January 6, 2010 |
Dan Zanes isn't just a rock star: The Brooklyn-based performer with the raspy voice and the untamed mane of hair, who in an earlier life fronted the band the Del Fuegos, is also the granddaddy of the family-friendly folk music movement. He's released 10 albums targeted to toddlers and slightly older children, earning Grammy Awards and an ardent following. His tiniest fans are unlikely to take in his latest creative endeavor, however. The cross-generational folk singer segues from indie rock to indie cinema with "Wonderful World," an R-rated dark comedy about a failed children's musician played by Matthew Broderick, set for limited release Friday.
July 6, 2008 |
After floating the Rogue River's rapids and falling in love with its steelhead, Western writer Zane Grey bought a mining claim in 1926 at Winkle Bar, where he built a crude one-room cabin of peeled logs and hand-split shingles that became his wilderness retreat. After Grey's death, the cabin was acquired by the Haas family of San Francisco, owners of Levi Strauss and at one time the Oakland A's, who built their own modern cabins on the property but allowed the public to walk around the old Zane Grey cabin as long as they took nothing but pictures.
May 26, 2008 |
Dan Zanes, the former Del Fuegos frontman-turned-children's music superstar, has built up an all-ages fan base with festive and soulful "hand-made" music reminiscent of an old-time family singalong. The Brooklyn-based performer and his band will appear in concert at the Orange County Performing Artscenter in Costa Mesa at 2 p.m. Saturday and at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday.
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May 3, 2008 |
The letters are simple, full of gratitude and overflowing with history. "Zane, I received your letter of May 21 on June 13," wrote Sonia, an 89-year-old Ukrainian Holocaust survivor. "I also received the gelt [money] -- thank you very much to everyone." She continued, "During the war, our family was evacuated to far Siberia. We lived through cruel deprivations; hungry, naked and barefoot we returned home after Kiev was liberated.
February 28, 2008 |
On the Food Network's "Have Fork, Will Travel" and cult fave "Three Sheets" for the high-def MOJO network, comedian Zane Lamprey eats and imbibes his way around the world, illuminating foreign cultures by consuming their traditional food and drink according to local customs. The Syracuse, N.Y., native, 35, lives in Toluca Lake with his wife, Jen, and their 5-month-old son, Ronin. Catch his next "Have Fork" on Sunday, when he gets hungry in Hungary as Budapest residents whip up goulash.
June 8, 2007 |
Zane never intended to surround herself in mystery and intrigue. The author, whose steamy sex novels set among black professionals have propelled her onto the New York Times list of bestsellers, says if she could do it over, she'd have chosen a less provocative pseudonym. About a decade ago, she was in an America Online chat room and needed to call herself something. She picked Zane because it was the first thing that popped into her head; she's always liked the name.