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August 26, 2010 |
David W. Higgins, the president of production at Sobini Films, has listed his Midcentury home in Sherman Oaks at $949,000. He bought the 1956 Edward Fickett-designed house nine years ago from the original owner, the late animator and director Brad Case. "It was in a state of complete disrepair but still made a strong impact — the wide-open spaces, the walls of glass, but most especially the color palette," Higgins said of the 1,919-square-foot residence. Case had worked with Fickett to pick out the bold colors.
December 4, 2009 |
Deputy Atty. Gen. David Ogden, the No. 2 official at the Justice Department, announced Thursday that he is stepping down after 10 months on the job to return to his private law practice. Sources at the Justice Department and on Capitol Hill said they had not been given any indication that his departure was imminent, although Ogden had told some that he had always intended to spend only a year or two in the job. "It was a surprise to me," said one official, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2009 |
David W. Scott, an artist and art historian who served as founding director of the National Museum of American Art, played a key role in expanding the National Gallery of Art and shepherded the Corcoran Gallery of Art through a difficult time after a controversial exhibit, died of multiple organ failure March 30 at a hospice in Austin, Texas. He was 92.
July 27, 2008 |
THERE was a time when the zeitgeist used to get bashed about pretty thoroughly by classical music. New operas, ballets and symphonies would actually alter the cultural climate, chasing away old modes of thought and introducing new realities -- as in 1913, when Igor Stravinsky dropped his "Rite of Spring" on an ill-prepared Parisian public, or in 1952, when David Tudor sat down and closed his keyboard lid for the first live performance of John Cage's "4' 33"."
March 30, 2007 |
WHEN Adolph Ochs purchased the New York Times in 1896, he decided to swim against a tide that was then running at full flood through the country's hyper-competitive urban newspaper scene. American newspapers had printed occasional editorial cartoons for decades, but the bitter -- and well-financed -- presidential campaign between William McKinley and William Jennings Bryant had made exclusive political cartoons by a resident artist a must-have feature among the big city dailies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 2005 |
David W. Tebet, a television talent executive who recruited Johnny Carson for NBC's "The Tonight Show" and went on to become vice president of Carson's production company, died Tuesday. He was 91. Tebet died at the Coronado, Calif., home of his nephew, Dr. Ralph Greenspan, of complications from a stroke. A former theater publicist in New York, Tebet in 1959 became NBC's vice president for talent -- or as comedian George Burns liked to call him, "the vice president in charge of caring."