April 21, 1999 |
The church crypt containing the remains of father and son Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams will reopen despite earlier concerns that it would be closed to visitors for lack of money. Secretary of State William F. Galvin, who also is chairman of the state Historical Commission, said he will grant $15,000 to the United First Parish in Quincy, Mass., to continue to maintain the crypt.
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December 20, 1990
The only present my family and I want this Christmas is our boys back home from Saudi Arabia. John Adams said, "We are friends of freedom everywhere, but guardians only of our own." OSCAR L. SANCHEZ San Bernardino
September 7, 2001 |
"1776," the congressional tuner born in the Age of Aquarius, "Easy Rider" and Early Nixon, is an awfully familiar show to be popping up under the Reprise! banner. Like its New York inspiration--the Encores! series--Reprise! makes the best use of its resources when revisiting musical theater scores we haven't heard lately, or often. I'm not saying it should be "Carnival in Flanders" or nothing. But too many overexposed Broadway titles, over time, may spoil the broth.
December 15, 1997 |
In his review of "Amistad," Times film critic Kenneth Turan suggested that while the screenplay is credited to me, Steven Zaillian rewrote parts of it and that in the closing speeches of John Quincy Adams, "Zaillian's welcome touch is felt" ("Spielberg's Passage," Calendar, Dec. 10). I would like to take advantage of this space to clarify the process a bit and to give credit where credit is really due.
February 18, 1999 |
The world premiere of John Adams' "Naive and Sentimental Music" by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Friday would be enough to make our city the center of the new music universe, at least for this weekend. But, in fact, the Adams' work is only one element in a half-intentional, half-serendipitous cluster of local new music events--including two concurrent festivals.
October 9, 2004 |
Choreographer Jerome Robbins has been the forgotten man in the ongoing New York City Ballet visit to Southern California, not only inevitably overshadowed by the celebrations of George Balanchine's centennial but also yielding the stage to dance-makers Christopher Wheeldon and Peter Martins with far less justification.