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September 14, 1999 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, Times Fashion Writer
To: Readers From: Michael Quintanilla, Times Fashion Writer Hey, L.A., guess who kicked off Fashion Week here in the Big Apple? Earvin "Magic" Johnson, the former Laker himself, and his lovely wife, Cookie. They were in Manhattan hosting a weekend of festivities on behalf of the Magic Johnson Foundation that ended Sunday night with a rousing "Salute to African American Designers."
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June 9, 2010 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
Rivers represented Kevin Costner, Richard Dreyfuss and Oliver Stone. He helped organize events for Seeds for Peace, the Magic Johnson Foundation and the Rock the Vote initiative. Veteran Hollywood publicist and political activist Stephen M. Rivers died Tuesday after a lengthy bout with prostate cancer. He was 55. Over the span of his publicity career, Rivers represented some of the most recognizable names in entertainment, including director and actor Kevin Costner, actor Richard Dreyfuss, director Oliver Stone, playwright Anna Deavere Smith, actress Jane Fonda and former super-agent Michael Ovitz.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2010 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
Rivers represented Kevin Costner, Richard Dreyfuss and Oliver Stone. He helped organize events for Seeds for Peace, the Magic Johnson Foundation and the Rock the Vote initiative. Veteran Hollywood publicist and political activist Stephen M. Rivers died Tuesday after a lengthy bout with prostate cancer. He was 55. Over the span of his publicity career, Rivers represented some of the most recognizable names in entertainment, including director and actor Kevin Costner, actor Richard Dreyfuss, director Oliver Stone, playwright Anna Deavere Smith, actress Jane Fonda and former super-agent Michael Ovitz.
SPORTS
July 31, 2004 | J.A. Adande
Quite an impressive group of all-stars Magic Johnson brought together for his annual "Midsummer Night's Magic." The players? They're not bad, either. It's just hard to have any breath left to discuss them after spending time with the recipients of the Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program, the beneficiaries of this festival of ballgames, banquets and parties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1999
More than a thousand children packed the Willowbrook Magic Johnson Recreation Center on Friday to attend the 14th annual "Midsummer Night's Magic Weekend." Among other things, children got to eat all the ice cream and cotton candy they wanted for free, said Lisa Meyers, spokeswoman for the Magic Johnson Foundation. Some even got to rub shoulders or share a slide with the businessman and former Laker basketball star.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Arsenio and Madonna at the Bowl: Arsenio Hall's 1,000th nightly show will be taped at the Hollywood Bowl on May 13. Madonna will headline, and ticket sales (through Ticketmaster) will benefit the Magic Johnson Foundation. Other musical guests include Naughty By Nature (with Heavy D) and Duran Duran.
SPORTS
May 27, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Magic Johnson had a triple-double to lead former NBA players to a 139-128 victory over West college all-stars in an exhibition game at UC Santa Barbara. Johnson had 26 points, 13 rebounds and 14 assists. Stevie Thompson scored 25 points and Greg Kelser added 23 as the NBA stars scored 39 points in the fourth quarter. The college stars were led by UNLV's J.R. Rider, who scored 30 points, including seven dunks. Chris Mills of Arizona added 19 points and 11 rebounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 1994 | ALAN EYERLY
A grant of more than $46,000 from the Magic Johnson Foundation is helping the Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross expand its Youth HIV/AIDS Volunteer Educators (Y-HAVE) program. Under the program, which began in late 1992, high school students are trained in making presentations to their peers on HIV and AIDS awareness. The goal for the 1994-95 academic year is to train two student volunteers at each of 38 Orange County high schools.
SPORTS
November 26, 1991 | ELLIOTT ALMOND
Magic Johnson, in shaping his message to young people, preached sexual abstinence in a brief television interview Sunday night before the Lakers' game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Forum. "The best and safest sex is no sex," Johnson told Milwaukee station WCGV-TV after shooting baskets on the Forum floor. "If you practice that, everything will be all right."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1991
Earvin (Magic) Johnson Monday officially announced the formation in Inglewood of a charitable foundation to support AIDS education and awareness programs, fund research and assist in caring for those suffering from the disease. The former Los Angeles Laker superstar announced his retirement on Nov. 7 after learning that he had contracted the virus that causes AIDS. The 32-year-old athlete said he would devote his life to being a spokesman in the fight against the disease.
SPORTS
February 12, 2004 | Randy Harvey, Times Staff Writer
The problem with an appreciation is that is can read like an obituary. It helps when the subject is alive, as Magic Johnson indeed is, and there are a lot of other people doing the appreciating, as there were Wednesday evening outside Staples Center. The occasion was the unveiling of a statue of Johnson, not quite a full-court pass from the one of the Great Gretzky. For any athlete aspiring to his own statue in Los Angeles, a snappy nickname apparently furthers the cause.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 2001 | OFELIA CASILLAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While Magic Johnson has won many basketball games, his biggest victory, he says, will be when there is no technological divide in South Los Angeles. To make sure that happens, the Magic Johnson Foundation and Hewlett-Packard Co., along with the Los Angeles County Community Development Commission and AT&T, opened a renovated computer center Friday at the Ujima Village Housing Development. The center shows its technological and athletic roots.
NEWS
September 14, 1999 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, Times Fashion Writer
To: Readers From: Michael Quintanilla, Times Fashion Writer Hey, L.A., guess who kicked off Fashion Week here in the Big Apple? Earvin "Magic" Johnson, the former Laker himself, and his lovely wife, Cookie. They were in Manhattan hosting a weekend of festivities on behalf of the Magic Johnson Foundation that ended Sunday night with a rousing "Salute to African American Designers."
FOOD
August 11, 1999 | CHARLES PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Palms swayed decorously in the evening breeze. Hundreds of people milled around among the fountains and bougainvilleas on the grounds of the Santa Monica Sheraton Miramar Hotel on July 28, sipping Champagne and nibbling beef and fish tidbits cooked on hot rock griddles. "This is a pre-event," explained Greg Roberts. "Or actually, it's a pre-pre-event."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1999
More than a thousand children packed the Willowbrook Magic Johnson Recreation Center on Friday to attend the 14th annual "Midsummer Night's Magic Weekend." Among other things, children got to eat all the ice cream and cotton candy they wanted for free, said Lisa Meyers, spokeswoman for the Magic Johnson Foundation. Some even got to rub shoulders or share a slide with the businessman and former Laker basketball star.
NEWS
April 22, 1998 | MIKE DOWNEY
Out on the sidewalk, a number of Tibet sympathizers carry picket signs with slogans like: "Save Tibet Now," "Do for Tibet What You Did for Iraq" and "Don't Let Tibet Die." Six of them are in Week 7 of a hunger strike. Inside the hotel, hundreds of guests enjoy a nice lunch. They are here in downtown Los Angeles--as the protesters are--for a brief visit by Kofi Annan, the United Nations' secretary-general, who says, "I have just returned from a deeply moving trip overseas."
NEWS
May 2, 1994 | BILL HIGGINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Scene: Saturday's grand opening of the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip. The $9-million restaurant/music venue kicked off with a benefit for the Magic Johnson Foundation that included performances by Isaac Hayes, Dan Aykroyd with the Blues Brothers Band, John Lee Hooker and "The Godfather of Soul," James Brown.
NEWS
August 28, 1997 | MARK EHRMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Scene: The celebrity action moved far off the Beverly Hills-Hollywood axis Monday night, as hundreds of fans and VIPs went south to the Magic Johnson Theatre near Leimert Park for the premiere of MGM's period shoot-em-up, "Hoodlum."
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