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May 12, 1997 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
A public service announcement featuring Valley children revealing their dreams for the future has won a local Emmy award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Produced by L.A. CityView Channel 35 and directed by Richard Erbeznik, the "Dreams" PSA was filmed using Canoga Park students in the LA's BEST program, an after-school education and recreation program, to show a need for after-school enrichment programs for latchkey children.
Mortons restaurant in West Hollywood was the site Tuesday evening for the first of two pre-events celebrating the fifth International Contemporary Art Fair (better known as ART/LA90). The year-old Los Angeles office of the National Resources Defense Council, a national environmental organization, was the beneficiary of the $150-a-person dinner, which was served up to 270 people under a tent in Mortons' parking lot.
April 23, 1990 | BETTY GOODWIN
"Go check out how long it took to build the Parthenon," said Barbara Bain, the actress who is president of the board of trustees of the Dance Gallery. "I'm serious." The Dance Gallery's prospects have sounded like a Greek tragedy at times, but at its ninth annual membership luncheon Thursday at the Bel Age Hotel, supporters of the Dance Gallery Guild heard the news they've waited nine years to hear: Their 1,000-seat dance performance facility is really going to be built. When?
Actor Mitch Ryan, who portrays Greg's father in the weekly television series "Dharma and Greg," will be reading to youngsters on Thursday at Bloomingdale's in the Sherman Oaks Fashion Square. Ryan is the second celebrity reader in a pilot program being sponsored by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, of which he is president. Seven years ago, the SAG Foundation established BookPALS chapters across the country. PALS is short for Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools.
May 11, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
The Harvey Mudd estate, designed by noted architect Elmer Grey in 1922, is for sale in the 90210 ZIP Code at $22.995 million. Sited on an acre with a swimming pool, an aviary and gardens, the English country estate has nearly 11,000 square feet of living space in the main house and guest studio. Features include a two-story entry with hand-carved wood detailing, a conservatory and a wine cellar with a tasting room. There are seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and two powder rooms. The estate has been owned by magnates, philanthropists and other notables: 1922: Built for Charles Boldt, who was a premier glass Mason jar manufacturer and one of the wealthiest Americans of his time.
May 25, 2012 | By Karen Wada, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Playwright Stephen Karam has made a splash off-Broadway with one play and been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize with another. But for memorable moments in his stage career, he says there's nothing quite like his teenage triumphs in the Blank Theatre's annual young playwrights competition and festival. "When you see people taking your work seriously at that age, it makes a big impression," said Karam, 32. "For the first time I thought of myself as a real writer. " For two decades, the small, Hollywood-based Blank has presented plays and musicals by students 19 and younger with directors such as Barbara Bain and Jeremy Sisto, mentors such as Garry Marshall and Terrence McNally and actors such as Sarah Michelle Gellar, Debra Messing and Chris Pine.
May 10, 2012 | By Philip Brandes
The demonic potential in even the most innocuous-looking child's doll should come as no surprise to parents who've felt its eerie supernatural impact on their wallets. But, far more sinister manifestations await in "Sukie and Sue: Their Story," composer Michael John LaChiusa's modest but amusing detour into non-musical playwriting. Continuing his longtime affiliation with Hollywood's The Blank Theatre, LaChiusa's new horror-comedy's darkly sardonic sensibilities are very much in alignment with his edgy musicals “Marie Christine” and “The Wild Party.” Consequently, expect more snarky snaps than outright belly laughs when a ragdoll possessed by an evil spirit shatters the narcissistic complacency of stoners Sukie (Lindsey Broad)
August 9, 2003 | Mark Sachs, Times Staff Writer
Tracey Ullman, the woman of a thousand faces, pares the crowd down to essentially one tonight in her intermittently entertaining HBO special "Trailer Tales" (8 p.m.). The Emmy-winning actress and comedian single-handedly kept the latex industry afloat in the mid-'90s while using all manner of masks and prosthetics to bring her wacky cast of characters to life on the "Tracey Takes On" series and several specials for the cable outfit.
August 25, 1989 | KEVIN ALLMAN
The Center Theatre Group launched its 1989-90 season Wednesday night at the James A. Doolittle Theater in Hollywood with the American premiere of "Byron: Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know"--a two-person show about the life of poet George Gordon, Lord Byron. Afterward, a crowd of 1,000 split into two groups: One attended a reception upstairs at the Doolittle, the other trekked to Ivar Street for a party in the Goldwyn Library.
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