Posts Tagged ‘LA’

Corrido de Auld Lang Syne

January 1, 2018

“Corrido de Auld Lang Syne” by Little Bobby Rey and his Band, an early LA Chicano pop band (also called “The Masked Phantom Band”) in about 1960. “Corrido” here means the music is in a galloping rhythm. Mr. Rey learned the saxophone from Earl Bostic.

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Corrido de Auld Lang Syne

January 1, 2017

“Corrido de Auld Lang Syne” by Little Bobby Rey and his Band, an early LA Chicano pop band (also called “The Masked Phantom Band”) in about 1960. “Corrido” here means the music is in a galloping rhythm. Mr. Rey learned the saxophone from Earl Bostic.

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Los Angeles: 101 Slow Jam

February 10, 2016

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti delivered the bad news about traffic slowdowns last weekend with a Slow Jam, backed by the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band from Boyle Heights. The 101 freeway was closed for 40 hours to allow demolition of the 84-year-old 6th Street Bridge. A replacement bridge will be completed in 2019.

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Corrido de Auld Lang Syne

January 1, 2016

“Corrido de Auld Lang Syne” by Little Bobby Rey and his Band, an early LA Chicano pop band (also called “The Masked Phantom Band”) in about 1960. “Corrido” here means the music is in a galloping rhythm. Mr. Rey learned the saxophone from Earl Bostic.

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Appeals Court Turns Down Donald Sterling’s Suit to Keep the Clippers

August 14, 2014

Appeals Court Turns Down Donald Sterling's Suit to Keep the Clippers

Donald Sterling’s effort to obtain a stay of the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team was denied by California’s 2nd Court of Appeals. So Steve Ballmer now owns the Clippers, and Donny Sterling will just have to take his $2 billion dollars and go home.

Update:

“Steve Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to focus on L.A. Clippers,” Benjamin Snyder, Fortune

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Donald Sterling, Clipped

May 2, 2014

Donald Sterling, Clipped

“Ball Is in the N.B.A. Owners’ Court,” Harvey Araton, New York Times

“The Clippers, Like Many NBA Teams, Have a Majority-Minority Fan Base,” Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight

“Why Would The NAACP Honor Donald Sterling Anyway?” Karen Grigsby Bates, NPR

“Head of LA NAACP resigns after Donald Sterling scandal,” AP via CBS News

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