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  • Wayman Tisdale dies at 44; three-time All-American basketball player at Oklahoma became a leading jazz musician

    Wayman Tisdale dies at 44; three-time All-American basketball player at Oklahoma became a leading jazz musician
    Wayman Tisdale, a three-time All-American at Oklahoma who played 12 seasons in the NBA and later became a leading contemporary jazz musician, died Friday. He was 44. Tisdale died at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa after a two-year battle with cancer,...
  • Billy Packer eliminated from NCAAs, but still on TV

     
    For the first time since the second Nixon Administration, the NCAA Tournament will proceed this month without Billy Packer calling games. The former NBC and CBS analyst left the latter last summer, in a move that had been in the......
  • Three shows lead nominations for off-Broadway's 25th Lucille Lortel Awards

     
    Nominations for the 25th Lucille Lortel Awards -- which recognize achievement in the off-Broadway theater -- were announced Thursday with "The Glass Menagerie," "The Pride" and "When the Rain Stops Falling" leading the field with six each. One notable...
  • Culinary pros think Rose Levy Beranbaum is heavenly

     
    Baking goddess Rose Levy Beranbaum's new "Rose's Heavenly Cakes" was honored as the best cookbook of the year Thursday night at the International Assn. of Culinary Professionals awards ceremony in Portland, Ore. The IACP is an international group of...
  • Warren Beatty's 'Star' qualities and other Hollywood biographies

     
    What's so fascinating about Warren Beatty? "I’ve always been a fan of Beatty’s films,” said Peter Biskind, who penned the biography “Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America.” The two met in 1989 while Biskind was working at Premiere magazine...
  • Movieland Mystery Photo

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo Just a reminder on how this works: I post the mystery photo on Monday and reveal the answer on Friday ... or on Saturday if I have a hard time picking only five pictures; sometimes it's difficult to choose. To keep the mystery...
  • Wilt-Kareem revisited: A blocked shot for the ages

     
    I'm going to beat LRob to the reminiscing thread today. Or maybe actually start another. I received an e-mail from a gentleman back east. He said he enjoyed the Wilt-Kareem post from the other day and relayed to me a game in which he witnessed what he...
  • The 'Twilight' zone

    The 'Twilight' zone
    You don't need to travel too far into Canada to enter the "Twilight" zone. Just head to Vancouver, British Columbia, where "Eclipse," the third installment from the wildly popular vampire-love movies based on the "Twilight" novels, was filmed. The book,...
  • West Sacramento Mosque Vandalized

    West Sacramento Mosque Vandalized
    Prayer's had to be held outside today at the West Sacramento Islamic Center. That's because the inside of the mosque was trashed. Inside there was broken glass where windows were broken from the inside. Thieves took a speaker system and a computer. But it...
  • Archives – Rise and fall of Len Bias

    Archives – Rise and fall of Len Bias
    Cole Field House is dimly lit, just a single row of lights burning high above the floor. a few people walk around the concourse, but it's mostly quiet.There are no banners hanging from the rafters, and there are no basketball hoops down below. But you can...