December 9, 1990 |
Carson High has announced that assistant coaches Jim D'Amore and Marty Blankenship will succeed retiring Gene Vollnogle as co-coaches of the football team next season. Vollnogle, 60, has coached Carson since the school opened in 1963, guiding the Colts to nine L.A. City titles and 13 league championships. He will go after an unprecedented 10th City title Friday night against Banning. D'Amore is the Colts' longtime defensive coordinator and Blankenship is linebacker coach.
June 22, 1986 |
DONIZETTI: "L'ELISIR D'AMORE." Katia Ricciarelli, Jose Carreras, Leo Nucci, Domenico Trimarchi; Orchestra and Chorus of Italian Radio, Turin, conducted by Claudio Scimone. Philips 412 714-2 (two compact discs). Profound disappointment marks the first compact disc recording of Donizetti's durable sentimental comedy. Scimone presides over a robust performance characterized by endless tempo flexibility and excessive, if often endearing, spotlighting of individual instruments.
April 22, 1996 |
It was a grand night Saturday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Los Angeles Music Center Opera was unveiling a handsome if sometimes eccentric new production of Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'Amore" (The Elixir of Love), which it created with Grand Thea^tre de Geneve. But L.A. was getting it first. It was well sung, well acted, well conducted and well played. It did not efface memories of, say, Luciano Pavarotti and Kathleen Battle. But it was not star-dependent nor star-struck either.
October 28, 1987 |
In the heyday of San Diego Opera's most adventuresome programming, when Tito Capobianco was more eager to be reviewed in The New York Times than to balance the books, the flamboyant former general director revived a sequence of obscure 19th-Century operas. While this meant that local opera buffs could join that privileged minority who had seen, for example, Verdi's early opera buffa , "King for a Day," they also missed out on many of the staples of the repertory.
September 24, 1992 |
Donizetti's should-be charming, must-be stylish "L'Elisir d'Amore" has returned to the War Memorial Opera House after a seven-year absence in a revival that honors a lazy, laissez-faire tradition. San Francisco has poured a flat new elixir into a shabby old bottle. When this production was first seen, 25 years ago, it represented the first independent effort here by an extraordinarily resourceful stage director named Lotfi Mansouri.
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October 3, 2005 |
Joseph "Jojo" D'Amore, 74, an actor and former stand-up comedian who in recent years operated the limousine company Jojo's, died Sept. 24 in Los Angeles of emphysema and cancer. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., D'Amore came to Los Angeles with his family as a child when his father, Pasquale, launched Italian restaurants here. The youth later spent two years at the Olompali Commune in Northern California.