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March 2, 1998 | MARK SWED, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
Recently the Los Angeles Philharmonic performed on a Friday afternoon at the Music Center downtown. It was a strange concert. The conductor was Mark Wigglesworth, a dashing young Brit beginning to make a name for himself. The program had an informal theme of rebirth. In one piece Mahler asked the ultimate question: Is there more to life than the suffering we endure on this planet? The concert ended with Richard Strauss conjuring up death and spiritual transformation.
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August 22, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reseda cartoonist Spike Dolomite Ward was "totally, totally, totally freaked out" a year ago when she learned her son's kindergarten class, like most San Fernando Valley elementary schools, had no art supplies and no art instruction. From Ward's disgust with the school's shortcoming grew the Arts in Education Aid Council, a nonprofit group of artists whose long-term goal is to restore a district-funded art program to Valley schools. The group met Monday night for the first time.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 1995 | TOM WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the fate of the National Endowment for the Arts threatened by fiscal conservatives such as House Speaker Newt Gingrich, many Los Angeles arts organizations place community outreach programs at the forefront of cuts that would result from reductions in NEA support. "We would inevitably have to cut those things that aren't income-producing," says Gordon Davidson, artistic director of the Center Theatre Group. "I'm dealing with tight corners these days."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1999 | ROBERTA G. WAX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If not for Valley-based businesses, there wouldn't be much music, art or theater for residents to enjoy, arts organizations say. And even that precarious funding is in jeopardy because of corporate mergers, the changing way companies spend their discretionary dollars and the inability of small arts organizations to devote the time and resources necessary to woo corporate donations.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 1992 | JAN BRESLAUER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Now may not be boom time for the alternative arts, but that's not stopping a group of Santa Monica-based artists and arts organizations whose names are synonymous with the cutting edge. In a move that seems to fly in the face of ongoing attacks from the right and a sour economy, the enclave that houses Highways Performance Space and High Performance magazine has just announced a major administrative reconfiguration and facilities expansion, which will open this weekend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reseda cartoonist Spike Dolomite Ward was "totally, totally, totally freaked out" a year ago when she learned her son's kindergarten class, like most San Fernando Valley elementary schools, had no art supplies and no art instruction. From Ward's disgust with the school's shortcoming grew the Arts in Education Aid Council, a nonprofit group of artists whose long-term goal is to restore a district-funded art program to Valley schools. The group met Monday night for the first time.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 1995 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES ART CRITIC
Six years after launching a badly flawed program of grants for the visual and performing arts, the city's Cultural Affairs Department has now fashioned a new grant category that, if all goes well, just might help the agency start to redeem its disappointing legacy. Called the Individual Artist Grant, the pilot program is limited to visual art, including photography. It's expected to operate for a minimum of two years, but if it works, the category could become a permanent fixture.
NEWS
October 7, 1996 | NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF, TIMES ARCHITECTURE CRITIC
In an aggressive move to help rescue the financially embattled Disney Concert Hall, the Museum of Contemporary Art is putting architect Frank O. Gehry's models and drawings on display on its plaza, introducing the public to its full artistic range for the first time. This level of advocacy is unusual for an art museum, but as a champion of the world-renowned architect, the museum is trying to pull the proposed concert hall from its financial mire.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 1992 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Inner City Cultural Center is moving its activities out of its 22-year home in a riot-scarred neighborhood near Pico Boulevard and Vermont Avenue and seeking temporary quarters in Hollywood. But the organization still owns buildings and property at its old site, at 1308 New Hampshire Ave., and will return there eventually, said C. Bernard Jackson, the group's executive director and co-founder. "Our dream is to completely rehabilitate the area," Jackson said.
NEWS
December 6, 1998 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Despite sitting on a portfolio that has grown in value to nearly $5 billion, the president of the J. Paul Getty Trust wants to do what some see as the unthinkable: start raising money. One year into his tenure, Barry Munitz has a list of options on the table: seek corporate sponsors for exhibitions at the Getty's famed museums; solicit gifts of art from private collectors; charge for memberships at the Getty Villa in Malibu; and borrow money for future construction projects.
NEWS
December 6, 1998 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Despite sitting on a portfolio that has grown in value to nearly $5 billion, the president of the J. Paul Getty Trust wants to do what some see as the unthinkable: start raising money. One year into his tenure, Barry Munitz has a list of options on the table: seek corporate sponsors for exhibitions at the Getty's famed museums; solicit gifts of art from private collectors; charge for memberships at the Getty Villa in Malibu; and borrow money for future construction projects.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 1998 | MARK SWED, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
Recently the Los Angeles Philharmonic performed on a Friday afternoon at the Music Center downtown. It was a strange concert. The conductor was Mark Wigglesworth, a dashing young Brit beginning to make a name for himself. The program had an informal theme of rebirth. In one piece Mahler asked the ultimate question: Is there more to life than the suffering we endure on this planet? The concert ended with Richard Strauss conjuring up death and spiritual transformation.
NEWS
October 7, 1996 | NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF, TIMES ARCHITECTURE CRITIC
In an aggressive move to help rescue the financially embattled Disney Concert Hall, the Museum of Contemporary Art is putting architect Frank O. Gehry's models and drawings on display on its plaza, introducing the public to its full artistic range for the first time. This level of advocacy is unusual for an art museum, but as a champion of the world-renowned architect, the museum is trying to pull the proposed concert hall from its financial mire.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 1996
Five local arts groups have each been awarded $48,000 grants from the County of Los Angeles Music and Performing Arts Commission and the City of L.A. Cultural Affairs Department. The 1996 grants, fourth-year installments of the Arts Organization Stabilization Initiative, also include 150 hours in technical assistance to each organization.
NEWS
December 12, 1995 | LYNELL GEORGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Slicing through another heavy sheet of construction paper, Jerome McGee, 10 1/2, his stocky, gluey fingers pressed through the finger holes of blunt-edged scissors, talks onlookers through a tour of his morning creation. Jutting out of the tabletop like a centerpiece of exotic blooms, his paper structure is an explosion of colors and shapes--curlicues, arches, spheres. McGee sounds like the proud chief architect touring the site, missing only his hard hat.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 1995 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES ART CRITIC
Six years after launching a badly flawed program of grants for the visual and performing arts, the city's Cultural Affairs Department has now fashioned a new grant category that, if all goes well, just might help the agency start to redeem its disappointing legacy. Called the Individual Artist Grant, the pilot program is limited to visual art, including photography. It's expected to operate for a minimum of two years, but if it works, the category could become a permanent fixture.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 1993 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Of the 52 candidates for mayor of Los Angeles, only one--City Coucilman Joel Wachs--counts the art community as a major source of support. And his mayoral campaign reaches well beyond Southern California. A coast-to-coast spate of fund-raisers for Wachs includes everything from cocktail parties sponsored by Los Angeles' cultural movers and shakers to a gathering of New York artists in a TriBeCa restaurant.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1999 | ROBERTA G. WAX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If not for Valley-based businesses, there wouldn't be much music, art or theater for residents to enjoy, arts organizations say. And even that precarious funding is in jeopardy because of corporate mergers, the changing way companies spend their discretionary dollars and the inability of small arts organizations to devote the time and resources necessary to woo corporate donations.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 1995 | TOM WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the fate of the National Endowment for the Arts threatened by fiscal conservatives such as House Speaker Newt Gingrich, many Los Angeles arts organizations place community outreach programs at the forefront of cuts that would result from reductions in NEA support. "We would inevitably have to cut those things that aren't income-producing," says Gordon Davidson, artistic director of the Center Theatre Group. "I'm dealing with tight corners these days."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 1993 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Of the 52 candidates for mayor of Los Angeles, only one--City Coucilman Joel Wachs--counts the art community as a major source of support. And his mayoral campaign reaches well beyond Southern California. A coast-to-coast spate of fund-raisers for Wachs includes everything from cocktail parties sponsored by Los Angeles' cultural movers and shakers to a gathering of New York artists in a TriBeCa restaurant.
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