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August 3, 1990 | WALTER PRICE
"I might as well sell my weekend house. I'll never see it again." This was the reaction of Joseph Volpe on his first day as the new general director of the New York Metropolitan Opera. Volpe was named Wednesday to run the nation's largest opera company. He will also be in charge of financial operations and public relations. At the same time Marilyn Shapiro was promoted to executive director of external affairs (in charge of fund-raising and marketing).
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October 11, 2001 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leaders of New York's diverse cultural institutions met Wednesday with Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani's administration to discuss how to deal with a 15% cut in city arts funding prompted by the World Trade Center attack. Participants said the atmosphere of the closed-door conference at City Hall was supportive of the mayor. "The arts community, like the rest of New York, is ready to go," said Laura Jean Watters, executive director of the Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island.
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October 11, 2001 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leaders of New York's diverse cultural institutions met Wednesday with Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani's administration to discuss how to deal with a 15% cut in city arts funding prompted by the World Trade Center attack. Participants said the atmosphere of the closed-door conference at City Hall was supportive of the mayor. "The arts community, like the rest of New York, is ready to go," said Laura Jean Watters, executive director of the Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 1990 | WALTER PRICE
"I might as well sell my weekend house. I'll never see it again." This was the reaction of Joseph Volpe on his first day as the new general director of the New York Metropolitan Opera. Volpe was named Wednesday to run the nation's largest opera company. He will also be in charge of financial operations and public relations. At the same time Marilyn Shapiro was promoted to executive director of external affairs (in charge of fund-raising and marketing).
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September 1, 2004 | Anne-Marie O'Connor, Times Staff Writer
Phyllis Schlafly is a longtime opponent of the gay rights movement. Over the years, she has warned that the Equal Rights Amendment would lead to a recognition of gay rights. She has said people may demand "restrictions on homosexuals for public health reasons" because of AIDS.
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February 18, 2006 | From Associated Press
The grand piano of late cabaret singer Bobby Short sold for $132,000 in an auction of his personal effects, auction house Christie's said. The piano, a 1971 black lacquer Bechstein kept in Short's Manhattan apartment, had a pre-sale estimate of $30,000 to $40,000. A monogrammed Cartier silver ice bucket sold for $18,000 and an Art Deco wrought iron fire screen brought $12,000, the auction house said.
NEWS
October 31, 2002
Maria Elena Fernandez had a decidedly different experience at Ivar than I did on a recent Saturday night ("Choose the mood," Oct. 24). Anger was my "unchosen" mood. This is likely because she entered knowingly into the owner's promotion scheme, whereas I was an unwitting participant. I was invited to a birthday party and was told to get to the club around 10 p.m. I was on a "priority" guest list and my cover was being waived. My friend and I arrived around 10:30 p.m. to find 150 people waiting outside.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 1989 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Malcolm McLaren's multimedia event on Saturday at the Hollywood Palladium--partially benefiting the Rainforest Foundation and incorporating aspects of New York fashion culture with Brazilian music and dance--was predictably, irresistibly pretentious: We can hang out with the Warhol set and get down with the south-of-the-equator conga crowd too, it begged attendees to brag.
BUSINESS
December 22, 1997 | KAREN KAPLAN
Christmas came early for a pair of online magazines. Last week, Feed (http://www.feedmag.com) raised more than $250,000 from a group of private investors that includes computer guru Esther Dyson and former MTV Networks Chief Executive David Horowitz. Feed co-founders Steven Johnson and Stefanie Syman persuaded them to invest in their irreverent, New York-based culture magazine after making a presentation at the prestigious Angel Breakfast in July.
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February 3, 2008 | Susan Salter Reynolds
Betrayed A Play George Packer Faber & Faber: 128 pp., $13 paper IN January 2007, George Packer went to Iraq to write for the New Yorker about Iraqis risking their lives to work with the Americans there. "Their American employers in general regarded their welfare as a bureaucratic nuisance," he writes in the introduction to "Betrayed," a play based on the resulting article.
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July 8, 1987 | DEBORAH CHRISTENSEN
When the late writer and wit Dorothy Parker suggested that her epitaph should be "Excuse my dust," little did she know how close she was to the truth. For the last six years, her ashes have languished in the office of Manhattan lawyer Paul O'Dwyer, who is hoping her admirers will think of a fitting way to dispose of them. The problem, O'Dwyer said, is that when Parker died on June 7, 1967, at age 73, she asked to be cremated but did not stipulate what was to be done with the ashes.
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June 20, 2010 | By Susan Salter Reynolds, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Spent Memoirs of a Shopping Addict Avis Cardella Little, Brown: 272 pp., $23.99 Madame Bovary had only herself to blame. Today, shopaholics can point to a dizzying array of cultural and commercial predators. Avis Cardella starts with her mother's fashion magazines and brings us into the dark, scary shadow of the oniomaniac (there's a clinical name for the compulsive desire to shop). As an adult, Cardella found herself living the good life in Manhattan. A freelance writer, she was "engaged to a wealthy European businessman, and we had two homes, two cars, and an abundance of friends.
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