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July 30, 1991 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
John Nelson wants to make one thing clear: He didn't abandon a successful musical directorship--as conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony--to work on his career. "It wasn't a matter of that. My 'career' was going fine," the 49-year-old American musician says. "I was busy, I guess popular, and probably could have gone on where I was indefinitely. But I was beginning to feel empty inside."
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October 12, 2002
Although it is hard to explain taste, Mimi Avins' attack on "The Good Girl" seems particularly misplaced. Both my wife and I feel "The Good Girl" was one of the finest American movies of the year. Although the setting was in a Texas suburban area, the character's home and work could have been anywhere in the suburban sprawl of America. The screenplay accurately reflected the human condition of trying to cope with life with escapist fantasies, whether through searching for romance, the use of drugs or addiction to television.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2001
John Nelson, 85, jazz pianist formerly in the Prince Rogers Trio, which inspired the name of his son, the pop icon Prince, died Saturday at his home in suburban Minneapolis. In the 1950s, Nelson married the trio's young singer, Mattie Shaw, who nicknamed her new husband "Prince Rogers" after the group. When they had a son, they named him Prince Rogers Nelson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2001
John Nelson, 85, jazz pianist formerly in the Prince Rogers Trio, which inspired the name of his son, the pop icon Prince, died Saturday at his home in suburban Minneapolis. In the 1950s, Nelson married the trio's young singer, Mattie Shaw, who nicknamed her new husband "Prince Rogers" after the group. When they had a son, they named him Prince Rogers Nelson.
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April 17, 1990 | KENNETH HERMAN
American conductor John Nelson is no Johnny-come-lately to the politics of Eastern Europe. Over the past decade, Nelson has been a frequent visitor to orchestra podiums behind the Iron Curtain. In a phone interview from New York, Nelson noted some of the changes he has observed since the demise of communist governments in Czechoslovakia and East Germany. "In 1982, the first time I conducted in Prague, the musicians expressed their feelings in the way they played the music," Nelson said.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 2002
Although it is hard to explain taste, Mimi Avins' attack on "The Good Girl" seems particularly misplaced. Both my wife and I feel "The Good Girl" was one of the finest American movies of the year. Although the setting was in a Texas suburban area, the character's home and work could have been anywhere in the suburban sprawl of America. The screenplay accurately reflected the human condition of trying to cope with life with escapist fantasies, whether through searching for romance, the use of drugs or addiction to television.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1992
Carlsbad High School basketball coach John Nelson pleaded not guilty Thursday to two felony sex charges involving a female student. Following the arraignment in Vista Municipal Court, he was booked at County Jail in Vista and then released on his own recognizance . Presiding Judge Suzanne Knauf ordered Nelson, who has been placed on administrative leave by the school, to stay off the campus.
OPINION
May 23, 1999
Congratulations to the Makah Indians! They have revived their cherished cultural tradition of hunting gray whales from powerboats using modern harpoons and .50-caliber rifles (May 18). Perhaps now we will at last see the revival of other noble American traditions, such as shooting buffalo from moving trains or plinking bald eagles out of the sky from helicopters. JOHN NELSON Santa Monica So the Makah Indians finally got their whale. Now they can eat it. CARL V. MORONEY Los Angeles If the Makah have the right to kill whales, the other tribes should have the right to hunt buffalo and club baby seals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1995 | KAY HWANGBO
A longtime civic leader has been elected president of the Studio City Chamber of Commerce. John Nelson, owner of Nelson Texaco on Ventura Boulevard, will take the helm of the business organization from current president Jave McWilliams at the installation ceremony on June 22. "I feel very honored that they had enough confidence in me" to be selected for the job, Nelson said Thursday.
SPORTS
July 9, 1993 | MAL FLORENCE
Columnist Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle, writing about the Celebrity Golf Tour: "This is a place to see your favorite athletic hero choke his brains out. Last week, seven-handicapper (Dan) Majerle shot an opening-round 102. "Charles Barkley went 94-84-90 for the tourney, which, coincidentally, were his measurements when he was in college."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1992
Carlsbad High School basketball coach John Nelson pleaded not guilty Thursday to two felony sex charges involving a female student. Following the arraignment in Vista Municipal Court, he was booked at County Jail in Vista and then released on his own recognizance . Presiding Judge Suzanne Knauf ordered Nelson, who has been placed on administrative leave by the school, to stay off the campus.
OPINION
May 23, 1999
Congratulations to the Makah Indians! They have revived their cherished cultural tradition of hunting gray whales from powerboats using modern harpoons and .50-caliber rifles (May 18). Perhaps now we will at last see the revival of other noble American traditions, such as shooting buffalo from moving trains or plinking bald eagles out of the sky from helicopters. JOHN NELSON Santa Monica So the Makah Indians finally got their whale. Now they can eat it. CARL V. MORONEY Los Angeles If the Makah have the right to kill whales, the other tribes should have the right to hunt buffalo and club baby seals.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 1991 | JOHN HENKEN
The potential for a letdown was high. Following a heady month with music director-in-waiting Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Los Angeles Philharmonic was launching its final subscription concerts of the season, under a substitute conductor, with a substitute soloist and an emended program. It also seemed as though there was a substitute audience in attendence Thursday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 1991 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
John Nelson wants to make one thing clear: He didn't abandon a successful musical directorship--as conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony--to work on his career. "It wasn't a matter of that. My 'career' was going fine," the 49-year-old American musician says. "I was busy, I guess popular, and probably could have gone on where I was indefinitely. But I was beginning to feel empty inside."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 1991 | JOHN HENKEN
The potential for a letdown was high. Following a heady month with music director-in-waiting Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Los Angeles Philharmonic was launching its final subscription concerts of the season, under a substitute conductor, with a substitute soloist and an emended program. It also seemed as though there was a substitute audience in attendence Thursday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
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