July 23, 2004 |
As King Arthur and his legend lay siege to box offices around the world, conflict rages in the land of his birth. For not only was Arthur Britain's savior in the Dark Ages against invading Saxons, he also works wonders on the tourism earnings of depressed local economies -- and several are vying for his services. The tale of Arthur, the sorcerer Merlin and the quest for the Holy Grail has long been a staple of British schoolchildren.
September 26, 1987 |
Emlyn Williams, the Welsh-born writer who overcame a troubled personal life to give the world his celebrated play, "The Corn Is Green," and then became the actor Charles Dickens reportedly always wished to be when he became "Emlyn Williams as Charles Dickens" in a venerated series of one-man shows, died Friday of cancer. He was 81 and died at his London home after recent surgery, said his son, Alan Williams.
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April 4, 1985 |
While 1,800 mechanics and maintenance workers of the Southern California Rapid Transit District voted Wednesday on a new 3-year contract, union leader Jerome Long accused the RTD's administration of trying to "welsh" on the agreement in an action that could lead to a strike.
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.
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.email@example.com
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.