October 19, 1994 |
The locally based Armadillo String Quartet might be a more prominent name on our chamber music scene were not its members busy with dozens of other musical endeavors. As it is, this talented ensemble--Barry Socher and Steven Scharf, violins, Raymond Tischer, viola, and Armen Ksajikian, cello--showed considerable strengths in the second program of the Los Angeles Bach Festival, now in its 61st year.
April 21, 1994 |
Using the "backstage" theater as a space for small-scale productions is working out well for the Santa Paula Theater Center. Currently playing are a pair of one-act works by James McLure that are a delight. Both take place in the small town of Maynard, Tex.--think of Mayberry, only with longnecks and armadillos--about 20 years ago.
February 7, 1993 |
If you've ever felt sorrow--or revulsion--at the sight of all those squashed armadillos alongside Southern roads, Bob Graessle may have just the organization for you. Graessle, known around here as "Dillo Man," is head of the International Order of the Armadillo. He founded it about a decade ago, he says, because of his love of the primitive mammal and his belief that others feel the same way. He claims that about 1,200 have signed up. "I discovered what I called the armadillo underground.
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September 25, 1991 |
Like a rolling stone, a stowaway armadillo nicknamed Bob Dylan was headed back to the Southeast from Wyoming on Tuesday. The 12-pound armadillo was discovered hiding in a Consolidated Freightways truck loaded with tires during a 1,921-mile trip from Orlando to Cheyenne, and it refused to eat in Wyoming. A veterinarian was taking the animal by jet to Atlanta, where a radio station manager has arranged for a rented limousine to take it to St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge on the Gulf of Mexico.
March 28, 1990 |
Funding a concert sometimes demands an inventive hook if various monetary sources are to be enticed. Such an approach was evident Monday night in the Little Theatre of Cal State Northridge as several internationally-minded organizations including the Fulbright Commission sponsored a concert by three currently local composers who at one time resided in Brazil.
April 9, 1989 |
Walking catfish, poisonous toads and armadillos are a few of the foreign creatures that have invaded Florida and created headaches for naturalists and residents, a wildlife expert says. Fire ants from Argentina, flesh-eating piranhas and monkeys are other examples of the state's many exotic species, said Wayne King, a curator of reptiles at the Museum of Natural History on the University of Florida campus. "An introduced species may literally outfeed our native species and spread to become real pests, and then we end up spending millions, if not billions, of dollars trying to control it," he said.
February 15, 1988 |
Here at the leper colony, Willard Brown was looking after the armadillos. He was covered from head to toe in surgical garb--gown, hat, gloves and shoe covers. These particular armadillos had leprosy, and one could not be too careful. The air was pungent from the naturally foul armadillo odor. Being of the nocturnal bent, most of the hard-shelled creatures were burrowed under shredded newspaper in their cubicles.
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December 30, 1987 |
"He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: And the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart." -- Proverbs 11:29, source of the title of "Inherit the Wind," the play about the 1925 Scopes "monkey trial" over the teaching of evolution. In the back room of an Irish restaurant in Canoga Park, the Believers who refuse to believe gathered for dinner and to watch movies of ancient mud and examine dinosaur droppings. The Bible-Science Assn.