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August 8, 1990 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The financially strapped Los Angeles Festival, still short of its $4.7-million goal, may refuse a $30,000 grant from the NEA because of the agency's anti-obscenity stance, the festival's executive director said Tuesday. Although the arts festival, the largest of its kind in the nation, still needs $200,000 before its slated Sept.
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September 20, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Festival--a hit or a miss? There's no doubt what answer you'll hear from organizers of the multicultural event that ended Sunday, and from such major supporters as Mayor Tom Bradley. They praise the 17-day festival as being successful enough, financially and critically, to mark a new beginning for local multicultural events. "In the mayor's view, the festival was a tremendous success," said Mark Fabiani, Los Angeles deputy mayor and chief of staff.
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August 16, 1990 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Local Cambodians said they were pleased that the State Department has finally granted visitor visas to a Phnom Penh dance company to perform in the upcoming Los Angeles Festival, but some community leaders said protests from some factions could not be ruled out. Under review since June, the visas allow 32 members of the Cambodian Classical Dance Troupe based at the University of Fine Arts in the Cambodian capital to visit the U.S.
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August 16, 1990 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Local Cambodians said they were pleased that the State Department has finally granted visitor visas to a Phnom Penh dance company to perform in the upcoming Los Angeles Festival, but some community leaders said protests from some factions could not be ruled out. Under review since June, the visas allow 32 members of the Cambodian Classical Dance Troupe based at the University of Fine Arts in the Cambodian capital to visit the U.S.
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July 12, 1990 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When 1990's Los Angeles Festival kicks off in September, not only will the talent in this celebration of Pacific Rim culture come from faraway places--so will much of the money power behind the event. Like the 1987 Los Angeles Festival, this year's arts extravaganza is another incarnation of the successful 1984 Olympic Arts Festival.
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September 20, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Festival--a hit or a miss? There's no doubt what answer you'll hear from organizers of the multicultural event that ended Sunday, and from such major supporters as Mayor Tom Bradley. They praise the 17-day festival as being successful enough, financially and critically, to mark a new beginning for local multicultural events. "In the mayor's view, the festival was a tremendous success," said Mark Fabiani, Los Angeles deputy mayor and chief of staff.
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May 16, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Cambodian Dancers May Perform at L.A. Festival: L.A. Festival officials were encouraged following talks concerning the proposed visit in September of the National Dance Company of Cambodia. "Things went very well--extremely well--and we're very encouraged," said L.A. Festival executive director Judith Luther Tuesday upon her return from a day of Washington meetings with immigration and state department officials to discuss the visit. Luther said the officials were "open . . .
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October 10, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Michael Vargas is the newly appointed general manager of the September 1990 Los Angeles Festival. Vargas has been chairman of Long Beach's Percent for Art Task Force, general manager of the City Theatre Company in Pittsburgh and guest curator for numerous arts institutions. He joins artistic director Peter Sellars and executive director Judith Luther on the festival's executive staff.
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August 7, 1990
The financially strapped Los Angeles Festival, still short of its $4.7 million goal for the September event, may refuse a $30,000 grant from the NEA because of its anti-obscenity stance, the festival's executive director said today. Although the arts festival, the largest of its kind in the nation, still needs $250,000 before its slated Sept.
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August 23, 1990
The directors of the Los Angeles Festival, overriding a vote by fellow members of its board, have rejected a $30,000 NEA grant in protest of the agency's anti-obscenity stance, officials said today. Although "an overwhelming majority" of the board's 20 members submitted written ballots over the last two weeks to accept the grant, 10 members of the board voted unanimously to refuse the grant at a meeting Wednesday, the festival's executive director, Judith Luther, said.
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August 8, 1990 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The financially strapped Los Angeles Festival, still short of its $4.7-million goal, may refuse a $30,000 grant from the NEA because of the agency's anti-obscenity stance, the festival's executive director said Tuesday. Although the arts festival, the largest of its kind in the nation, still needs $200,000 before its slated Sept.
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July 12, 1990 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When 1990's Los Angeles Festival kicks off in September, not only will the talent in this celebration of Pacific Rim culture come from faraway places--so will much of the money power behind the event. Like the 1987 Los Angeles Festival, this year's arts extravaganza is another incarnation of the successful 1984 Olympic Arts Festival.
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March 8, 1990 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
New Job for Sellars: L.A. Festival Artistic Director Peter Sellars on March 23 will be named artistic adviser for the newly formed Boston Opera Theater, which is tentatively scheduled to open in 1990 with Sellars' revivals "Don Giovanni," "Marriage of Figaro" and "Cosi fan Tutte." The revivals will run through spring, 1991. In 1993 the new company will mount a six-month season, in which Sellars will stage a new production each year. L.A.
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February 8, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
L.A. Festival Finances: It will be at least April before the L.A. Festival releases a public accounting of its finances for the 1990 arts event, according to finance director Gloria Sanchez. Late last year, Sanchez said that she hoped to close the festival's 1990 books by the beginning of January. Now she is "working" on closing the books and has arranged for an April audit by the Los Angeles firm of Deloitte & Tousche.
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