January 31, 2013 |
JOHN BOLARIS, radio badboy Howard Stern 's personal weatherman, will return to the airwaves Monday as a guest on "Lieberman Live at Five, "the new weekly program hosted by Jon Lieberman , a contributor to HLN and former "America's Most Wanted" investigative reporter. Local attorney Danny Cevallos was on the show this week. During his last appearance on Howard 101, Stern's Sirius XM channel, Bolaris proposed to his fiancee, Erica Smitheman . A new Dawn at Fox 29 Longtime NBC 10 anchor/reporter Dawn Timmeney started Monday at Fox 29 as a freelance anchor/reporter.
April 14, 1989
To watch Sugar Ray Robinson at work in the boxing ring was to see boxing perfection. He parried punches. He danced deftly around his opponent, keeping him off balance. Then his arms and fists flew out in a flurry of combinations of lefts and rights that were a blur. The fists moved so rapidly and landed with such force that it was difficult for opponent or spectator to say later just which hand provided the knockout blow - something that happened 110 times in his career. Muhammad Ali idolized Sugar Ray Robinson, and so did Jake LaMotta, who fought him six times, and Philadelphia's Joey Giardello, who fought and beat him when Sugar Ray was 42, and Sugar Ray Leonard, who took his moniker.
August 10, 2012 |
THE TRANSCENDENT power of music yields an astounding and moving story of redemption in the documentary "Searching for Sugar Man. " Can one bootlegged album change the world? Yes. And here's your proof: An obscure singer-songwriter out of Detroit named Sixto Rodriguez cuts two lyrical life-on-the-street albums for a boutique Motown label in the early '70s. Critics loved them, nobody bought them, the radio didn't play them and Rodriguez, an eccentric fellow who often performed with his back to the audience in Detroit clubs with names like The Sewer, didn't make it as a touring act. He put down his guitar, picked up a shovel and worked as a day laborer in Detroit.
February 24, 2013
Animated feature Will win: Frankenweenie Should win: Frankenweenie Foreign-language film Will win: Amour Should win: Amour Documentary feature Will win: Searching for Sugar Man Should win: The Gatekeepers
July 2, 2015 |
Standing ovations peppered Brian Wilson's concert Monday night at the Mann Center - for spectacular renditions of Beach Boys classics like "Good Vibrations," "God Only Knows," a triumphant "Darlin,' " and "This Whole World," and new song "Runaway Dancer" - but one ovation said the most about this night and about Wilson and his music. That was when the crowd, mostly age 50 and up, with a generous component of younger heads, rose as one to applaud "Surf's Up," from Wilson's storied Smile project.
December 4, 2012 |
LOS ANGELES - The anti-bullying film "Bully," the climate-change study "Chasing Ice" and the AIDS chronicle "How to Survive a Plague" are among 15 features on the short list for the Academy Award for best documentary. Other contenders announced Monday are the Ethel Kennedy documentary "Ethel," the health care exploration "The Waiting Room" and the music portrait "Searching for Sugar Man," tracing the fate of acclaimed but obscure 1970s singer-songwriter Rodriguez. Members of the academy's documentary branch will narrow the list to five nominees.
January 28, 2013 |
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters threw the weekend competition in the oven, debuting at No. 1, say studio guesses, with $19 million gross. The next nine: Mama , $12.86 mils; Philly-based Silver Linings Playbook , $10 mils; Zero Dark Thirty , $9.8 mils; Parker , weak with $7 mils; Django Unchained , $5 mils; Movie 43 , rancid debut with $5 mils; Gangster Squad , $4.2 mils; Broken City , $4 mils; and Les Misérables ...
October 7, 2012
End of Watch Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña are best friends and patrol car partners, cruising the mean streets of South Central L.A. in David (Training Day) Ayer's visceral, violent cop thriller. R Looper A slam-bang blast of a time-travel thriller, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis as a guy named Joe - yes, they're the same guy, separated by 30 years in the dystopian future and brought together when Young Joe, a hit man, gets a job to kill Old Joe. Emily Blunt co-stars, as the mother of a kid with weird powers.
June 27, 2015 |
Sixto Diaz Rodriguez - the long-haired, shades-wearing, Mexican American folksinger known singularly as Rodriguez - opens Monday night for Brian Wilson at the Mann Center. That will be special for several reasons. Not only is it the meeting of a couple of '60s pop legends ("rock-and-roll history," exclaims Rodriguez), but it also will be a fascinating peek into the famously troubled lives of its performers. "Between Brian and I, we both have had complicated lives, so to speak," Rodriguez, 72, says with a laugh, as his family chats and giggles behind him. "We have both been through some stuff.
October 30, 2012 |
'Are there any Africans in the house?" joked Sixto Diaz Rodriguez as he took the stage at a sold-out World Cafe Live on Sunday night. As fate would have it, the 70-year-old psych-folk singer from Detroit owes his belated fame to the people of South Africa. After his two critically acclaimed, early-1970s albums flopped in the United States, Rodriguez all but vanished from the music scene. But copies of those records found their way to South Africa, where they became, unbeknownst to him, the soundtrack to the antiapartheid movement.