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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2004
Hours: 10 a.m.-midnight. Location: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. More information: www. ocfair.com or (714) 708-3247 10:30 a.m.: Rats and Mice Show 11 a.m.: American Tiger Karate Demo 2 p.m.: Grape Find Contest 3 p.m.: Just for Tonight -- Barbershop groups 3:30 p.m.: O.C. Gourd Society -- "Fun With Gourds and Crafts" 6 p.m.: Scrapbooking With Sherrie Murphy 6:30 p.m.: Karaokin' at the Fair Semifinal No. 3 8 p.m.: Jessica Simpson; tickets, $39.50-$49.50 8 p.m.
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NEWS
April 16, 2002
B.B. King, Los Lobos, Little Richard and Bo Diddley lead the lineup for the 2002 Doheny Blues Festival scheduled for May 18-19 in Dana Point. Also on the roster of 28 acts that will be spread over three stages are Junior Brown, Jonny Lang, Marcia Ball, Charlie Musselwhite, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings, Terrance Simien, and Candye Kane and the Swinging Armadillos. The festival will take place 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 2001
Gerald P. Walsh, 65, leader in the fight against leprosy and tuberculosis, died Sunday in Frederick, Md., of brain cancer. Walsh served as the longtime scientific director of the American Leprosy Foundation. He also helped develop an internationally recognized model for testing TB vaccines and therapies, and wrote more than 150 scientific articles on leprosy and tuberculosis.
TRAVEL
June 13, 2004
Until I read Beverly Beyette's "Bats, Armadillos and LBJ, Deep in the Heart of Texas," May 30, I wouldn't have believed that someone could spend time in Austin and so completely miss the essence of the city. Beyette notes that Austin is the live music capital of the world, but nowhere in the article do we see the evidence. Austin is rife with the spirit of music: Every night of the year, six blocks of East 6th Street are awash with the sound of guitar as students and other Austinites partake of some 20 music nightclubs.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 1991 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First came Raffi and his global consciousness; then the cozy, feel-good trio of Sharon, Lois and Bram; then smart and funny Fred Penner--is there room for yet another Canadian at the top of the U.S. children's music market? Yes, plenty, if it's this Canadian singer: Meet decidedly different, sweet and wicked Norman Foote. His first U.S. release, "Foote Prints," on Walt Disney Records' Music Box Artist Series, is a triumphant mix of sophisticated wackiness and genuine feeling.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 1995 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There's got to be method behind the madness when a concert series offers the Blazers with Candye Kane and the Swingin' Armadillos one week and Seigneur Tabu Ley Rochereau and Orchestre Afrisa International the next. That's what the Long Beach Museum of Art will be offering in its 10th summer season, which starts Wednesday and will continue through Aug. 23. And you know there's method, and a sound one, when the series is not only stable but growing.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 1991 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's bare-bones theater--a couple of uninteresting screens, odds-and-ends costumes--and performance quality varies, but "Just So Stories" at the Encino Playhouse evokes generous giggles from a preschool audience.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 1998 | JOSEF WOODARD
For eight years, the locally based Armadillo String Quartet has hosted a tribute to the unique American musical figure Peter Schickele. On Monday night at Pasadena's Neighborhood Church, the tradition continued, as the quartet, with guest musicians on hand, presented chamber music from his serious repertory. As a composer, radio-show host and reformed satirist, who for many years adopted the wry persona of P.D.Q. Bach, Schickele has a reputation that keeps preceding him.
NEWS
January 3, 1992 | CHRIS COOK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Cook is fashion editor of the Japan Times
Japanese designers, showing their spring collections last fall, made one thing clear. Their focus is on color, with extra attention to pastels. Fantasy, ethnic inspiration and glitter are other dominant themes. * Color: Norihisa Ota of C'est Vrai and Kyoko Higa are known for playful yet wearable collections energized by vivid hues. Ota's memorable creations for spring include Barbara Cartland pink harem pants paired with a bustier top and a floral-patterned lace top worn off the shoulder.
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