January 29, 1991 |
For the first time in 20 years, no one stood outside the Soviet Embassy on Monday demonstrating on behalf of Jews trying to emigrate from the Soviet Union. The Kremlin's relaxed policies led the Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington to suspend, as of Sunday, the daily 15-minute protests that began in December, 1970, a year when only 28 Jews were given permission to emigrate to the United States.
April 20, 1998 |
The American musician Garrick Ohlsson has actually grown up before our eyes. He was already a well-known competition winner when he captured the top prize in the international Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 1970. A year later, the young pianist played at the Hollywood Bowl, and has returned here many times. Friday night, coming back to UCLA--but not Royce Hall, scene of his local recital debut in 1976--Ohlsson again made a musical and personal triumph.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1993
In his own intense and meticulously informed way, the late Arthur Ashe, a gentleman athlete, championed justice on and off the tennis court, at home and abroad. He fought the stigma of AIDS, which he believed he contracted a decade ago from a blood transfusion he received after heart surgery. As tough as that fight was, Ashe insisted that nothing was as difficult as the battles he had faced as a black man.
January 25, 1999 |
"Eagles Go Ker-Plunkett, 27-10," read the morning headline, saluting the NFL's first wild card team to run the table (4-0) in the playoffs and win a Super Bowl. The Raider quarterback, Jim Plunkett, had a three-touchdown day at New Orleans, and Philadelphia's Ron Jaworski threw three interceptions. The game's most spectacular play was an 80-yard Plunkett-to-Kenny King touchdown.
July 26, 1987 |
Claude Simon's "Conducting Bodies" is an uncommonly puzzling, frustrating, and potentially rewarding novel--if it is a novel at all.
February 23, 2008 |
Raul Esparza was born in 1970, the year Stephen Sondheim's seminal musical "Company" opened on Broadway. Penned by George Furth, directed by Hal Prince and featuring the choreography of Michael Bennett, the original production knocked the theater world for a loop with its sophisticated, adult and honest portrayal of a 35-year-old bachelor named Bobby and his five married friends and three girlfriends. It took home several Tony Awards, including best musical.
August 12, 1990 |
David Nissenbaum, 40, qualified last week for the U.S. Amateur golf tournament starting in Denver Aug. 21. He last qualified for it in 1970, a year after he quit the University of Iowa's golf team. Nissenbaum says his comeback was inspired by his view from Allenwood federal prison in Pennsylvania. He told the Springfield, Mass., Union-News: "I could see a golf course through the windows."