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November 17, 2003 | Merle Rubin, Special to The Times
Shouted out by the Watts rioters of 1965, the phrase "Burn, baby! Burn!" had actually gotten its start as a catchphrase used by the popular radio disc jockey known as Magnificent Montague. Then working at Los Angeles radio station KGFJ, Montague had been using the phrase to introduce records he felt were really hot. Setting fire to buildings was not what he had meant at all.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 1997 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At the height of Montague Dawson's career, during the 1960s, his paintings reportedly commanded fees second only to those of Pablo Picasso. And almost a quarter of a century after his death in 1973, Dawson remains the best known 20th century sea painter. But that doesn't mean you'll see his paintings alongside Picasso's any time soon. "These are never exhibited," said Monica Hunter, curator at the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, which is displaying works by Dawson through March 9.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 1999 | MARK SWED, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
There is a lot in a name at the opera these days. The company still known as L.A. Opera at the beginning of the season, and once known as Los Angeles Music Center Opera, is now officially Los Angeles Opera. And its latest production, for which the company uses the English title "The Capulets and the Montagues" (the opera is known in Italian as "I Capuleti e i Montecchi"), is a Romeo and Juliet, but it is not the "Romeo and Juliet."
BOOKS
March 12, 1989 | Richard A. Shweder
"A 'Gulliver's Travels' across life forms," told as "a series of vivid and provocative descriptions of alternative experiments in living among algae, bacteria, birds, fish, reptiles and mammals."
NEWS
January 17, 2002 | ANN W. O'NEILL and RICHARD WINTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Neither spoke proudly of the past. One of the last times William Harris agreed to discuss his leadership of the Symbionese Liberation Army--and the terror it spread in the mid-1970s--he was characteristically harsh. "Did I accomplish anything?" he mused over breakfast in San Francisco more than two years ago. "Yeah, I accomplished ignominy."
MAGAZINE
September 25, 1994 | MAGNIFICENT MONTAGUE, Magnificent Montague is writing an autobiography of his life in radio, with Times assistant metropolitan editor Bob Baker
I chase history. I've been running after it for 30 years, half my life. I've chased it into rare-book shops, manuscript dealerships, antique stores, estate sales, rummage sales. Chased it across the ocean to Europe. Chased down more than 6,000 books, paintings, films, toys, pamphlets, letters and slave documents, all of it to tell the story of 300 years of the African-American experience. It torments me and terrifies me and leaves me trembling with joy. It also makes me wonder: Why me?
BOOKS
January 6, 2002 | JONATHAN KIRSCH
GIANTS IN THE EARTH: The California Redwoods, Edited by Peter Johnstone, Heyday Books: 384 pp., $18 paper "The big tree," as the California redwood is sometimes called, can be inspiring for some, unsettling to others, even terrifying to a few. "Magical" is how biologist Verna R. Johnston describes a redwood grove at dawn; a "dismal forest prison" is how explorer L.K.
NEWS
January 20, 2002 | NANCY VOGEL and ROBIN FIELDS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As they did every Monday, a group of women from the Carmichael Seventh-day Adventist Church drove to the bank on Marconi Avenue to count the money deposited there by church elders after Saturday services. This time, on April 21, 1975, the volunteers were Bernadine Slackman, Beatrice Squier and Myrna Opsahl, who carried the cumbersome adding machine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 2002 | RICHARD WINTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Emily Harris, a former member of the Symbionese Liberation Army charged with murdering a church volunteer during a 1975 bank robbery, was freed Sunday on $1-million bail. Harris, 54, of Altadena, now known as Emily Montague, was released from a Sacramento jail, her attorney and jail officials said. Harris is one of five former SLA members charged with killing 42-year-old Myrna Opsahl during the Crocker National Bank robbery in Carmichael in April 1975.
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