January 16, 2006 |
Harpsichord virtuoso Rinaldo Alessandrini, founder of the acclaimed Concerto Italiano and one of the world's foremost interpreters of Baroque music, will make his first Los Angeles appearance, conducting Musica Angelica at Zipper Concert Hall on Friday and at Westwood United Methodist Church on Sunday.
May 15, 1988
Calendar's map of the movie kingdom overlooked a viable independent film company, Smart Egg Pictures. Formed in 1981 by George Zecevic, Smart Egg has produced more than 20 features, including co-producing (financing) the "Nightmare on Elm Street" series and the original "Critters." Smart Egg, which also has produced the critically acclaimed films "Montenegro" and "The Coca-Cola Kid," plans to release its own product starting in the fall. CHARLES SHERMAN National Publicity Director Smart Egg Pictures
October 2, 1990 |
Burning Billboard: A controversial billboard of the American flag burned by a cigarette is up on Vine Street in Hollywood today. And artist Charles Sherman's four-month battle to get his "Who's Burning America?" message to the public has ended. Sherman originally had a deal with the 3M National Advertising Co. to erect his billboard, but the company backed out saying the artwork might be distasteful.
March 14, 2013 |
This post has been updated. Ed Asner has been released from the hospital and plans to fly home to Los Angeles, according to his publicist Charles Sherman. The actor was admitted into Chicago-area hospital Tuesday night and diagnosed with exhaustion. Still, Asner seemed to be in good spirits, at least on Twitter. “Reports of my imminent demise are greatly exaggerated,” he tweeted Wednesday. “They tell me I am suffering from exhaustion. Thanks for the good wishes!
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August 8, 1987
An 82-year-old woman was killed early Friday as she jaywalked across Victory Boulevard in North Hollywood, Los Angeles police said. Florence O'Connell was struck by a car about 5:45 a.m. as she tried to cross the boulevard at Beck Avenue against the signal light, Officer Ronald Hutchison said. A witness said the light changed as O'Connell reached the middle of the street, where there is a safety zone for pedestrians, but she continued walking and was struck, Hutchison said.
June 28, 1990 |
The controversial French abortion pill has won backing from the American Medical Assn., the nation's largest doctors' association. In a voice vote Wednesday, the AMA's 436-member policy-making House of Delegates endorsed testing and possible use of the RU-486 abortion pill. "The abortion issue, pro and con, should not interfere with our ability to conduct all kinds of investigations for all kinds of problems," said Dr.