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This column has moved but will not require a new name. "City Lights" — I originally thought of that title as a play on the city editor position. Now, as I move into the features editor spot, I'm reminded of from where else the inspiration came....
I've never seen anything like this. It's hard to fathom. So rare is the view that I don't even want to blink for fear of missing a split second. Did I really just see that? Recently, at a signing for my new book, "Baseball in Orange County," an elderly...
Tags: Book, Sports, Baseball, Lou Gehrig, Authors
There’s a light and dark theme running through the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s 2013-2014 season, which includes works dealing with great loss, as well as great compassion. “Sometimes through tragedy, whether a world war or a...
2.5 stars (out of 4) There’s a skip to Thom Yorke’s step from the get-go on his first album with Atoms for Peace, the side project the Radiohead singer introduced on tour in 2009-10. Atoms for Peace includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers&...
Gussy Moran, who gained both international fame and notoriety by wearing a short skirt and lace panties in the 1949 Wimbledon tennis tournament and who lived a life of celebrity for many years, died Wednesday night in her small Los Angeles apartment in...
The gig: Real estate developer and moviemaker Andrew Meieran, 46, is staking his reputation and millions of dollars on an attempt to revive one of the most beloved restaurants in Los Angeles history — Clifton's Cafeteria on Broadway. Known for...
Maybe those snooty film critics who pooh-pooh the cineplex's blockbusters in favor of the little indie movie are on to something. For in Orlando Ballet's "Hollywood en Pointe," which opened Friday at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, it's the...
With the Chicago Symphony Orchestra heading home later this week from its tour of the Far East, the CSO Association is wasting no time releasing the programs and artists to be presented during the fall season at Symphony Center. The orchestra's 2013-...
Tags: Music, Arts and Culture, Yo-Yo Ma, Charles Ives, Eric Owens
Leroy Collins never says anything about it. He never tells his neighbors he was once a movie star — once. Collins is 89 and lives by himself in the Montgomery Place retirement community in Hyde Park. Scientists who worked on the Manhattan...
Everyone deserves life with dignity in their final years, whether you dug ditches or played tennis on the world's most famous stages. Gertrude "Gussy" Moran did the latter. She also got that deserved dignity because of the extraordinary kindness of a...
On Monday night at the Alexandria Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, punk bands the Melvins and Redd Kross will team up to greet 2013 with volume, riffs and (hopefully) a few drum solos. The hotel, which in its prime played host to luminaries including...
Are you a film buff who received a holiday gift certificate for books? Not to worry. Here's a post-Christmas guide to three books about legendary cinema stars, and a fourth about some of Hollywood's bit players. "Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies":...
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