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June 20, 1991 | MIKE BOEHM
On July 29, 1924, the Ku Klux Klan took over the green patch of Anaheim now known as Pearson Park for a night of pointy-hooded marching. According to historical accounts, more than 10,000 people gathered for that Klan procession and induction ceremony. At the time, Klan members controlled four of the five City Council seats in Anaheim; in a recall election in February, 1925, the citizenry voted the Klan slate out.
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November 15, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
Herb Alpert is giving $300,000 to the music department of Los Angeles City College. The announcement on Friday says the money from Alpert, a star trumpet player, former record business mogul and persistent arts philanthropist, will go toward a variety of uses. They include new computer equipment, musical instrument maintenance and two-year scholarships for students who, like Alpert in the old days, will have their own label - Herb Alpert Scholars (Alpert was the “A” in A&;M records, which he owned with Jerry Moss before selling out to the PolyGram conglomerate about 25 years ago)
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April 21, 1990 | THOMAS K. ARNOLD
Odetta is a human jukebox of traditional American folk music. Her repertoire, both on record and in concert, ranges from 19th-Century slave songs and spirituals to the topical ballads of such 20th-Century folk icons as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger.
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August 28, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom 50 years ago was not only a galvanizing moment for African Americans and civil rights. It was also a watershed moment in popular music. Before that hot summer day, pop music was mostly about a catchy tune and a memorable lyric. Since then, it became commonplace for songs with a social message to race up the sales charts. The Beatles and James Brown did it in the '60s, and urban rappers, country singers and alternative-rock bands continue speaking out today.
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November 24, 1992 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The soundtrack of Los Angeles' 1992 burning and rebuilding has largely been rap--the urban folk music of today's civil rights efforts. With its clang and clamor, rap could hardly be more different aesthetically from the music of Odetta heard at the First A.M.E. Church in the heart of the riot-torn area on Sunday afternoon--folk music that was part of the soundtrack of the '50s and '60s civil rights struggles.
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January 30, 2013 | By Charlotte Stoudt
The Lord created heaven and earth, but he also made rising and falling action. There's plenty of cosmos and not much catharsis in “Cassiopeia,” David Wiener's exhaustingly rhapsodic meditation on celestial and human bodies, now at the Theatre at Boston Court. Trapped on a plane rattled by turbulence, an autistic scientist named Quiet (Doug Tompos) finds himself seated next to a garrulous African American woman, Odetta (Angela Bullock), who claims they have met. But he's too busy discovering the secret of the universe on a cocktail napkin to acknowledge the two once shared a strange, hallucinogenic sojourn in the mansion of a brilliant astronomer, somewhere near the Mississippi.
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November 15, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
Herb Alpert is giving $300,000 to the music department of Los Angeles City College. The announcement on Friday says the money from Alpert, a star trumpet player, former record business mogul and persistent arts philanthropist, will go toward a variety of uses. They include new computer equipment, musical instrument maintenance and two-year scholarships for students who, like Alpert in the old days, will have their own label - Herb Alpert Scholars (Alpert was the “A” in A&;M records, which he owned with Jerry Moss before selling out to the PolyGram conglomerate about 25 years ago)
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November 2, 1985 | ROBERT HILBURN
The posters outside Carnegie Hall Thursday night looked as if they'd been assembled by trick or treaters. How else do you explain a musical lineup that goes all the way from Pete Seeger, the grand old man of the folk-protest movement, through Woodstock veteran Richie Havens to hotshot rap stars Afrika Bambaataa and Melle Mel? But that unlikely gang--as well as folk-singer Odetta, salsa standout Larry Harlow and "new wave folkies" the Washington Squares--did get together at Carnegie Hall.
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June 24, 1991 | RANDY LEWIS
Mick Jagger belting "Satisfaction" in front of the Danish Accordion Orchestra? Placido Domingo rhapsodizing Puccini over backing from the Temple City Kazoo Orchestra?
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January 30, 2013 | By Charlotte Stoudt
The Lord created heaven and earth, but he also made rising and falling action. There's plenty of cosmos and not much catharsis in “Cassiopeia,” David Wiener's exhaustingly rhapsodic meditation on celestial and human bodies, now at the Theatre at Boston Court. Trapped on a plane rattled by turbulence, an autistic scientist named Quiet (Doug Tompos) finds himself seated next to a garrulous African American woman, Odetta (Angela Bullock), who claims they have met. But he's too busy discovering the secret of the universe on a cocktail napkin to acknowledge the two once shared a strange, hallucinogenic sojourn in the mansion of a brilliant astronomer, somewhere near the Mississippi.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 1992 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The soundtrack of Los Angeles' 1992 burning and rebuilding has largely been rap--the urban folk music of today's civil rights efforts. With its clang and clamor, rap could hardly be more different aesthetically from the music of Odetta heard at the First A.M.E. Church in the heart of the riot-torn area on Sunday afternoon--folk music that was part of the soundtrack of the '50s and '60s civil rights struggles.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 1991 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mick Jagger belting out "Satisfaction" in front of the Danish Accordion Orchestra? Placido Domingo rhapsodizing Puccini as played by the Temple City Kazoo Orchestra?
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 1991 | RANDY LEWIS
Mick Jagger belting "Satisfaction" in front of the Danish Accordion Orchestra? Placido Domingo rhapsodizing Puccini over backing from the Temple City Kazoo Orchestra?
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 1991 | MIKE BOEHM
On July 29, 1924, the Ku Klux Klan took over the green patch of Anaheim now known as Pearson Park for a night of pointy-hooded marching. According to historical accounts, more than 10,000 people gathered for that Klan procession and induction ceremony. At the time, Klan members controlled four of the five City Council seats in Anaheim; in a recall election in February, 1925, the citizenry voted the Klan slate out.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 24, 1991 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mick Jagger belting out "Satisfaction" in front of the Danish Accordion Orchestra? Placido Domingo rhapsodizing Puccini as played by the Temple City Kazoo Orchestra?
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 1990 | THOMAS K. ARNOLD
Odetta is a human jukebox of traditional American folk music. Her repertoire, both on record and in concert, ranges from 19th-Century slave songs and spirituals to the topical ballads of such 20th-Century folk icons as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger.
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