October 27, 1996 |
It was a day Marc Brown couldn't possibly forget. The college where he was teaching art had gone broke, leaving Brown downsized before the term was invented. The horses on his small farm had broken from their corral, and the chickens were boycotting their coop. His first wife was no longer living with him. His mother-in-law was. "Tell me a story, Daddy," his 4-year-old son Tolon demanded at bedtime. Brown began describing an animal who disliked his nose. "What's the animal's name, Daddy?"
February 23, 2001 |
"It can be like having a root canal!" exclaims Marc Brown, the creator, writer and illustrator behind the popular "Arthur" children's books and PBS television series. Brown is referring to the experience some parents have in accompanying their kids to children's theater productions based on hit TV series. The little ones may be transfixed by the characters onstage, but Mom and Dad spend much of the show checking their watches and wondering what's for dinner.
October 8, 1994
The fifth annual "Third World Arts Festival" will kick off with a parade featuring director John Singleton ("Poetic Justice") as grand marshal today at 10 a.m. in South-Central Los Angeles. The parade, which also features TV news figures Larry Carroll and Marc Brown, among others, will originate at 103rd Street and Central Avenue and culminate at the festival site of 103rd and Compton Avenue. The festival of live music, art exhibitions and multicultural dance will continue until 6 p.m.
March 17, 2014 |
Seismologists say Monday's magnitude 4.4 temblor near Westwood could mark the beginning of the end for L.A.'s years-long "earthquake drought. " Typically, they would expect a 4.4-sized earthquake about once a year in the Los Angeles Basin, but that hasn't happened for years. “We don't know if this is the end of the earthquake drought we've had over the last few years, and we won't know for many months,” said Caltech seismologist Egill Hauksson. FORESHOCK? What the odds are The magnitude 4.4 earthquake that struck near Westwood at 6:25 a.m. is the most significant shake in Southern California since a 5.5 earthquake hit Chino Hills in 2008.
February 3, 2009 |
A boy aardvark with his own TV show is looking for a little help from his fans to help children better understand peers with special challenges. Arthur, of book and PBS fame, and creator Marc Brown have tackled blindness and dyslexia, head lice and peanut allergies among the gang in Elwood City, the small town where the man and the aardvark first settled together in 1976. Now they're teaming to invite children to create a new Arthur character, but not just any friend. They're looking for one with a unique ability, character trait or disability that might make life different but no less fun. Through March 31, children can send in drawings and descriptions of their creations for a chance to appear on TV in a short live-action segment.
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December 10, 1996 |
The cuddly Arthur the Aardvark creature, created by children's author Marc Brown, is appearing on special bookmarks for kids who plan to do some reading over their Christmas break. Kids must go to the Buena Park Library's Children's Room and either check out two books or offer a receipt showing that they have checked out two books during the month of December.