August 10, 1996
Re Laurie Winer's review of "Camping With Henry and Tom," (" 'Camping' Casts Little Light on the American Psyche," July 23). I realize I can do little about the judgments of critics, but I do believe they have an obligation to report the facts to the public. Among many other critical achievements, "Camping With Henry and Tom," by Mark St. Germain, won the 1995 Outer Critics' Circle and Lucille Lortel awards for best off-Broadway play. Winer is entitled to her opinion but why does she neglect to tell the Los Angeles theater-going community that she is reviewing a multi-award-winning production?
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May 31, 2013 |
Lee Melville, a fierce champion of theater in Los Angeles who was founding editor of the online LA Stage Times magazine and its predecessor, LA Stage, has died. He was 74. Melville was found dead May 21 in West Hollywood. He took his own life, according to Scott Barton, spokesman for his estate. In his more than 50-year theater career, Melville held multiple roles that included actor, stage manager, producer and critic. Terence McFarland, chief executive of the nonprofit organization LA Stage Alliance, called him "a huge advocate for the entire theater community.
January 7, 2001 |
In 1998, Lars Hansen led the committee that looked for a new leader of Theatre LA, the primary service and advocacy organization for L.A. theaters and producers. Alisa Fishbach got the job, but she resigned a year later. Lee Wochner headed a second search. This time the job went to Hansen, the former searcher. Last month, Hansen resigned to take a new job as executive director of cultural relations for USC.
July 9, 1989 |
Susan Dietz, artistic director of the Pasadena Playhouse, was sitting in her tiny basement office just after a staff lunch in honor of her 42nd birthday. There was a knock on the door, and in walked two smiling men with a huge present. She jumped to her feet and ripped off the wrapping paper to find . . . a fake window. She'd always said she wanted a window, explained David Houk and Donald Loze, the real estate developers whose theatrical affiliate manages the Playhouse.
October 14, 2013 |
The question seems simple, but shedding light on the answer was worth a Nobel Prize for three American economists: How do we know how much an item is worth? Eugene F. Fama and Lars Peter Hansen of the University of Chicago and Robert J. Shiller of Yale University spent decades working on that problem, separately pioneering two competing views on finance that have strongly influenced the way people save and invest as well as major issues in public policy. Fama, 74, spent a five-decade career in Chicago demonstrating how well free markets can determine the value of stocks, bonds and other assets.
December 9, 1995 |
Virginia's drive to an unprecedented fifth consecutive NCAA men's soccer championship was stopped Friday night when the Cavaliers lost, 3-2, in the semifinals to rival Duke, their first loss of the season. The Blue Devils (16-6-1) ended the Cavaliers' (21-1-2) NCAA playoff winning streak at 17 before 21,319 at Richmond Stadium, the largest crowd ever to watch a college soccer game in the United States.