CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 1990 |
Rock singer Sammy Hagar and actress Stephanie Zimbalist will soon get an earful about U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Lomita). Zimbalist and Hagar are among hundreds of Rohrabacher's political contributors who are being targeted in a mailing this week by a Long Beach-based group that opposes the congressman's efforts to rein in the National Endowment for the Arts.
April 5, 1990 |
The chairman of the House subcommittee dealing with the $178-million funding of the embattled National Endowment for the Arts said Wednesday he believes that "overwhelming" support will ensure continuation of the program despite a new volley of attacks from congressional colleagues. Rep. Pat Williams (D-Mont.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1990 |
Arts supporters angered by U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's efforts to rein in the National Endowment for the Arts have formed a political action committee in an effort to unseat the Lomita Republican in the Nov. 6 general election. Long Beach Museum of Art Director Harold Nelson said donations to the PAC will be used to pay for cable TV ads against Rohrabacher in his 42nd Congressional District, which follows the coast from Torrance to Huntington Beach.
January 22, 1991 |
On the Arts Circuit: National Endowment for the Arts Chairman John E. Frohnmayer is scheduled to spend portions of three days this week in Los Angeles, highlighted by a Thursday evening public meeting with members of the Southern California arts community. The event, scheduled to begin at the Ivar Theatre in Hollywood, is sponsored by the California Confederation of the Arts, the Los Angeles Arts Democratic Club and the National Campaign for Freedom of Expression.
October 19, 1998
While I generally enjoyed Christopher Cole's excellent piece on the "Desmond Pfeiffer" controversy (Counterpunch, Oct. 12), I was disappointed that The Times printed his statement that he has heard "hardly a peep from the anti-censorship crowd." In fact, the National Campaign for Freedom of Expression immediately protested the L.A. City Council's condemnation of the program and has been working with other national free-speech groups to pressure the City Council into backing off from its position.
September 23, 1991 |
A New York-based group which publishes "Performance Journal," a quarterly magazine about the arts, is the latest grant recipient to square off with the National Endowment for the Arts over allegedly improper use of federal NEA funds. Movement Research, which received a $4,400 general operating support grant from the NEA last year, has received a demand that it return $1,400 to the NEA by Oct. 10, according to the organization's board of directors.