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August 21, 1990 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Riding the airwaves over South Africa are more than 30 radio stations carrying everything from talk shows to rock 'n' roll and babbling away in a rainbow of languages, from Nguni to Zulu and Afrikaans to English. Each day, more than 7 million people--6 million of whom are black--flip on their radios in South Africa. That's more than 10 times the number of people who get the Sunday Times, the country's largest national newspaper. The state-run South African Broadcasting Corp.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 1996
Eric Clapton teamed with Babyface on the song "Change the World," which radio will start playing this week as the first single from the soundtrack to "Phenomenon," starring John Travolta. Robbie Robertson is executive producer of the collection, which also includes a new Bryan Ferry song (with lyrics by Bernie Taupin) and a Don Was-produced session of Jewel doing John Hiatt's "Have a Little Faith in Me." The album is due July 2. . . .
NEWS
March 20, 1992 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first caller on John Robbie's popular radio talk show here Thursday morning was a black woman from Soweto, reading a poem of thanks she had written especially for white South Africans. "For the first time in my life," she said, "I feel part of this country."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 1995
As an actor, I would like to comment on "Why L.A.'s Theater Isn't World-Class" (Calendar, Nov. 27). I am currently working in a production of "Macbeth" at the Hollywood United Methodist Church. It is a unique production in that the audience follows the action from room-to-room (think "Tamara") and is treated with a banquet at intermission. On the strength of terrific reviews, response from the general public has been incredible. We have been consistently sold-out nearly every night for the past seven weeks.
SPORTS
January 19, 1986 | Richard Hoffer
Paul Gonzales, who dropped out of sight for a year after achieving his Olympic glory, is apparently making up for lost time. The 1984 Olympic gold medalist, who didn't turn pro until last August, will fight for the third time as a pro Feb. 2 at the Hollywood Paladium in a 12-rounder for Alonzo Strongbow's North American Boxing Federation flyweight title. That fight will be televised by CBS, which has already done two of Gonzales' fights and which clearly is planning to do more.
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February 5, 2003 | Elaine Dutka, Times Staff Writer
John Densmore, co-founder and drummer of the Doors, filed suit against former band members Ray Manzarek and Robbie Krieger in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, charging that a tour organized by the pair represents a breach of contract and trademark infringement. On the tour, due to play the Universal Amphitheatre on Friday, Stuart Copeland, formerly of the Police, substitutes for Densmore, and Ian Astbury, formerly of the Cult, stands in for singer Jim Morrison, who died in 1971.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 2011 | By Robert Abele, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Shorts programs are by their nature mixed bags of ambition, art and quality. One that packages the 10 live-action and animated nominees for the Oscar, however, carries a greater sense of anticipation. That said, modest charms are what distinguish this year's academy-tapped batch. The animated five in particular help dispel our often fatigued prejudices about that format as a haven for all things digital, 3-D, snarky and kid-marketed. Bastien Dubois' style mash-up "Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage," in particular, is a vibrantly impressionistic travelogue of the French filmmaker's trip to the African island nation, rendered as a scrapbook come alive.
NEWS
August 21, 1990 | SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's 11:13 p.m. in Radio 702 Land and thousands of people out there in the townships and the suburbs and the heartland of South Africa are getting ready for bed with their radio dials tuned to John Robbie's voice. In a soundproofed room deep inside a downtown office building, Robbie, a former rugby star, is talking rapid-fire into a large microphone. He's in his working position: leaning back in a swivel chair, his white socks and brown wingtips perched on the table in front of him.
SPORTS
June 12, 1994 | STEVE MARANTZ, THE SPORTING NEWS
Sen. George Mitchell, D-Maine, probably is going to be the next commissioner of baseball, but no stain on his character--or reservation about his suitability--is intended in noting that his earliest sporting influence came from basketball. In the late 1940s, when Mitchell was a teen-ager, pro basketball had a slight toehold in Boston, and none at all in central Maine, where Mitchell grew up. But semipro basketball flourished.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 22, 1992 | SHAUNA SNOW
Come the first of the year, changes are in store for West Hollywood's Stuart Regen Gallery and Santa Monica's Linda Cathcart Gallery. Regen said he will leave his Almont Drive gallery and begin Stuart Regen Projects, a series of roving exhibitions held in vacant spaces three or four times a year. He is planning the first such show, with British artist Damien Hirst, for February. Regen said the artist will help select the space himself about a month before the show.
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