October 24, 1985
Howard P. Allen and Joan B. Kroc will be honored by the League of Women Voters of California at the league's 65th anniversary dinner, Nov. 21 in the Century Room at the Century Plaza Tower. Allen was named chairman and chief executive officer of Southern California Edison last year. He has served on numerous boards, including the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, the National Conference of Christians and Jews and the California Chamber of Commerce.
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May 12, 1997 |
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.
December 6, 1990 |
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 |
"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?
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August 8, 1999 |
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 10, 2012 |
A basket for "Donations" blocked the refreshment table at the opening-night reception for Arnold Schulman's "Sleeping Ugly. " The Santa Monica Playhouse has evidently taken fundraising advice from the Third Street Promenade buskers. But as this quirky, inventively staged world premiere demonstrates, the 50-year-old theater knows how to squeeze the maximum entertainment value out of each dollar. You have to wonder what they could do with a few more. Can't afford a fancy set? Use actors as scenery.
May 10, 2012 |
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 |
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 |
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.