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January 30, 1998 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Composer John Zeretzke didn't utter a word for the first three minutes of his performance Thursday at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School, instead entrancing his audience with the beat of his drums. The hand-held instruments from Ireland, North America and Africa, each creating a different sound, set the tone for Zeretzke's presentation, "A World of Music."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1998 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
Composer John Zeretzke didn't utter a word for the first three minutes of his performance Thursday at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School, instead entrancing his audience with the beat of his drums. The hand-held instruments from Ireland, North America and Africa, each creating a different sound, set the tone for Zeretzke's presentation, "A World of Music."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1998
Composer John Zeretzke didn't utter a word for the first three minutes of his performance Thursday at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School in Westlake Village. Instead, he entranced his audience with his drums. The hand-held instruments from Ireland, North America and Africa, each creating a different sound, set the tone for Zeretzke's presentation, "A World of Music."
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September 27, 1991 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE WRITER
Los Angeles-based Aman Folk Ensemble will work in modern dance for the first time beginning this spring, collaborating with New York composer-choreographer Laura Dean under the auspices of a new national dance fund. The 24-month project, which will eventually enter Aman's repertory, will be funded by Philip Morris, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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June 19, 1995 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE WRITER
Named after the Los Angeles-based modern dance pioneer who died in 1953, the annual Lester Horton Awards celebrate excellence in local concert-dance through voting by the membership of the Dance Resource Center service organization. On Saturday, the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center hosted the fourth awards ceremony, with honoree Bella Lewitzky honoring Horton during the acceptance speech for her sustained achievement honor and reminding everyone that "this remarkable man . . .
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October 7, 1993 | ROBERT GRESKOVIC, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
During our post-modern age, Laura Dean has been supplying the dance world with clearly patterned dances of propulsively repetitious steps. Her often luminous creations have the air of folk dancing. But, as danced by Dean's own post-modern company or by the ballet companies for whom she sometimes works, these folkways resemble ones that might be done on the moon.
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November 18, 1989 | ELLEN MELINKOFF, Melinkoff is a regular contributor to The Times.
The docents at the William O. Douglas Outdoor Classroom at Franklin Canyon Ranch say fall is the perfect time to be in the canyon. Fallen sycamore leaves are a foot and a half deep in many places. Seeds and cones have dropped to the ground, and animals are scurrying about to harvest them. Families can soak up all this autumnal ambiance Sunday afternoon when the classroom and many of its docents will host a family walk followed by a concert. The walks begin at 1 p.m.
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August 17, 2000
10:30am & 1pm Theater California Artists Radio Theatre celebrates the 80th birthday of legendary sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury with "A Ray Bradbury Birthday Tribute," featuring performances of Bradbury's Irish play, "Anthem Sprinters"; his story "Silent Towns," from "The Martian Chronicles"; "The Sailor Home From the Seas," from his book "Machineries of Joy"; "The Ravine," his radio play from the 1950s radio series "Suspense"; and more. Bradbury will appear at the 1 p.m. show.
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June 10, 1986 | LEWIS SEGAL, Times Dance Writer
Call it a comeback. After a period of inactivity reportedly due to a debt crisis and resulting company reorganization, the Aman Folk Ensemble returned to UCLA Sunday with a triumphant reaffirmation of its mastery. Triumphs are not unusual for Aman, but solvency may be. In any case, the company reflected its new lease on life with a relaxed confidence in its material quite unlike the desperate-to-please spirit evident more than once in the past.
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June 21, 1994 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE WRITER
Thirty years ago, the founders of the Aman Folk Ensemble created a company with a uniquely American vision--to present not just the cultural traditions of a single nation or region, but to offer a world-dance panorama on every program. The concept seemed adventuresome to some observers, superficial to others, but it survived and even flourished right here in Los Angeles.
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October 8, 1999 | SORAYA SARHADDI NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There they were, 70 professional artists and musicians being urged to simplify their creative energy by a barefoot Minnesotan in paint-speckled overalls. "I call it Cardboard 101," said Sandy Spieler, artistic director of In the Heart of the Beast, a Minneapolis-based puppet and mask theater.
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