March 28, 2012 |
Tight money and an investment in pop culture - two factors shaping Jeffrey Deitch's leadership of the Museum of Contemporary Art - have come together in a decision this month to delay a scholarly exhibition and substitute a revenue-generating, corporate-funded festival curated by rapper Mike D of the Beastie Boys. The delayed show, "Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974," is one of the sweeping examinations of movements and themes in contemporary art that have given MOCA a reputation as one of the world's leading museums of post-World War II art. By pushing back its long-planned opening from April 8 to May 27, MOCA freed its Geffen Contemporary building for "Transmission LA: AV Club," an 18-day festival beginning April 19 that's a confluence of art, commerce and pop culture.
December 25, 2005 |
At halftime of Louisville's game against Detroit, a video of the Cardinal players' singing a particularly cringe-inducing version of the "The Twelve Days of Christmas" ran on the Freedom Hall scoreboard. It was the only really good laugh the No. 11 Cardinals enjoyed during their 56-48 victory Saturday.
April 28, 2004 |
Just weeks after it went on the air, liberal talk-radio network Air America Radio has lost its co-founder and chief executive as well as its top programming and operations executive. The departures come after weeks of start-up problems for the limited-distribution network, which features entertainers Al Franken and Janeane Garofalo and was launched with a barrage of promotion at the end of March.
March 23, 1986 |
Technology used to save premature babies might also be used to save fetuses that have been aborted, but scientists and bioethicists question whether abortion laws should be changed to reflect the scientific advances. "One of my concerns, looking at the new technology with regard to abortion, is that it is just part of the balancing act in an emotionally charged issue," said Joyce Bermel of the Hastings Center Report, a journal of bioethics.
August 29, 1991 |
After interviewing 16 police officers and more than 30 witnesses, investigators have found no evidence of police wrongdoing during a violent altercation with a family of picnickers in Brookside Park. "At this point, no disciplinary issues have surfaced," Police Chief Jerry Oliver said Tuesday before briefing the City Council in closed session.
July 14, 1998 |
Through a combination of fund-raising efforts and deep cuts in staffing and other overhead, the financially ailing Opera Pacific has accounted for $1.2 million toward its Aug. 31 goal of $1.7 million, Martin Hubbard, interim executive director, said Monday. "I've been very encouraged," Hubbard said. "But we have a lot still to do." The company hopes to raise another $20,000 at a fund-raising luncheon hosted by famed American opera star Beverly Sills at 11:30 a.m.
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November 30, 2001 |
It was billed as a consensus-building workshop, and the questions on the table were: Should the future Calabasas Civic Center be raised up, set back from the street, have a distinctive tower or what? City Council members and planning commissioners seemed to answer: Raise it up, but not too high, set it back, but not too far, and, by all means, include a tower or some other strong vertical element. Wednesday night's workshop lasted more than three hours, but progress was made.
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December 10, 2001 |
Ten years of courtroom defeats have not discouraged Calabasas from pumping money into the legal battle against the huge Ahmanson Ranch development on the city's border. The City Council is expected to give the anti-Ahmanson effort $344,000 by next month, mostly to cover legal fees. That would bring the city's total spending in the campaign to more than $500,000 for the fiscal year, roughly 2% of the city's $25-million annual budget.