May 8, 1998 |
A collaboration between superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma and the Mark Morris Dance Group will highlight the 1998-99 Contemporary Dance Series presented by the Irvine Barclay Theatre. For the first time, the theater also will offer two or more performances of each company it presents. The season: * Oct. 6-7: Ballet Preljocaj from Aix-en-Provence, France. Company founder Angelin Preljocaj's "Le Spectre de la Rose," based upon the Fokine ballet of the same name, among other works.
HOME & GARDEN
November 28, 2009
There are architects whose work exists only on paper. Then there is Shigeru Ban. The architect (pronounced she-gay-roo-BAHN ) has gained fame partly from work made of paper. The new Rizzoli book "Shigeru Ban: Paper in Architecture," edited by Ian Luna and Lauren A. Gould with essays by Riichi Miyake, shows how Ban has brought new meaning to architecture with his use of recycled cardboard paper tubes. "Paper is made out of trees," Ban says. "Humans create architecture out of trees, so it must be possible to create architecture out of paper."
May 11, 1987 |
Hungarian-born abstract artist Viktor Vasarely has opened a Budapest museum housing more than 500 works given by him to the country he left 57 years ago. The Vasarely museum, set up in a wing of Budapest's 18th-Century Zichy palace, traces the artist's stylistic development through to the rippling geometric patterns and optical illusions that are his trademark.
July 23, 1988 |
John McEnroe defeated Guillermo Perez-Roldan, and Andre Agassi beat Martin Jaite Friday to give the United States a 2-0 lead over Argentina in the American Zone final of the Davis Cup at Buenos Aires. McEnroe outlasted the 18-year-old Perez-Roldan, 6-2, 5-7, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, in a four-hour match, and the 18-year-old Agassi, the world's fifth-ranked player, defeated Jaite, 6-2, 6-2, 6-1.
July 22, 1988 |
Derrick Rostagno upset second-seeded Brad Gilbert, 6-4, 6-3, Thursday to move into the quarterfinals of the $232,050 D.C. hard-court tennis tournament at Washington. Rostagno broke Gilbert's serve to take the first set, and with the second set at 3-3, he won the last three games to close out the match. "I didn't serve as well as I would have liked to," said Gilbert, ranked No. 9 in the world. "He was capitalizing on my second serve."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2002 |
Herbert Wernicke, a German avant-garde opera designer whose productions appeared in major theaters across Europe, has died. He was 56. Wernicke died Tuesday in Basel, where he was working on the set for Handel's oratorio "Israel in Egypt" at the city's main theater. The cause of death was not given. The Austrian newspaper Salzburger Nachrichten reported that Wernicke collapsed in the street and could not be revived.