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February 4, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson
Lars Hansen, a cultural arts administrator whose long career included overseeing the Pasadena Playhouse and the Theater League Alliance of Southern California, has died. He was 60. Hansen died Sunday of complications from liver cancer at his home in Palm Springs, said Anthony Amendola, his husband. "Lars offered many years of diligent service to the Los Angeles theater community, and was for some time a vital supporter of a number of valuable companies in our city, including the playhouse," Sheldon Epps, Pasadena Playhouse artistic director, said in a statement.
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October 14, 2013 | By Don Lee
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.
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SPORTS
December 9, 1995 | Associated Press
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. Duke, which got goals from freshman midfielder Jay Heaps, Sam Smith and Craig Jeidy, will play Wisconsin (19-4-1)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2001 | DON SHIRLEY, Don Shirley is The Times' theater writer
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.
BUSINESS
October 14, 2013 | By Don Lee
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.
SPORTS
December 9, 1995 | Associated Press
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 1992 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Pasadena Playhouse will export its productions to the south as well as to the northwest, it was announced Friday. The Poway Center for the Performing Arts in northern San Diego County will join the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara to make up a regional touring circuit for Pasadena productions, starting next season. The first production to hit the road, Preston Sturges' "A Cup of Coffee," will play Pasadena July 19-Aug. 23, move to Poway Sept. 3-20, then land in Santa Barbara Sept. 24-Oct. 11.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson
Lars Hansen, a cultural arts administrator whose long career included overseeing the Pasadena Playhouse and the Theater League Alliance of Southern California, has died. He was 60. Hansen died Sunday of complications from liver cancer at his home in Palm Springs, said Anthony Amendola, his husband. "Lars offered many years of diligent service to the Los Angeles theater community, and was for some time a vital supporter of a number of valuable companies in our city, including the playhouse," Sheldon Epps, Pasadena Playhouse artistic director, said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2001 | DON SHIRLEY, Don Shirley is The Times' theater writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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?
SPORTS
December 9, 1995 | Associated Press
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. Duke, which got goals from freshman midfielder Jay Heaps, Sam Smith and Craig Jeidy, will play Wisconsin (19-4-1)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2000
As the producer of "The Versus of Ogden Nash" at the Studio Coronet Theatre, I am particularly concerned by Don Shirley's implication that 99-seat theater is something less compared to larger theaters (Theater Notes, Dec. 17). Los Angeles has a rich theatergoing and theater-producing environment that is not served by our leading newspaper and by Lars Hansen, the former president of the organization designed to support L.A.- based theater, looking down on performers and producers of Equity-waiver theater who contribute significantly to the cultural landscape of our great city.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 2003 | Don Shirley, Times Staff Writer
Downtown developer Tom Gilmore's proposal to add for-profit entertainment and dining to the mix of attractions at Los Angeles Theatre Center leads in the race to determine the next operator of the city-owned complex on Spring Street. A panel appointed by the city's Cultural Affairs Department recommended the adoption of Gilmore's proposal over five others. Gilmore has renovated old office buildings near LATC into modern housing and is restoring the 1920s-era Palace Theater and the former St.
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