January 8, 2000
Heidi Siegmund Cuda missed the boat with "Party Town Misses Its Millennial Moment" (Jan. 3). She claims Los Angeles "got caught with its pants down" because we had no massive New Year's Eve festival, and blames the empty streets on Y2K fears. Nonsense. (And did it occur to her that perhaps Pink's closed early due to those empty streets, not out of millennium panic?) Our sprawling metropolis has no central gathering place, and thus had no central celebration. Instead, we had a most American--and Californian--alternative: a wide array of choices.
November 16, 1993 |
So let's make sure we have this straight: Tonight's two-hour trip down bell-bottom lane, "A '70s Celebration: The Beat Is Back," features a reunion of sitcom characters Lenny and Squiggy, who in the '70s were celebrating the '50s. In other words, we now have nostalgia for nostalgia, which instead of being the province of perverse science fiction is probably America's destiny. The reminiscing is much more linear during the rest of the special (at 8 p.m.
August 16, 1987
Dancers, musicians, friends and colleagues will celebrate composer John Cage's 75th birthday (Sept. 5) at a week's worth of Festival events. The Los Angeles-born "grandfather of the avant-garde" took time out from his new "Europera, Parts I and II"--a collage of European operas set to premiere in Frankfurt on Nov. 15--to talk with Festival about turning 75.
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February 17, 1985 |
The pageantry, entertainment and cuisine of a traditional Tet festival drew thousands of Vietnamese refugees to a Santa Ana park Saturday in a nostalgic cultural celebration marking the beginning of the Asian lunar calendar's Year of the Buffalo. Blue-robed celebrants chanted prayers to Vietnamese ancestors in an opening procession that concluded with smoke from a burning prayer scroll billowing heavenward past flags of the United States and South Vietnam.
July 21, 2009 |
This year's Pow Wow celebration at the Autry National Center -- an annual event celebrating Native American arts and culture -- has been canceled as a result of diminished financial resources, according to its organizer, the Southern California Indian Center. For 40 years, the Pow Wow has brought Native American heritage to the public with musical performances, dancing, arts exhibitions and family activities. It is the largest Native American cultural event of its kind in Southern California.
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July 15, 2010
A celebration of life for Corey Allen, the actor-turned-director who died June 27 at age 75, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Howard Fine Acting Studio, 1445 N. Las Palmas Ave., Hollywood.
May 19, 2002
A little more than 50 years ago in the desolate interior of northeast Brazil, there rode an outlaw named Lampiao, who wore a large leather hat with a broad brim turned up in front and back. Fringe and strings of beads hung from the brim. Lampiao and his comrades, vigilantes of the sertao, or back lands, ransacked farms, killed those who got in their way and seemed unstoppable until they were finally ambushed and gunned down by government troops.
January 6, 2011 |
Russia's gold-medal celebration went into overtime. And that prevented the team from boarding a flight Thursday morning, a day after Russia won the title at the World Junior Hockey Championships at Buffalo, N.Y. About 30 members of the Russian contingent were asked to get off a Delta Air Lines flight because of their unruly behavior as they boarded the plane, a spokesman for Buffalo Niagara International Airport said. Players and managers spent the day at the Days Hotel across the street ?
September 5, 2010 |
Last year's first installment of Fashion's Night Out, an effort to jump-start a sagging industry with an evening full of shopping events in major cities all over the world that was brought to us by New York-based Vogue magazine and the Council of Fashion Designers of America, was, not surprisingly, very Manhattan-centric. Southern California was barely represented, with a few local scattered efforts staged at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills and the Fred Segal Center on Melrose Avenue. What a difference a year makes.