November 18, 1989 |
Tonight, John Atkins will sing Mahler's "Kindertotenlieder" with the South Coast Symphony, the baritone's first public performance of the work. But considering the amount of time Atkins has had to ruminate over these "Songs on the Death of Children," a well-pondered interpretation should be in the offing when Atkins takes the Robert B. Moore Theatre stage at Orange Coast College. This is, after all, the second time Atkins has been prepared to sing this set with the orchestra.
October 4, 1991 |
Verdi Finale: Verdi, the Santa Monica restaurant where many young opera singers polished their craft, will close after Sunday night's performance. Another artistic victim of the sagging economy, the restaurant featured performers such as Mic Bell, Suzanne Guzman, Anne-Marie Ketchum, Greg Fedderly, Michael Gallup, Stephanie Vlahos and John Atkins.
November 17, 1987
John Atkins, a 29-year-old baritone from Los Angeles, was the first-place winner in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions western regional competition, held Saturday at Bovard Auditorium, USC. He garnered $3,400 in awards, and will represent the region in the national finals in the spring in New York. The second- and third-place winners were sopranos Jennifer Bodenweber, 31, who received $2,300, and Nina Warren, 23, who took home $1,200. Both are from Los Angeles.
July 21, 1993 |
Here's an investment that Sleeping Beauty fans may appreciate. Walt Disney Co., borrowing from one of its fairy-tale classics, said it may sell a bond that won't mature for 100 years. Perhaps it's just a coincidence, but that's how long the sleeping princess waited until awakened by a prince's magic kiss. Disney may have to work some of its own magic to sell such bonds, which won't pay back investors their principal until near the end of the next century.
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December 9, 2008 |
A U.S. Army soldier from Barstow and two of his cousins have been arrested on suspicion of following patrons from Los Angeles County casinos to their Orange County homes and robbing them. John Atkins, 21, and his cousins, Raymond Little Jr., 18, and Gary Smith, 20, were arrested over the weekend through a coordinated effort between the Orange County Sheriff's Department, Los Angeles Police and the Justice Department Bureau of Gambling Control. The men are suspected of following a Mission Viejo couple home from the Hustler Casino in Gardena in October, and a Lake Forest man home from the Commerce Casino about a month later.
March 22, 1989 |
The three-member governing board of financially plagued South Coast Symphony has announced that the full orchestra will play its final concert of the season as scheduled on April 29 at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. "This was a commitment we felt we had to make to our subscribers and to the community," board member Richard J. Burrell said.