January 19, 1995 |
Los Angeles County arts director Laura Zucker got her call-to-arms last week via fax machine. She then called Kristen Madsen, president of the California Assembly of Local Arts Agencies, to tell her about it--only to find that Madsen already had the same fax.
November 24, 1994
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved $365,500 in 1994-95 Organizational Grant Program awards, with the funds being split among 32 county arts groups. The largest grants went to the L.A. Philharmonic Assn. ($110,000), L.A. Music Center Opera ($40,000), Center Theatre Group ($30,000) and Long Beach Opera ($20,000). Additional recipients include the Glendale Symphony Orchestra, Long Beach Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Pasadena Symphony Assn.
August 15, 1994
Forty-five county arts groups will share $128,500 in matching grants recently approved by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors. The grants, awarded through the National/State/County Partnership grant program, help small-budget and emerging arts groups from all disciplines. This year's grants range from $1,000 to $10,000 with the largest awards going to the organizations Great Leap ($10,000); L.A.
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May 4, 1994 |
After more than a decade of ambitious proposals and feuding with environmentalists, a San Fernando Valley arts group Tuesday submitted what federal officials characterize as a "reasonable" plan for a cultural center in the Sepulveda Basin. The envisioned Arts Park L. A. would include a theater, a museum and workshops built across 52 acres of greenery on the basin's northern edge, near the intersection of Victory and Balboa boulevards.
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March 3, 1993 |
Local artists are invited to a Thursday "paint-out" at Malibu Creek State Park aimed at promoting awareness of the scenery and history of the Santa Monica Mountains. At the event, scheduled for 9 a.m., artists will have an opportunity to paint streams swollen by recent rains, the spring's first wildflowers, and sweeping vistas of mountains and meadows, said Garrie Mar of the Mountains Conservancy Foundation, co-sponsor with Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains.
January 26, 1993 |
In a move that may determine the future of the city's public art projects, the Pasadena City Council will vote tonight on two competing recommendations for the first such project administered under the city's new percent-for-art program. The opposing recommendations pit the city's arts division staff against its own arts commission, an advisory board of City Council appointees. At issue is a $17,000 art commission for the Broadway Power Plant at the northern end of the Pasadena Freeway.
January 13, 1993 |
Officials at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, and those at the regional performing and presenting groups that use the Costa Mesa facility, have been discounting any possible competition with the brand-new Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, which opens today.
October 1, 1992 |
Although several departments were spared threatened cuts when the County Board of Supervisors approved its 1992-93 budget Tuesday, it appears that county arts programs must bite the bullet immediately. Details of the $13-billion budget are still unclear, even to staff in the Chief Administrator's office, but arts programs were not listed among the departments that had funds temporarily restored. As expected, it appears that the County Museum of Art will sustain a cut of $1.
April 19, 1992 |
With its elegant structure and gold-card library cards, the Beverly Hills Library is a delightful place to check out books on poodle-grooming and Mercedes maintenance. And if officials have their way, you'll come to think of this city of glitz as a city of goodwill where struggling artists can show off their singing, dancing and writing talents.
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December 12, 1991 |
The city of Torrance has barred a Shinto priest from performing a centuries-old ceremony as part of a program to promote Japanese arts at a new city-owned theater. The priest's opening blessing would "cross the boundary of church and state," the city attorney has determined. In response, a chief organizer says she has canceled plans for the priest's appearance at the showcase of Japanese performing arts scheduled for Jan. 10 and 11 at the new $13-million Torrance Cultural Arts Center.