March 7, 2004 |
Maia Morgenstern has the pale white skin of someone who lives in a cold climate. Her ivory eyelet shirt, heavy plaid skirt and thick black shoes seem out of kilter in the sunshine of wintertime Los Angeles, amid the effortless sleekness of the denizens of the Four Seasons Hotel, as does her air of sober thoughtfulness.
April 23, 1992 |
Most every turn in Maia Claire Garrison's choreographic career has been a surprise. Not that she's been at it for long. Only last June, having just graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, she was settling into Manhattan life and a routine of classes, never guessing that in 10 months she'd be in an emerging West Coast showcase for black choreographers and preparing to tour the globe with Urban Bush Women, one of the country's hottest performance companies.
June 27, 2004 |
In 1974, Brazil's elegant elder statesman of bossa nova, Antonio Carlos "Tom" Jobim, was cooling his heels in Los Angeles. Back home, thousands of miles away, the fresh face of musica popular brasileira (Brazilian popular music), a 29-year-old singer named Elis Regina, was making plenty of waves: "Furacao" -- the hurricane -- they called her, because of her sheer force and energy.
July 14, 1991 |
A lethal rash of violence that marred the opening of "Boyz N the Hood," a movie depicting the struggles of growing up in South-Central Los Angeles, prompted several theaters Saturday to cancel the feature and many others to increase security amid fears of a repeat of Friday night's bloodshed. Eleven people were wounded, one critically, as gunfire erupted in and around three Southern California theaters.
January 17, 1993 |
Russians Maia Usova and Aleksandr Zhulin won the ice dance title at the European Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland.
December 20, 1990 |
The U.S. national soccer team lost, 1-0, to Portugal on an eighth-minute goal by Domingos in Maia, Portugal. . . .