CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2010 |
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voiced support Tuesday for plans to turn the long-abandoned Golden Gate Theatre in East Los Angeles into a 24-hour drugstore despite passionate last-minute appeals by some residents to block the project. Supervisor Gloria Molina, whose district includes the theater, said that while the project would not restore the theater to its full glory, it was better than leaving the building vacant and dilapidated. "The best we have is a compromise, and at least leaving it in place and preserving it" as much as possible, Molina said.
August 18, 1989 |
"Durante," a new musical about the Schnozz by Frank Peppiatt and John Aylesworth, will take up residence at the Shubert Theatre in Century City from Oct. 30 to Nov. 19. Lonny Price, in the title role, heads a cast of 27, and the director is Ernest O. Flatt. The show will also play the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco from Oct. 3-29 on its national tour.
March 19, 2005 |
Billy Dee Williams, Esai Morales, Latin Grammy-winner Albita and Justina Machado will star in "The Mambo Kings," a new Broadway musical about two Cuban brothers and their journey from 1950s Havana to the posh nightclubs of Manhattan. The musical opens Aug. 18 at the Broadway Theatre. Preview performances begin July 20. "The Mambo Kings" will play an out-of-town engagement at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre, May 24-June 19.
April 7, 1993
John Evan Miller, 53, theater historian and preservationist who led the movement to save the Wiltern Theatre from demolition. A fourth-generation Californian from Ontario, Miller earned a degree in history from UC Riverside. He worked for the U.S. Treasury Department in its Internal Revenue Service and Customs Service. But he attained his greatest satisfaction through his avocation--old theaters.
January 7, 2007 |
Morro Bay, Calif. Jan. 12-15: Avian enthusiasts flock together for the Winter Bird Festival in Morro Bay, home during the winter to more than 200 species of migratory and resident birds, city officials say. Field trips will take visitors to birding sites, including the Carrizo Plain, Morro Bay National Estuary and Montana de Oro State Park. There will be workshops, bird-oriented exhibits and a vendor fair, plus guest speakers including gray-parrot expert Irene Pepperberg.
November 28, 2004 |
Tired of stage musicals inspired by movies and pop catalogs? Maybe reality TV series will be the next fertile source of material. Last year, "Jerry Springer -- The Opera" led the way in London. And although its U.S. premiere in San Francisco was recently scratched as its creators were preoccupied elsewhere, it has been announced that "The Opera" will return to its roots on TV. BBC2 is shooting a performance of the musical -- to be televised, four-letter words intact, in January.