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February 6, 2002 | BRIAN LOWRY
There are a number of questions you want to ask John McLaughlin, not least among them if he has ever strained his throat yelling "Wrong!" at a shellshocked panelist on "The McLaughlin Group," the Washington, D.C.-based discussion show he produces and hosts, which will reach its 20th anniversary in April. In a conversation with McLaughlin, the responses come easily; it's getting a word in edgewise that's hard. McLaughlin was in Los Angeles last week, schmoozing donors for local PBS station KCET, which began carrying his nationally distributed weekly program (having already aired McLaughlin's interview show, "One on One")
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March 6, 2014 | By Chris Barton
A rundown of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows coming to L.A. in the coming days. Anthony Wilson's Seasons Quartet at the Broad Stage Consider an all-guitar jazz quartet and it's easy to conjure images of fingers burning up and down fretboards with the kind of mind-scrambling fireworks that've made heroes out of Pat Metheny and John McLaughlin. Anthony Wilson offers something more understated with his Seasons quartet. Assembled after being commissioned by guitar maker John Monteleone (whose wares will be featured here)
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July 5, 1992 | Sharon Bernstein
At last count, conservative TV pundit John McLaughlin had three regular shows, a nightly segment on a cable news-magazine program and was making occasional appearances on entertainment series. His "McLaughlin Group" public affairs series appears on public television stations as well as individual stations through syndication. "John McLaughlin's One on One" is also syndicated.
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February 26, 2014
Paco de Lucia, a renowned Spanish guitarist who dazzled audiences with his lightning-speed flamenco rhythms and finger work, died Wednesday in Mexico. He was 66. De Lucia suffered a heart attack while on vacation at the Caribbean beach resort of Playa del Carmen and was taken to a hospital where he died, Mexican officials said. De Lucia - whose real name was Francisco Sanchez Gomez - was best-known for flamenco but also experimented with other genres of music. One of his most famous recordings was "Friday Night in San Francisco," recorded with fellow guitarists John McLaughlin and Al Di Meola in 1981.
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December 1, 2010
EVENTS AKC/Eukanuba National Championship From pointers to Pomeranians, the prides of the purebreds will be on display at this year's championship. And although best in show won't be announced until Sunday night, the more than 2,500 dogs vying for the coveted title will be looking their best and be on their best behavior in preparation for the weekend's judging. Long Beach Convention Center , 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. Through Sunday. Call for times. Adult day ticket for Saturday or Sunday, $20. Adult evening ticket for Saturday or Sunday, $20. (562)
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October 2, 2011 | By Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic
Rico Lebrun was probably the most famous Modern American artist working in Los Angeles in the decade following World War II. Yet, when the J. Paul Getty Museum opened "Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970" on Saturday, kicking off the mammoth, region-wide survey of Los Angeles art dubbed Pacific Standard Time, Lebrun's paintings were nowhere to be seen. Reputations rise and fall. Lebrun arrived in L.A. in 1938, worked at the old Chouinard Art Institute and got a job teaching Disney animators how to draw convincing animal motion for "Bambi.
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August 20, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John McLaughlin, 70, a longtime political columnist, died Wednesday of cancer and Parkinson's disease at his home in Morris Township, N.J. McLaughlin, a native of Philadelphia, worked for newspapers in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, spending the last 24 years of his career at the Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J. In the late 1970s, McLaughlin was chief political correspondent for the New York Daily News.
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July 28, 1996 | Christopher Knight, Christopher Knight is a Times art critic
In the 1950s and 1960s, when stylistic innovation was perhaps the most valuable artistic currency to be spent in the contemporary art world, John McLaughlin's paintings were utterly bankrupt. Built on the precedent of the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian and the Russian Kasimir Malevich, McLaughlin's stripped-down style added nothing to the established repertoire of flat, uninflected, rectilinear color-shapes painted on easel-size canvases. Stylistically, they were unimaginative.
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January 7, 1996 | Christopher Knight
In addition to being the first major Modernist artist to emerge in postwar Los Angeles, John McLaughlin (1898-1976) also fertilized the local cultural landscape in two fundamental ways. First, when the legendary exhibition "Four Abstract Classicists" (McLaughlin, Lorser Feitelson, Frederick Hammersley and Karl Benjamin) traveled from the L.A. County Museum to London in 1959, the show gave Los Angeles its first coherent claim to international significance as a center for modern art. And second, McLaughlin's elegantly spare geometric abstractions established a rigorous aesthetic of perceptual refinement, which became a hallmark of art produced in L.A. From the acclaimed Light-and-Space installations of the 1960s and 1970s to John M. Miller's luminous paintings today, McLaughlin is their great forebear.
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May 23, 2013 | By Chris Barton
Consider an all-guitar jazz quartet and it's easy for your mind to conjure images of fingers burning up and down fretboards with the kind of mind-scrambling fireworks that've made heroes out of Pat Metheny and John McLaughlin. Although those approaches to guitar music aren't necessarily wrong, Anthony Wilson offers something more understated with his Seasons quartet. Assembled after being commissioned by guitar maker John Monteleone, the quartet of Wilson, Julian Lage, Chico Pinheiro and Steve Cardenas debuted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011 with a concert that became a split CD/DVD release that same year.
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February 28, 2013
A relentlessly inventive alto saxophonist, Rudresh Mahanthappa showcases two sides of his musical personality with this show. First he'll perform as part of his Indo-Pak Coalition, an exploration of his South Indian roots with the help of Pakistani-American guitarist Rez Abassi and drummer Dan Weiss, which will be followed by his latest ensemble with mind-bending guitarist David "Fuze" Fiuczynski, which picks up where John McLaughlin's meeting of...
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September 13, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Musician Carlos Santana is working on a memoir, publisher Little, Brown announced Thursday. The as-yet-untitled memoir by the guitarist/composer will be published simultaneously in English and Spanish in 2014. Santana has won 10 Grammy awards, three Latin Grammys and has seen more than a dozen records go silver, gold and platinum. He has led bands that carry his name, performed successful duets like "Smooth" with Rob Thomas, has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has recently appeared on "American Idol.
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March 23, 2012 | By Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic
Here's one tangible sign of the beneficial effect of Pacific Standard Time, the Getty-sponsored initiative to exhume the mostly under-recognized history of important Los Angeles art in the first generation after World War II: Southern California museums are now competing over the legacy. How high have the stakes quickly become? Let's just say the competition is so eager that it doesn't always mean a fair fight. One museum has publicly announced plans to organize a retrospective of a major but under-sung L.A. painter - even though officials knew that another museum already had the same show in the works for several months.
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October 2, 2011 | By Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times Art Critic
Rico Lebrun was probably the most famous Modern American artist working in Los Angeles in the decade following World War II. Yet, when the J. Paul Getty Museum opened "Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970" on Saturday, kicking off the mammoth, region-wide survey of Los Angeles art dubbed Pacific Standard Time, Lebrun's paintings were nowhere to be seen. Reputations rise and fall. Lebrun arrived in L.A. in 1938, worked at the old Chouinard Art Institute and got a job teaching Disney animators how to draw convincing animal motion for "Bambi.
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December 1, 2010
EVENTS AKC/Eukanuba National Championship From pointers to Pomeranians, the prides of the purebreds will be on display at this year's championship. And although best in show won't be announced until Sunday night, the more than 2,500 dogs vying for the coveted title will be looking their best and be on their best behavior in preparation for the weekend's judging. Long Beach Convention Center , 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. Through Sunday. Call for times. Adult day ticket for Saturday or Sunday, $20. Adult evening ticket for Saturday or Sunday, $20. (562)
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October 16, 1987 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
John McLaughlin, moderator of Washington's favorite TV shout-a-thon, "The McLaughlin Group, on the high visibility of the folks attending a capital party for him on Wednesday night: "If a massive calamity had struck the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and we were all wiped out, Bruce Babbitt would be our next president."
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September 13, 2012 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Musician Carlos Santana is working on a memoir, publisher Little, Brown announced Thursday. The as-yet-untitled memoir by the guitarist/composer will be published simultaneously in English and Spanish in 2014. Santana has won 10 Grammy awards, three Latin Grammys and has seen more than a dozen records go silver, gold and platinum. He has led bands that carry his name, performed successful duets like "Smooth" with Rob Thomas, has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has recently appeared on "American Idol.
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August 4, 2010
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. UCLA Live John Cale, Sept. 30; Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Oct. 2; Laurie Anderson, Oct. 21; Taj Mahal, Oct. 22; Ornette Coleman, Nov. 3; Mavis Staples and Billy Bragg, Nov. 5; Gamelan Cudamani, Nov. 11; Dengue Fever, Nov. 12; Richard Thompson's Cabaret of Souls, Nov. 19; John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension, Dec. 1; Alice Coltrane Tribute, Dec. 5;...
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July 23, 2010 | By Mark Sachs, Los Angeles Times
Composer John Debney is the man behind the music of the "Iron Man" films as well as the current Top 10 hit "Predators," but his skills extend far beyond the action-flicks realm. He's earned three Emmys scoring for television and got an Oscar nomination for his work on the 2004 biblical epic "Passion of the Christ." "I've always had broad musical tastes," said the Burbank resident, whose father was a producer with Disney for 40 years. "When I was growing up and playing in a series of garage bands, my guitar heroes were the usual suspects like Clapton and Hendrix, but I also liked Chicago's Terry Kath and John McLaughlin of the Mahavishnu Orchestra."
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