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March 26, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Dionne Warwick has filed for bankruptcy in New Jersey. The "Walk On By" singer owes more than $10.7 million in taxes and fees to the Internal Revenue Service and the state of California, according to Reuters. She filed her petition on March 21 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New Jersey, the state where she was born, started her career and where she lives. The debt accrued because of "negligent and gross financial mismanagement," her representative, Kevin Sasaki, said. WALK OF FAME: Find Dionne Warwick's star Warwick, 72, claims that her monthly income is $20,950 but her monthly expenses are $20,940.
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May 25, 2013
By Kari Howard This week, I came across a website called Six Word Stories . The website, its creators say, was inspired by a bet from Ernest Hemingway's pals that he couldn't write a story in six words. So I thought I'd do six-word versions of this week's five Great Reads. (No, I'm not giving Hemingway's story until afterward. It would be like having the Beatles as your opening band.) “She was done with hate. Freedom.” “Papa. Mama. Why did they leave?” “The big break, with $10 water.” “Pi are squared?
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December 17, 1990 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"When the women call, you've got to show up," said Lou Gossett Jr. These women were the members of the Kwanza Foundation, a fund-raising and charitable organization made up of black women in the entertainment industry. The occasion was the foundation's 17th annual dinner held at the Radisson Bel-Air Summit hotel on Friday night honoring singer Dionne Warwick. Gossett emceed the evening, which was chaired by his wife, Cyndi James Gossett.
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March 26, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Dionne Warwick has filed for bankruptcy in New Jersey. The "Walk On By" singer owes more than $10.7 million in taxes and fees to the Internal Revenue Service and the state of California, according to Reuters. She filed her petition on March 21 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New Jersey, the state where she was born, started her career and where she lives. The debt accrued because of "negligent and gross financial mismanagement," her representative, Kevin Sasaki, said. WALK OF FAME: Find Dionne Warwick's star Warwick, 72, claims that her monthly income is $20,950 but her monthly expenses are $20,940.
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May 25, 2013
By Kari Howard This week, I came across a website called Six Word Stories . The website, its creators say, was inspired by a bet from Ernest Hemingway's pals that he couldn't write a story in six words. So I thought I'd do six-word versions of this week's five Great Reads. (No, I'm not giving Hemingway's story until afterward. It would be like having the Beatles as your opening band.) “She was done with hate. Freedom.” “Papa. Mama. Why did they leave?” “The big break, with $10 water.” “Pi are squared?
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October 14, 1990 | JAMES M. GOMEZ
Singer Dionne Warwick, whose 1986 collaborative song, "That's What Friends Are For," raised about $2 million for AIDS research, was honored Saturday night by a national gay and lesbian support group. The group, Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays, or PFLAG, chose Warwick as the ninth recipient of the organization's Humanitarian Award because of her continuing work for those stricken with AIDS through the Warwick Foundation, spokesman David Fuller said.
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September 1, 1995 | ROBERT HILBURN
There's a tendency to think of Warwick's music from the '60s almost exclusively in terms of the Bacharach-David hits, starting with "Anyone Who Had a Heart" and "Walk on By" in 1963. This 24-song package showcases other tracks from Warwick's first five Scepter albums, many of them songs written and/or produced by Bacharach-David. It's an interesting but only partially fulfilling collection.
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June 20, 1986 | DIANE REISCHEL, Times Staff Writer
Dionne Warwick slips into the study of the airy Beverly Hills Mediterranean home that has celebrity stamped all over it. In white slacks and sweater, she moves to the couch overlooking pool and tennis court. Her cigarette case is open and ready. She's the picture of composure--or, more to the point, control. Warwick says she's not one to leave details to chance. And that goes for her sudden debut in the fragrance industry this month with Dionne perfume, a venture she financed herself.
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August 20, 1990 | Ann Conway
What do you get when you fall in love? "You only get lies and pain and sorrow," Dionne Warwick sang years ago, "so, for at least, until tomorrow, I'll never fall in love again." Since then, there've been hundreds of tomorrows for Warwick, who is celebrating her 29th year in show business, and she admits she's been in love on every one of them.
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December 8, 1995 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Seems there's always something there to remind us of composer Burt Bacharach. And that is as true now as it was in the '60s, when the team of Bacharach and Hal David turned out a string of hits for such artists as Aretha Franklin, Tom Jones, Jackie DeShannon and, especially, Dionne Warwick.
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September 3, 2012 | By Burt Bacharach
It was my great good fortune to have met Hal David, who was introduced to me by Eddy Wolpin - the man who ran Famous Music in New York's fabled Brill Building at 1619 Broadway. I had been out on the road conducting and playing piano for the Ames Brothers and had decided to quit and come back to New York City to try and write pop songs. In those days, the Brill Building, also known as the Music Factory, was filled with songwriters playing musical chairs, writing with different partners each day. I worked with Hal maybe two afternoons a week.
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September 2, 2012 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Hal David, the renowned pop music lyricist whose prolific collaboration with composer Burt Bacharach produced a wealth of enduringly memorable hits in the 1960s and early '70s , including "Walk On By," "What the World Needs Now Is Love" and the Oscar-winning "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," died Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 91. David died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of complications from a stroke, according to his wife, Eunice. "As a lyric writer, Hal was simple, concise and poetic - conveying volumes of meaning in the fewest possible words and always in service to the music," songwriter Paul Williams, president of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, said in a statement.
NATIONAL
February 18, 2012 | By Tina Susman and Ricardo Lopez
In a hometown funeral service that resonated with gospel hymns and preaching that “brought the world to church,” Whitney Houston was remembered Saturday for her beauty, vulnerabilities -- and her powerful gift of voice. As Whitney Houston's private funeral unfolded Saturday full of passionate eulogies, some poignant and some humorous, it became clear it was a service steeped in spirituality. New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., was filled to capacity with celebrities, family and friends for what was described as “home going celebration.” Outside, dozens of fans had gathered in the early morning hours to say farewell, but were kept several blocks away and when the service began most quietly left, perhaps to watch a live video stream of the event on a computer or television.
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October 20, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Dee Dee Warwick, 63, an R&B singer who recorded a few hits in the 1960s and was the sister of entertainer Dionne Warwick, died Saturday at a rest home in South Orange, N.J., according to publicist Kevin Sasaki. The cause of death was not announced, but Sasaki said she had been in failing health for several months. A native of Newark, Warwick was born Delia Mae Warrick but changed her name to Warwick in the early 1960s. She began singing with her sister Dionne as a teenager in church in the 1950s when they formed the Gospelaires.
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October 18, 2007 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
SACRAMENTO -- Tapping into the fear of public humiliation to get Californians to pay delinquent taxes, the state has released a list of the 224 worst scofflaws, including a developer whose firm has been awarded tens of millions of dollars in subsidies from the city of Los Angeles and celebrities Dionne Warwick and O.J. Simpson. The list originally included 250 people.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 1995 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Seems there's always something there to remind us of composer Burt Bacharach. And that is as true now as it was in the '60s, when the team of Bacharach and Hal David turned out a string of hits for such artists as Aretha Franklin, Tom Jones, Jackie DeShannon and, especially, Dionne Warwick.
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September 3, 2012 | By Burt Bacharach
It was my great good fortune to have met Hal David, who was introduced to me by Eddy Wolpin - the man who ran Famous Music in New York's fabled Brill Building at 1619 Broadway. I had been out on the road conducting and playing piano for the Ames Brothers and had decided to quit and come back to New York City to try and write pop songs. In those days, the Brill Building, also known as the Music Factory, was filled with songwriters playing musical chairs, writing with different partners each day. I worked with Hal maybe two afternoons a week.
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January 29, 1993 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The list of hits Burt Bacharach and Hal David wrote in the '60s for Dionne Warwick seems endless: "Walk on By," "I Say a Little Prayer," "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?," "Alfie". . . . And when she appears with the Pacific Symphony tonight and Saturday, Warwick certainly will be singing some of them. But Warwick also will be doing a new Bacharach-David song "Sunny Weather Lover." The tune is the first single from Warwick's album "Friends Can Be Lovers," released earlier this week.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 1995 | ROBERT HILBURN
There's a tendency to think of Warwick's music from the '60s almost exclusively in terms of the Bacharach-David hits, starting with "Anyone Who Had a Heart" and "Walk on By" in 1963. This 24-song package showcases other tracks from Warwick's first five Scepter albums, many of them songs written and/or produced by Bacharach-David. It's an interesting but only partially fulfilling collection.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 1993 | DON HECKMAN
* * Dionne Warwick, "Friends Can Be Lovers," Arista. The heralded reunion of Warwick with Burt Bacharach & Hal David results in a one-phrase song, "Sunny Weather Lover," that is too good to have been left so incomplete. Warwick has regained some of the old magic, especially in a duet with Whitney Houston on "Love Will Find a Way" and a lovely reading of Sting's "Fragile." But too much of the collection is dominated by repetitious dance rhythms.
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