April 5, 1999
AEROBICS The U.S. National Aerobic Championship Semi- Finals take place Thursday through Saturday. Manhattan Beach Marriott Hotel. (310) 546-7511. BOOKS Celebrate Hitchcock's centennial with authors Stephen Rebello and Dan Aniler. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Borders, Santa Monica. (310) 393-9290. CHARITY The one-of-a-kind Franklin Mint John Wayne Doll is for sale at silent auction to benefit the John Wayne Cancer Institute. (310) 645-6005.
June 13, 1996 |
John Wayne, the late actor who's already got an airport named after him, now has his own beer commercial. Thanks to digitized computer technologies similar to those used by Hollywood during the filming of "Forrest Gump," Wayne is now appearing on television screens to pitch Coors beer. In the commercial, a drill sergeant badgers his troops to find out who left a six-pack of beer in the barracks. That's when Wayne appears with word that it's his beer.
January 6, 1994 |
A dinner dance is always swell, but there's almost always a price to pay--a hefty donation to some worthy charity. At last month's black-tie dinner dance hosted by the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Jimmy's in Beverly Hills, though, no one was hit up for a donation. Of course, each of the 250 guests, including all seven of John Wayne's children, former teen idol Frankie Avalon, producer Danny Arnold and actors Charles Bronson and Kevin Dobson, had contributed more than $1,000 during the year.
October 4, 2009 |
After murdering her children in Euripides' classic "Medea," Annette Bening, with husband Warren Beatty, helped celebrate the launch of UCLA Live's Eighth International Theatre Festival at the play's opening-night party. No matter that the play is nearly 2,500 years old, Claudia Weill said, "the same issues are with us," including "disposability of women." Alan Schwartz, president of the Royce Center Circle, which supports UCLA's performing arts, said that although the university has presented plays for eight years, "Medea" was the first original production to be created by the UCLA Live series.
December 1, 1996 |
If it's Christmas, it must be "The Nutcracker." Indeed, the San Francisco Ballet's classic holiday fantasy brings Clara and more than 170 storybook characters to life at the holiday ballet Dec. 12-24 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Pacific Asia Museum has dibs on the opening night performance Dec. 12. Chairwomen Nancy Baxter, Nancy Neal Davis and Vicky Rogers chair the 7:30 p.m. performance and the champagne reception afterward in the Gold Room. Tickets are $150 and $100.
June 26, 1997 |
If you're a creative junior high or high school student in the greater Los Angeles area, you may want to turn those artistic talents to this worthy cause: the Second Annual Terry Fox Run T-Shirt Design Contest. The winning design will be worn by participants in the John Wayne Cancer Institute's Terry Fox Run, which will be held Nov. 9 at the West Los Angeles Veterans Center. Prizes for T-shirt design winners include Niketown gift certificates from $50 to $500 and public recognition at the run.