| Jul 5, 2012
***1/2 (out of four)
A young boy runs down the road, ringing a bell. “The storm is coming!” he shouts.
This adolescent Paul Revere in jeans does not foretell the global end of days but something more real and localized. The southern Delta-...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 6:26 PM
On the night of the American Revolution, militia from Lexington and surrounding Massachusetts towns waited all night in a tavern for the British military as it marched to Concord to look for colonists' weapons.
Today, that tavern serves as the...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Were you paying attention to the pop culture in 2011? It was certainly an eventful year, with pop stars and talk show hosts grabbing headlines and a colorful cast of Republican presidential hopefuls jockeying for position. Here's a little test to make...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 2:39 PM
Enjoyed the coverage of Cruise Night by staff reporter Megan O'Neil (“Cruise Night enjoys heavy traffic despite Carmageddon,” July 17) having attended all of the previous 18 years.
The event was somewhat more pleasant this time around, due...
| Mar 8, 2012
One of the premier antique stores in the French Quarter is celebrating its 100th anniversary. This morning, Bill Rau of M. S. Rau Antiques joined a crowd of people at the store's location at 630 Royal Street for the party. Rau is the third generation...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 8:07 AM
One festival ends, another begins and another keeps on blooming this week at Orlando theme parks.
+ On Saturday, Viva La Musica returns to SeaWorld Orlando. The festival, which runs for four consecutive Saturdays, spotlights Latin culture, cuisine and...
| Aug 1, 2009
| 3:23 PM
Al Capone must have been paying attention in school the day the teacher recited "Paul Revere's Ride," one of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's famous poems:
"Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere …
One if by land,...
| Apr 19, 2008
By James Ralph
America, according to Barack Obama, has been "stuck" in a "racial stalemate" for many years. In his recent speech on race relations, the U.S. senator from Illinois noted the palpable anger among blacks over the obstacles they have faced...
| Jul 18, 2009
T. Willard Hunter, a minister, author and dedicated orator who once spoke continuously for more than 34 hours to commemorate the Fourth of July, died June 29 at his home in Claremont. He was 93 and had been in failing health for several months, said his...
| Jul 7, 2009
Drake Levin, lead guitarist for Paul Revere & the Raiders during the quintet's hit-making prime in the mid-1960s, died Saturday at his home in San Francisco after a long battle with cancer, according to his longtime friend and former Raiders bandmate Phil...
| Dec 3, 2006
ONLY in Southern California could a cultural revolution be started by ragtag 11-year-olds. Not that these 11-year-olds had any idea what they were doing. No, these prepubescent "skateboarders" were just surfers who, in 1972, after the waves had blown...
| May 19, 2008
More than 100 years and a gulf of history separated the two big-thinking American works on Pacific Chorale conductor John Alexander's agenda at Reneé and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on Saturday night.
First, he gave the West Coast premiere -- and only...