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September 3, 2000
Thank you for your article on the remarkable Ricky Jay ("Searching for Ricky Jay," by Max Jacobson, July 23). As it happens, I was the other act on the bill when Jay performed at McCabe's in Santa Monica. I recall that he was upset at opening for a singer-songwriter. At the time I thought, "Who is this arrogant character?" But we agreed to share the bill, and I had a chance to see him perform that evening. He truly was magical. He has devoted his life to his art, and I am glad to see him getting the recognition he clearly deserves.
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September 3, 2000
Thank you for your article on the remarkable Ricky Jay ("Searching for Ricky Jay," by Max Jacobson, July 23). As it happens, I was the other act on the bill when Jay performed at McCabe's in Santa Monica. I recall that he was upset at opening for a singer-songwriter. At the time I thought, "Who is this arrogant character?" But we agreed to share the bill, and I had a chance to see him perform that evening. He truly was magical. He has devoted his life to his art, and I am glad to see him getting the recognition he clearly deserves.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 1989 | MARK I. PINSKY
A board member of the Garden Grove Symphony who is strongly opposed to abortion resigned last week after composer and performer James Lee Stanley said that a song he would perform with the orchestra over the weekend had been written out of "pro-choice" feelings, according to Dick Hain, the board president. The board member, Ray Romero, "resigned because of his deep convictions from a religious point of view," Hain said. "We are sad and will miss him."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 1989 | MARK I. PINSKY
A board member of the Garden Grove Symphony who is strongly opposed to abortion resigned last week after composer and performer James Lee Stanley said that a song he would perform with the orchestra over the weekend had been written out of "pro-choice" feelings, according to Dick Hain, the board president. The board member, Ray Romero, "resigned because of his deep convictions from a religious point of view," Hain said. "We are sad and will miss him."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1989 | MIKE BOEHM, Times Staff Writer
An amusing happenstance led to singer James Lee Stanley being chosen as the first pop musician to perform with the Garden Grove Symphony. But an accident of a far more serious nature--the kind that results in an unwanted pregnancy--led Stanley to write "The Dancer," the pro-choice song he will sing with the orchestra during its free concert Saturday at Village Green Park in Garden Grove.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 1989 | Chris Pasles
For Israeli composer Shimon Cohen, "Jerusalem is the inner sanctum of the whole world." He has tried to capture that belief in his "Jerusalem Sketches: A Rhapsody for Symphony Orchestra," which will receive its first U.S. performance when Cohen conducts the Garden Grove Symphony on Saturday as part of the orchestra's fifth annual free "Summer Symphony in the Park." "As our heart is composed of four sections, my composition is composed in four sections," Cohen said in a recent phone interview.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1986 | BOB BAKER, Times Staff Writer
The Street Scene, Los Angeles' annual two-day celebration of cultural diversity, will begin Saturday, offering a mix of textures ranging from the elegance of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra to the grit of blues singer Etta James, from the old-world charm of the Gypsy Flamenco Dance Company to the electric guitar insanity of the Ramones. As many as 1.5 million people are expected to jam 14 blocks of the downtown Civic Center between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1985 | EDWARD J. BOYER, Times Staff Writer
"No, Joan Rivers will not be appearing," the secretary was explaining over the telephone when Sylvia Cunliffe, producer of the Los Angeles Street Scene Festival, overheard. "Don't say that," Cunliffe shouted from her City Hall office. "She will be appearing."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 20, 1992 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In one of his best musical moments as a Monkee, Peter Tork wrote and sang a song called "Long Title: Do I Have to Do This All Over Again?" Sounding like Ringo Starr on a good day, Tork rode a psychedelic arrangement that pulsed with gritty electric guitar (courtesy of the singer's pal Stephen Stills) and a persuasive, rocking drive. "Didn't I do it right the first time?. . . . Didn't I?"
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 1989 | MIKE BOEHM, Times Staff Writer
An amusing happenstance led to singer James Lee Stanley being chosen as the first pop musician to perform with the Garden Grove Symphony. But an accident of a far more serious nature--the kind that results in an unwanted pregnancy--led Stanley to write "The Dancer," the pro-choice song he will sing with the orchestra during its free concert Saturday at Village Green Park in Garden Grove.
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