September 6, 1998 |
Hollywood. The name alone evokes images of glamour and movie stars. And the junction of Hollywood and Vine was ground zero--the best possible place to catch a film, glimpse a movie star, shop at a smart store or dine in one of the Southland's hottest spots, surrounded by celebrities. By the early 1960s, however, Hollywood's glitter was replaced by grit and the fabled crossroads became more a state-of-mind than a sought-after destination.
December 7, 1997 |
NEVADA CITY--The public is invited to dress the part at the Victorian Christmas, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and Dec. 17 and 1-5 p.m. Dec. 21 along Broad Street. There will be strolling musicians, hay wagon rides and a bonfire. Free admission. Telephone (800) 655-NJOY. PASO ROBLES--It may seem like Christmas past, but it's Christmas present at the Vine Street Victorian Showcase, 6-9 p.m. Saturday along Vine Street from 8th to 21st streets.
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September 19, 1997
Hollywood's Vine Street School unveiled a renovated and expanded library Thursday that includes $10,000 in books, reading and study areas, and a newly designed interior. More than 150 guests crowded into the elementary school's library to view the improvements that were made possible by school fund-raising and a grant from The Wonder of Reading, a nonprofit organization that supports school libraries. "It is wonderful," said Vice Principal Marianna Roberts.
April 3, 1994 |
Mitch Miller is onstage telling the audience how Frankie Laine's "Mule Train" was cut in three hours. Then Kay Starr follows and belts out a swing tune and Frankie Laine accepts the year's tribute. 1949? No, it's 1994 and the annual gathering of the Vine Street Irregulars, a reunion of those who walked that golden musical crossroads when Ciro's ruled the Strip, Billy Berg's jazz joint swung on Vine and life seemed to be one "Make-Believe Ballroom."
January 28, 1994 |
Just because keyboardist Patrice Rushen's appearances on the L.A. club circuit have become infrequent at best, don't think she's given up her jazz career. "I love to play, I have to play," says the 39-year-old Los Angeles native. "So even if I'm playing less in the clubs, I get together with musicians and play. I make time because it's fun and I want to stay sharp so that if someone calls, I'm ready."
September 9, 1990 |
Things got off to a slightly rough start at the Vine Street Bar & Grill in Hollywood the other night when bassist Marshall Hawkins missed the first tune with alto saxophonist Richie Cole's quartet. But if you closed your eyes, you might not have noticed his absence the way the ever-exuberant Cole, pianist George Gaffney and drummer Sherman Ferguson roared through a medium-fast take of "There Will Never Be Another You."
June 9, 1990 |
Five years ago Marcus Roberts, then 21, joined the Wynton Marsalis group as pianist and composer. Roberts, who was heard last year at Hollywood's Vine Street Bar & Grill during a leave of absence, has now left Marsalis permanently and is back at Vine Street (through Sunday), leading a unit that is similar to the one he presented previously.