Thursday Jul 10
Los Angeles Times
Onetime home of singer Burl Ives is for sale in Montecito
This estate in Montecito listed at $16.98 million was once owned by Burl Ives. The ballad singer sold it for $3.9 million, according to a 1989 Hot Property column.
Chris Smither brings a half century of music to Northern California dates
Rare is the musician who won't readily relate his influences when asked. No exception is Chris Smither, who in an interview with me a few years back offered earnest explanations of the impact Mississippi John Hurt and Lightnin' Hopkins have had on him.
Opinion: Oberweis Targets Single Moms in New Ad
Last month we criticized Oberweis' campaign for missing the mark in targeting women voters with a weak, patriarchal ad narrated by a male voice that sounded like Burl Ives' jolly snowman in "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
Almanac for Saturday, June 14, 2014
Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini. They include Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in 1811; bookseller John Bartlett, compiler of "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," in 1820; former Wisconsin Gov. Robert La Follette in 1855; German physician Alois Alzheimer in 1864; singer/composer Cliff Edwards in 1895; ... (more)