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October 15, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti sat alone in a front-row folding chair before the start of a news conference at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Museum of Tolerance. He had just emerged from the museum's brand-new Anne Frank exhibition, which opens to the public Tuesday, and was visibly moved. "It was incredibly powerful," Garcetti said. "It's one of those visceral and transcendent exhibits - it hits you in the heart and the gut. " Gov. Jerry Brown also took time out of his schedule to attend the Monday VIP ribbon-cutting of "Anne," an interactive and fully immersive experience that honors the life and legacy of the teenager, who died in a Nazi concentration camp but left behind a diary that gave voice to the 1.5 million Jewish children murdered in the Holocaust.
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October 9, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Gay Talese came to be known as one of the most elegant, intelligent magazine writers of the 20th century. While he has written many brilliant pieces, the most indelible is his 1966 Esquire story headlined " Frank Sinatra Has a Cold . " At the Neiman Storyboard on Tuesday, Talese sat down to talk about the piece with Elon Green. Talese explained that he didn't want to write the story in the first place, contextualizing some choices he made as a writer in a detailed annotation.
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October 3, 2013 | By Christopher Hawthorne, Times Architecture Critic
On Wednesday evening I took part in a panel discussion at Walt Disney Concert Hall with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Eli Broad, Frank Gehry and Los Angeles Philharmonic President Deborah Borda. We were guests in a live on-stage version of the KCRW radio program “Which Way, L.A.?,” with Warren Olney and Frances Anderton as hosts. The program was planned to mark the 10th anniversary of Disney Hall. But it was also meant to examine the future of Grand Avenue and long-delayed redevelopment plans for Bunker Hill being overseen by a joint city and county committee.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 2013 | By Elaine Woo
Frank L. Fouce, an impresario of Spanish-language entertainment who turned downtown's historic Million Dollar Theater into a prestigious venue for a burgeoning Latino market and helped launch the television network that became Univision, died Sept. 22 in Los Angeles. He was 85. The cause was lymphoma, said his daughter, Paula Fouce. Fouce was a cofounder of Spanish International Communications Corp., which operated the first Spanish-language television stations in the United States, including KMEX-TV (Channel 34)
SPORTS
September 22, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
For the first time in Coach Jim Harbaugh's three seasons, the San Francisco 49ers have lost consecutive games. The frustration of falling to the Indianapolis Colts showed after Sunday's 27-7 defeat at Candlestick Park, when, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, running back Frank Gore yelled angrily at Harbaugh while they walked off the field. Gore finished with 11 carries for 82 yards, but most of that came in the first half. After halftime, he had three carries for 12 yards.
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September 20, 2013 | By Dana Ferguson
Frank Gehry refers to the flamboyant organ he designed for Walt Disney Concert Hall as the "French fries" because that's what the largest of its 6,134 pipes resemble. Gehry designed the inimitable instrument in collaboration with builder Manuel Rosales and it debuted in 2004. Among its overseers is conservator Phil Smith, 61, who shows off the instrument to visitors. Smith, who grew up listening to organ music in church, is never too far away from work -- his downtown apartment has a view of Disney Hall.
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September 20, 2013 | By Bob Pool
They come at night for Gustavo Dudamel. They come during the day for Frank Gehry. Not everyone visiting the Walt Disney Concert Hall during its first decade has been interested in experiencing the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, it seems. "I'm not here for the music. I like the architecture," said Lucian Huxley Smith, a 26-year-old writer from London. FULL COVERAGE: Walt Disney Concert Hall at 10 Smith was with Penni Killick, 25, who works for a London literary agency.
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September 20, 2013 | By David Ng
When plans commenced in 1987 to build Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown L.A., architect Frank Gehry was a relatively youthful 58 years old. By the time the hall was completed, after a number of delays and setbacks - not to mention some acrimonious bickering among its key players - the architect had become a 74-year-old eminence grise . Gehry, now 84, recently sat down for a conversation at Disney Hall with Times music critic Mark Swed and...
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September 20, 2013 | By Diane Haithman
These days, the building on Diane Disney Miller 's mind is San Francisco's Walt Disney Family Museum, opened in 2009. She bubbles with enthusiasm over this recent tribute to her father, Walt, housed in a former Army barracks building in the Presidio. Still, in a recent conversation, it was easy for Miller, 79, to hark back a decade to the opening of the L.A. structure that had dominated her life and architecture headlines around the world: Walt Disney Concert Hall, a project instigated by a $50-million gift from her mother, Lillian Disney.
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September 18, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
OK, stop laughing. No, really, you must stop laughing. Frank McCourt, bless his generous little heart, is feeling magnanimous. He just gave $100 million to Georgetown University to found the McCourt School of Public Policy. I absolutely demand you stop laughing. Listen, $100 million is a lot of money. You could ask Jamie McCourt. Any school in the country would, apparently, sell its soul to get it. This is very generous of McCourt. Heck, for that much money he could afford to get divorced two or three times.
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