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June 10, 1995 |
The county's top prosecutor and other elected officials shared a podium with youthful offenders Friday to oppose state budget cuts that could cripple the state's youth camp system, particularly in Los Angeles County. The hearing, held at Camp Karl Holton, a juvenile probation camp in the Angeles National Forest north of San Fernando, was called by Assemblywoman Paula L. Boland (R-Granada Hills) in response to Gov.
February 28, 2010 |
With each passing day, the weight pressed a little heavier on their shoulders. Some of the Canadian athletes tried to shrug it off, but it was tough to ignore all that talk about dominating on home soil and owning the podium. "You grow up in Canada," said Hayley Wickenheiser, captain of the women's hockey team, "you know the expectations." A week into the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, every athlete wearing a maple leaf knew the True North Strong and Free looked downright feeble with only six medals.
October 23, 1992 |
An anti-nuclear activist who shattered a crystal eagle on a podium where former President Reagan was speaking pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge of interfering with the Secret Service. Rick Springer told U.S. District Judge Philip Pro that he did not intend to hurt Reagan, who was hit by flying glass, when he rushed on stage during an April 13 speech by Reagan to the National Assn. of Broadcasters. Springer, 41, a carpenter and former child welfare worker, is to be sentenced Jan.
August 10, 1991 |
Prancing on a makeshift podium, an energetic woman in a black jumpsuit leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute Orchestra through a rehearsal of Act IV of Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro." Conductor Susan Davenny Wyner encourages her young charges with a wink, a smile or by telling yet another tale of operatic lore. Hard to believe that a few years ago Wyner's life was in shards.
September 16, 2000 |
Hordes of music lovers--well, hordes, at least, in comparison to what we've been seeing mostly in this summer of 2000--attended Itzhak Perlman's second conducting appearance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday night. The famous violinist's conducting turned out, again, to be pleasant but unexceptional, but the crowd loved it and cheered the performances.
January 13, 1996 |
More than a decade after his last appearance here, Christoph Eschenbach returned this week, leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic through a standard orchestral program culminating in Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony. A hard-listening, only mildly cough-ridden audience greeted the German conductor and never even seemed to think about applauding between movements.
April 11, 1987 |
Sporting both that trademark red cummerbund and his penchant for delving deep into any musical score, Simon Rattle, principal guest conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, returned to the podium of that orchestra Thursday night. And did so with a splash. The vehicle of his return to the Pavilion of the Music Center this week is nothing less than Franz Joseph Haydn's masterpiece, "The Creation."
December 29, 2007 |
When Lorin Maazel conducts the opening of the revival of Wagner's "Die Walkuere" at New York's Metropolitan Opera on Jan. 7, it will be his first appearance at the Met since January 1963 -- when he was 32 years old. The company believes Maazel's absence is the longest gap between appearances for an individual in its history. "At that time I don't think there was anybody as young as I [was] in the orchestra.
March 18, 1988 |
Murry Sidlin, outgoing music director of the Long Beach Symphony, will assume the principal duties of San Diego Symphony resident conductor Fabio Mechetti, who is stepping down at the end of the current season, the symphony announced Wednesday. Mechetti, 30, said that greater opportunities on the East Coast offer more in terms of career challenges and musical fulfillment. In addition to his San Diego post, he is an assistant conductor at the National Symphony in Washington, D.C.
April 21, 2000 |
While a sixth-place finish in a CART race is generally cause for celebration inside the offices at PPI Motorsports in Rancho Santa Margarita, team owner Cal Wells III had to be a little disappointed this week. Though his driver, Oriol Servia, moved from 21st on the grid to a near-top five finish, it was another Toyota driver, Jimmy Vasser, who finished on the podium at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in the FedEx Championship Series.