Today, I’m offering you a job. The pay is no good, but the schedule is your own, and all you have to do is pretend you’re a tour guide.Friends or relatives are coming to Los Angeles for the first time. They want to see the Hollywood sign, check out the beach scene in Santa Monica or Venice, and visit the Getty or the Broad. All the usual stuff.But they also want to get past that, and have an authentic experience or two before getting back on the plane.So where will you take them? I wondered about this two weeks ago on a trip to Rome, where massive crowds of tourists at the Colosseum, the Forum, St. Peter’s and the Trevi Fountain made me want to stray off course and find the city only locals know. Where would I advise someone visiting my city to do that?I realize, of course, that you can live in Los Angeles for years and not know half its secrets or even begin to understand this necklace of disparate cities and neighborhoods strung together with asphalt. But we all … [Read more...] about Where would you take a visitor to Los Angeles?
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Ozzy Osbourne has been hospitalized for complications from the flu, his wife Sharon announced Wednesday on Twitter. "His doctors feel this is the best way to get him on a quicker road to recovery," she wrote. "Thanks to everyone for their concern and love." The news of his hospitalization comes a week after the 70-year-old rockstar postponed 16 upcoming shows of his "No More Tours 2" tour in the U.K. and Europe after developing a "severe upper-respiratory infection" that doctors feared could turn into pneumonia, according to a statement released Jan. 29. “I’m completely devastated for having to postpone the European leg of my tour," Osbourne said in the statement. "It just seems that since October everything I touch has turned to s--t. First the staph infection in my thumb and now coming down with the flu and bronchitis. I want to apologize to all of my fans who have been so loyal over the years, my band, my crew and to Judas Priest for letting you all down. … [Read more...] about Ozzy Osbourne Hospitalized For Flu Complications
Musician Ozzy Osbourne has been admitted to the hospital after flu complications, his wife Sharon Osbourne tweeted Wednesday afternoon. The announcement comes about one week after the rocker said he would be postponing the entire U.K. and European Leg of his current tour. "As some of you may have heard, Ozzy was admitted to hospital following some complications from the flu. His doctors feel this is the best way to get him on a quicker road to recovery," Sharon tweeted. "Thanks to everyone for their concern and love."The 70-year-old's team announced on Facebook last week that the "Prince of Darkness" is postponing the U.K. and European leg of his No More Tours 2 tour per his doctor's recommendation, following a flu and "severe upper-respiratory infection" diagnosis."After seeing his physician again, OSBOURNE has been diagnosed with a severe upper-respiratory infection which the doctor feels could develop into pneumonia given the physicality of the live performances and an … [Read more...] about Ozzy Osbourne hospitalized after flu complications
Brian McCollum Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Dec 27, 2018 In another timeline, the band name on the Fox Theatre marquee this week might have been something a little less catchy, maybe even lamentable. Think “Iron Mountain.” Or “Universe.” Mercifully for all involved, the group that's taking over the Fox for three sold-out homecoming shows is wielding one of the most distinctive names in 2018 rock: Greta Van Fleet. And the young Frankenmuth foursome owes it to the graciousness of an elderly hometown resident happy to lend her name to the cause. "She gave us the go-ahead," says bassist-keyboardist Sam Kiszka. "Ever since, she's been living the rock-star life too." Mrs. Gretna Van Fleet, 88, certainly didn’t set out to become part of the rock ‘n’ roll annals, her name now indelibly linked to a band that’s been touring the world, posting big sales figures and racking up four Grammy nominations. The lifelong … [Read more...] about As Greta Van Fleet rocks on, meet the real Gretna Van Fleet
THE DYNAMIC BLACK WOMAN was well into her 40s and had been working in the trenches of government for years when she shocked the nation with her historic election to Congress, yet that didn’t stop people from labeling her an overnight sensation. She commanded attention by defying the odds, having taken on the establishment of her Democratic Party as much as she took on her opponent. Not only did she refuse to wait her turn, but she creatively forged a new kind of coalition that energized voters out of their apathy and proved the wisdom of her impatience. And when Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to Congress, she made it clear she was just getting started.Chisholm’s stunning win in New York in 1968 came six years before Ayanna Pressley was born, and more than a dozen years before the bookish girl would put on her best church clothes and a set of fake pearls and strut around her bedroom pretending to deliver a speech like her congresswoman idol. It came … [Read more...] about Meet the 2018 Bostonians of the Year: Ayanna Pressley and Alex Cora