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December 20, 2003 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
Johnny Cunningham, a multifaceted Scottish fiddler who helped lead the revival of traditional Celtic folk music in the 1970s, branched into American rock 'n' roll, then composed the score of "Peter and Wendy," an Obie Award-winning play that explored some of the darker themes in J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan" tale, has died. Cunningham, 46, had a heart attack Monday in his Manhattan apartment and was pronounced dead at Cabrini Medical Center, according to funeral director Joseph Guidetti.
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December 20, 2003 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
Johnny Cunningham, a multifaceted Scottish fiddler who helped lead the revival of traditional Celtic folk music in the 1970s, branched into American rock 'n' roll, then composed the score of "Peter and Wendy," an Obie Award-winning play that explored some of the darker themes in J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan" tale, has died. Cunningham, 46, had a heart attack Monday in his Manhattan apartment and was pronounced dead at Cabrini Medical Center, according to funeral director Joseph Guidetti.
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December 18, 1993 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Johnny Cunningham's multifaceted career could give new meaning to the term "fiddling around." This masterful Scottish fiddler made his first impression in the 1970s as a back-to-roots folkie, helping to spearhead a musical movement that revived interest in his homeland's Celtic tradition.
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December 18, 1993 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Johnny Cunningham's multifaceted career could give new meaning to the term "fiddling around." This masterful Scottish fiddler made his first impression in the 1970s as a back-to-roots folkie, helping to spearhead a musical movement that revived interest in his homeland's Celtic tradition.
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December 6, 1997 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Anyone who adores the sight of Mary Martin flying around on visible wires may never have imagined that J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan" needed to or even could be rescued from the high-energy, 1950s Broadway version captured on videotape. An extremely beautiful adaptation by New York's Mabou Mines, which opened at the Geffen Playhouse on Thursday, will be a revelation even to those completely untouched by "I Gotta Crow."
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May 11, 2000
* Storytelling--L.A. Theatre Works presents Sandra Tsing Loh performing her critically acclaimed solo show, "Aliens in America," this weekend at Skirball Cultural Center. Satirist Loh weaves her semiautobiographical tale of growing up middle-class and Chinese-German in Southern California. The show had a successful run off-Broadway in New York, as well as in Los Angeles. All this weekend's performances will be recorded for later broadcast on KCRW-FM. Show times: today and Friday at 8 p.m.
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May 11, 2000
L.A. Theatre Works presents Sandra Tsing Loh performing her critically acclaimed solo show, "Aliens in America," this weekend at the Skirball Cultural Center. Satirist Loh weaves her semiautobiographical tale of growing up middle-class and of Chinese-German background in Southern California. The show had a successful run off-Broadway in New York as well as in Los Angeles. All this weekend's performances will be recorded for later broadcast on KCRW-FM.
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March 18, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM
Band: Raindogs Personnel: Johnny Cunningham, fiddle, mandolin; Mark Cutler, vocals, guitar; Darren Hill, bass; Jimmy Reilly, drums; Emerson Torrey, guitar, vocals. History: The Boston-based Raindogs are a stylistic and geographic mixed breed. Irishman Reilly played in the Belfast punk band Stiff Little Fingers, before hooking up with Hill in the New Orleans group Red Rockers. Relocated to Boston, Hill and Reilly set out to start a new band that would incorporate Celtic and Cajun folk influences.
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December 4, 1997
Divine Design is a gift from the shopping gods. The six-day designer showcase includes 40 interior design vignettes by local designers; a 40,000-square-foot marketplace with mini-boutiques of fashions and accessories for women, children and men from DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic and more; and a designer flea market filled with furnishings and antiques.
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June 24, 1997 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Star turns by Debbie Allen and Frank Langella and the West Coast premiere of the off-Broadway hit "Old Wicked Songs" will be among the offerings of the Geffen Playhouse's second subscription season, which was announced Monday by producing director Gilbert Cates. "Old Wicked Songs" will open the season with an Oct. 8-Nov. 2 run. Jon Marans' tale about a frustrated American piano prodigy who goes to Vienna to study with an elderly teacher will be staged by its original director, Seth Barrish.
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March 26, 1990 | JIM WASHBURN
Warren Zevon's strongest asset has always been the overtly clever, often incisive, narrative quality of his songs. His best ones have shown an attention for detail that moves like a street-sweeper through the California dream. But far less often has Zevon given the impression he was reaching into his own depths for his material, and there is an emotional distance to much of his work.
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November 23, 2000
* Chorale--Los Robles Master Chorale will be joined by its children's choir for two performances of "In Dulce Jubilo: Christmas in Story and Song" at the Moorpark College Performing Arts Center, 7075 Campus Road. Dates: Dec. 1, 8 p.m.; Dec. 3, 3 p.m. $18 general, $14 seniors, $10 students, $6 ages 12 and under. 497-0386.
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