Noteworthy – Something For Everyone!

first_imgHomeOpinionColumnsNoteworthy – Something For Everyone! Oct. 03, 2019 at 6:00 amColumnsFeaturedNewsNoteworthyNoteworthy – Something For Everyone!Charles Andrews2 years agoChick CoreaDudamelLa BohemeMilesVan MorrisonVan is The Man Adieu Placido Domingo, what a tragic waste of talent and reputation, leaving all that wreckage in his wake, those shattered lives and careers of those he abused. I’m glad I got to see and hear him perform before we knew all this. I’ll always have that memory, though now tainted. LA Opera remains a precious gem for our city.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:TONIGHT! — CHICK COREA, CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE, BRIAN BLADE (yes, for those of you paying attention, I did bump this up to HIGHLY from last week’s RECOMMENDED because, well, what was I thinking? hear the 2013 three-disc hit world tour live recording by these three music giants come to life and you don’t even have to go to Slovenia, I fell in love with McBride’s playing years ago when he played a free concert at SMC, opined Allmusic, “the three have an uncanny connection, filling space with gorgeous and subtle phrasings, gliding through all manner of styles with a seemingly effortless elegance, grace, and freshness”), Thurs 8 p.m., Royce Hall, UCLA, $15-$140.TONIGHT! — JAKE SHIMABUKURO (I’ve seen him a couple of times, yes he is a ukulele player, let me just say this dude will blow your mind with what he can do on that little four-stringed thing and you will be itching to jump to your feet to give him the standing O he deserves), Thurs 7:30 p.m., The Broad Stage, SM, $60-$90.LA OPERA — LA BOHEME (LAST PERFORMANCE!) (I’m not a Boheme expert, saw it just once before, at LA Opera in ‘93, boy have a lot of fat ladies sung since then, for me and them, it’s a chestnut but you’ll want to see this one, it’s gotten a boost from Berlin’s star stager Barrie Kosky, nothing too radical, not set in the Kremlin or underwater, but with some appealing modern touches, the big rotating stage for the Cafe Momus scenes is so packed with frantic characters you can’t take it all in, the singing is outstanding, especially the four main actors and the characters are so endearing and strong, especially the women, that you won’t need your handkerchief unless you want to wave it in the air, huzzah! ), Sun 2 p.m., Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, DTLA, $24-$354.RECOMMENDED:TONIGHT! — SOUNDWAVES presents MICHAEL VINCENT WALLER (post-minimalist composer Waller’s work will be performed by R. Andrew Lee on piano and William Winant, percussion), Thurs 7:30 p.m., Main Library, DTSM, free.TONIGHT! (ONLY) — MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL film (musical giant, cultural icon Miles Davis, visionary, innovator, originator who embodied the word cool but was fiercely independent, featuring never-before-seen archival footage, studio outtakes, rare photos, the story of a singular talent unpacks the man behind the horn, I learned a lot, it is so well done), Thurs, Monica Film Center, DTSM.TONIGHT! — LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE (this great doc will perhaps open your eyes with more respect for a woman who blazed early trails in male-dominated rock, 11 platinum albums, first artist ever to simultaneously top the Pop, Country, and R&B charts, 26 Grammy noms, 10 wins, always advocated for human rights, shared a mattress on the floor of the Governor’s Mansion with Jerry Brown, lived life and her art on her own terms and succeeded wildly, and as Dolly Parton declares, “that girl could sing ANYthing!”), Thurs – ?, Monica Film Center DTSM, Landmark Theater, Westwood.LA PHIL – DUDAMEL CONDUCTS GERSHWIN AND COPLAND (and Barber and Previn, launching their season with masterworks by beloved American composers), Thurs, Fri, Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m., Walt Disney Concert Hall, DTLA, $72-$222.VAN MORRISON, Melody Gardot (a legend for sure but also legendary for the unpredictability of his performances, he could blow through a jaw-dropping two hours or he could give up after three songs and coast or some combination thereof but he’s worth the gamble and how many artists are still putting out really good new albums 55 years later, and don’t miss opener jazz singer Melody Gardot, a good pairing because I’ve been trying to tell people since the ‘60s that Van is really a jazz singer, I hope they duet some), Sun 7 p.m., Hollywood Bowl, $40-$808.JAZZ BAKERY Monster weekend, just take your sleeping bag Fri night for acclaimed Brazilian singer-pianist ELIANE ELIAS, go get some coffee and come back Sat night for one of my faves, JOEY DEFRANCESCO, student-who-learned-very-well of the late great jazz organist Jimmy Smith, then come back from church and reach the heavens with legendary jazz and classical double bassist, big bandleader, and Gerald’s dad JOHN CLAYTON and his BASS MONSTERS Sun, eight great local bassists in myriad combinations, you don’t want to miss any of these, really!) Fri ($45-$60), Sat 8 p.m., Sun 5 p.m., Jazz Bakery, SM $25-$40.ROGER WATERS (film) US + THEM (ONE NIGHT ONLY!) (Pink Floyd co-founder Waters’ legendary live performances are knnown for immersive sensory experiences featuring state-of-the-art audio visuals and unprecedented quad sound, the US + THEM 2017-18 world tour took audiences on a musical journey of “human rights, liberty and love”), Sun, Laemmle Monica Film Center, SM, Landmark Theater, Westwood.LEO KOTTKE (Leo Kottke’s still alive?! so is Peter Lang but the other two ‘60s Takoma American primitive acoustic guitar wizards John Fahey and Robbie Basho are not, so what am I tellin’ you, get on out to Pepperdine and bask in the singular wonder of how a guitar can be played like you may never have heard, I’m sure he’s picking and sliding as well or better than ever), next Thurs 8 p.m., Smothers Theatre, Malibu, $23-$45.LITTLE MISS NASTY (not everyone’s cuppa whiskey but they have a regular residency in Vegas and tour the area and boys and girls, young and old turn out, what it is is burlesque to loud rockandroll on Harvelle’s very good sound system, excellent choice of songs, mostly, that’s what I enjoyed but the four women are pretty sexy, not wearing a lot, bumping and grinding all night like a champion gymnast couldn’t keep up with, worth a look), next Thurs 9:30 p.m., $20-$35, Harvelle’s, DTSM.COMING ATTRACTIONS: NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALL STARS 10/11, CACHE VALLEY DRIFTERS, Crary, Evans, & Barnick 10/20, McCabe’s, SM; PHAROAH SANDERS 10/12-13, Jazz Bakery, SM; LAEMMLE LIVE presents Elemental Music 10/13, Monic Film Center, DTSM; LIBRARY GIRL 10th Ann. Show + Party 10/13, Ruskin Group Theater, SMO; TINARIWEN 10/13, The Mayan, DTLA; Ace 20 Year Celebration with RYUICHI SAKAMOTO, Serpentwithfeet, Zola Jesus 10/18, Theater at the Ace Hotel, DTLA; LA PHIL – SALONEN conducts TCHAIKOVSKY and BARTOK 10/18-19, Centennial Birthday Celebration Concert & Gala with DUDAMEL and SALONEN conducting 10/24, MEHTA’S MAHLER 10/25, SALONEN & SIBELIUS 10/26, DUDAMEL conducts BEETHOVEN’S 9TH 10/27, Walt Disney Hall, DTLA; TY WOODWARD 10/20, Jacaranda, First Presbyterian Church, DTSM; PHIL NORMAN TENTET 10/20, Smothers Theatre, Malibu; TOOL 10/20, Staples Center, DTLA..BODACIOUS BIRTHDAYS: EDDIE COCHRAN (1938), STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN (1954), STEVE REICH – minimalist composer (1936), KEB’ MO’ (1967), LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM – Fleetwood Mac (1950), THOMAS WOLFE – author (1950), AL SHARPTON – minister, Civil Rights activist (1954), ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC – Swedish soccer star, now on LA Galaxy (1982).Charles Andrews has listened to a lot of music of all kinds, including more than 2,000 live shows. He has lived in Santa Monica for 33 years and wouldn’t live anywhere else in the world. Really. Send love and/or rebuke to him at [email protected] :Chick CoreaDudamelLa BohemeMilesVan Morrisonshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentMuir Woods Mural could be on the chopping blockArmed robber escapes on Montana AvenueYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoEntertainmentLifeNoteworthyTales of Two DaughtersCharles Andrews13 hours agoColumnsOpinionYour Column HereBring Back Library ServicesGuest Author13 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agolast_img read more

Brad Keselowski wins NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire

first_imgWith two wins in his pocket heading into Sunday’s Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski was already in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, but it was this third win of 2020 that came in the sort of dominating style the championship contender hoped would show his team’s readiness to challenge for the season title.Keselowski, 36, led a race best 184 of the 301 laps around the “Magic Mile” and held off runner-up Denny Hamlin by 1.647-seconds to hoist his 33rd career NASCAR Cup Series trophy and mark the fifth consecutive season he’s had at least three wins.“We’ve had a lot of great races this year with the 2-car, but we just hadn’t really gone out and dominated a race, you know,” Keselowski said. “I was talking with (crew chief) Jeremy Bullins and we were like maybe that’s what we need to get to the next level. We’re right there. We need to just go and dominate a race and that’s what today was for us.“I’m really proud of my team and the effort they gave today and great race car. Thank you.”RELATED: Official results | Shop Brad Keselowski gearAlthough Keselowski’s No. 2 Team Penske Ford certainly topped all the important statistics, Hamlin and his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota kept him honest for most of the day. The two accounted for 18 of the race’s 23 lead changes, with Keselowski ultimately passing Hamlin and holding the point for the race’s final 81 caution-free laps.“We just kind of were second there to the two (Keselowski),” the five-race winner Hamlin conceded. “We could really do well on restarts and we were going back-and-forth. Wow, that was some really, really good short track racing there. Hopefully, the fans liked what they saw there with me and the two (Keselowski) for most of the day.“Some great side-by-side racing. We treated each other fair and it’s good that we got one-two out of it.”Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr. finished third, followed by Keselowski’s teammate Joey Logano and the season’s championship leader Kevin Harvick. Matt DiBenedetto, Aric Almirola, rookie Cole Custer, Chase Elliott and rookie Tyler Reddick rounded out the top 10.It marked Almirola’s series-best ninth consecutive top-10 finish. And it was the second time in the last four races that at least two rookies finished inside the top 10.Harvick’s fifth-place finish was good enough to hold onto an 81-point advantage over second place Keselowski in the series driver standings.Jimmie Johnson finished 12th to keep his playoff hopes alive in the seven-time champion’s final full-time season in the series. The result represented a huge rally on the day for Johnson, who was involved in an incident with Clint Bowyer early in the race. He crept closer to the all-important top 16 in the standings that will represent the playoff field.Johnson trails 16th place William Byron — his Hendrick Motorsports teammate, by 25 points. Reddick is 15 points behind Byron with only six races remaining to decide the playoff challengers.Reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch suffered more bad luck in what’s been a frustrating season for his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing team. Busch’s car had a tire go down only 15 laps into the race — while he was running among the top five – and it put his car hard into the wall.RELATED: Kyle Busch exits New Hampshire race earlyBusch has three runner-up finishes (at Fontana, Atlanta and Darlington) this season but hasn’t won a race since his championship-clinching victory in the 2019 season finale at Homestead. He arrived in New Hampshire ranked ninth, but his last-place finish (one of four finishes of 30th or worse) leaves him ranked 10th in the standings.“Way too early in the going for anything to be wrong or even to build enough brake temp or brake heat,” a clearly disappointed Busch said. “I don’t know. Just hate it for our Pedigree team and the fight that we’ve been having this year seems to be continuing.”The series moves to the two-mile Michigan Speedway for a Saturday-Sunday double-header next weekend.Note: The Nos. 2, 8 and 19 all had one lug nut not safe and secure in post-race inspection. The No. 14 had two lug nuts not safe and secure. NASCAR will announce fines and penalties later in the week.last_img read more

Kereta “Maiko” dengan Geisha Kembali Mengular Setelah Dua Tahun Vakum

first_imgDilansir dari laman (9/3/2020), hadirnya layanan kereta ini kemabli karena Nagaragawa Railway mendapatkan Maiko pemula bernama Kirin untuk layanan khususnya pertama kali setelah dua tahun. Kirin sendiri adalah anggota Hosen Giren, agen geisha yang berbasis di Gifu.Wanita 20 tahun ini mulai berlatih menjadi Maiko sejak September tahun lalu dan bersiap untuk melakukan debut resminya. Kirin sendiri lahir di prefektur Aichi dan merupakan mahasiswa tahun kedua di sebuah perguruan tinggi di prefektur Gifu.“Saya ingin memberi tahu banyak orang tentang Gifu ketika prefektur ditampilkan dalam drama periode Taiga,” kata Kirin, merujuk pada seri drama sejarah tahunan tahunan di Japan Broadcasting Corp (NHK).Kereta Maiko akan beroperasi pada 1, 15, 20 dan 25 Maret. Tak hanya itu ada paket Obento Plan ditawarkan di kereta yang berangkat dari Stasiun Seki dan tiba di Stasiun Gujo-Hachiman. Paket ini sendiri adalah kotak makan siang kaiseki disiapkan oleh sebuah restoran tradisional Jepang di Mino dan berisi bahan-bahan dari daerah di sepanjang garis.Paket Horoyoi Plan, disajikan di kereta yang berangkat dari Stasiun Gujo-Hachiman dan tiba di Stasiun Seki, termasuk dua botol sake dan makanan ringan yang diseduh secara lokal. Kedua paket tersebut dihargai ¥1300 ($84,80), termasuk pajak, untuk orang dewasa. Penumpang juga dapat memilih pulang pergi untuk menikmati kedua paket seharga 15.900 yen.Proyek ini dimungkinkan melalui kolaborasi dengan organisasi nirlaba berbasis Gifu yang mendukung pengembangan masyarakat, sebuah asosiasi pemerintah daerah yang didirikan untuk mempromosikan daerah-daerah di sepanjang sungai Nagaragawa, dan Hosen Giren.“Kami benar-benar ingin orang-orang belajar tentang kereta wisata ketika Gifu mendapat sorotan dengan drama periode Taiga. Hiburan geisha itu mahal, tapi kereta Maiko harganya terjangkau. Kami berharap para wanita dan remaja juga menggunakan layanan ini,” kata Yasunobu Iwata, kepala bagian yang bertugas menarik wisatawan di departemen transportasi Kereta Api Nagaragawa.Baca juga: Naik Kereta Shinkansen, Jangan Lupa Beli Ekiben di Kios Stasiun untuk Bekal MakananKereta memiliki kapasitas maksimum 25 penumpang. Setiap paket dilengkapi dengan pass satu hari yang memungkinkan penumpang untuk pindah ke kereta reguler yang berjalan antara stasiun Mino-Ota dan Seki.Sebagai informasi, Geisha sendiri adalah seniman atau penghibur tradisional Jepang dan sangat umum pada abad ke-18 dan ke-19 serta masih ada hingga saat ini meski tak banyak lagi jumlahnya. Geisha pemula atau disebut Maiko biasanya istilah ini digunakan di Kyoto. Dulunya di masa pendudukan Amerika Serikat di Jepang, kata Geisha mengandung konotasi prostitusiGeisha belajar banyak bentuk seni dalam hidup mereka, tidak hanya untuk menghibur pelanggan tetapi juga untuk kehidupan mereka. Rumah-rumah geisha (“Okiya”) membawa gadis-gadis yang kebanyakan berasal dari keluarga miskin dan kemudian melatih mereka. Semasa kanak-kanak, geisha seringkali bekerja sebagai pembantu, kemudian sebagai geisha pemula (Maiko) selama masa pelatihan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedTak Mau Kalah dengan Eropa, India Kini Hadirkan Kereta Cepat29/04/2018In “Darat”Untuk Pertama Kalinya Mumbaikars Merasakan Layanan Kereta Ekonomi AC27/12/2017In “Darat”[Bagian 1] Fakta Unik Kereta Cepat di Cina – Punya Jaringan Terbesar di Dunia dan Angkut 2 Juta Penumpang Per Hari21/08/2019In “Darat” Kirin, maiko atau geisha magang yang melayani di kereta Banyak hal yang khas dari kereta api di Jepang, selain bicara teknologi yang mumpuni, kereta di Jepang juga sarat dengan kandungan budata, seperti dicontohkan dengan hadirnya kereta Maiko, yang merupakan kereta layanan khusus yang menampilkan geisha magang atau Maiko. Nantinya maiko ini akan menghibur penumpang dengan pertunjukan tarian. Layanan kereta ini langka karena hanya ada setiap musim dingin.Baca juga: Tujuan Hello Kitty Land, Kereta di Tokyo Dibalut Livery dan Interior Hello KittySayangnya selama dua tahun sejak 2017 layanan kereta ini vakum karena tidak adanya Maiko yang akan menghibur penumpang. Tetapi, musim dingin ini, layanan kereta itu akan kembali dihadirkan oleh Nagaragawa Railway Company pada Maret 2020.Geisha dan Obento planlast_img read more

Vikings Boost Offensive Line, Sign Tackle Jake Long

first_img Auto (360p) 720p HD 1/1 About Connatix V56892 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56892center_img EDEN PRAIRIE – The Minnesota Vikings are spending the bye week by boosting up their injury plagued offensive line.The team announced Tuesday they have signed offensive tackle Jake Long, a former first overall draft pick in 2008. He was a reserve for Atlanta last year.Long began his career in Miami, becoming a four-time Pro Bowl pick and an All-Pro selection in 2010. He played his first four NFL seasons under coach Tony Sparano, who is now Minnesota’s offensive line coach. 360p 1080p HD However, Long has also been plagued by injuries himself over his career. After signing with St. Louis, he had suffered an ACL injury in consecutive seasons.The Vikings this season have already lost starting tackles Andre Smith and Matt Kalil due to injuries.last_img read more