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ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2014 | By David Ng
Ennio Morricone has postponed his upcoming concerts in Los Angeles and New York until June, citing a back injury that is preventing him from traveling long distances. The five-time Academy Award-nominated movie composer had been scheduled to conduct concerts at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on March 20 and at the Barclays Center's Cushman and Wakefield Theatre in Brooklyn on March 23. Organizers said the rescheduled concerts will take place June 13 in Brooklyn and June 15 in L.A. PHOTOS: Celebrities injured on set Morricone, who is 85 and lives in Italy, suffered a slipped disc in his back and underwent surgery to correct the injury.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 1999
The urge to exaggerate the importance of conductors must be as strong as the drive for food or sex. Mark Swed refers to the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, in his Dec. 3 review of its "Messiah" performance ("An Exciting Announcement of the 'Messiah' "), as the orchestra "[conductor Nicholas] McGegan founded in the Bay Area 19 years ago." The orchestra was founded in 1981, but McGegan was not hired to conduct it until 1985, after it was established, thriving and even touring. It came to play concerts in Los Angeles on several occasions in its pre-McGegan days.
NEWS
October 28, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center in downtown Oakland will end its yearlong moratorium--don't call it a ban--on rap concerts when Los Angeles rapper King T and three local groups appear at the facility on Nov. 21. Security will be tighter than in the past, and officials at other arenas with rap concerts coming up have similar plans. There have been several incidents of violence the last two years at rap concerts in the San Francisco Bay Area.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times
San Francisco's Kronos Quartet will play musical chairs this spring. A new cellist, USC graduate Sunny Jungin Yang will replace Jeffrey Zeigler, who is leaving Kronos to pursue solo projects and will join the faculty of Mannes College the New School for Music in New York. Yang, 28, was born in Incheon, South Korea and grew up in Pretoria, South Africa. She studied at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Distinguished cellist Ralph Kirshbaum served as a mentor at Manchester, England's Royal Northern Conservatory of Music and USC, where Yang earned a master's degree in music.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 1986 | MARC SHULGOLD
Rachael Worby, youth concerts conductor with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, has been named music director of the Wheeling (W. Va.) Symphony. Worby, who said she will continue to lead youth concerts in Los Angeles "for at least next year," reportedly becomes the only woman to head a major symphony orchestra in the United States. In addition to her connections with the L.A. Philharmonic (where she will lead a Symphonies-for-Youth program on Jan.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2006 | Robert W. Welkos
R&B singer-songwriter-producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds has sued singer Anita Baker for breach of contract, claiming the sultry Grammy-winning songstress owes him at least $250,000 after canceling two concert dates last year and also for producer's royalties owed him on the song "Like You Used to Do."
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