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November 27, 1990 | RICHARD S. GINELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Lo Cal Composers Ensemble--a group of diverse musicians--is like the little guy going up against the contemporary music establishment. Operating on a shoestring budget and limited concert schedule, the ensemble has been blazing a trail on the local contemporary music scene for six years, offering a distinct viewpoint in contrast to the better endowed Green Umbrella and Monday Evening Concerts. The ensemble's widely varying backgrounds are reflected in their compositions.
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August 18, 1994 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
Lo-Cal Composers, the local music-writers collective now marking its 10th anniversary, has changed membership and shifted priorities constantly but gradually over an eventful first decade. But the seriousness, wit and exuberance that many admired at its debut concert in September, 1984, still remain.
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September 28, 1991
Thank you, Christopher Knight, for your excellent, common-sense assessment of the Los Angeles Endowment for the Arts grants program. Not only are amateur arts projects given funding priority over professional work, one does not even have to be an artist to serve on the decision-making panels. Certainly, no one would question the need to encourage work by minority and folk artists. Also deserving of support are artists whose work is of high quality though not financially self-supporting, even if they happen to be Caucasian.
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September 28, 1991
Thank you, Christopher Knight, for your excellent, common-sense assessment of the Los Angeles Endowment for the Arts grants program. Not only are amateur arts projects given funding priority over professional work, one does not even have to be an artist to serve on the decision-making panels. Certainly, no one would question the need to encourage work by minority and folk artists. Also deserving of support are artists whose work is of high quality though not financially self-supporting, even if they happen to be Caucasian.
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August 18, 1994 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
Lo-Cal Composers, the local music-writers collective now marking its 10th anniversary, has changed membership and shifted priorities constantly but gradually over an eventful first decade. But the seriousness, wit and exuberance that many admired at its debut concert in September, 1984, still remain.
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November 29, 1990 | DANIEL CARIAGA
Launched with fanfares, nurtured by distinguished mentors, Lo Cal Composers began life six autumns ago with many advantages. This week, beginning its seventh season--now at its new home base at Zola Fine Arts in Hollywood--the consortium of young music-makers displayed some of those advantages again.
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August 22, 1994 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE WRITER
After several seasons of obsessive navel-gazing and desperate eclecticism, Los Angeles Chamber Ballet rediscovered its sense of purpose in a modest but highly promising collaboration with the Lo-Cal Composers Ensemble at the Japan America Theatre on Saturday.
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May 2, 1993 | CHRISTINA V. GODBEY
Carlos Rodriguez did not discover his passion for music until he was a student at UCLA in the mid-'80s. But now he is making up for lost time. At 31, Rodriguez has been commissioned to write a piece for the Los Angeles Philharmonic's "Neighborhood Concerts" and "Live on Campus" programs. His new work will be conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, philharmonic music director, on Thursday at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.
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December 25, 1994 | Lewis Segal, Lewis Segal is The Times' dance writer.
New venues changed the pat tern of dance presentation in Southern California during 1994, adding institutional nouns ("the Luckman," "the Carpenter") to the audience's vocabulary. Meanwhile other venues fell prey to weird programming obsessions.
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August 6, 1995 | Jennifer Fisher, Jennifer Fisher is a frequent contributor to Calendar
'The running joke this week," says Raiford Rogers, co-artistic director of Los Angeles Chamber Ballet, "is our new slogan: 'Chamberettes Are Cool.' I remind the dancers that technique is important and expression's important, but what we really want is for you to be cool at all costs." Is he kidding? Absolutely. Well, sort of--he's laughing, but he's also seriously grappling with the cool concept, choreographing a jazz noir ballet.
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November 27, 1990 | RICHARD S. GINELL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Lo Cal Composers Ensemble--a group of diverse musicians--is like the little guy going up against the contemporary music establishment. Operating on a shoestring budget and limited concert schedule, the ensemble has been blazing a trail on the local contemporary music scene for six years, offering a distinct viewpoint in contrast to the better endowed Green Umbrella and Monday Evening Concerts. The ensemble's widely varying backgrounds are reflected in their compositions.
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February 27, 1987 | MARC SHULGOLD
Bonnie Barnett could scarcely believe her ears. Standing in a MacArthur Park tunnel below Wilshire Boulevard on a damp Tuesday afternoon, she was sounding out a series of short vocal bursts and comparing them with her pitch pipe. "This is amazing," she said, as her last "hooo" continued to reverberate. "Last time I was here, the tunnel resonated at F. Now it's at F-sharp. It must be the weather."
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