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July 31, 1992 | MALAIKA BROWN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Anyone familiar with the original production of "Ain't Misbehavin' " may notice that the cast has been expanded a bit for the revival opening tonight at Saddleback College. Director Adleane Hunter, founder of the Orange County Black Actors Theater, has added a sixth character--a youthful incarnation of Thomas (Fats) Waller, the jazzman whose accomplishments as an adult form the basis of the play. "When you take on a musical like this, you need to put your mark on it," Hunter explained.
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July 31, 1992 | MALAIKA BROWN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Anyone familiar with the original production of "Ain't Misbehavin' " may notice that the cast has been expanded a bit for the revival opening tonight at Saddleback College. Director Adleane Hunter, founder of the Orange County Black Actors Theater, has added a sixth character--a youthful incarnation of Thomas (Fats) Waller, the jazzman whose accomplishments as an adult form the basis of the play. "When you take on a musical like this, you need to put your mark on it," Hunter explained.
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September 18, 1987
Dance choreographer Gloria Newman, right, instructs Karen Rook and Rene Gubernick, above, members of her company in a work to be given Sunday as part of the fourth annual "Arts on the Green" festival, which will run from 11 a.m to 5:30 p.m. at Town Center Park in Costa Mesa. All events are free. The Gloria Newman Dance Theater is one of more than 30 groups performing on six stages.
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March 22, 1990
County Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder and three others have been honored by the Commission on the Status of Women as outstanding women in Orange County. Also honored were Shirley M. Metz of Capistrano Beach, Adleane Hunter of Santa Ana and Lucia Belle Isaacson of Capistrano Beach. Metz made an overland journey on skis to the South Pole to point out the ecological danger facing the Earth and the pole. Hunter is the founder of the Orange County Black Actors Theater.
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July 25, 1991 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than two dozen Orange County artists and arts organizations are seeking a total of more than $1 million in California Arts Council grants this year. Because of the large number of arts groups seeking state money, those that do win CAC grants typically receive half or less of the funds applied for. The Orange County applicants and the amounts they requested: LITERATURE Pacific Writers Press, amount not available Laguna Poets, $2,105. MUSIC PERFORMING GROUPS Opera Pacific, $151,568.
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January 31, 1991 | ZION BANKS
If all Americans learned "about the richness of black culture, our nation would become more open, just and compassionate," a seventh-grader from Fountain Valley wrote. Tricia Michels, author of that essay, will be honored Friday with others as African-American Citizens of Distinction from Orange County. The reception, co-sponsored by Santa Ana and the Orange County Chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People, will be held at 8 p.m. at Southwest Senior Center, 2201 W.
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February 16, 1991 | ZAN DUBIN
Adleane Hunter reached a turning point when she saw the play, "To Be Young, Gifted and Black," a call to blacks to use their talents. Having moved to Santa Ana from Florida at age 11, Hunter discovered here that "you were the invisible person. Teachers ignored you. It was institutionalized, insidious discrimination." That's why the play, a collection of writings by playwright Lorraine Hansberry, struck hard.
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May 10, 1990 | ALLISON SAMUELS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lenora Terrance has spent considerable time worrying about her oldest daughter's senior prom. She thinks about what type of dress 16-year-old Misty will wear next year, questions just how it will fit and envisions the perfect hairstyle for that special night. But most of all, she worries whether her daughter will even have a date.
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July 5, 1988 | JAN HERMAN
In a perfect world, singer Rose Mallett would have been a star by now and Regina Levert wouldn't have to work for gasoline money. In a just world, the Orange County Black Actors Theatre would be able to pay a living wage and the cast of "Eubie!"--which begins previews Friday on the Second Stage at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa--wouldn't have to hold daytime jobs. But the world is a notoriously imperfect and unjust place.
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November 22, 1988 | A. DAHLEEN GLANTON, Times Staff Writer
A series of racial incidents that occurred in Westminster last summer have sparked a sense of camaraderie among residents of this ethnically diverse community. And next week, the residents plan to go public with their newly formed united front. A grass-roots project, billed as the Harmony Festival, is the residents' way of fighting back at the bigotry that they say has plagued their neighborhoods.
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September 21, 1987 | ALLAN JALON, Times Staff Writer
Perched on a shady hillock next to South Coast Repertory Theatre, Joe Goldstein was the picture of contentment Sunday as he listened to the Rams game on the radio with one ear and a live wind ensemble nearby with the other. "When the game gets dull, I listen to the music," said the 72-year-old Laguna Hills man. "And when the music gets dull, I listen to the game."
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