October 18, 2009 |
Will China dominate the cultural world in the 21st century? That's the prediction of Dean Corey, executive director of the Orange County Philharmonic Society, which is presenting Ancient Paths, Modern Voices: A Festival Celebrating Chinese Culture at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. "The Olympics in China really woke us all up," Corey said. "The Chinese are a long way from being imitators; they are creators. This festival will make people aware of what will be happening in the future.
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April 12, 1992 |
From his perch atop the Conejo Grade, Dan McDermott weighs and inspects commercial trucks along the Ventura Freeway--and watches life go by in the fast lane. "It's a challenge every day," said McDermott, a California Highway Patrol officer who has worked at the Conejo Weigh Station since 1984. McDermott and 19 other officers and civilians do more than check weights at the grade, which divides east and west Ventura County.
March 21, 2001 |
The day before the debut of his new show, "The Job," Denis Leary is either not too excited or making a point of appearing not too excited. Dressed in black jeans and a black sweater--and, in a rarity among performers, looking better in person than he does on screen--Leary exudes an air of been there, done that. Even though he actually hasn't been here or done this before. "I might be excited if we got back to work on it," he says, filling his large, den-like office with cigarette smoke.
October 17, 1999 |
Actress Carol Burnett has completed an extensive remodel of a Santa Barbara house she bought earlier this year for about $2 million. Burnett, 66, is in New York getting ready for the Oct. 30 previews and Nov. 21 opening of her Broadway show, the Stephen Sondheim musical revue "Putting It Together." "The house was gorgeous, but she had the whole place redone, and now it is magnificent," a source said. The house is in the Montecito area of Santa Barbara.
December 28, 1996 |
ART Too Much of a Good Thing?: Those planning a trip to Philadelphia any time soon might want to call ahead before attempting to visit the Barnes Foundation, home to a spectacular collection of Impressionist art including the world's largest permanent collection of Cezannes.
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October 15, 1995 |
From submachine guns to single-shot revolvers, from police motorcycles to Harley-Davidsons, there was plenty of diversity Saturday at the Santa Ana Police Department's Bike Rodeo--including a nine-officer rock band. The rodeo's two-block obstacle course was dotted with orange pylons to help teach children about bicycle safety. And more than a dozen police, government and community groups set up booths to promote their causes. Santa Ana Police Sgt.
May 21, 2000 |
For the first time in 10 years, the road to the College World Series will go through the Northeast. Rutgers, the Big East regular season champion, was selected Monday as one of 16 host schools for the 64-team Division I college baseball tournament. The regional is the first in the Northeast since the NCAA put one in Waterbury, Conn., in 1990.
June 8, 1995 |
Darren Angel takes a swipe at the biggest high school golf tournament of the year. . . . The set-up was great. The follow-through was not. Given a chance to shred friendly Bernardo Heights Country Club on Wednesday, a course tailor-made for those with length off the tee, the big bopper from Granada Hills High came up short. "I'm the longest hitter out here," Angel said. "I should be able to tear up the place. What did I do? Not much."
August 14, 1993 |
Earlier this year, the future of "Melrose Place" seemed about as bright as a condemned building. Fox's twentysomething TV saga about the fashionable residents of a Los Angeles apartment complex had started a year ago with a promotional bang, but it quickly sputtered. After 13 episodes, "Melrose Place" was mired in creative upheaval, and by spring it appeared to be a candidate for eviction from Fox's prime-time schedule, ranking No.
June 27, 2004 |
Shaquille O'Neal, who has expressed a desire to be traded since the Lakers lost in the NBA Finals this month, and his wife, Shaunie, are putting their home in a gated community in the Beverly Hills area on the market at $7.5 million. The 32-year-old center has owned his home since 1997, a year after he became a free agent and joined the Lakers with a $120-million contract. The house was built in 1993. The O'Neals just completed an extensive remodel.