March 14, 1985
High school students from 16 San Gabriel Valley public school districts may begin Friday to apply for admission to the new Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. The application period will end April 17. Located at California State University, Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts is the first public high school in the county to concentrate on the visual and performing arts.
September 19, 1991
More than 15,000 students nationwide, representing the top 0.5% of each state's graduating class, have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. They include: Eagle Rock Eagle Rock High School: Cory S. Sims Glendale Glendale High School: Wendy E. Werges Herbert Hoover High School: Andrew Y. Paik Highland Park Benjamin Franklin High School: Stephen Wong La Canada Flintridge Flintridge Preparatory School: James Hoh, Steven W. Wood, David L.
November 14, 1985
"Dance L.A. Dance," a citywide tribute to modern dance pioneer Lester Horton (1906-53), begins today with a historical photography and memorabilia exhibition (through Jan. 29) in the University Library at Cal State L.A. The tribute, produced and hosted by Cal State L.A. and the Inner City Cultural Center, acknowledges Horton's contributions to the world of dance.
October 2, 1994
Loyola tops the list of local high schools with eight semifinalists named to the National Merit Scholarship Corp.'s 1995 scholarship program. About one-half of 1% of each state's high school graduating class is represented in the nationwide pool of 15,000 semifinalists announced last week. Named from Loyola High were Brendan Beer, Christopher Byrnes, Michael Cano, Robert Cuza, Carlos Estrada, James Householder, Joseph Mauch and Anthony McDevitt.
March 12, 1992 |
Six local high school performers were named Spotlight Awards winners Tuesday night at the Music Center. The winners were named by a panel of judges after competing in a live show hosted by actor Gregory Harrison. At stake was $45,000 in scholarships.
October 20, 1996
Re "Effects Firms Decry Lack of Arts Education," Oct. 13: I have been an art teacher for almost four decades and am proud to say I have not missed a single day of teaching since I started in February 1960. I am almost certain that if I remained another 10 years the battle would still be the same. During that time I have witnessed some of the least supportive politicians, community persons, school administrators and parents for a subject that has had to continually justify its mere existence, let alone dollars spent.
February 26, 2011 |
The rising Southern California-bred soprano Angel Blue is having a smashing Vienna debut ? except for an ugly encounter with a racist cab driver outside a Starbucks in the Austrian capital. Blue, who has sung several roles for Los Angeles Opera, where she trained in its Domingo-Thornton Young Artist program, was on break from rehearsals for Benjamin Britten's "The Rape of Lucretia" and needed a ride back to the venerable Theater an der Wien opera house. She hopped in a white Mercedes cab, according to the Viennese weekly magazine News, only to hear the driver snarl, "I don't drive black women.