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May 31, 1985 | RANDY LEWIS, Times Staff Writer
In some respects, organizers of the June 8 "Orange County Artists for World Hunger" benefit concert for the United Nations Emergency Relief Fund have an even tougher job than the people who pulled off the historic "We Are the World" recording session. Although Harry Belafonte, Quincy Jones and company had a monumental task in assembling nearly 50 of the world's most popular recording artists for the "We Are the World" project, they at least knew that their effort would be a commercial success.
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December 13, 2004 | Leah Ollman, Special to The Times
Millions of eyes focus on Orange County each week, thanks to Fox's slick and sexy soap "The O.C.," as well as MTV's pseudo-reality show "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County." This much attention could make even the Chamber of Commerce blush. While the rest of the nation ogles O.C.'s onscreen beautiful people, the shows have prompted those who actually live in the area to look anew at their home base and what really defines it.
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February 22, 1990 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Of the first 16 Orange County artists and arts groups to apply for slots in the portion of the Los Angeles Festival that will pay artists to take part, none have been accepted. They are hardly alone: More than 600 applicants from throughout Southern California have contacted the festival, which runs from Sept. 1 to 17, and only a handful have been accepted.
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June 2, 2001 | VIVIAN LETRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Afro-Caribbean rhythms on the radio, Cuban musicians winning Latin Grammys, a Cuban photography exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art--all things Cuban are hot and this Saturday the trend comes to the Legacy Art Gallery in Santa Ana. The exhibit, "Tiempo: Adventures in Contemporary Cuba," features 15 watercolor paintings by J. Gregg Stone of Laguna Niguel and 10 oil-on-canvas works by Mirta Laurenz of Santa Ana.
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November 2, 1989 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Planners of the 1990 Los Angeles Festival intend to present arts and artists from as far away as Australia, Korea and Colombia. The City of the Angels is to be represented too. But will any limelight shine on Orange County? Organizers of the festival hope so. Any Orange County artists and arts groups--practicing any media--may take part in the event's Open Festival, in which participants will pay their own production costs. The Los Angeles Festival, planned for Sept.
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February 16, 1990 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County will be represented in September's ambitious and wide-ranging Los Angeles Festival by several artists, including a Latino muralist, Korean contemporary painters and Laotian craftsmen, organizers announced Thursday. Some local artists will take part as members of large music or dance ensembles or extensive group art exhibits, festival officials said in explanation of why a precise breakdown by county of participants was unavailable.
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December 2, 1993 | ZAN DUBIN and GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On a day set aside to remind the world of the public health threat posed by AIDS, bells tolled, friends and relatives remembered and artists wept as Orange County paid tribute Wednesday to those who have died from--and those who are afflicted with--the deadly disease.
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May 8, 1985 | RANDY LEWIS, Times Staff Writer
Orange County musicians and artists have organized a June 8 concert at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, dubbed "Orange County Artists for World Hunger," to benefit the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund. Among the local acts who will perform at the all-day concert will be the James Harman Band, Psychobud, T.S.O.L., Cathedral of Tears, DIN, the International Reggae All-stars, ESP jazz band and folk singer April Danielle.
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April 28, 1999 | CATHY CURTIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Youngsters reared in one of Orange County's raw, new communities of the 1950s and 1960s were surrounded by bean fields, orange groves, beaches, Disneyland and a growing commercial sprawl--a world still defining itself. Artists and musicians-to-be often found valuable mentors in their neighborhoods and endured meaningful (if sometimes painful) experiences that helped shape their later work.
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March 12, 1996 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most people's notions of what artists do in their studios--and what those places look like--probably owe more to Hollywood than to reality. In fact, like any frequently used room, a studio reflects its owner's personality. Some artists are hoarders, some are minimalists; some are messy, others are fastidious.
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December 2, 1993 | ZAN DUBIN and GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On a day set aside to remind the world of the public health threat posed by AIDS, bells tolled, friends and relatives remembered and artists wept as Orange County paid tribute Wednesday to those who have died from--and those who are afflicted with--the deadly disease.
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September 19, 1993 | KIM Q. BERKSHIRE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid all the attention given to other events of the day, Newport Harbor won a tournament, and hardly anyone noticed. The Sailors girls' volleyball team goes about its business quietly, but as successfully as it gets, as evidenced by their Division I victory in the Orange County Championships Saturday night at Edison High. No. 2 Newport Harbor handled Laguna Beach, 15-7, 15-9, in the best-of-three final for the championship. "We started to run out of gas," Laguna Beach Coach Mike Soylular said.
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July 13, 1993 | CATHY CURTIS
I've just been to three juried art shows, and I'd like a time machine, please. As I understand it, these annual grab bags used to mean a lot more decades ago, when art-making was a less divisive endeavor. Oh, there's always been rivalry among artists.
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September 17, 1992 | MARK CHALON SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A pair of portraits figure prominently in the "Obras de OCLAN" exhibit at Fullerton's Hunt Library. One is of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, the other of Joe Hill, legendary activist in the American labor movement. Both painted by Emigdio Vasquez, a longtime member of the Orange County Latino Artist Network (OCLAN), they seem to make a connection between two cultures.
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December 15, 1989 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is "no question" that Orange County artists will take part in September's Los Angeles Festival, according to its director, Peter Sellars. Sellars is expected to announce in February which artists and groups will participate in the three-week festival, which will feature arts of the Pacific Rim.
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January 4, 1992 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their faces are featureless, seen only in silhouette. They could be white or black, straight or gay, rich or poor. They have no specific identity; they embrace every identity. "We wanted to really represent all the different people who have been affected by AIDS and HIV," said artist Mary-Linn Hughes, explaining the images in a 50-by-12-foot mural she and another artist have painted near Culver City.
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