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Frank D. Gilroy's "The Gig" (Friday at selected theaters) follows a quintet of full-time urban professionals--and part-time amateur jazzmen--who suddenly get a shot at a lifetime dream: playing an actual professional engagement before paying audiences. Accepting the gig--a last-minute fill-in--means they'll have to disrupt settled, conventional lives, jobs that include dentistry, real estate and used cars.
March 24, 1994 | LAURIE K. SCHENDEN
Michael Martin Murphey has a soft spot in his heart for the San Gabriel Valley where he used to live, but this weekend it's the Santa Clarita Valley that's drawing the New Mexico resident back to Southern California. The cowboy singer is in town to help Santa Clarita celebrate its Western heritage at the Cowboy Poetry, Music and Film Festival. His performances are Saturday at 7 and 9 p.m. The cost is $15. Santa Clarita begins its celebration Friday at 8 p.m.
September 17, 1989 | RUTH RYON, Times Staff Writer
Singer/actress OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, who has long owned a ranch in Malibu, is buying a second home there. It's a one-story house only about 1,500 square feet in size, but it's on 2.13 acres, with ocean and mountain views. Built in 1958, the three-bedroom, two-bath house has been remodeled and has an outdoor spa, a large wooden deck, polished hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, ceramic counters and lots of river rock and French doors.
May 2, 1986 | MARY LOU LOPER, Times Staff Writer
"There's a lot of glamour tonight," Kenneth Norris proclaimed. Not the least, at Las Floristas' Floral Headdress Ball, was Norris' announcement that he was giving another $100,000 to support Las Floristas Handicapped Children's Clinics. Carolyn Stockwell, sitting with Randy and a raft of friends, was almost giddy with pleasure over the way the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom looked. Bowers of flowers were everywhere, mixed with a touch of blue neon.
December 5, 2004 | Ruth Ryon, Times Staff Writer
Adam Sandler, who stars in the upcoming holiday movie "Spanglish," has purchased a Pacific Palisades home for just under $13 million, according to real estate sources. Sandler bought a house, on two-thirds of an acre, with seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms in nearly 13,000 square feet. The home, built in 1990, also has a pool. The property was not on the market.
July 20, 1988 | KIRK JACKSON and DAVID OLMOS, Times Staff Writers
Jim Paul, manager of an Arco service station in San Juan Capistrano, knows what his customers like and dislike. "They don't like paying for air," says Paul, who believes that it is just not right to charge customers for a service that for years was free. Many motorists would agree with Paul. But the days when drivers could roll into almost any service station and find air and water hoses next to the gas pumps are rapidly disappearing.
May 11, 1986 | RUTH RYON, Times Staff Writer
Tom Selleck was in Southern California a few days ago to uncover some dirt, not in his TV detective role as Magnum P.I., but wearing his (hard) hat as a principal of Selleck Properties, a real estate development/investment/management company that has offices in Sherman Oaks and is headed by his older (by 18 months) brother, Robert. The pair participated in ground-breaking ceremonies for their $11.
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