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ENTERTAINMENT
August 29, 1990 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Festival and Dept. of Transportation officials are planning park-and-ride facilities, shuttles and buses to handle the more than 100,000 people predicted to flock to San Pedro's Point Fermin/Angel's Gate Park this weekend over three days of opening activities for the $5-million, 230-event gala. To handle the crowds, the Dept.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 1990 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During September's Los Angeles Festival, local PBS station KCET Channel 28 will present a different kind of late-night TV. During the days and early evenings of the 17-day event, Los Angeles residents may attend performances in and around the city by the festival's broad range of artists hailing from 14 countries.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 1990 | DIANE HAITHMAN DIANE HAITHMAN..BD: TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an 11th-hour decision, the Los Angeles Festival has added Salvadoran poet Alfonso Quijada Urias to its program. The move came in response to protests from a local Latino artists group and members of the Salvadoran community over the appearance of Salvadoran poet David Escobar Galindo, who is believed to have ties to the Salvadoran government. Galindo is slated to appear as part of "La Terra Nova 1990: Pacific Poetry Festival."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1990 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Something eerie and peculiar happened after Willie Herron painted Mexican Revolutionary leader Miguel Hidalgo on the facade of an East Los Angeles pharmacy 14 years ago. Evoking the mystical realism of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Herron described how "odd" that he unwittingly positioned the face of the "Father of Mexican Independence" directly over a weak area on the aging farmacia wall.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 1990 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Local Cambodians said they were pleased that the State Department has finally granted visitor visas to a Phnom Penh dance company to perform in the upcoming Los Angeles Festival, but some community leaders said protests from some factions could not be ruled out. Under review since June, the visas allow 32 members of the Cambodian Classical Dance Troupe based at the University of Fine Arts in the Cambodian capital to visit the U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 1990 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles Festival may cut some of its 230 scheduled programs by the end of next week if its $4.7-million budget for the Sept. 1-16 arts extravaganza is not met, executive director Judith Luther said Tuesday. "It's possible," Luther said when asked of the cuts. She added, however, "I think it's very likely that the money could come in. We've got a lot of things pending that could come in very quickly. If (all the funding requests) we've got out came in, we'd be home free."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 1990 | ANDY AVALOS
The artworks by three local artists--Erika Rothenberg, Sandra Rowe and John Baldessari--go public Monday on billboards across the city, commissioned as part of Los Angeles Festival. In the case of feminist artist Rothenberg, this means a 14 x 48-foot parody of inaccurate advertising messages. Her billboard, which will be at the corner of Van Nuys Boulevard and Hatteras Avenue in Van Nuys, will feature a drawing of a "typical American family" consisting of a husband, wife, two children and a dog.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 1990 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The financially strapped Los Angeles Festival, still short of its $4.7-million goal, may refuse a $30,000 grant from the NEA because of the agency's anti-obscenity stance, the festival's executive director said Tuesday. Although the arts festival, the largest of its kind in the nation, still needs $200,000 before its slated Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 1990
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved $112,000 in matching grants to 20 county arts organizations through the National-State-County Partnership. The grants range from $20,000 to the group Visual Communications to hire a full-time publications editor and produce program catalogues for a film and video series to $1,000 to XTET/Just the X of Us to help produce a chamber music program for the Open Festival component of September's L.A. Festival.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 1990 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Peter Sellars has set the challenge. "We're calling it an 'invitation to exploration,' " he says, "and it will take an intrepid explorer or somebody with a real interest in uncharted (arts) territory to get through it." Believe it or not, Sellars isn't talking about programming for his own Pacific-themed L.A. Festival, in which many of the performers, films and visual art shows will be unknown to L.A. audiences.
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