February 17, 1990 |
Keith Haring, whose distinctive, cartoon-like drawings in subway stations caught the attention of art dealers who made him famous miles away from those dank underground tunnels, died Friday of AIDS. He was 31. Haring, who was diagnosed as having AIDS more than a year ago and was active in AIDS fund-raising, fell ill with flu-like symptoms in January and died early Friday at his Manhattan home.
November 14, 2004 |
In the life and work of the Abstract Expressionist painter Willem de Kooning (1904-97), the good news comes early in this massive biography by Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan. From the outset, this handsome, abundantly talented Dutch immigrant was the golden boy of New York's avant-garde art scene, a painter from whom everything was expected and to whom nothing would be denied.
February 3, 2010 |
Rep. Mark Steven Kirk gained the right to try to wrest President Obama's old Senate seat out of Democratic hands Tuesday night, easily winning the GOP primary and the right to face state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, who narrowly won the Democratic nomination. The governor's race was too close to call. The incumbent, Pat Quinn, held a slim lead on the Democratic side, while three Republicans each had about 20% of the vote in the GOP primary. But the Senate race has drawn the most national attention, especially after Democrats lost their filibuster-proof majority last month when Republican Scott Brown won the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's seat in Massachusetts.
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November 13, 2004 |
USC has received a gift of $22 million from Silicon Valley venture capitalist Mark A. Stevens, a USC alumnus, and his wife, Mary. The donation, for a new institute in the university's Virbili School of Engineering, will be used to encourage research and help translate discoveries and developments in the lab to the marketplace. Mark Stevens, 44, is a general partner at Sequoia Capital, a leading venture capital firm based in Menlo Park.
July 14, 1985
Mark L. Stevens has been appointed president and general manager the ice cream maker Haagen-Dazs Co., Englewood Cliffs., N.J., a subsidiary of Pillsbury Co. He also becomes a vice president of Pillsbury.
August 10, 2001
Jazz and pop vocalist Joanie Sommers will mark the CD reissues of her four Warner Bros. albums of the 1960s by resuming her career with an engagement at the Hollywood Roosevelt Cinegrill Aug. 14-18. She will be accompanied nightly at 8 p.m. by a jazz trio led by pianist Ed Vodicka, with Jim Hughart on bass and Mark Stevens on drums. Sommers' show will be recorded live for a new album. The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is at 7000 Hollywood Blvd. For more information, call (323) 466-7000.