March 1, 1996 |
'Sisterella' Plans: Tribeca Productions and Disney subsidiary Miramax Films have bought the Broadway and motion picture rights to Larry Hart's original musical "Sisterella." A separate production of the musical--billed as a contemporary Cinderella--opens March 17 at the Pasadena Playhouse, where pop star Michael Jackson and Jerry Greenberg (president of Jackson's MJJ Records) are co-producing.
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May 13, 1988
A St. Louis man was shot and killed by a Long Beach Municipal Airport security guard after he reportedly attacked the guard with a three-foot length of pipe on an airport runway early Thursday, police said. Before the attack the man had vandalized Los Angeles County sheriff's helicopters based at the airport, then attacked and critically wounded a victim believed to be a retired Los Angeles police officer who had witnessed the vandalism, Long Beach police said. Lt.
April 23, 1995 |
Lorenz Hart remains as elusive as his songs are present. He had a special quality as a lyricist, urbane and witty, yet saved from cynicism by a helpless attraction to all the things he knew he should be cynical about. Something about Hart's lyrics inspires the listener with a feeling for how difficult and singular the ordinary is, how hard happiness is to come by, how wonderful to imagine and how worth cherishing whatever moments of it you can have.
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May 4, 1991 |
In an effort to improve boating safety on Mission Bay, the San Diego Lifeguard Service is implementing several new regulations today concerning the use of personal watercraft. The regulations affect the two areas to the north and south of the entrance to Fiesta Island.
April 14, 1991 |
A planned $200-million expansion of Southern California's only Navy weapons depot will not be affected by the proposed shutdown of the neighboring Long Beach Naval Station, military officials said. Even though the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station is a primary installation for ordnance loading and unloading of Long Beach-bound ships, "the impact here will be none," a base spokesman said. Lt. Cmdr.
April 29, 1993 |
Alan Greeley of the Golden Truffle in Costa Mesa was named chef of the year, and Peter Jepsen of the Ritz in Newport Beach was named maitre d' of the year by the Southern California Restaurant Writers at their annual meeting this month. Four restaurants in Orange County--Antoine in Newport Beach, Antonello Ristorante in Santa Ana, the Cellar in Fullerton and JW's in Anaheim--each received a Golden Sceptre award, the top honor given by the writers.
November 10, 1996 |
'If you feel deeply offended by 'Quills' and you want your money back when intermission arrives . . . see the Theater Concierge in the lobby for a refund," declared Gilbert Cates, producing director of the Geffen Playhouse, in his program note for "Quills," which closed last Sunday. So how many of the 14,501 people who saw "Quills" (out of a potential capacity of 19,920) asked for a refund? Sixty-six, requiring a total refund of approximately $2,000, theater officials reported last week.