August 13, 1989
The argument that corporate sponsorship helps to keep concert-ticket costs down is specious. Without corporate sponsorship, ticket prices could stay the same or even go down--if the venues, promoters, musicians, et al., accepted smaller profits. I do not say they should be obligated to do so. They can charge whatever they like. It is up to the consumer to decide if the goods are worth the price; just as it is up to the consumer (a.k.a. the people) to decide if the politics of a musical act, or a corporation, are worthy of support.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1991
The Times is to be applauded for its excellent coverage of the summer concert series in Warner Park. These free concerts are always entertaining and rewarding. As the immediate past president of the Musicians Union in Los Angeles, I feel compelled to point out omissions in Karen Kingsbury's otherwise comprehensive article. Valley Cultural Center was founded by Lou Bredlow. Clyde Porter donated the stage and paid for much of the construction of the facilities and the salaries of the staff in the early years.
May 6, 1992
Van Halen's concerts at the Forum, postponed last week due to the disturbances in Los Angeles, have been rescheduled for next week. Tickets for the May 1 show will be honored on Tuesday, and tickets for the May 3 date will be honored on May 16. Refunds are available at point of purchase until 6 p.m. on the respective rescheduled dates. In addition, rescheduled ticket sales for several shows have been announced.
February 12, 1994
How delightful to read the reviews of concerts by Timothy Mangan, both of concerts I have also attended and ones I have not (but wish I had). Mangan has a wonderful use of words that describe the artist's performance in a way that is visual ("A Glorious Stern Recital," Feb. 1). It's refreshing to read such a colorful review that does not rely on only "sour" notes! FLEURETTE HERSHMAN, Sherman Oaks I guess Mangan goes to recitals for different reasons than I, as he enjoyed hearing a violinist he described as follows: "The faults in his playing were obvious.
March 20, 1987
The Pacific Symphony has announced soloists and partial repertory for nine concerts on its 1987-88 classical music season at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. The season will open Oct. 14 with a program featuring bass Jerome Hines, who will appear with the Pacific Chorale under the direction of Keith Clark. Repertory will be announced later. This program will be repeated Oct. 16. The remainder of the season: --Oct.
November 30, 1990 |
A concert version of Mozart's "Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail" and three Mozart operas performed by the Salzburg Marionette Theatre will be among the events sponsored by the Orange County Philharmonic Society in 1991 to commemorate the bicentennial of Mozart's death.
July 26, 1990 |
Knott's Berry Farm has canceled appearances Aug. 11 and 12 by rock legend Chuck Berry. A park spokesman said Wednesday that charges of marijuana possession and child abuse leveled against Berry last week by Missouri authorities were "implied but not specifically" the cause of the cancellation. "Apparently there was a scheduling problem on his part," Knott's publicist Stuart Zanville said. "All parties agreed it was best for him not to be here at this time."
February 3, 1989 |
Despite a loss of $80,000 last year, the Pacific Symphony will launch a second series of five summer concerts at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine. "We lose money on everything we do," Louis G. Spisto, the orchestra's executive director, said Thursday. "Everything done throughout the season has to be subsidized from contributed income. (Last summer's) deficit was made up from our sustaining fund." Nonetheless, Spisto considers the series a success.
June 10, 2004 |
The Walt Disney Concert Hall fundraiser for Sen. John F. Kerry's presidential campaign has been rescheduled for 8 p.m. on June 24. The show featuring Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Willie Nelson and Billy Crystal had been slated for Monday night but was postponed in deference to former President Reagan, who died Saturday. Streisand and Diamond will be performing together for the first time in 24 years, and other celebrity participants are expected. The Massachusetts senator will also speak.
May 25, 2007 |
The U.S. entry in "Live Earth," the set of seven concerts being staged around the world July 7 to raise awareness of global warming, will take place at Giant Stadium in New Jersey, but plans are also in place for an unofficial companion concert at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum the same day.