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February 6, 1995
A special benefit performance of Disney's stage adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast" will be held at the Shubert Theatre in Century City on March 22. Proceeds will go to RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa) International. Information: (818) 773-2444.
March 8, 2013 | By Jay Jones
For the first time in Cirque du Soleil history, all seven of its Las Vegas productions will be dark on March 22, as cast and crew members stage a benefit performance titled “One Night for One Drop.” The one-off production, to be staged in the “O” Theater at Bellagio , will feature more than 200 Cirque performers as well as special guests, including youthful singing sensation Jackie Evancho . The proceeds will benefit ...
December 25, 1992
Highlights from Strauss' "Die Fledermaus" will be performed by cast members from "The Phantom of the Opera" Thursday as a benefit for Equity Fights AIDS. The 4:45 p.m. program will be in Rehearsal Room 1 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Music Center. Donations will be taken at the door. Reservations are required: (213) 668-1419 or (818) 769-9007.
October 18, 2012
Performers in adult films risk their health and their very lives to do their controversial work. Despite advances in the treatment of HIV, there is not yet a cure for the virus, which causes AIDS. New, more virulent and in some cases reportedly untreatable strains of once manageable sexually transmitted diseases continue to appear: syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia. So it stands to reason that government would consider common-sense regulations to protect performers in the workplace. Just as regulations require helmets on construction sites to protect against debilitating head injuries, government could mandate that performers whose work requires sexual contact wear condoms.
August 10, 1993
A benefit performance of William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" will be presented by A Company of Their Own at the Los Angeles State and County Arboretum each Saturday and Sunday at 2:15 p.m. through Aug. 29. Donations collected after the performance will go to the Santa Maria House Helping Hands, an outreach program for women and children living with AIDS. Information: (310) 478-5742.
December 20, 2010 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times
Breast-feeding infants for at least six months appears to give kids' an advantage in school, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics . Many other studies have also found a small effect on school performance from breast-feeding. This study, however, was unique in that boys appeared to benefit the most. The researchers, from the University of Western Australia in Perth, have followed 2,868 children since the early '90s. The study showed that, at age 10, boys who were breast-fed for six months or longer scored higher in math, reading and spelling compared with boys who were breast-fed for less than six months.
May 30, 2010 | Jerry Crowe
You might say that actor Eddie Frierson is infatuated with Christy Mathewson, the dominating pitcher who was part of Cooperstown's inaugural class of inductees. For nearly half his 50 years, Frierson has brought the gentlemanly Hall of Fame right-hander to life on stage in the one-man play "Matty: An Evening with Christy Mathewson." Written and performed by the actor, it's a labor of love that drew glowing reviews during an off-Broadway run in the 1990s. These days, with Frierson dressed in dead-ball era New York Giants flannels and cap, it is reprised up to 20 times a year by the actor, a former Santa Monica High baseball coach and UCLA walk-on.
October 4, 2002
Mink Stole and Julie Brown will guest star in a benefit performance of "The Phacts of Life," Dennis Hensley and Christian McLaughlin's comedy featuring a theatrical staging of real episodes from the TV sitcom "Facts of Life," on Sunday at 7 p.m. at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Renberg Theatre, 1125 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood. Proceeds will benefit the center. Tickets are $15. Information: (323) 860-7300.
July 3, 2001
A special gala benefit performance of Richard Alfieri's "Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks," starring Uta Hagen and David Hyde Pierce, will be presented as a tribute to Jack Lemmon at 7:30 p.m. July 10 at the Geffen Playhouse, 10886 Le Conte Ave., Westwood. Featuring a post-performance reception, the event will benefit the Actors' Fund of America, the HB Playwright's Foundation and the Geffen Playhouse. Tickets are $100, $150 and $250. (323) 933-9266, Ext. 54.
May 25, 2001
Interact Theatre Company will present two special performances of the Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler musical "A Little Night Music," directed by and featuring John Rubinstein, to benefit Retinoblastoma International on Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Each of the gala fund-raisers will include a post-show catered reception with the cast. Tickets are $125. Interact Theatre Company is at 5215 Bakman Ave., North Hollywood. Information: (818) 773-7862.
February 5, 2001 | CAROL CHAMBERS
Friends and colleagues of slain actor Anthony Lee will hold a benefit performance tonight at the El Portal Center for the Arts in North Hollywood to raise money for a student arts organization named in his honor. The variety show, titled "Turning the Poison into Medicine," will feature performances by several celebrities, including Wayne Brady of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"
December 6, 1999
Theatre Neo will present a benefit performance of "Girls Talk," short comedic and dramatic works about women's "universal personal experiences," tonight at 8 at the Hudson Avenue Theatre in Hollywood. All proceeds will go to Sojourn Services for Battered Women and Their Children, based on the Westside of Los Angeles. Tickets are $20. Reservations: (323) 769-5858.
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