May 22, 1990 |
A new music video promoting the merits of recycling will feature everyone from teen pop queen Debbie Gibson to venerable old bluesman John Lee Hooker. The "Yakety Yak, Take It Back" video is the centerpiece of a recycling campaign sponsored by the Take It Back Foundation and will be shot June 9 and 10 at A&M Studios in Los Angeles.
April 30, 1993
Mayor Tom Bradley, A&M Records co-founder Herb Alpert and actor Jeff Bridges will host a special exhibition by Los Angeles artist Rozzell Sykes, called "Energies of the '90s," on Sunday from noon-9 p.m. in the Charlie Chaplin Sound Stage at A&M Records, 1416 N. La Brea Ave., Hollywood. The event is free and open to the public. More than 200 works will be displayed and 50% of proceeds from sales will benefit the nonprofit group Free Arts for Abused Children.
April 26, 1997
Big Winners CalArts and the Herb Alpert Foundation wrapped up the week on a festive note, announcing Friday the winners of the CalArts/Alpert Award in the Arts: choreographer Victoria Marks, filmmaker Craig Baldwin, composer Chen Yi, performance artist Lisa Kron and artist Kerry James Marshall. . . . Each winner will receive $50,000. Winner and Loser The week's big loser: The Los Angeles City Council dropped its seven-year battle against an oil pipeline that will cross the Valley.
January 8, 1998 |
Interscope Records has struck a domestic distribution agreement with the 3-year-old Almo Sounds label, supplanting Almo's former deal with Geffen Records. Interscope is half-owned by Seagram's Universal Music Group; Geffen Records is fully owned by Universal. Almo will integrate its marketing and promotional operations with Interscope, but will also add a regional promotions department and publicist in-house.
August 6, 2004 |
Jerry Moss, co-founder with Herb Alpert of A&M Records, and his wife, Ann, have established a $500,000 scholarship fund at the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture. The Moss Scholars Program will support students for the full terms of their education at UCLA -- four years for undergraduates and three for graduate students. UCLArts Dean Christopher Waterman will work with his staff to identify the most qualified candidates.
February 28, 1993
A weekend human relations retreat for teachers, sponsored by the National Conference of Christian and Jews, is slated for March 12 at Camp Hess Kramer in the Malibu Hills. Participants will examine their own prejudices and do exercises aimed at helping them better interact with student populations of different races, cultures, gender or sexual orientations. "Our teachers are the first line of defense against racial conflict," said program coordinator Lecia Brooks, a former teacher.
February 12, 2011
Only one solo artist born in Mexico has ever been nominated in one of the three main performance categories: Carlos Santana. (Side note: Herb Alpert's original band, Tijuana Brass, contained no Tijuanans.) Five acts who have never won a major performance Grammy: Bob Marley, Diana Ross, Neil Young, Led Zeppelin, Grateful Dead. Only two comedians have ever won a major performance award: Bob Newhart (best new artist, 1961) and Vaughn Meader (album of the year, "The First Family," 1963)