LOS ANGELES – Singer Linda Ronstadt has canceled tour dates for the rest of the year to recover from surgery she had this week, her agent said Thursday. Ronstadt's agent, Shelly Schultz, would not provide details on the surgery the longtime performer underwent Tuesday in Tucson, Ariz., but said it wasn't cancer. "It wasn't an emergency, but it came about rather quickly, so she decided to do it sooner rather than later," Schultz said. "It's surgery, it's completed, and she's fine." Click Here for the Music Center Ronstadt, 60, was scheduled for various performances from September through October, Schultz said. Ronstadt will recuperate at her home in Tucson for an "undetermined" amount of time, Schultz said. Then she'll travel back to her other home in San Francisco to spend time with her adopted children Carlos, 9, and Mary, 13, said Schultz. A native of Tucson, Ronstadt is known for hit albums such as "Heart Like a Wheel" and "What's New." … [Read more...] about Linda Ronstadt Cancels Tour After Surgery
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CLIFTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A Christmas lights display in New Jersey is turning heads, and even dropping some jaws. It includes some provocative mannequins in very little clothing. On Sunday, CBS2’s Nick Caloway went to see what all the fuss was about. The huge display of lights has become something of a local landmark in Clifton, with visitors young and old stopping by and cars blocking traffic to snap a picture. “They have very nice decorations, full of lights, and it’s really beautiful,” resident Divya Tailor said. A New Jersey man’s Christmas display has everyone’s attention, but some think it’s not appropriate for kids. (Photo: CBS2) But upon a closer inspection, one can see four mannequins dressed in a way that would make Santa Claus blush. “It’s always nice to see a beautiful lady,” said Mark Cantor of Woodland Park. MORE: How To Help Alleviate Stress For Children With Special Needs During The Holidays They … [Read more...] about Doctor’s Risqué Holiday Lights Display The Talk Of Clifton, N.J.
The day Ryan Straschnitzki underwent surgery that would turn his body into something like a remote-controlled robot, the paralyzed hockey player had one deep worry: The 6-foot-1, 190-pound defenseman who once didn't miss a shift even after dislocating a shoulder told his dad he was afraid of needles. "I said, 'Pal, they're going to open you up. Who cares. Let's just get this done,'" said his father, Tom Straschnitzki. So began the path toward Ryan's first small steps since he was paralyzed from the chest down 17 months ago in the devastating Humboldt Broncos bus crash in Canada that killed 16 people, including some of his teammates and coaches. Early last month, Straschnitzki was wheeled into a Thailand hospital for a four-hour procedure that involved an epidural stimulator — think of it as a spinal pacemaker — being placed in the bottom left side of his back to help bridge the gap between his brain and his nerves. Now 20, Straschnitzki has since had three stem cell … [Read more...] about Paralyzed Humboldt crash survivor takes first steps
Tane Chan, the owner of Chinatown’s Wok Shop since 1972 assists customers. She is the subject of a profile in the Chronicle's Food & Wine section. Tane Chan, the owner of Chinatown’s Wok Shop since 1972 assists customers. She is the subject of a profile in the Chronicle's Food & Wine section. Photo: Russell Yip, The Chronicle Photo: Russell Yip, The Chronicle Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 Tane Chan, the owner of Chinatown’s Wok Shop since 1972 assists customers. She is the subject of a profile in the Chronicle's Food & Wine section. Tane Chan, the owner of Chinatown’s Wok Shop since 1972 assists customers. She is the subject of a profile in the Chronicle's Food & Wine section. … [Read more...] about The best places to shop in Chinatown
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un opened a new mountain spa and ski resort that’s intended for people to enjoy “high civilization under socialism” in another example of the country using tourism exemptions in international sanctions to build revenue for its broken economy.Kim cut the ribbon during the ceremonial opening of the Yangdok Hot Spring Cultural Recreation Center, a state media report said. The resort east of the capital has modern rooms, hot spring spas, a ski resort and a horse-riding park, the Korean Central News Agency said Sunday.Kim “hardly repressed his happiness, saying that it has become possible to provide people with new culture, and one more plan of the Party to make our people enjoy high civilization under socialism as early as possible has come true,” KCNA said. Advertisement The Yangdok resort, which the North began building last year, has been one of Kim’s major development projects along with another mountain resort recently … [Read more...] about North Korea opens new mountain resort amid tourism drive