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June 8, 1991 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Choreographer Bill T. Jones and soprano Kallen Esperian will perform Sunday night in an "intimate salon-style ceremony" at the Regent Beverly Wilshire as part of the Music Center's Dorothy B. Chandler Performing Arts Awards.
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November 24, 1992 | BARBARA ISENBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For playwright - director George C. Wolfe, theater is "a way to connect to that which you come from." He explored the African-American experience in "Jelly's Last Jam," his Tony-winning musical about jazz musician Jelly Roll Morton , and , before that, in both his satirical revue "The Colored Museum" and his play "Spunk," a dramatization of Zora Neale Hurston stories.
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June 11, 1991 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
This time out, the Dorothy B. Chandler Performing Arts Awards got a party all their own. When the awards were first presented in 1989, the event shared the spotlight with the Music Center's 25th anniversary celebration. It was a glitzy evening at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, televised on PBS, with everything from fireworks exploding over downtown to Bob Hope cracking jokes.
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September 12, 1992 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Playwright-director George C. Wolfe and pianist Leif Ove Andsnes are the winners of the 1992 Dorothy B. Chandler Awards, the Los Angeles Music Center has announced. Each winner will receive a cash award of $25,000, as well as a commemorative bronze sculpture by artist Robert Graham. Past winners include soprano Kallen Esperian, choreographer Bill T. Jones, violinist Midori, choreographer Charles Moulton and designer-producer Julie Taymor.
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April 20, 1991 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Choreographer Bill T. Jones and soprano Kallen Esperian have been named winners of this year's Dorothy B. Chandler Performing Arts Awards. A cash prize of $25,000 and a bronze statuette by L.A. artist Robert Graham will be presented to the winners June 9 at the Music Center. The awards are given annually to outstanding young artists representing the best in the fields of vocal and instrumental music, theater and dance.
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September 26, 1989 | SHAUNA SNOW, Times Staff Writer
The Music Center celebrated its 25th anniversary in grand style Sunday night, with a party that included everything from performances by Zubin Mehta and Midori to a fireworks show. "Congratulations, Music Center" was on the lips of everyone from Bob Hope to Neil Simon, as the Music Center taped what will become its first nationally broadcast 90-minute television special (scheduled Jan. 14 on PBS). The show will feature the presentation of the first three Dorothy B.
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September 13, 1989 | SHAUNA SNOW, Times Staff Writer
Japanese violinist Midori, post-modern choreographer Charles Moulton and writer/director and set and costume designer Julie Taymor have been named as the first recipients of the Music Center's Dorothy B. Chandler Performing Arts Awards. The awards--attempting to match in stature the Lincoln Center and Kennedy Center galas--will be presented Sept. 24 during a 90-minute special that will air nationally on PBS Jan. 14.
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September 26, 1989 | BETTY GOODWIN
On a balmy late-summer night, 25 years of Music Center history culminated with two hours of performances from its resident companies and the presentation of the first Dorothy B. Chandler Performing Arts Awards. But for a moment on Sunday, the whole city felt like it had come to a stop--at least it did for some of the Music Center's most loyal supporters, including dozens of its founders, from Kirk and Anne Douglas to Edward and Hannah Carter, Lew and Edie Wasserman to Earle and Marion Jorgensen.
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November 24, 1992 | BARBARA ISENBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For playwright - director George C. Wolfe, theater is "a way to connect to that which you come from." He explored the African-American experience in "Jelly's Last Jam," his Tony-winning musical about jazz musician Jelly Roll Morton , and , before that, in both his satirical revue "The Colored Museum" and his play "Spunk," a dramatization of Zora Neale Hurston stories.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 1992 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Playwright-director George C. Wolfe and pianist Leif Ove Andsnes are the winners of the 1992 Dorothy B. Chandler Awards, the Los Angeles Music Center has announced. Each winner will receive a cash award of $25,000, as well as a commemorative bronze sculpture by artist Robert Graham. Past winners include soprano Kallen Esperian, choreographer Bill T. Jones, violinist Midori, choreographer Charles Moulton and designer-producer Julie Taymor.
NEWS
June 11, 1991 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
This time out, the Dorothy B. Chandler Performing Arts Awards got a party all their own. When the awards were first presented in 1989, the event shared the spotlight with the Music Center's 25th anniversary celebration. It was a glitzy evening at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, televised on PBS, with everything from fireworks exploding over downtown to Bob Hope cracking jokes.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 1991 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Choreographer Bill T. Jones and soprano Kallen Esperian will perform Sunday night in an "intimate salon-style ceremony" at the Regent Beverly Wilshire as part of the Music Center's Dorothy B. Chandler Performing Arts Awards.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 1991 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Choreographer Bill T. Jones and soprano Kallen Esperian have been named winners of this year's Dorothy B. Chandler Performing Arts Awards. A cash prize of $25,000 and a bronze statuette by L.A. artist Robert Graham will be presented to the winners June 9 at the Music Center. The awards are given annually to outstanding young artists representing the best in the fields of vocal and instrumental music, theater and dance.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 1989 | SHAUNA SNOW, Times Staff Writer
The Music Center celebrated its 25th anniversary in grand style Sunday night, with a party that included everything from performances by Zubin Mehta and Midori to a fireworks show. "Congratulations, Music Center" was on the lips of everyone from Bob Hope to Neil Simon, as the Music Center taped what will become its first nationally broadcast 90-minute television special (scheduled Jan. 14 on PBS). The show will feature the presentation of the first three Dorothy B.
NEWS
September 26, 1989 | BETTY GOODWIN
On a balmy late-summer night, 25 years of Music Center history culminated with two hours of performances from its resident companies and the presentation of the first Dorothy B. Chandler Performing Arts Awards. But for a moment on Sunday, the whole city felt like it had come to a stop--at least it did for some of the Music Center's most loyal supporters, including dozens of its founders, from Kirk and Anne Douglas to Edward and Hannah Carter, Lew and Edie Wasserman to Earle and Marion Jorgensen.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 1989 | SHAUNA SNOW, Times Staff Writer
Japanese violinist Midori, post-modern choreographer Charles Moulton and writer/director and set and costume designer Julie Taymor have been named as the first recipients of the Music Center's Dorothy B. Chandler Performing Arts Awards. The awards--attempting to match in stature the Lincoln Center and Kennedy Center galas--will be presented Sept. 24 during a 90-minute special that will air nationally on PBS Jan. 14.
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August 5, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Award Masters: Esa-Pekka Salonen, music director-designate of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and South African playwright and filmmaker Athol Fugard have been chosen as Twentieth Century Masters of the Arts for the 1992 Dorothy B. Chandler Performing Arts Awards.
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December 13, 1990 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Music Center Grants: The Norman Chandler family has made a grant of $1.5 million to the Music Center Foundation, providing total funding for the Music Center's annual Dorothy B. Chandler Performing Arts Awards program. Dorothy Chandler inaugurated the annual awards for outstanding young artists in 1989, in connection with the Music Center's 25th anniversary. Each winner receives $25,000 and a Robert Graham sculpture.
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