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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1992
The Los Angeles Music Center has named Mt. St. Mary's College executive E. Lyle Marshall as its new vice president of finance and administration, officials said Tuesday. Marshall replaces James B. Black, who served as the center's chief financial officer until September, 1991, when he was put on paid leave after disclosures that the center erroneously overstated its fund raising by $1.3 million. Black's job was temporarily filled by an Arco financial executive loaned to the center.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2009 | Diane Haithman
In one of the largest such gifts ever to the Music Center or any of its resident companies, Los Angeles philanthropist Glorya Kaufman is donating $20 million to the Dance at the Music Center program. The donation, to be announced today, surpasses all but a handful of contributions to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, Center Theatre Group or the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2009 | Jon Thurber
Eris M. Field, a philanthropist whose focus on the cultural life of the community led her to become a founder of the Los Angeles Music Center and a significant contributor to Walt Disney Concert Hall and to launch the Grand Avenue Pedestrian Improvement Project, has died. She was 76. Field died Saturday of lung cancer at her home in Beverly Hills. She had been in failing health with diabetes as well as cancer in recent years.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 1989
Concerning KFAC's purchase by a Dallas-based corporation: Another piece of Southern California culture vanishes due to the kind of people who brought us Lyndon Johnson, and bankruptcy as an art form. The rich have the Los Angeles Music Center and the Orange County Performing Arts Center. We poor (there is no more middle class) had KFAC for good music. Of course we poor folks don't really need that kind of music--just a little guitar picking and "The Eyes of Texas." CHARLES CURRIN Fountain Valley
ENTERTAINMENT
August 25, 1990 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
As the prospects for a land war in the oil-rich deserts of the Middle East loom ominously this weekend, the regularly scheduled news shows will all be crammed with the latest details from the Persian Gulf. Appropriate for these troubling times, Arts & Entertainment presents "Biography: Franklin Delano Roosevelt" today at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
NEWS
May 9, 1990 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Grace Ford Salvatori, wife of Republican contributor and presidential confidant Henry Salvatori and a major philanthropist and fund-raiser in her own right, has died at her home in Bel-Air at the age of 80. Death came Saturday and was attributed by family members to the effects of age. Private services were held Tuesday at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park, Glendale.
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May 24, 1995 | BRIDGET BYRNE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's easy honoring songwriters. You don't need to make speeches. You just sing their songs. So "The Way You Were" was the essence of the way it was Monday night at a Century Plaza Hotel dinner honoring lyricists Marilyn and Alan Bergman. The occasion was a fund-raising celebration marking the 30th anniversary of the Los Angeles Music Center, an opportunity to appreciate all the art forms through the art of the American song.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 1994 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kristine Remigio, 17, of Santa Ana won top honors in the pop vocal division of the sixth annual Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Awards competition earlier this week at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Kristine, a student at Irvine High School, won $5,000. Jack Maher, 18, who lives in Yorba Linda, was the second-place winner in the category. Maher, a student at Esperanza High School, won $2,500. Brenda Jones, 15, also of Yorba Linda, won second-place in the classical instrumental competition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1989
The development and debut of the Los Angeles Music Center a quarter-century ago marked this city's cultural coming of age. In the last 25 years the Music Center complex--the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Ahmanson Theatre and the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum--has played host to the world's finest musicians, singers, actors and dancers. As part of this week's silver anniversary celebration, three young artists have been honored in what Music Center officials plan to make an annual event.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2004 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Jody Jacobs, the society editor of the Los Angeles Times for 14 years at a time when Los Angeles was rapidly changing and expanding, died Wednesday at her home in Atascadero, Calif. The cause was congestive heart failure, said her husband, Bernard Leason. She was 82. Widely considered the last and one of the best society reporters of the era, Jacobs covered the social life of the city from 1971 to 1985.
NEWS
May 15, 2003 | Ann Conway, Times Staff Writer
With friends like these, who needs solos? Not Placido Domingo. Joined onstage and at a post-performance bash by divas who included Renee Fleming and Denyce Graves and movie stars such as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos and Sidney Poitier, the artistic director of Los Angeles Opera celebrated the "Placido Domingo and Friends" concert and gala that raised $1 million for the company. "How do you like my date?"
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 1999 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Special events for children and their families at concert halls, museums and galleries make April arts month a terrific time to celebrate creativity, from fine art and music to poetry. A sampling: Hey, Mr. Wilson: Long before Bart Simpson, Dennis the Menace, who started life in newspaper comic strips, was TV's bad boy--Mr. Wilson's scourge, but a mischief-maker with no malice in his soul.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 1999
Some broadcast and cable programs contain material included in the public school curriculum and on standardized examinations. Here are weekend home-viewing tips: * Today--"England's Great Wall" (HIST 5-6 p.m. repeating 9-10 p.m.) This documentary is about the wall built almost 2,000 years ago during the Roman occupation of the British Isles in a failed attempt to keep Scottish and other tribes out of England.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 1997 | DIANE HAITHMAN
TELEVISION Farley Family Speaks Out: The family of comedian Chris Farley appealed Monday for the public to respect its privacy as members prepared to bury the 33-year-old performer. Farley, best known for his appearances on "Saturday Night Live," died in Chicago last week. One of his brothers, John Farley, said that family and friends will attend today's funeral mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace Roman Catholic church in Madison, Wis., but asked that the public wait until later to pay its respects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 2004 | Mary Rourke, Times Staff Writer
Jody Jacobs, the society editor of the Los Angeles Times for 14 years at a time when Los Angeles was rapidly changing and expanding, died Wednesday at her home in Atascadero, Calif. The cause was congestive heart failure, said her husband, Bernard Leason. She was 82. Widely considered the last and one of the best society reporters of the era, Jacobs covered the social life of the city from 1971 to 1985.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1994 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Blanche E. Seaver, philanthropist and major supporter of such California institutions of higher learning as Pepperdine University, USC and Pomona College, has died. She was 102. Mrs. Seaver, who was also a composer and pianist, died Saturday in the Los Angeles home where she had lived for 67 years, Pepperdine spokesmen announced Tuesday. The widow of wealthy oilman Frank R.
OPINION
May 4, 1997 | William Fulton, William Fulton, editor of California Planning & Development Report and a senior research fellow at Claremont Graduate School Research Institute, is the author of "The Reluctant Metropolis: The Politics of Urban Growth in Los Angeles" (Solano Press Books)
Now that Ralphs/Food 4 Less has chipped in $15 million, the Walt Disney Concert Hall may be built after all. Under its tough-love financial deal with Los Angeles County, the Disney Hall committee has to raise enough money to finish the project. If the money isn't there by 1998, the Los Angeles Music Center will lose its long-cherished right to build a new concert hall on a prime parcel of land atop Bunker Hill. L.A.'
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