April 18, 2006 |
Arthur the aardvark is turning 30, but creator Marc Brown says his beloved, bespectacled, slightly nerdy character will always be 8 -- "and he'll never have to take the SATs." Brown is as shocked as anyone that Arthur and those around him -- including pesky little sister D.W., best friend and rabbit Buster and algebra teacher Mr. Ratburn -- are favorites of a new generation, including his own two granddaughters.
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?"
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.
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.
August 24, 1990 |
Washington Redskins receiver Ricky Sanders pleaded innocent today to charges stemming from a May 1 fight with a parking lot worker outside a topless nightclub. State District Judge Donald Shipley set an Oct. 22 trial date for Sanders, who was indicted Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault and failing to stop and render aid. Azzam (Sam) Jamus, 29, who works for United Parking at The Men's Club bar claimed Sanders drove a Cadillac into him after the two argued about Sanders' missing hubcaps.