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May 1, 1994 | IRIS YOKOI
A hands-on lesson with traditional Chinese instruments will highlight a free music festival May 14 at Alpine Recreation Center designed to introduce people of all ages and ethnicities to Chinese musical forms. "Chinatown Spring: A Festival of Music" will begin at 11 a.m. with a workshop on Chinese instruments taught by Wen-Hsuing Yen, a Pasadena City College professor and specialist in music history and ancient instruments.
July 14, 1997 | ED BOND
It was getting crowded at the Sin Fronteras music festival Sunday, and Ricardo Lopez, having just signed up for the LAPD's Jeopardy anti-gang program, found himself pressed into service. So the Pacoima 14-year-old, performing his first act of volunteerism for the police-sponsored program, became a blue, white and gold blob. "It's hot," Ricardo said in a muffled voice through a plastic costume that when inflated would become Cap'n Crunch. "I feel like I need a shower."
August 22, 1988
More than 225 jazz and classical bassists are due in Los Angeles this week for the opening of the L.A. '88 Music Festival, a cornucopia of concerts, competitions and seminars being held today through Saturday at UCLA. The fourth biannual convention of the International Society of Bassists will feature performances by leading bass players, including the Paris Opera's controversial avant-garde musician, Francois Rabbath, and Milt Hinton, who has been a top-flight jazz bassist since the Swing Era.
March 13, 1989 | TERRY McQUILKIN
At CalArts' Contemporary Music Festival, some things remain constant, year to year. Lots of composers are represented, the intermissions are too long and the most important concerts tend to be held in the Main Gallery, where sight-lines are poor and distractions are many. Nevertheless, most programs will yield two or three memorable works.
April 4, 1987 | RICHARD SIMON, Times Staff Writer
A country-music festival? Or a city-financed campaign party for Los Angeles Councilman Joel Wachs? It probably will be a lot of both, as Los Angeles holds its first "Country Scene" music festival today and Sunday in the northeast San Fernando Valley. The free event, patterned after the annual Street Scene in downtown Los Angeles, will feature Charley Pride, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Mel Tillis and more than 50 other country musicians.
A nonprofit group dedicated to vegetarianism will hold a food and music festival Sunday in Woodley Park. The event sponsored by Towards Freedom will include celebrity appearances, speakers, vegan food booths, live music, pet adoptions and children's performers. The Jazz Crusaders will headline. The celebrity lineup includes Alicia Silverstone, Kevin Nealon and Linda Blair.
June 4, 1993 | SARA CATANIA
A quiet chaos pervaded Libbey Bowl on Thursday as Ojai geared up for its biggest annual production: the 47th Ojai Music Festival. Festival director Joan Kemper scurried between the park and the festival office across the street, often communicating with her employees via walkie-talkie. "The next couple of days take a lot of coordination skill," she said. "I've got my hands full." There were tickets to be sold, concessions to be set up, lights to be hung and branches to be felled.
April 6, 1985 | LEWIS SEGAL, Times Dance Writer
From Denishawn to Aman and Avaz, Southern California has long been a center for the study and staging of non-Western dance. The CalArts World Music Festival plays an important role in this process by giving performers and audiences exposure to ancient traditions and alien cultures that provide an alternative to the empty personal and technical display that so often limits our notions of dance. But these traditions and cultures are not easily assimilated.
Last month's Christian music festival in Burbank ended $236,000 in debt because of what an organizer Friday called a "shocking and alarming" number of people cheating to get in free. "You wouldn't expect that (at a Christian event), but it happened," complained Carey Wong of Glendale, one of the festival's two novice organizers. "It's very heartbreaking." Wong said that although Summer Praise '94, held Aug.
May 15, 1985 | GREG BRAXTON, Times Staff Writer
Burbank officials Tuesday canceled an African benefit music festival scheduled this weekend at the Starlight Amphitheatre, saying the event's organizers had failed to meet city requirements for using the facility. Rich Inga, director of the city's Parks and Recreations Department, said the three-day "You and Me Because We Care" festival was canceled after the promoters asked for another extension on posting a $30,000 bond to help pay for fire and police protection.
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