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February 4, 2000 |
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum will host a troupe of presidential impersonators, called "the Living Legends," for performances Feb. 21 in honor of the Presidents Day holiday. Abraham Lincoln will be portrayed by John Kendall, who will recite the Gettysburg Address in the library courtyard at 12:15 p.m. Judith Helton and her one-woman show, "Abigail Adams: Revolutionary Woman," will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the auditorium.
April 13, 2000
* Big Bunny--The Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, will host "Big Bunny's Spring Fling," April 21-23. $3.25-$8.25. (323) 644-6400. * Chamber Music--The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra performs its season finale April 22 at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. $13-$50. (818) 754-8250. * Presidential Performance--Impressionist Peter M. Small will portray Harry S. Truman on April 22 at the Sherman Oaks Branch Library, 14245 Moorpark St. Sherman Oaks. Free. (818) 981-7851.
July 1, 2002
Re " 'The Body' May Be Gone but the Spirit Will Rock On," Commentary, June 25: Matt Bai understands very well the electoral appeal and political significance of Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura. Whereas term limits failed to turn out professional politicians and create a new generation of citizen-politicians, Gov. Ventura was truly that citizen-politician. Due to the existing political realities, his background as a professional wrestler and an entertainer told him when to exit the public stage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1997
I was delighted to read that immigrant children are learning about America's religious diversity and freedom through the Los Angeles Unified School District's Emergency Immigrant Education Program at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple (Dec. 16). However, I disagree with school district coordinator Lila Silvern's explanation of the significance of Hanukkah. Yes, it is a special festival, but it is not a holiday that "little Jewish children celebrate instead of Christmas." It is a celebration of the Maccabee victory over Hellenism and the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem that occurred many years before the birth of Jesus.
April 20, 2000
Peter M. Small will portray the 33rd U.S. president, Harry S. Truman, on Saturday in Sherman Oaks. Small presents costumed impersonations of historical figures for schools, museums, libraries and other organizations. * Peter M. Small as Harry S. Truman, Saturday, 2:30 p.m., Sherman Oaks Branch Library, 14245 Moorpark St., Sherman Oaks. Free. (818) 981-7851. Chamber Music The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra performs its season finale Saturday night in Glendale.
April 12, 2001
Seventeen-year-old soprano Hallie Silverston will perform Tuesday at the University of Judaism. Silverston has been honored by the Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Awards, the Maryellen Clemens Scholarship at Cal State Northridge and Songfest 2000 Chapman University. Her program will include works by Rossini, Puccini, Donizetti, Menotti and Barber. A selection of Yiddish songs from the Warsaw ghetto also will be included in the program. Theodore Crain will accompany Silverston on the piano.