February 2, 1988
Ian L. White-Thomson has been named president of United States Borax & Chemical Corp. White-Thomson previously served as group executive in charge of the affiliates Pennsylvania Glass Sand Corp. and Ottawa Silica Co., and was responsible for the merger of the two companies into U.S. Silica.
January 18, 2001 |
DANCE Graham Trust Files Federal Lawsuit: The Martha Graham Trust, which holds the rights to her name and works, has filed suit in U.S. District Court to block the use of her name by the Martha Graham Center for Contemporary Dance, the corporation that ran the Graham Dance Company and School until their closure at the end of May. After that closure--caused by financial problems and accompanied by bitter accusations from Trust representatives and...
May 16, 2003 |
In a move that underlines Placido Domingo's status as top dog at the Los Angeles Opera while drawing conductor Kent Nagano closer to the organization, opera officials Thursday unveiled a new set of job titles and contract extensions among their key creative and administrative personnel. The change dubs Domingo general director, a step up from the artistic director title the celebrated tenor has held since 2000.
July 24, 2000 |
Tenor Placido Domingo, who took over as artistic director of Los Angeles Opera July 1, has made his first fund-raising coup by snagging a donation to the opera company from billionaire money manager and noted arts philanthropist Alberto Vilar. Vilar, a longtime friend of Domingo's and thought to be the largest opera donor in the world today, will underwrite the company's September production of Verdi's "Aida," which opens Los Angeles Opera's 2000-2001 season. It is his first donation to the L.A.
September 12, 2000 |
The Performing Arts Center Plaza was transformed into Egypt's Valley of the Kings and Queens for the gala opening of the L.A. Opera's spectacular production of Verdi's "Aida" last Wednesday. The evening also marked Placido Domingo's debut as artistic director of the company, and Ian White-Thomson's first official duty as executive director.