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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterVentura, California Just 69 miles north of L.A., with beaches carved like moonscapes by wind and sea, a lovely harbor and an endearing Main Street that feels as if it's just coming to life after a long slumber, Ventura might just be one of Southern...
What's on the menu for the German meal Saturday night at the German Russian Schmeckfest in Eureka? Well, strudels, of course. And kuchen, naturally. Sausage and corn will also be served. The German meal, which begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Eureka School...
Tags: Fine Arts, Arts and Culture, Entertainment, Arts, Christianity
firstname.lastname@example.orgNothing says "baby, I love you," like porkchop sideburns and a white jumpsuit. "For me, Elvis of the '70s is what Elvis is all about," said Tim Rotz, who will impersonate The King during Antietam Recreation's Valentine's Special. The variety show debuts...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesLet the other ships have their rock climbing walls and their water slides, their come as-you-are and do-as-you-please ambience. On the new Queen Elizabeth, it's lawn bowling and croquet, formal nights and afternoon teas, assigned seating and fixed...
It's no small feat to decode the lyrics of Don McLean's "American Pie," but most critics I've read believe "the jester" in verse three is a reference to Bob Dylan. That's the character, of course, who sings "in a coat he borrowed from James Dean/and a...
Tags: Verizon Wireless, Chubby Checker, Poetry, Bob Dylan, Don McLean
Pop music and jazz figures Bob Popescu, 77; co-owner of Catalina Bar & Grill, turned the Los Angeles club into one of the top jazz venues in the country (Jan. 5) Ken Nelson, 84; longtime Capitol Records talent scout had an ear for country music (Jan. 6)...
Tags: Dionne Warwick, Al Wilson, Barry Zito, BBC, Eric Clapton
Religion EditorMaxine Schackman grew up with Jewish music always in her home in Brooklyn. When her parents died, she inherited perhaps 75 Jewish records. And she threw them out. "I thought of it as trash," Schackman says ruefully. "I was an American, and I wanted to...
Tags: Boca Raton, Judaism, Politics, Eddie Cantor, Retirement
Of The Morning CallThe Lehigh Valley lost an entertainment landmark yesterday when an early morning fire destroyed the Castle Garden ballroom at Dorney Park. Three generations of music lovers had gone there to dance and listen to the sounds of the Big Bands, rock'n'roll,...
GIORGIO BALDI Santa Monica trattoria owner Giorgio Baldi, 66, whose Santa Monica trattoria was a favorite among celebrities such as Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn and Rihanna, died Monday while on vacation in Mexico, his family said. The cause of death was...
Tags: Italy, Don Rickles, Dick Clark, Tony Bennett, Tom Hanks
Special to the Tribune"AMORE: The Story of Italian American Song" By Mark RotellaFarrar, Straus & Giroux, 320 pages, $26.00 1947 was a splendid year for Italian Americans. For decades, Italian immigrants, especially those from the poorer southern regions, were feared,...
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