August 6, 1988 |
Mark Murphy has a way with words; also, as soon as he dips into his scat bag, a way without words. An unabashed jazz singer who has devoted a long career (much of it in England) to the propagation of the sophisticated material he believes in, he opened Thursday at the Catalina Bar & Grill, backed by a fittingly hip trio under the direction of pianist Tom Garvin.
November 25, 1989 |
Mark Murphy has devoted a long career to singing the hippest music with the best musicians, and the economic consequences be damned. Consider the company he has kept on records: in the 1960s, Clark Terry, Dick Hyman, Roger Kellaway; in the '70s, David Sanborn and the Brecker Brothers; in the '80s, Frank Morgan, Richie Cole and the Azymuth Trio.
December 8, 2002 |
Mark Murphy, the recently appointed executive director of REDCAT, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, looks too refined to be wearing a hardhat. Slim, with delicate features and wearing an Oxford shirt, he's standing in the REDCAT construction space inside Walt Disney Concert Hall; workers hoist Sheetrock, and circular saws roar through metal behind him. "Frank Gehry has described Disney Hall as a living room for Los Angeles," Murphy says.
April 15, 1986
Darren Yates defeated Mark Murphy in No. 2 singles to lead the UC Irvine men's tennis team to a Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. victory over San Jose St. at San Jose Monday, 8-1. Yates defeated Murphy, the defending PCAA champion, at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 7-5, to help the Anteaters (4-1 in PCAA, 16-9 overall).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1993 |
The City Council appointed Planning Commissioner Mark Murphy Tuesday to fill the council seat vacated earlier this month when William G. Steiner was named to the County Board of Supervisors. The council voted 3 to 1 to appoint Murphy, 35, a lifelong Orange resident who has served on the Planning Commission since 1990. "I think Mark Murphy will bring a new generation of leadership to the City Council," said Councilman Mike Spurgeon. "He'll bring a fresh perspective."