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December 5, 1986
The December Rose Assn. will present its annual award for 1986 to actress/writer/producer Carmen Zapata at a reception at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Angelus Plaza, 255 S. Hill St. in downtown Los Angeles. The association publishes the December Rose national magazine dedicated to the performing arts for people 55 and older. The reception and award presentation is open to interested people in the creative arts. Reservations: (213) 623-4352.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2014 | By Elaine Woo
Actress Carmen Zapata, who responded to the dearth of challenging roles for Latinos by launching a bilingual theater company in Los Angeles four decades ago, died Sunday at her Van Nuys home. She was 86. The veteran of TV, stage and film, whose extensive credits include appearances on prime-time hits like "Trapper John, M.D" and "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," had heart problems, said Lina Montalvo, managing director of the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts . In 1973, Zapata co-founded the foundation with director Margarita Galban to bring the Hispanic experience to the stage through productions of Spanish-language classics, including works by Federico Garcia Lorca, and contemporary plays by Latin American writers.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 1990
Broadway and television actress Carmen Zapata will open the 1990 Orange County Latino Performing Arts Festival at Cal State Fullerton on April 21. Zapata, a three-time Emmy nominee, will deliver a keynote address at 10 a.m. to open a free symposium entitled, "Latinos and Mainstream Theater: An Analytical and Futuristic Perspective." The symposium, which will run until 12:30 p.m., will be at the University Center Theater.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2000
The "American Family" pilot is not the first on television about an East L.A. household ("Is It Prime Time for a New 'Family'?," by Dana Calvo, May 2). Way back in 1976 we did 15 episodes of a Latino family entitled "Viva Valdez" on ABC. Although the show was a comedy and not a drama, as the new one is, our Valdez family's Boyle Heights home consisted of a father, mother, three sons and a daughter living, learning and laughing about life's struggles, as I'm sure the current one will do. Unfortunately, one of the lessons the Valdez family learned was not to be on TV opposite "60 Minutes."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2000
The "American Family" pilot is not the first on television about an East L.A. household ("Is It Prime Time for a New 'Family'?," by Dana Calvo, May 2). Way back in 1976 we did 15 episodes of a Latino family entitled "Viva Valdez" on ABC. Although the show was a comedy and not a drama, as the new one is, our Valdez family's Boyle Heights home consisted of a father, mother, three sons and a daughter living, learning and laughing about life's struggles, as I'm sure the current one will do. Unfortunately, one of the lessons the Valdez family learned was not to be on TV opposite "60 Minutes."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1985 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
"We're a family store, so we like to return the support of the families in the communities we serve," said Larry Tessler. He is a vice president of Mervyn's Stores. Mervyn's is making it possible, beginning this fall, for Los Angeles to have a professional bilingual theater for children--a reflection of the city's growing Latino population.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 1993 | SYLVIE DRAKE, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
There is a potentially interesting idea behind C. Bernard Jackson's "B/C Historia" presented by the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts at Los Angeles Theatre Center in collaboration with Jackson's Inner City Cultural Center. "B/C" concerns the uneasy historical relationship of Africans and Hispanics (the producers' preferred label). If only it were more boldly attacked. If only it didn't get lost in the mildly arcane speech of another time.
NEWS
December 19, 1991 | ELENA KELLNER, SPECIAL TO NUESTRO TIEMPO
"Drug Wars II--Colombia: The Fall of the Medellin Cartel" will air on NBC next month, starring Julie Carmen in the role of a courageous Colombian judge who investigated and indicted Pablo Escobar, kingpin of the Medellin Cartel who is now in prison. And look for Carmen to host "Transit 2000," a KABC-TV public affairs program to air one Sunday each month from January to June. It will deal with environmental topics, such as transportation in Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 1987 | JANICE ARKATOV
East meets West and has a hard time of it in Richard Nelson's new drama, "Between East and West," just opened at the Callboard Theatre. "It's about two Czech emigres arriving in New York in 1983," said the playwright. "He's a stage/film director in his mid-50s, she an actress in her early 50s. So it's about them in America, dealing with that. She has a very difficult time finding work here. He can work, but not at the level he had before.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 2014 | By Elaine Woo
Actress Carmen Zapata, who responded to the dearth of challenging roles for Latinos by launching a bilingual theater company in Los Angeles four decades ago, died Sunday at her Van Nuys home. She was 86. The veteran of TV, stage and film, whose extensive credits include appearances on prime-time hits like "Trapper John, M.D" and "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," had heart problems, said Lina Montalvo, managing director of the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts . In 1973, Zapata co-founded the foundation with director Margarita Galban to bring the Hispanic experience to the stage through productions of Spanish-language classics, including works by Federico Garcia Lorca, and contemporary plays by Latin American writers.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 1993 | SYLVIE DRAKE, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
There is a potentially interesting idea behind C. Bernard Jackson's "B/C Historia" presented by the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts at Los Angeles Theatre Center in collaboration with Jackson's Inner City Cultural Center. "B/C" concerns the uneasy historical relationship of Africans and Hispanics (the producers' preferred label). If only it were more boldly attacked. If only it didn't get lost in the mildly arcane speech of another time.
NEWS
December 19, 1991 | ELENA KELLNER, SPECIAL TO NUESTRO TIEMPO
"Drug Wars II--Colombia: The Fall of the Medellin Cartel" will air on NBC next month, starring Julie Carmen in the role of a courageous Colombian judge who investigated and indicted Pablo Escobar, kingpin of the Medellin Cartel who is now in prison. And look for Carmen to host "Transit 2000," a KABC-TV public affairs program to air one Sunday each month from January to June. It will deal with environmental topics, such as transportation in Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 1990
Broadway and television actress Carmen Zapata will open the 1990 Orange County Latino Performing Arts Festival at Cal State Fullerton on April 21. Zapata, a three-time Emmy nominee, will deliver a keynote address at 10 a.m. to open a free symposium entitled, "Latinos and Mainstream Theater: An Analytical and Futuristic Perspective." The symposium, which will run until 12:30 p.m., will be at the University Center Theater.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 1987 | JANICE ARKATOV
East meets West and has a hard time of it in Richard Nelson's new drama, "Between East and West," just opened at the Callboard Theatre. "It's about two Czech emigres arriving in New York in 1983," said the playwright. "He's a stage/film director in his mid-50s, she an actress in her early 50s. So it's about them in America, dealing with that. She has a very difficult time finding work here. He can work, but not at the level he had before.
NEWS
December 5, 1986
The December Rose Assn. will present its annual award for 1986 to actress/writer/producer Carmen Zapata at a reception at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Angelus Plaza, 255 S. Hill St. in downtown Los Angeles. The association publishes the December Rose national magazine dedicated to the performing arts for people 55 and older. The reception and award presentation is open to interested people in the creative arts. Reservations: (213) 623-4352.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1985 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
"We're a family store, so we like to return the support of the families in the communities we serve," said Larry Tessler. He is a vice president of Mervyn's Stores. Mervyn's is making it possible, beginning this fall, for Los Angeles to have a professional bilingual theater for children--a reflection of the city's growing Latino population.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Hail, Carmen: Actress Carmen Zapata, co-founder and president of Los Angeles' Bilingual Foundation of the Arts, has been awarded the Civil Order of Merit by His Majesty Juan Carlos I, King of Spain. The order of knighthood, which recognizes Zapata's commitment to arts in the Hispanic community, was originally instituted by royal decree on June 25, 1926.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Honors From the Top: Gov. and Mrs. Pete Wilson will present the 1991 Governor's Award for the Arts to nine California artists, arts organizations and patrons Nov. 22, recognizing lifetime achievements and significant contributions to the arts in this state. The recipients will be actor James Stewart, composer John Adams, author Wallace Stegner, artist Wayne Thiebaud, Old Globe founder Craig Noel, actress Carmen Zapata, entrepreneurs Mr. and Mrs.
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