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July 22, 1989
So after spending $55 million to purchase classical station KFAC-FM, Evergreen Media Corp. is now contemplating a format change to rock music in order to raise profits. What did it think it was buying--a pro basketball team? Will Los Angeles become the only major city with no classical station? JEORGIA MOORE Hacienda Heights The latest of Claudia Puig's articles on KFAC and classical-music broadcasting is on Page 1 of today's Calendar.
September 17, 1989
The word that stands out in Bernheimer's article is embarrassment, which he uses to describe the fact that "there will be no commercial (classical-music) radio station in Los Angeles." Let's face it, L.A. is not a sophisticated city. It's a beach town with all the name entails. Angelenos' idea of culture is eating designer pizza and getting tickets for "Les Miz" or "Phantom." YOLANDA KRELL Los Angeles
August 2, 2013 | By David Ng
The Cleveland Plain Dealer laid off one-third of its newsroom staff on Wednesday, and among those to go was Donald Rosenberg, the newspaper's former senior music critic who was reassigned from his post in 2008 and waged an unsuccessful lawsuit against his employer. Rosenberg most recently covered dance and other arts for the newspaper, writing reported pieces as well as some reviews. He confirmed his departure from the Plain Dealer by phone. His legal clash with the Plain Dealer two years ago stemmed from a number of highly critical articles that he wrote aimed at the Cleveland Orchestra and its music director, Franz Welser-Möst.
The Buena Park Library District will snare young readers with the World Wide Web of Tales this month as it kicks off its summer reading program. In keeping with the theme, Anansi the spider will keep track of time children spend reading, with the top readers earning prizes at the end of the season. Registration forms are available at the children's area reference desk. Four special summer programs begin at 2 p.m. today, when Linda Stroud's puppets perform a classical-music appreciation show.
December 5, 1992
I read with much sadness the letters about the lawsuit of Tom Deacon regarding Bonnie Grice, Wallace A. Smith and KUSC Radio ("Is Love a Threat to Classical-Music Lovers?," Nov. 28). What I find puzzling is how unfair a limited number of listeners of KUSC-FM are to the style and format of Grice's morning-commute show. Grice has chosen a format that showcases classical music for the average commuter battling traffic. I believe this more accessible approach will ultimately increase the audience for shows such as Jim Svejda's.
January 7, 2014 | By David Ng
It is the pairing that classical-music fans have been eagerly awaiting for years. Lang Lang, the internationally renowned classical pianist, will team up with the heavy-metal band Metallica at the 56th annual Grammy Awards ceremony scheduled to take place Jan. 26 at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. The ceremony will be broadcast on CBS. Grammy organizers said Lang Lang will appear with Metallica in a special performance during the ceremony. They said Lang Lang continues to serve in his role as the Grammy's cultural ambassador to China.
June 8, 2012 | By David Ng
Don Campbell, the author who convinced millions around the world that listening to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart makes you smarter, died Saturday at 65 in Colorado, his publicist told the Associated Press. He reportedly had pancreatic cancer. Campbell wrote the bestselling 1997 book "The Mozart Effect," which argued that listening to the music of Mozart benefits mental and bodily functions, and raises the listener's cognitive levels. His book "The Mozart Effect for Children" persuaded many parents to play Mozart recordings to their children in the belief that the music would enhance brain development.
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