January 23, 1990 |
Unfortunately, the music recording industry is once again trying to dump a valuable program that is primarily responsible for sponsoring 35,000 free live musical concerts across the country each year--a million performances since they began in 1948. The American Federation of Musicians will try to block the industry's counterproductive move in contract negotiations that start today in New York, and they hope to do it without a strike.
August 13, 1989
Paul Grein's July 30 article, "Suds 'n' Bucks 'n' Rock 'n' Roll," cogently illustrates the beer makers' voracious appetite for profit and the "futures" market as they target the young by sponsoring rock concerts. And kudos to retiring U.S. Surgeon Gen. C. Everett Koop, quoted in the article, for his efforts to: (1) eliminate alcohol sponsorship of concerts and athletic contests where much of the audience is likely to be under the drinking age; (2) eliminate the use in alcohol ads of celebrities who appeal to youths, and (3)
October 4, 2006 |
Singer Katie Melua set a world deep-water record by performing a concert 994 feet under the North Sea in the leg of an oil platform, the rig's operator said Tuesday. The Georgian-Irish artist and her band performed two hourlong concerts Monday at the bottom of a hollow concrete leg that helps support the Troll A offshore platform, the Norwegian oil company Statoil ASA said.
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.