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November 18, 1988 | BETTY GOODWIN
Who would have known? Herb Alpert has a passion for fragrance that borders on obsession. Yes, Herb Alpert the trumpet player. Herb Alpert the record-company executive. "Fragrances are very important to people," he rhapsodized recently. "They're very romantic and memorable. Now and then I pass by someone with a fragrance that reminds me of a girl I used to date in high school."
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April 8, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
The latest winners of the annual Herb Alpert Awards in the Arts, which funnel $75,000 prizes to experimental artists in recognition of past achievements and future promise, include longtime L.A. visual art provocateur Daniel Joseph Martinez and four others based in Chicago or New York who didn't start making their marks until the 21st century. Martinez, who earned his master of fine art degree from California Institute of the Arts, which administers the Alpert Awards, has been exhibiting his work since the late 1970s and was included in both the 1993 and 2008 Whitney Biennials at New York's Whitney Museum of American Art. He grabbed attention in the 1993 Whitney group show by creating a simple white lapel button distributed to museum visitors that said, “I can't imagine ever wanting to be white.” CRITICS' PICKS: What to watch, where to go, what to eat Martinez recently had an L.A. gallery show whose paintings and photographs were inspired by what he'd seen and heard over several years of riding Metro buses through the city.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 1998 | Diane Haithman, Diane Haithman is a Times staff writer
More than 30 years after his astonishing career moon-shot with the Tijuana Brass, pop icon Herb Alpert, 62, co-founder of A&M Records (he's the "A"; then-partner Jerry Moss is the "M"), has the creative freedom to do pretty much as he pleases.
NEWS
March 17, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: The REDCAT Gala, honoring musician and philanthropist Herb Alpert. REDCAT , a.k.a. the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, is downtown L.A.'s innovative, experimental arts venue for the California Institute of the Arts . The honoree: Although the annual affair usually pays tribute to an artist and an arts supporter, CalArts president Steven Lavine said REDCAT's advisory council figured the legendary trumpeter of the...
MAGAZINE
February 13, 2005 | Adam Robert, Adam Robert is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer.
Herb Alpert, the Latin-influenced jazz-pop trumpeter and bandleader who topped the charts in the '60s and '70s with the Tijuana Brass, has taken home seven Grammy Awards during his four-decade career. And if all goes well tonight at Staples Center, he will need to make room on the mantel for No. 8--he's nominated for a tune called "Chasing Shadows."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 1992 | DON HECKMAN, Don Heckman writes regularly about music for The Times
OK, trivia buffs, who's had not one, but two albums on Billboard's Top 40 charts longer than anything by the Beatles? Elvis Presley? Nah, sorry, Elvis. Bruce Springsteen? Not even the Boss. Well, then how about--tah dah!--Herb Alpert? That's right, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass--believe it. "Whipped Cream and Other Delights" hung around the Top 40 for a remarkable 141 weeks; "Going Places" was only slightly less successful with 107 weeks.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2007 | Chris Pasles, Times Staff Writer
In what UCLA is calling the largest single gift to music education in the western United States, the Herb Alpert Foundation has given the university a $30-million endowment pledge to establish the cross-disciplinary UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, officials announced today. The endowment will bring the university's departments of ethnomusicology, music and musicology under a single umbrella for the study and performance of world, popular and classical music, jazz and other genres.
BUSINESS
March 12, 2003 | Jeff Leeds, Times Staff Writer
Trumpeter-businessman Herb Alpert and partner Jerry Moss have gotten down to brass tacks with Vivendi Universal, collecting an additional $200 million from the French giant for a music publisher they sold three years ago. The payment, in cash and stock, was part of a contractual guarantee connected with the sale in 2000 of independent publisher Rondor Music. Alpert and Moss originally sold Rondor to Seagram Co. Shortly thereafter, Seagram was gobbled up by Vivendi.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2012 | Randy Lewis and Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
A&M Records spent much of the 1960s, '70s and '80s as one of the leading independent labels in the music business, buoyed by a remarkably consistent string of hits from superstar acts, beginning with label co-founder Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and continuing through the Carpenters, Carole King, Cat Stevens, Joe Cocker, Peter Frampton, the Police, Sting, the Go-Go's, Janet Jackson, Bryan Adams and many others. The one thing they had in common: Most weren't superstars when they came to A&M. "We don't sign big names," Gil Friesen, the longtime president of the label founded in 1962 by Alpert and business partner Jerry Moss, told Forbes in 1988.
BUSINESS
October 13, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Alpert, Moss Sign with Geffen Records: Music industry pioneers Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, founders of A&M Records, signed a pressing and distribution deal with Geffen, with their first three albums expected to be released by mid-1995. The two are returning to the record business with the creation of Almo Sounds. Albums are expected to come from such artists as Angel Corpus Christi, Rake's Progress and Sherree Ford-Payne.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
Effusive praise is usually the order of the evening at gala awards ceremonies, but the news that James Cromwell will be the emcee March 15 when REDCAT and California Institute of the Arts confer their annual REDCAT Award on Herb Alpert raises certain questions. In his Oscar-nominated turn as the farmer in “Babe,” Cromwell may have set some kind of celluloid record for laconic expression, culminating in his closing encomium to the picture's titular wonder pig: “That'll do, pig. That'll do.” Only a beatific smile signaled this was praise, rather than, say, a warning to knock off the squealing.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
Herb Alpert is giving $300,000 to the music department of Los Angeles City College. The announcement on Friday says the money from Alpert, a star trumpet player, former record business mogul and persistent arts philanthropist, will go toward a variety of uses. They include new computer equipment, musical instrument maintenance and two-year scholarships for students who, like Alpert in the old days, will have their own label - Herb Alpert Scholars (Alpert was the “A” in A&;M records, which he owned with Jerry Moss before selling out to the PolyGram conglomerate about 25 years ago)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 2013 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
For many native Angelenos like Gail Samuel, summertime concerts at the Hollywood Bowl are a Southern California ritual as eagerly anticipated as the opening-day bite of a Dodger Dog. This year Samuel will be taking her lifelong Bowl-going habit to a new level in her recently appointed role as chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which spends its summers at the Bowl. Her programming prescription for the venue, Samuel said, will hew closely to the Bowl's decades-old philosophy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2012 | Randy Lewis and Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
A&M Records spent much of the 1960s, '70s and '80s as one of the leading independent labels in the music business, buoyed by a remarkably consistent string of hits from superstar acts, beginning with label co-founder Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and continuing through the Carpenters, Carole King, Cat Stevens, Joe Cocker, Peter Frampton, the Police, Sting, the Go-Go's, Janet Jackson, Bryan Adams and many others. The one thing they had in common: Most weren't superstars when they came to A&M. "We don't sign big names," Gil Friesen, the longtime president of the label founded in 1962 by Alpert and business partner Jerry Moss, told Forbes in 1988.
HOME & GARDEN
September 25, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Grammy-winning trumpeter Herb Alpert and his wife, singer Lani Hall, have listed a house in Pacific Palisades at $2.6 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The restored Spanish-style home, built in 1928, has handmade doors, stenciled beams, fresco painting, coved ceilings, period arches and perhaps even room for a brass section in its 2,500 square feet of living space. The formal dining room opens to the living room, which flows into a family room to enable large-scale entertaining.
HOME & GARDEN
September 22, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Multi-Grammy winner Herb Alpert and his wife, singer Lani Hall, have listed a house in Pacific Palisades at $2.6 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The restored Spanish-style home, built in 1928, sits on a bluff with ocean views. The two-story residence has handmade doors, stenciled beams, fresco painting, coved ceilings and period arches. The formal dining room opens to the living room, which flows into a family room to enable large-scale entertaining. Four bedrooms and three bathrooms lie within 2,500 square feet of living space.
BUSINESS
April 17, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A&M Founders Said to Be Parting: A&M Records co-founders Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss are close to leaving the Los Angeles-based company, according to published reports. The two executives are said to be dissatisfied with their role under London-based Polygram, which bought A&M for $500 million in 1989. The two executives and A&M declined comment on the reports.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 1988 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Music Writer
A gift of $2.5 million from trumpeter Herb Alpert and his wife, Lani, will provide initial funding for a new concert hall at USC, the university announced Tuesday. To be called the Herb Alpert Concert Hall, the 700-seat facility will anchor a proposed three-story, 40,000-square-foot building that will contain practice rooms, classrooms and teaching studios.
NEWS
July 28, 2010
Chinese immigrants: A story that ran July 19 in the LATExtra section about early Chinese immigrants to the U.S. noted that one individual, Jook Sue, who was traveling from Hong Kong, was granted permission to fly west. The story should have said that Sue was granted permission to fly to the West from Hong Kong. Diana Nyad: Bill Dwyre, in his column in Tuesday's Sports section, said 60-year-old long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad is a sports commentator on NPR. Nyad actually works for Santa Monica-based KCRW, an NPR affiliate.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2010 | By Scarlet Cheng, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Standing in a forest of sinuous, black totems spiraling into the lofty heights of the main room at Ace Gallery Beverly Hills, Herb Alpert is surrounded by an art form he has practiced for the last two decades — sculpture. By his account and that of those who know him, he's a man who lives on the right side of his brain — he percolates on the creative and the intuitive. "I do something every day, whether sculpting or painting," he says. "It definitely feeds my spirit when I sculpt or paint or blow the horn, that's an essential part of my being."
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