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August 3, 2005 | Uta Harnischfeger, Associated Press
The massive mountains towering over Walenstadt inspired Johanna Spyri to create the beloved tale of Heidi and her life in the Swiss Alps. Now, 125 years after the children's classic was first published, a group of London and Swiss producers is staging "Heidi" in a new outdoors musical.
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November 19, 2013
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July 17, 1993 | RAY LOYND
"Heidi," the classic children's novel, has finally been told on the screen the way it should be: not as fluffy Pollyanna but as a thoughtful, shaded tale of love, abandonment and reunion. It's been done as a four-hour miniseries, airing at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday on the Disney Channel.
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August 3, 2005 | Uta Harnischfeger, Associated Press
The massive mountains towering over Walenstadt inspired Johanna Spyri to create the beloved tale of Heidi and her life in the Swiss Alps. Now, 125 years after the children's classic was first published, a group of London and Swiss producers is staging "Heidi" in a new outdoors musical.
NEWS
November 19, 2013
Have you submitted your recipe yet? You only have until Tuesday night at midnight to enter our fourth annual Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookie Bake-Off. If you think you've got the best holiday cookies ever, go to our Facebook page and submit your recipe, along with a short essay about why your cookie is such a holiday favorite. Include a photo if you can; voters will want to see proof. We have more than 200 entries so far! If you're curious about the competition, check out the Hazelnut Diamonds from Ruth Honegger of Los Angeles.
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April 13, 1995 | NANCY CHURNIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Laguna Playhouse Youth Theater's production of "Heidi" has some winning moments, chiefly when Heidi (Sara Buskirk) and her friends Peter (Gabriel Kalomas) and Clara (Cheryl Dowling) are teasing, taunting and playing on stage. But on the whole, the show lacks polish. And unlike the young actors in the show--who appear to be giving it their all--most of the adults are pretty unconvincing. Yes, this is one case where the adults should be seen and not heard.
SPORTS
November 17, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Never had one finger on one button triggered so many blown gaskets. Thirty-one years ago today, the Oakland Raiders and New York Jets were engaged in a memorable game in Oakland that would wind up being remembered as "the Heidi Game." The Daryle Lamonica-led Raiders were in the process of creating a wild finish to overhaul the Joe Namath-led Jets. The Jets had taken the lead with 1:05 to play on Jim Turner's field goal.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 2010
SERIES Friday Night Lights: Tami (Connie Britton) is forced to defend her actions and her job as principal of East Dillon when a parent tries to have her fired in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC). Wife Swap: A former Manhattan career woman who now lives with her family on an organic goat farm in upstate New York trades places with a workaholic Oklahoma mother who toils 60-hour weeks and considers herself a diva in this new episode (8 p.m. ABC). The Pillars of the Earth: Based on the Ken Follett bestseller, this new eight-part series is set in 12th century England, where the succession to the crown is in doubt, leading King Henry's daughter and nephew (Alison Pill, Tony Curran)
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June 21, 1987 | LEE MITGANG, Associated Press
As a child, Bette Midler adored "Alice in Wonderland." Peter Ueberroth liked to curl up with "Mr. Popper's Penguins." And President Reagan said his favorite boyhood book was "Northern Trails," an obscure book that even librarians in his childhood home of Dixon, Ill., had not heard of.
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July 17, 1993 | RAY LOYND
"Heidi," the classic children's novel, has finally been told on the screen the way it should be: not as fluffy Pollyanna but as a thoughtful, shaded tale of love, abandonment and reunion. It's been done as a four-hour miniseries, airing at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday on the Disney Channel.
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February 16, 1990 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The uneven, curiously titled "Courage Mountain" (citywide) would have been better off called what it is: "The Further Adventures of Heidi." Although the often-filmed Swiss children's novel "Heidi," which was based on its writer Johanna Spyri's experiences living with her grandfather in the Alps, was published in 1880, "Courage Mountain" writers Weaver Webb and Fred and Mark Brogger have moved the time up to the outbreak of World War I.
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December 20, 2008 | MARY McNAMARA, TELEVISION CRITIC
There is nothing in this life to prepare a person to review "Heidi 4 Paws," which premieres on KCET Sunday morning. When my editor handed it to me with a gleam in her eye, she said: "It's Heidi. With dogs." I was confused. Did Heidi Klum have a new reality show involving dogs? Had Heidi Montag snagged a canine Christmas special? "No, it's the story 'Heidi.' With dogs." I began to feel bovine in my incomprehension. "Heidi" with dogs instead of goats? "No, the dogs play all the characters."
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