May 2, 1996 |
Herb Alpert--trumpet player, record producer and one of the most successful entertainment moguls of the last three decades--has the look of a happy man. At 61, he seems 10 years younger--slender, with good cheekbones and the laid-back demeanor of a performer who has had a long familiarity with the ups and downs of the music business. And why not? In Alpert's case, it's mostly been ups.
March 20, 1998 |
At 27, writer, actor and teacher Danny Hoch of New York City is the youngest of five "mid-career" artists who will receive a $50,000, 1998 CalArts/Alpert Award in the Arts, announced today by the Herb Alpert Foundation, of Santa Monica, and the California Institute of the Arts. The awards will be presented May 16 at the foundation. Hoch plans to use the award to make sure his young peers get a chance to see his latest solo show, "Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop," which opened Wednesday at P.S.
May 5, 1995 |
The first five winners of the CalArts/Alpert Award in the Arts will be announced this morning, at a ceremony at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The recipients are Reza Abdoh (theater), Ann Carlson (dance), James Carter (music), Mel Chin (visual arts) and Leslie Thornton (film/video). The awards--which are funded by the Herb Alpert Foundation and administered by the California Institute of the Arts--are being announced to coincide with the school's 25th anniversary.
August 3, 2000 |
Seagram's Universal Music Group closed an estimated $400-million deal Wednesday to acquire Rondor Music, the world's leading independent music publishing company, from record industry veterans Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss. Universal, the world's largest record company, beat out Sony and Bertelsmann to land the 60,000-song catalog, which includes classic tunes by Al Green, Otis Redding and the Beach Boys and new hits by Madonna collaborator William Orbit.
February 23, 1997 |
Each year the Grammy Awards honor artists as pillars of their fields. We asked a few past winners what 1996 releases they believe best represented their respective categories--regardless of whether their choices had been nominated this year. * SAMMY HAGAR (HARD ROCK): Hagar won 1991 best hard rock album Grammy as a member of Van Halen, the band that fired him (or which he quit, depending on who's talking) last summer.
February 6, 1992 |
It's one thing to moan and groan. Another thing to hew and do. So you count all the bodies that fell in just one year in Los Angeles and you could mourn until sunset: the multicultural Theatre Center, the Joffrey Ballet's western home, the hilltop Dance Gallery, the youthful Philharmonic Institute orchestra, the audience-building Philharmonic Style concerts, the dismantled school music and arts programs, the exodus of downtown artists, dispersed as modern rent refugees.
August 19, 2001
David Weddle's article about the horrors endured by a generation of American soldiers who served our country in World War II, and the inevitable psychological scars these men suffered, was perhaps the best article I have ever read in The Times, or anywhere else ("Secrets at the Bottom of the Drawer," July 22). Weddle's central thesis--that the sanitized, nostalgic version of the "Good War" has not allowed these veterans to confront or admit their own humanity--is very compelling. And tragically sad. I feel deeply for these men. Charles Hammond Jr. Irvine Weddle has written so powerful an indictment of what happened that his article moved me to tears.
May 11, 1995 |
Lions and tigers and bears--oh my!--don't scare choreographer/dancer/performance artist Ann Carlson. She trips the light fantastic alongside dogs, cats, horses, goats and even human amateurs.
December 4, 1994
The Herb Alpert Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds charities and is headed by the famed jazz artist, has donated $500,000 to the National Conference of Christians and Jews for its work on race and ethnic sensitivity programs for high school students. The National Conference of Christians and Jews received two matching grants of $250,000 for its Los Angeles Youth Education Programs.
September 2, 2001 |
From 'N Sync to Neu!, the vast selection at Amoeba Music, with stores in Berkeley and San Francisco, makes it the place to buy new and used music in the Bay Area. With a 45,000-square-foot branch slated to open on Sunset and Cahuenga boulevards in late October, Amoeba recently spent nearly $2 million acquiring 900,000 secondhand albums, CDs, posters and other memorabilia from around the country. In the L.A.