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July 13, 1998 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Any doubts about the screaming popularity of swing should be erased by the Orange County Fair, which is devoting four hours each night to a swing fest featuring Johnny Pink & the Big Shots, a local septet eager to keep the joint jumpin'. "We mostly do jump swing, which is a little cruder than big-band swing, with a touch of rockabilly," said Kirk Wall, a.k.a. Johnny Pink, so named by the fair to coincide with its theme, "We're in the Pink."
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July 13, 1998 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Any doubts about the screaming popularity of swing should be erased by the Orange County Fair, which is devoting four hours each night to a swing fest featuring Johnny Pink & the Big Shots, a local septet eager to keep the joint jumpin'. "We mostly do jump swing, which is a little cruder than big-band swing, with a touch of rockabilly," said Kirk Wall, a.k.a. Johnny Pink, so named by the fair to coincide with its theme, "We're in the Pink."
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June 15, 1991 | T.H. McCULLOH
Bill Streib's "Headset," at the Richard Basehart Playhouse in Woodland Hills, is a dandy example of a clever idea gone amok. Conceived by Streib and director Thomas White, it purports to be about the relationship between a young man and his stepfather in a theater's sound booth, which parallels the production of "Hamlet" taking place below.
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August 16, 2001
9am-3pm Family King of Rock impersonators will flock to the Endless Summer Classic Car Show and Elvis Fest at the Orange County Market Place in Costa Mesa. Fifteen aspiring singers will compete for $500 and other prizes during the "Car-oake" contest. The karaoke-style performances will include best car song, best love song, best heartbreaker song and best overall presentation. Other activities in tribute to the anniversary of Elvis Presley's death (Aug.
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September 7, 2001 | BY BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
New York, New Orleans and Los Angeles are the centers of the jazz universe. But Orange County has its own galaxy of local jazz stars. They will shine when the city of Brea presents the Brea Jazz Festival today through Sept. 29th. Free performances are scheduled in the city's downtown for Friday and Saturday nights and Wednesday lunchtimes. Sponsored by the Brea Community Hospital and jazz radio KLON-FM (88.1), the groups--assembled by the Orange County Musicians Assn.
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September 9, 1997
I got my start as a Dayton, Ohio, paper mill, and students snap up my notebooks every September. While Americans were grooving to the Bee Gees, I was busy introducing searchable news, business and legal databases. Along with school supplies, I also focus on copier paper and shipping containers. I make some academic types think of fermented honey and yeast drinks. Who am I?
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May 9, 1986 | ELISABETH GRAHAM ELISABETH GRAHAM
Putting "Evita" in a dinner theater is a bit like having a circus in your living room. "Evita" at the Grand Dinner Theatre may not be grand spectacle, but it is a thoughtful, innovatively presented production that offers several highlights of its own. Director-choreographer Timothy Smith has added many twists--some of them dazzling--in his staging of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice pop opera that traces the rise and fall of Eva Peron, second wife of the Argentine dictator Juan Peron.
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July 10, 1998 | YUNG KIM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you see pink sheep, you are not hallucinating. You are just at the Orange County Fair. Talk about a theme party. There will be pink Cadillacs, car attendants with pink hair, and pink foods. Children will dance wearing pink leotards, and a man atop a unicycle and dressed in full-body pink Spandex will be the ambassador of pink. In case pink needed an ambassador. The 106th Orange County Fair, titled "We're in the Pink," will open its doors to the public today at 9:30 a.m.
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August 8, 1985 | AL DELUGACH, Times Staff Writer
Following days of negotiations and heavy stock-market trading, Turner Broadcasting System and MGM/UA Entertainment Co. announced a definitive merger agreement Wednesday. Simultaneously, Turner said it is ending its controversial $5-billion effort to acquire CBS Inc., which the network had fought ferociously. Turner is to pay $29 a share, or about $1.5 billion cash, for Culver City-based MGM/UA.
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August 16, 2001 | RODNEY BOSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Summer isn't on the downswing just because it's the middle of August. This weekend is full of festivals, with mountain music, block partyers, Elvis sightings, Thai arts, Greek dancing, a pride celebration and way stations for foodies. The most adventuresome can crisscross the Southland an truly explore. The rest of us can dip our toes in. Go people-watching. Learn something new. Commit a benevolent act. Have fun.
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