CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2012 |
As Los Angeles came of age in the 20th century, a stately Windsor Square mansion served as a command post for the city's most powerful couple. The longtime home of publisher Norman Chandler, "Los Tiempos" (The Times) was where his wife, Dorothy Buffum Chandler, raised funds to build a nationally recognized music center and where she urged son Otis Chandler to transform the Los Angeles Times into an award-winning newspaper. Today, the city-designated historic-cultural monument is the focus of an unseemly dispute involving two house hunters who claim they were swindled into buying the compound for more than $8 million, only to find that it was "rotten to the core," according to arbitration documents.
June 8, 1991 |
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.
June 14, 2013 |
It's a typically dry afternoon in Sun Valley, in an industrial area near the Burbank airport where the pavement is scorched and the air is speckled with construction dust. Tucked behind a 12-foot-high ficus hedge, however, inside a Willy Wonka-like facility teeming with invention, Jim Doyle is making it rain. A sheet of water cascades from the ceiling with a thunderous roar inside a dark, garage-like space called Area 9. Water rushes out of wide-mouthed hoses on the cement floor, flooded with half an inch.
July 7, 1997 |
Dorothy Buffum Chandler, whose strength and determination were credited with revitalizing the cultural heritage of Los Angeles, died Sunday. She was 96. Mrs. Chandler also was the wife for 50 years of the late Norman Chandler, third publisher of the Los Angeles Times. She was the mother of Otis Chandler, the former publisher and chairman of the board of directors of Times Mirror Co., and Mrs. Camilla Chandler Frost, who is active on several cultural, educational and corporate boards. Mrs.
September 6, 2003
I, for one, have been criticizing Disney Hall since they dug the hole in the ground ("What's Not to Like? Well ... ," by Scott Timberg, Sept. 5). Why? Because we didn't need it. The Dorothy Chandler is a young woman at 40. It is still grand and beautiful, and much more than serviceable. If musicologists and audiophiles really felt that, acoustically, the Chandler needed updating, that's what they should have spent their money on, not on building a single-use building like Disney Hall and leaving the Dorothy Chandler to rot. Stephany Yablow North Hollywood
December 8, 2012 |
Bombay born and Vienna trained, debonair enough to impress Hollywood and with a swashbuckling podium style, Zubin Mehta conducted his first concert as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic 50 years ago. On Nov. 15, 1962, he was 26, the youngest music director in the orchestra's history, but to observers inside the Philharmonic Auditorium, Mehta came off as unshakably self-confident and strikingly capable. In six more years he would make the cover of Time magazine, an extraordinary feat for a conductor of any age. Thursday night, Mehta and the L.A. Phil will celebrate that anniversary by re-creating the program of Mozart, Hindemith and Dvorák that marked the beginning of his 16 seasons with the orchestra.