February 21, 1985
The council reversed a Planning Commission decision and unanimously approved Dr. Jerrold Martin Sherman's proposal for an outpatient surgical facility at 1508 Arizona Ave. Sherman plans to tear down three residential buildings and construct a 14,177-square-foot, three-story building for outpatient surgery.
January 31, 1996
A preview performance of Martin Sherman's drama "Bent," set in Nazi Germany from 1939 to 1942, will be held as a benefit for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation on March 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Knightsbridge Theatre in Pasadena. Tickets are $25, and include a champagne reception following the show. All proceeds will be donated to GLAAD. Reservations: (818) 440-0821 or (213) 851-3244.
February 9, 2006
Annette Bening and Alfred Molina head the cast in Anton Chekhov's classic "The Cherry Orchard," adapted by Martin Sherman and directed by Sean Mathias. Triple Academy Award nominee Bening has the role of Madame Ranyevskaya, grande dame and the matriarch of a hapless aristocratic family whose self- deceiving members are blind to the social upheaval swirling around them as their fortunes decline in pre-revolutionary Russia.
March 17, 1996
Re "Too Much of a Good Thing Can Lead to Trouble" (March 4): For eight years, I taught self-esteem at Pierce College in a federally funded program for adults in transition, such as displaced homemakers and single parents, and I definitely disagree that you can have too much self-esteem. The traits described in your article fit the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Criteria for narcissistic personality disorder. Very often a person or a group with low self-esteem will be completely captivated by this type of individual and will reinforce the traits by over-idealization.
July 30, 1998
Dance: The Jazz Tap Ensemble celebrates its 20th anniversary at 8 p.m. on Aug. 7 in the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East, Hollywood. $20. (213) 461-3673. Jazz. Michael Franks, Etta James, Nancy Wilson and Ronnie Laws are some of the performers scheduled to appear at the Long Beach Jazz Festival on Aug. 7-9 at the Rainbow Lagoon, Shoreline Drive and Convention Center, Long Beach. Aug. 7, 7-10 p.m.; Aug. 8, 1 p.m.-10:30 p.m.; Aug. 9, 1 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 1987
Last week we asked our readers to tell us what aspect of the increasingly nasty world of arts and entertainment bugged them the most. They responded. In some cases, quite nastily. You want to talk nasty? Consider what is dramatized in ghastly detail by Martin Sherman in his play "Bent." First, there is the herding of human beings into death camps. There is also: betrayal, brutality, genocide, murder, racism, sadism and suicide.