Archive for November, 2011

Matty

It’s uncertain whether Matt Barkley will make himself eligible for next year’s NFL draft. If he does, the USC junior quarterback has already cemented his legacy after last Saturday night’s 38-35 upset victory over Oregon at Autzen Stadium in a Pacific 12 Conference showdown as 59,933 fans looked on. The strong-armed gun-slinger from Orange County […]

Locals Earn Split

For St. Francis High its season continued, but Crescenta Valley’s was halted last Friday night in CIF Southern Section opening-round games. The visiting Golden Knights cruised to a 45-28 triumph over Paramount in a Western Division contest, while the Falcons lost to host La Mirada, 35-30, in a Southeast Division encounter. St. Francis running back […]

11-23-11

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From Paris to LA: Francois Chouchan at the Le Salon de Musiques

From Paris to LA: Francois Chouchan at the Le Salon de Musiques

Late last Sunday afternoon on a clear autumn day after a blustering rainstorm, we gathered on the fifth floor of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for an intimate chamber music concert. As you can see the sun set through the large glass windows of the Music Center, you could hear a pin drop while listening to […]

The Martin Dancers and The MKM Cultural Arts Center: Where to Go in NoHo

The Martin Dancers and The MKM Cultural Arts Center: Where to Go in NoHo

By David Martel Arts in NoHo are flourishing. Shirley Martin has made an incredible contribution to the community with The Martin Dancers, a multi-cultural dance troupe she choreographs, as well as the The MKM Cultural Arts Center learning space. The goal of both ventures is to heighten the understanding and appreciation of unique art forms. […]

The Dirty Little Secrets of American Unemployment

Unemployment in America remains high, at about 9%. Everyone acknowledges that this is a major problem for our economy and needs to be fixed, somehow. So the question is, why is unemployment so high? There are a few solid reasons for this, but don’t look for them to be said out loud by any political […]

SID MELTON

SID MELTON

I want to Talk about a much-loved character actor … and a real character! The entertainment (and the entertained) community bids farewell to Sid Melton. He died at the age of 94, still entertaining his fellow residents at the cozy care facility the Toluca Lake Manor, where he spent his last chapter. LAUGHTER Sid Melton […]

In Los Angeles, the Selection of Civil Service Employees Is Stuck on Stupid

The City budget for 2011-2012 authorizes 35 agencies to maintain a combined workforce of 32,274 employees. To provide the services residents expect, the City organization hires employees to work in such diverse job classes as?Upholsterer, Secretary, Firearms Examiner, Clerk, Carpenter, Building Inspector, Welder, Water Biologist, Boat Captain, Helicopter Mechanic, Nutritionist, Tree Surgeon, Roofer, Art Instructor, […]

Harlem Renaissance Play Blues for an Alabama Sky Rings Soulfully True for Today

Harlem Renaissance Play Blues for an Alabama Sky Rings Soulfully True for Today

By A. Scott Galloway It’s often stated that there are no accidents in God’s universe, a fact that is brilliantly mirrored in the story of how Pearl Cleage’s haunting Harlem Renaissance piece Blues for an Alabama Sky arrived this month at The Pasadena Playhouse with Robin Givens and Kadeem Hardison. “We did another of Pearl’s […]

You Can’t Take It with You

You Can’t Take It with You

As the winter holidays grow near, the political mood of the country is not very festive. Therefore, it is up to each of us to decide how we want to spread good cheer – or not. Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, Tea Partiers, Capitalists, Socialists — lower taxes, raise taxes, jobs bill, Wall Street – it’s all […]