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November 23, 1990 | MISHA BERSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At an emotional public meeting held here Wednesday, Festival 2000 former director Lenwood Sloan likened the sudden demise of his wide-ranging multicultural arts event to a "four-car collision" and acknowledged that his own "mismanagement" helped cause its midstream cancellation. "I have had my tears about this," he told the group of roughly 65 artists, administrators and arts funders who turned out to discuss the festival, which was forced to declare bankruptcy.
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November 23, 1990 | MISHA BERSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At an emotional public meeting held here Wednesday, Festival 2000 former director Lenwood Sloan likened the sudden demise of his wide-ranging multicultural arts event to a "four-car collision" and acknowledged that his own "mismanagement" helped cause its midstream cancellation. "I have had my tears about this," he told the group of roughly 65 artists, administrators and arts funders who turned out to discuss the festival, which was forced to declare bankruptcy.
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October 26, 1990 | MISHA BERSON
Festival 2000, a Bay Area multicultural arts festival running through Sunday, is $500,000 in debt and is strongly considering bankruptcy. But many of the presenting organizations in the $2.3-million festival are going ahead despite the loss of financial backing. Al Williams, vice president of the Festival 2000 board of directors, said the organization's outstanding financial obligations include $170,000 in contracted fees to a variety of arts groups.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 26, 1990 | MISHA BERSON
Festival 2000, a Bay Area multicultural arts festival running through Sunday, is $500,000 in debt and is strongly considering bankruptcy. But many of the presenting organizations in the $2.3-million festival are going ahead despite the loss of financial backing. Al Williams, vice president of the Festival 2000 board of directors, said the organization's outstanding financial obligations include $170,000 in contracted fees to a variety of arts groups.
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September 30, 1990 | MISHA BERSON
As Los Angeles winds down from its arts festival, San Francisco is gearing up to launch a 23-day extravaganza of its own. Grandly billed as "one of the most ambitious celebrations of the arts ever held in an American city," Festival 2000 kicks off Saturday with a gala "Sole Night" dance concert at the War Memorial Opera House, hosted by legendary choreographer Katherine Dunham and featuring the American Indian Dance Theatre, the Muntu Dance Theater of Chicago and Jelon Viera's DanceBrazil.
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December 19, 1990 | JOHN BOUDREAU, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The California Attorney General's Office is joining the chorus of people scrutinizing Festival 2000 by launching an audit of the ambitious but botched multicultural arts event that ended $500,000 in debt. "Yes, indeed, the Attorney General's Office is doing an audit," said Audrey Conkright, supervising auditor, days after San Franciscans demanded the city's Board of Supervisors reimburse artists for losses incurred during the failed October festival.
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December 20, 1993 | JAN BRESLAUER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hey, buddy, wanna buy a string quartet? How about a deal on a modern dance ensemble or maybe some Nouveau Zydeco? I've got these performance artists I could let ya have for a song. Like the swallows to Capistrano, they return every year at this time. Same city, same Hilton. It's the 37th annual Assn. of Performing Arts Presenters conference, which opened Friday and concludes tonight.
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November 10, 1990 | JOHN BOUDREAU, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As in a classic "Who-done-it?" mystery, members of the arts community here are pointing fingers over who's responsible for the Festival 2000 debacle, the failed $2.3-million multicultural arts program that finished $500,000 in debt. People want to know if the October festival was overly ambitious in scope and whether the city of San Francisco should have kept tighter reins on executive director Lenwood Sloan and his 20-member staff.
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November 7, 1990 | JOHN BOUDREAU, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The next performance of Festival 2000, the Bay Area's three-week multicultural artistic venture that staged hundreds of shows and arts events but ran up $500,000 in debts, could be in bankruptcy court. Today, the festival's 11-member board of directors is expected to announce what many in the arts community here already anticipated: a declaration of bankruptcy despite a $100,000 city bail-out of local artists owed money from the festival.
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April 14, 1991 | LEWIS SEGAL, Lewis Segal is The Times' dance writer
"I don't think that there's ever really been such a thing as black dance per se," says Cristyne Lawson, dean of the dance school at CalArts. Buy into that statement and you can accept the notion of attending a festival exclusively featuring the work of black choreographers, but not seeing any black dance.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 1990 | MISHA BERSON
As Los Angeles winds down from its arts festival, San Francisco is gearing up to launch a 23-day extravaganza of its own. Grandly billed as "one of the most ambitious celebrations of the arts ever held in an American city," Festival 2000 kicks off Saturday with a gala "Sole Night" dance concert at the War Memorial Opera House, hosted by legendary choreographer Katherine Dunham and featuring the American Indian Dance Theatre, the Muntu Dance Theater of Chicago and Jelon Viera's DanceBrazil.
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February 15, 1990 | SHAUNA SNOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This morning at 10 a.m. the Los Angeles Festival will make its first announcement of programming for the Sept. 1-17 arts festival. But organizers say that the much-delayed announcement will be only a partial one, and that because funds are still being raised, the scope of the festival is far from being set in stone. "We might be fund raising until opening night," said Development Director Allison Sampson, who is in charge of finding funds for the $4.9-million festival.
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August 28, 1986 | BEVERLY BEYETTE, Times Staff Writer
Visual artist Susan Hill was rearranging chairs in a small UCLA classroom before convening an afternoon workshop. Splitting up unfriendly unconnected rows to create a friendlier circle, Hill smiled and explained, "I believe in creating an image anywhere I can." That, after all, was what this conference was all about.
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