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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2001 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Barton Mumaw, a leading modern dancer in the 1930s and, after World War II, an independent choreographer, a dancer in Broadway musicals and a tireless advocate for dance, died Monday in Clearwater, Fla. He was 88. Mumaw was born in Hazleton, Pa., and was raised in Eustis, Fla., where he began his dance training. After seeing a touring performance by Denishawn--a pioneering company led by modern dance icons Ruth St.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2003 | From Associated Press
Former Rep. Frank McCloskey, an Indiana congressman and an outspoken champion of Bosnia during his 12 years in the House of Representatives, has died. He was 64. McCloskey, who represented southwestern Indiana's 8th District in Congress from 1983 to 1995, died Sunday at his Bloomington home after a yearlong battle with bladder cancer, said Dan Combs, a state Democratic Party official. He had been released from a Bloomington hospital Oct. 28 after an 11-day stay as his health worsened.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 2013 | Times staff and wire reports
Mary Thom, an early staffer at Ms. magazine who rose to executive editor and later wrote an insider's history of the groundbreaking, mass-market chronicle of the women's movement, died Friday in a motorcycle crash in Yonkers, N.Y. She was 68. Her death was announced by the Women's Media Center, a nonprofit New York-based organization founded in 2005 by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Ms. co-founder Gloria Steinem. Thom was editor-in-chief for the center, which publishes features on women's issues in addition to offering media training and advocacy.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2013 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
"The Rite of Spring," having reached the 100th celebratory anniversary of its clamorous Paris premiere this spring, is the new "Four Seasons. " Igor Stravinsky's ballet score has become ubiquitous. Rafael Fr├╝hbeck de Burgos conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday night in what might have seemed like yet another "Rite. " But it wasn't. The Spanish conductor produced a sizzling riot of instrumental color that properly and excitingly reminded us of what all the fuss is about.
SPORTS
February 18, 1988 | ANN KILLION, Time Staff Writer
With a name like Cherokee Parks, one would seem to be destined for greatness. A person born with such a name surely wouldn't grow into some nondescript fellow in a business suit. No, such a name undoubtedly would produce someone special. Parks' mother, Debe, expected him to grow into someone special--perhaps a poet, a philosopher, or, at the very least, a social activist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 2005 | Eric Malnic, Times Staff Writer
Gen. William C. Westmoreland, the World War II hero who was later vilified for his leadership of the United States' failed war in Vietnam, died Monday night in Charleston, S.C. He was 91. Westmoreland died of natural causes at Bishop Gadsden retirement home, his son, James Ripley Westmoreland, told Associated Press. Jut-jawed and ramrod straight, strong-willed but soft-spoken, the spit-and-polish Westmoreland projected the quintessential image of an American military leader.
NEWS
May 13, 1993 | CATHY CURTIS, Cathy Curtis covers art for The Times Orange County Edition.
Shoppers who notice the display of bright red bowling balls and red shirts in the window of the Works Gallery Annex at Crystal Court sometimes look confused. Is this a sporting goods store, or what? In fact, the bowling gear--the work of Los Angeles artist Mike Kelley--who has subverted "high art" pieties with some of the most unlikely objects and images from real life--is part of the gallery's salute to A.R.T. Press, a division of the Los Angeles nonprofit group Art Resources Transfer Inc.
NATIONAL
August 22, 2004 | Johanna Neuman, Times Staff Writer
Politicians usually rank near the bottom in public approval, down there with government bureaucrats and journalists. But for one battered industry, rubbing shoulders with the political world has actually improved its favorability ratings. World Wrestling Entertainment, whose hulking, body-slamming, object-hurling superstars perform under names like Triple H, the Rock and Edge, has taken up the cause of voter turnout -- especially for young people.
NEWS
January 14, 2002 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The court file chronicling Kirk and Lisa Bonder Kerkorian's decade-long courtship, monthlong marriage and newly escalating child support dispute leaves no doubt that the rich are indeed different from the rest of us. In what is being touted as a test case for California's wealthiest parents, the billionaire MGM studio and casino mogul and his former tennis pro wife are fighting in Los Angeles Superior Court over just how much money it takes to properly raise their 3-year-old daughter.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 1998 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC
Elizabeth Streb graduated from SUNY Brockport and began her dance career in 1972, the year after two guys from Dartmouth founded Pilobolus. Like that groundbreaking company and its offshoots, she has always challenged conventional definitions of dance by adopting unorthodox movement vocabularies--especially hard-core gymnastics.
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