September 17, 2004 |
Sunil Kuruvilla's "Fighting Words" is an odd amalgam of Pinter-esque restraint and Odets-ian histrionics. However, in its current staging at the Celtic Arts Center, the play is a near-perfect fusion of direction and performance. Director Tim Byron Owens smoothes over any tonal irregularities in Kuruvilla's challenging but occasionally digressive drama, while a powerhouse cast ferrets out the hidden subtexts with remarkable sensitivity and perception.
March 25, 1990 |
It was, to quote Dylan Thomas, a night of "noisy sea . . . and wave and froth." The ticket agent on the wharf at Fishguard, jovial despite a cold wind and driving rain, was doubtful that weather conditions in the Irish Sea would permit the overnight ferry to sail for Rosslare, Ireland. "But even if it does," he said, "you'd have a wild time of it. Why not spend a snug night ashore and try your luck on tomorrow's daylight sailing at 3 in the afternoon?"
December 14, 2006 |
A familiar, familial appeal graces "A Child's Christmas in Wales" at the Gem Theatre in Garden Grove. Assured work from an engaging ensemble propels this sweet-spirited musical adaptation of Dylan Thomas' vintage story, which returns to Grove Theater Center, where it was a holiday perennial between 1986 and 1991. Jeremy Brooks and Adrian Mitchell's dramatization has become a regional fixture since Cleveland's Great Lakes Festival commissioned it in 1983.
September 23, 2013 |
Loyola's 7-foot center, Thomas Welsh, took an official recruiting visit to UCLA on Saturday, one week after visiting California. In an email, Coach Jamal Adams said, "He enjoyed it, learned a lot and is still sorting through the other schools on his list. " He has a visit scheduled for Colorado. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
May 26, 2011 |
Dear SOS: On a recent visit to the Philadelphia area, I encountered the absolute best Welsh rarebit at a local British pub. The Whip Tavern serves a rarebit that combines good English cheddar and Stilton cheeses with Smithwick's Irish Ale, spiced with a bit of British mustard. Served with crostini. Stunning. Now 3,000 miles away, I am trying to re-create this marvelous dish. Can you get us the recipe for this great comfort food, please? WIlliam McCuskey Los Angeles Dear William: The Whip Tavern was happy to share its recipe for this rich, cheesy dish, browned under a broiler and served alongside plenty of crostini for dipping.
October 10, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Monday: Former Weezer bassist Mikey Welsh has died at 40. A drug overdose is suspected, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. ( Chicago Sun-Times ) Welsh tweeted two weeks ago: "dreamt i died in chicago next weekend (heart attack in my sleep). need to write my will today. " Then he followed up: "correction - the weekend after next. " ( People ) Zsa Zsa Gabor underwent a successful surgery to replace a feeding tube in her stomach, according to her husband.
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October 11, 2011
Mikey Welsh Former bass player with rock band Weezer Mikey Welsh, 40, the former bass player for the alternative rock band Weezer, was found dead in a Chicago hotel room Saturday, police said. Chicago police spokeswoman Laura Kubiak said employees of the Raffaello Hotel found Welsh unconscious and not breathing when they entered his room after he failed to check out. Kubiak said no signs of foul play were evident. Autopsy results are pending. Welsh, of Burlington, Vt., performed with Weezer from 1998 to 2001 and played on the bestselling "Green Album.
January 31, 2014 |
What a week it has been for 7-foot center Thomas Welsh of Los Angeles Loyola. On Wednesday, the UCLA-bound Welsh was selected to play in the McDonald's All American Game, quite an achievement for someone who didn't start on junior varsity as a freshman or on varsity as a sophomore. "It was euphoric and an amazing accomplishment for an amazing young man," Coach Jamal Adams said. "T is the ultimate grinder. He shows up with a lunch pail every day. " He also has become one of the elite center prospects in California.
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March 9, 2004 |
Noah Purifoy, the renowned assemblage artist and Watts Towers Arts Center co-founder, died Friday in a fire at his home in Joshua Tree. He was 86. Purifoy was found on the floor next to his wheelchair Friday morning by his caretaker, who called San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies and firefighters to the home. A coroner's office spokesman said that the artist may have fallen asleep while smoking. An autopsy will be conducted later this week to determine the cause of death.