February 4, 1994 |
Golden West College's Jazz Week Feb. 7-11 will include several jazz-oriented movies, both documentaries and dramas, in a free series. All the films will start at 3 p.m. in the campus' Forum II theater. The program begins Monday with "The Gig." The 1985 film, starring Cleavon Little and Wayne Rogers, follows a group of middle-aged jazz amateurs who land their first professional gig, with surprising results. The series shifts to real-life Tuesday with the 1959 release, "Jazz on a Summer's Day."
April 17, 1986 |
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 |
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.
May 2, 1986 |
"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 |
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.
January 6, 1991 |
Arts & Entertainment Network begins a daytime mystery hour Monday featuring five short-lived series from the 1970s. Kicking off the lineup is the delightful The Adventures of Ellery Queen, starring the late, great Jim Hutton as the rather absent-minded New York mystery writer who is adept at solving murders. Tony-winning David Wayne co-stars as Inspector Queen, Ellery's New York Police Department father who always becomes involved in his son's cases.
July 25, 2011 |
In a world that's constantly changing, it's good to know that some things basically stay the same — for example, the movie western. It's a genre that hasn't changed much in the last century of cinematic history: There are good guys and there are bad guys, horses and shootouts and probably a saloon or two. At the heart of any great western is the cowboy hero. Before there were such legendary movie cowboys as John Wayne, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Randolph Scott, Clint Eastwood and others, the Hollywood trail was paved by silent-era heroes, led by Gilbert M. "Broncho Billy" Anderson, William S. Hart and Tom Mix. Some of these early performers were true cowboys who did their own stunts.
August 24, 1985 |
With Dan Rather knocked out of his chair by a cold, CBS seemed to be adrift without an anchorman. All the regular substitutes were away Wednesday when a sick Rather said he'd rather not. So Forrest Sawyer sat in. Forrest who? Sawyer has been with the network in New York for two months, but his is not a household name yet. So where have all the anchors gone? The first-string sub for Rather, Bob Schieffer, is on vacation. Charles Kuralt is on the road in London.