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January 17, 2001 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Margie Johnson Reese, who will take over from Adolfo V. Nodal as general manager of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs on Monday, offered no immediate comment on the state of the arts in L.A.--or what she plans to do about it--during a recent two-day visit before her permanent move here from Dallas, where she has served as that city's director of cultural affairs since 1995. Reese, 50, a native of Baton Rouge, La.
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September 27, 2000 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The city of Los Angeles ordered an inventory Tuesday of its vast and scattered art collection, an accounting that would assist a study looking into dividing city assets as part of the San Fernando Valley and Harbor secession proposals. The City Council directed the Cultural Affairs Department to report on the contents and condition of the art collection in 60 days and to develop a plan for conducting a more detailed appraisal of the more than 2,000 works of art.
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September 17, 2000
Mention culture in the same breath as the San Fernando Valley and you generally get a chuckle from those whose image of this multicultural suburb is limited to outdated stereotypes about shopping malls and Valley girls. Perhaps that's why it's hard to take the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department seriously when it argues that a new Valley city could pose a major threat to such cultural institutions as the Los Angeles Opera or the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
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June 15, 2000 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying that "12 years is enough," and offering no specific plans, Adolfo V. Nodal announced Wednesday that he will resign his post as general manager of the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, stepping down at the end of December. Nodal, 50, a Cuban immigrant raised in Miami, is perhaps best known to the arts community as the architect of 1991's controversial "Cultural Masterplan," a 182-page document encouraging social responsibility on the part of artists.
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April 13, 2000 | PATRICK MCGREEVEY
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday called for a plan to be developed to restore and preserve the 25-year-old "Great Wall of Los Angeles" mural in Van Nuys. Councilman Alex Padilla said the half-mile-long mural in a flood control channel is the world's longest and is a cultural treasure for Los Angeles. The mural, Padilla said, "captures and depicts the significant historical moments in our city's rich history."
MAGAZINE
March 19, 2000
I visited Spain with my 94-year-old mother and my sister. We started in Madrid, then went to Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, through Galicia and back to Madrid. We went to a couple of flamenco shows, had fabulous food at a Basque restaurant, took a lot of naps and stayed out until 3 or 4 a.m. every day. Spain has shed its backward ways. It's a very modern place. * DISCOVERY: The ancient Spanish city of Burgos, where my grandfather is from, and the beautiful seaport town of La Coruna.
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August 24, 1999 | ROBERTA G. WAX, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If not for Valley-based businesses, there wouldn't be much music, art or theater for residents to enjoy, arts organizations say. And even that precarious funding is in jeopardy because of corporate mergers, the changing way companies spend their discretionary dollars and the inability of small arts organizations to devote the time and resources necessary to woo corporate donations.
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July 29, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Many people associate New Year's Eve with the popping of champagne corks and the free flow of spirits, but Los Angeles city leaders are trying to break that tradition at millennium parties scheduled at Van Nuys Airport and four other locations. The city Cultural Affairs Department said Wednesday that five parties it will host Dec. 31 throughout the city for 500,000 residents will be alcohol-free, modeled after a successful annual event in Boston.
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March 11, 1999 | AGNES DIGGS
The Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department is encouraging individuals and small or emerging arts organizations to apply for 55 grants ranging from $1,500 to $10,000. The goal of the 1999-2000 Regional Arts Grants is to support the creative arts through community participation. Dance, literary arts, photography, music, and the performing and visual arts are among the eligible disciplines.
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