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.
September 30, 1990
From Saturday through Oct. 8, more than 200 performances and 50 attractions will be presented at 30 locations around the city. Screenings, exhibits and interdisciplinary performances involving 1,000 performing and visual artists crowd the schedule. The expected highlights include: "Praise House," a new piece by the New York dance-theater company Urban Bush Women drawn from the life of the rural Southern folk artist Minnie Evans. At Theater Artaud, Oct. 10-14.
November 26, 1989 |
"The two prevailing themes in my work are family and sex," says Barry Yourgrau, whose one-man "Barry Yourgrau's Brand New Show" opens tonight at Cafe Largo in West Hollywood. The brand new show isn't absolutely brand new. "I always retain a few chestnuts. But by and large, this is a new combination. One piece involves a father who returns from the Middle East in a very bizarre way. Another involves a mother as a tragic movie star.