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"Die Fledermaus," by Johann Strauss II, is the latest in a series of ambitious musicals that faculty member Marilyn Anderson has been producing and directing at Moorpark College for 20 years. Even though this production is in English, the plot is so convoluted that Dr. Falke (authoritatively played by Eric Sheeler) prepares the audience before the curtain rises: A friend has played a practical joke on Falke, and it's now time for payback.
September 6, 2000
Luke Riordan, a senior outfielder from Westlake High, has become the first area baseball player to commit for 2001 to Cal State Northridge. "He has all the talent in the world," said Coach Chuck Berrington of Westlake. Riordan, who is 6-feet-2 and 195 pounds, is the brother of former Westlake standout Matt Riordan. The Warriors could have four players sign with Division I schools. Pitcher Tyler Adamczyk is being recruited by Duke, Notre Dame and Tulane.
January 11, 1994 | CHRISTINA LIMA
El Concilio del Condado de Ventura will honor four Ventura County Latino leaders and a Latino band for outstanding contribution in the areas of cultural arts, business, youth, education and community services. The honorees, selected by the Oxnard-based Latino advocacy group from among 30 nominations, are Gabino Aguirre of Santa Paula, Mary L. Barreto of Oxnard, Rodney E.
September 9, 1995 | DOUGLAS ALGER
Registration begins next week for many city recreation programs offered throughout the San Fernando Valley. Hundreds of Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department courses are scheduled at recreation centers Valleywide. Despite recurring budget problems, several sites have actually managed to expand their course offerings, Olga Singer, principal recreation supervisor, said.
April 11, 1999
* Samantha Peralta, an 11-year-old sixth-grader at Blackstock School in Oxnard, won the California Strawberry Festival's Elementary School Youth T-shirt Design Contest. Samantha's design features a California map noting Oxnard as "the strawberry capital of the world!" Her winning design was chosen from 1,072 student entries from three Oxnard school districts. T-shirts featuring her design will be available for purchase at the May 15-16 festival.
April 27, 1998 | ALLISON COHEN
The Los Angeles Unified School District Honor Marching Band and about 300 other student musicians, actors and dancers will perform at the fourth annual Youth at the Greek music festival Wednesday at the Greek Theatre.
April 18, 2013 | By David Ng, Los Angeles Times
Convincing a rising Broadway star to star in a small, 99-seat Los Angeles stage production can be a real casting coup. But the producers of "Slipping," now running at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood, have learned that it can also create a major headache. Seth Numrich - already a Broadway veteran at age 26, having played the lead roles in "War Horse" in 2011 and "Golden Boy" this winter - began performances in "Slipping" on Saturday. He plays the main role of Eli, a moody high school student adjusting to life in a small, Midwestern town.
August 20, 2006 | Christopher Reynolds
THE good news for big-city arts organizations statewide is that the James Irvine Foundation is handing out $5.2 million in a campaign to boost innovation at arts institutions, including $2.4 million to three Los Angeles museums. The bad news is, that's only about half as much money as the foundation handed out the last time it did this.
March 14, 1999
Notorious sourpuss W.C. Fields was once asked if he liked children. "I do," he replied, "if they're properly cooked." Only the crustiest curmudgeon would bah-humbug at the notion that kids are a wonderful element of any family or community. Yet for lower-income parents or single parents of any income level, the constant need to care for young children does create a logistical dilemma: If a parent needs to work outside the home to earn a living, what to do with the kids all day?
December 22, 1994 | KAY HWANGBO
A planned expansion of the San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center--involving the moving of an 8,000-square-foot building from Burbank to Pacoima--will take place early next year, a center official said this week. "I'm really happy . . . because I can actually see the work progressing," said Michael Motoyasu, the center's second vice president and project chairman. "There's nothing like seeing everything come together."
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