Ambrose Akinmusire, you might think you know what his lauded new album "When the Heart Emerges Glistening" sounds like. Jazz - particularly jazz trumpet - is a loaded business, one in which swaths of territory were established by legends like Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie, musicians who advanced the genre in such a way their names practically function as different ways to say the word "jazz. " Except the Oakland-born Akinmusire (pronounced akin-MOO-sir-ee)
SPORTS
July 3, 2011 | Jerry Crowe
Carmen Fanzone always led a double life. Sufficiently skilled with bat and glove to reach the major leagues, the former utility infielder also was talented enough with a trumpet to spend time with a popular recording group. His extraordinary multitasking ability was never more evident than during his stint with the Chicago Cubs in the early 1970s, when a schedule full of day games at Wrigley Field afforded him a preponderance of free time to prowl the city's nightclubs after dark — not to chase women, but to pursue gigs.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2012 | By Holly Myers
Abraham Cruzvillegas's first exhibition with Regen Projects builds on the story of a Mexican jazz musician - apparently based on the artist's great-uncle - who travels the world playing the trumpet in the height of the swing era. A pachuco who dresses in flamboyant suits with broad lapels and baggy pants, he lands in L.A. in time for the Zoot Suit Riots, drifts through Cab Calloway's New York and the heated clubs of Nazi-occupied Paris. He  gradually crumbles into alcoholism and returns to his native Michoacán.
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September 14, 2012 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
On "Danziger Bridge Massacre," the concluding number of Christian Scott's second 45-minute set Thursday night at the Blue Whale in Little Tokyo, the furiously gifted young jazz trumpeter let loose with exquisite howls of pain. The song's title refers to the shooting deaths of two unarmed men (one of them mentally disabled) by New Orleans cops during the chaos that engulfed the city in the days after Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. Five former officers were found guilty in the subsequent civil rights and cover-up trials and sentenced to prison.
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