February 12, 1998 |
The original lyrics to "Candle in the Wind 1997," the ballad Elton John sang at Princess Diana's funeral, sold for $400,000 Wednesday night at a charity auction that benefited Childrens Hospital in Los Angeles. Three pages of handwritten lyrics and a printed final version autographed by songwriter Bernie Taupin and John were sold to the Lund Foundation, a nonprofit group that funds programs for disadvantaged children.
February 13, 1998 |
With Bernie Taupin fronting the band the Farm Dogs on stage Tuesday at the Troubadour, it was natural to flash on a superstar act that has a historical connection to the West Hollywood club--the Eagles. Of course the aura of Elton John--who was launched to stardom with a Troubadour stand in 1970--was there too, but mostly just through the presence of his primary lyricist Taupin.
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April 22, 2000 |
Two entrepreneurs have resuscitated a fund-raising music project featuring film stars such as Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt to raise money for the embattled Wildlife Waystation. The pair plan to produce a compact disc, "Hollywood Goes Wild," featuring original songs from A-list actors. Internet philanthropist Tony Jones said the CD would be distributed through major online retailers. The Wildlife Waystation venture is the inaugural project for Jones' Inique.
September 14, 2003 |
At the southwest corner of the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex, a small marquee welcomes visitors to REDCAT, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater. In its curves and sheen, the marquee consciously echoes the design of the larger building's exterior. But don't be misled. Within the Disney Hall context, REDCAT is the alternative: the un-Disney Hall. So says REDCAT's executive director, Mark Murphy, as he gives a tour of his new playground, which makes its debut Oct. 28.