February 26, 2014 |
Media mogul Ted Turner will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 35th annual Sports Emmy Awards. The ceremony will take place May 6 at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. While Turner's list of accomplishments is long and varied, including his ongoing philanthropy through the Turner Foundation Inc., it's his early efforts in cable television that contributed most to this award. In 1976, Turner purchased the Atlanta Braves baseball team and refashioned Atlanta station WJRJ Channel 17 into the TBS Superstation on cable, which carried Braves games coast to coast.
April 3, 2013 |
Choreographer Twyla Tharp, whose work spans ballet, modern dance, jazz and Broadway, is to receive a lifetime achievement honor during this year's Tribeca Film Festival. Tharp is scheduled to receive the honor at the annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, to be held in New York on April 26. One of the most prolific choreographers working today, Tharp has created stage pieces for her own dance company, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet and many other major dance organizations around the world. The awards organizers said in a statement that "through dance, she has created her own language and pushed the boundaries of our notions of movement for the past 50 years.
June 3, 2013 |
And the Lifetime Achievement award goes to...Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken. That would be the Elizabeth Burns Lifetime Achievement Award, to be exact, presented by the Los Angeles chapter of the California Restaurant Association at Hotel Casa del Mar on June 7th. Some 30 years ago Feniger and Milliken were the new kids on the block, cooking from a small storefront on Melrose Avenue next to the L.A. Eyeworks store. The two young cooks met in a tough French kitchen in Chicago at a time when a woman in a professional kitchen was still a rarity - and in a French kitchen practically unheard of. But the two stuck it out, formed a friendship and eventually ended up in Los Angeles.
January 27, 1993
Soul singer James Brown will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Rhythm & Blues Foundation at its fourth annual Pioneer Awards on Feb. 25 in Los Angeles. Little Anthony and the Imperials and Martha and the Vandellas will be honored as groups, while individual recipients will be Hadda Brooks, Solomon Burke, Dave Clark, Floyd Dixon, Lowell Fulson, Erskine Hawkins, Wilson Pickett, Carla Thomas and Jimmy Witherspoon.
January 11, 2003 |
Elton John will be the honoree at a benefit concert on Friday at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim. Among more than a dozen acts confirmed to join John at the performance are Ray Charles, Brian Wilson, Randy Newman, Norah Jones, Vanessa Carlton, John Mayer, Amy Grant, Diana Krall and Michael McDonald. John is receiving the Yamaha lifetime achievement award, previously bestowed on Wilson, Stevie Wonder and others.
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November 16, 1991 |
Dr. Lillian Seitsive has spent a lifetime bucking the odds. The daughter of Jewish immigrants who fled the pogroms in Russia, Seitsive entered medical school in 1927, a time when women typically became housewives or teachers. Still, she persevered. In time, she became a founder physician of Northridge Hospital, a member of the World Health Organization and an active supporter of medical facilities in Israel.