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January 27, 2010
'Carousel' Where: Freud Playhouse at UCLA When: 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturdays, 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays. Ends Feb. 7. Price: $70 and $75 Contact: (310) 825-2101 or www.reprise.org
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April 9, 2014 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Dropbox is unveiling new ways for people to hold onto and share their digital stuff as it tries to build on the popularity of its online storage service. With an initial public offering in the works, Chief Executive Drew Houston said his company is moving into its next chapter, which positions Dropbox as a “home” on the Internet to house documents, photos and videos across all devices and share them with friends, family and co-workers. With rising competitive pressures from technology giants Google and Microsoft and from start-up rival Box, which recently filed to go public, Dropbox is looking to give people new reasons to use Dropbox.
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December 4, 2012 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
PETERSBORO, Utah - By any measure, Vean Woodbrey looms large. Dressed in denim bib overalls, he stands 6 feet 4, weighs 275 pounds and wears size 16 shoes. His children - all 16 of them - jokingly call him Sasquatch because of the cartoonish spread of his footprint. So do many of his 70 grandchildren and great-grandkids. And then there is the 7-foot-tall wooden giraffe he's carving inside his home workshop in this farming town near the Idaho border. He runs a gnarled hand along the figure's neck, wiping off the sawdust that covers everything like an early season snow.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 1, 2014 | By Joseph Carman
After 16 years in purgatory, a carousel barker takes his granted leave to perform a good deed on Earth. He presents his child, whom he has never seen, a star stolen from heaven. You might expect the title character to break into "Soliloquy" from Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Carousel. " But this is not musical theater. It's a ballet, where the movement alone speaks and sings. Starting Feb. 7, for four performances at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the Hamburg Ballett is presenting John Neumeier's "Liliom," a ballet in seven scenes and a prologue.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2010 | By Charlotte Stoudt
Resistance is futile. The music of "Carousel," with its hypnotic score and soaring love songs ("If I Loved You," "You'll Never Walk Alone"), has survived telethons, high school graduations and Simon Cowell. Now this Rodgers and Hammerstein perennial is back in L.A. with a fresh take and a rising new star. Opening tonight at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, the Reprise staging of "Carousel" marks the American theater debut of Alexandra Silber, a Los Angeles-born talent already celebrated in London for her West End performance as Julie Jordan, a young mill worker in late-19th-century New England who falls hard for Billy Bigelow, a carnival barker torn between love and grift.
NATIONAL
December 3, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
Sometimes, as a reporter, you witness a telling moment only to find there's no place for the anecdote in your story. That's what happened during my recent interview with Vean Woodbrey, an ailing 69-year-old Utah great-grandfather who is working to complete a carnival carousel for his children and the community before his health gives way. I was captivated by Vean on a number of levels: Along with the selfless dedication of his project,...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2011 | By Sarah Peters, Los Angeles Times
The carousel at the Balboa Fun Zone in Newport Beach is expected to reopen under new ownership — but far from the waterfront perch where it spun for decades. Patrick Moore, the longtime operator of the Fun Zone rides, said Thursday that the carousel would be relocated to the inland city of Westminster, close to the 405 Freeway, under a deal still being finalized. "One of the reasons that I agreed to this sale is that it would keep it nearby and open to the public," Moore said in an email.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2003 | Philip Brandes;David C. Nichols;Daryl H. Miller
Exceptional singing ignites all-important passions that help overcome staging and venue limitations in Cabrillo Music Theatre's revival of "Carousel," at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.
NEWS
April 7, 1987 | Ann Conway
Blame it on Rio. The "Ba Ba Reeba" bash tossed by the Carousel chapter of the Performing Arts Center Saturday night had grown men wearing banana-boat earrings and downing passion punch like there was no manana. "Borrowed 'em from my 10-year-old daughter," said Don Gilmore of the plastic clump of fruit that swung from his right earlobe. "Naw, they're not pierced. Clip-on's are as far as I go." Gilmore's tropical chic silhouette--the suggested dress code--included a debonair Panama hat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
The city of Carson has declared a local emergency over contamination in a sprawling housing tract, ratcheting up the pressure on Shell Oil to cleanse the neighborhood of the toxic chemicals found in the soil around homes. City officials hope the declaration will allow them greater authority to order the oil company to complete the cleanup of the site or give them access to federal and state assistance. For years, residents in the Carousel housing tract have complained about the contamination.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
The city of Carson has declared a local emergency over contamination in a sprawling housing tract, ratcheting up the pressure on Shell Oil to cleanse the neighborhood of the toxic chemicals found in the soil around homes. City officials hope the declaration will allow them greater authority to order the oil company to complete the cleanup of the site or give them access to federal and state assistance. For years, residents in the Carousel housing tract have complained about the contamination.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
Carson city officials are seeking to declare a local emergency in an effort to pressure the state and an oil company to speed the cleanup of a contaminated housing tract where residents have been advised not to eat vegetables or fruit from their yards and to limit contact with the soil. Testing in 2008 revealed that the soil and groundwater beneath many of the 285 homes in the Carousel tract, which sits atop a former Shell Oil tank farm, contain benzene and petroleum. The oil company, which owned the land before it was developed into homes and which state officials said was responsible for its cleanup, has said that the chemicals do not pose an immediate health risk.
NEWS
January 7, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
I don't know about you, but I take those unattended baggage announcements at airports seriously, mostly because I don't want my luggage confiscated or blown up before it gets put on a plane. I came across this "Candid Camera"-like perky video that goes against all we've learned since 9/11 security procedures went into effect: People picking up unattended items that aren't theirs at a baggage carousel. OK, the items are brightly packaged and, like something out of "Alice in Wonderland," say, "Pick me up!"
NATIONAL
December 4, 2012 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
PETERSBORO, Utah - By any measure, Vean Woodbrey looms large. Dressed in denim bib overalls, he stands 6 feet 4, weighs 275 pounds and wears size 16 shoes. His children - all 16 of them - jokingly call him Sasquatch because of the cartoonish spread of his footprint. So do many of his 70 grandchildren and great-grandkids. And then there is the 7-foot-tall wooden giraffe he's carving inside his home workshop in this farming town near the Idaho border. He runs a gnarled hand along the figure's neck, wiping off the sawdust that covers everything like an early season snow.
NATIONAL
December 3, 2012 | By John M. Glionna
Sometimes, as a reporter, you witness a telling moment only to find there's no place for the anecdote in your story. That's what happened during my recent interview with Vean Woodbrey, an ailing 69-year-old Utah great-grandfather who is working to complete a carnival carousel for his children and the community before his health gives way. I was captivated by Vean on a number of levels: Along with the selfless dedication of his project,...
NEWS
October 22, 2012 | By Susan Denley
George Clooney was the night's honoree at the Carousel of Hope Ball in Los Angeles on Saturday night. And he was in such a good mood that Neil Diamond persuaded him to sing along on parts of "Sweet Caroline," despite Clooney's protests that he can't carry a note even though he's Rosemary Clooney's nephew. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, Stacy Keibler, looked stunning in a Monique Lhuillier gown. The event - one of the biggest on the city's fall social calendar - reportedly raised $2.5 million for the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes . [Society News L.A.]
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 1996
I disagree very strongly with Jan Breslauer's article "Not Just Horsing Around" (July 7), which says that the set in "Carousel" is the star. To compare Bob Crowley's beautifully integrated scenic design to the mega-structures of "Sunset Boulevard," "Phantom of the Opera" and "Miss Saigon" is to compare Degas to Rubens. The scenery in "Carousel" is one of the most imaginative, collaborative efforts in contemporary theater. It is not the star, it does not overpower the actors. It enriches and enhances the entire production and allows the audience to participate in the collaboration by filling in the blank spots with their imagination--something that is definitely missing in today's theater.
NEWS
July 3, 1986
The Torrance Lions Club has donated $500 to the Torrance Public Library, and the Mobil Oil Foundation has given the city Department of Parks and Recreation a $3,800 grant. The Lions' donation will be used to buy tapes for the Books-on-Tape program, and the Mobil grant will help defray costs of the city's production of the musical "Carousel," which will be presented July 11-13 at El Camino College's Marsee Auditorium.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2012 | By Thomas Curwen, Los Angeles Times
The concrete Indian on the forklift struck a precarious pose as he moved through a crowd of rummagers scouting the remains of Bud Hurlbut's workshop in Buena Park . From behind the wheel, Lonnie Lloyd waved everyone aside as he guided the 6-foot, 6-inch statue into a U-Haul van. Its new owners shimmied it against a wall. Toys, props, tools and memorabilia at Hurlbut Amusement Co. moved fast during the recent three-day sale, and Lloyd tried not to be sentimental.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2011 | By Sarah Peters, Los Angeles Times
The carousel at the Balboa Fun Zone in Newport Beach is expected to reopen under new ownership — but far from the waterfront perch where it spun for decades. Patrick Moore, the longtime operator of the Fun Zone rides, said Thursday that the carousel would be relocated to the inland city of Westminster, close to the 405 Freeway, under a deal still being finalized. "One of the reasons that I agreed to this sale is that it would keep it nearby and open to the public," Moore said in an email.
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