June 9, 2011
This year the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, a celebration of Greek filmmakers from across the globe, zeroes in on the work of a daring new wave of Greek cinema. Catch a selection of boundary-breaking films, including "Pyramids of Athens," "Marios and the Raven" and "Pelican's Watch. " Laemmle's Sunset 5, 8000 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. Thu.-Sun. $12 for many screenings, more for special events. (310) 478-3836. lagff.org
January 13, 2002 |
Egypt has opened an international competition for architects to design a museum near the Pyramids of Giza to house a vast collection of Pharaonic treasures. The English-language Egyptian Mail carried a full-page invitation for competitors to register to design the $350-million museum on Cairo's outskirts, sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
December 16, 1992
I am the pepster adviser at Valencia High School ("Running Low on Good Cheer," Nov. 19, Dianne Klein column), and I have been involved with competitive cheer- and song-leading for the past 10 years. I called the Anaheim Union High School District to ask for a clarification of the recent rule banning pyramids and gymnastics from cheerleading. I was told by a district official that this policy was passed about 10 years ago but was now being enforced due to increased accident reports.
October 22, 2012 |
Laryngitis might once have been the worst injury a cheerleader faced. But cheerleading has become a full-on competitive sport of its own, with injuries to match. The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday issued a policy statement to try to ensure that participants - 3.6 million kids ages 6 and older -- get the same care as quarterbacks and pitchers. “Cheerleading has become extremely competitive in the past few years, incorporating more complex skills than ever before,” said Cynthia LaBella, a pediatric sports medicine specialist and member of the academy's council on Sports Medicine and Fitness, in a statement issued at the academy's conference in New Orleans.
August 16, 1987 |
In this feature, The Times' pop music writers spotlight albums--old or new, obscure or mainstream--to which they've formed a special attachment. Artist: Dissidenten. Album: "Life at the Pyramids" (Shanachie). History: With inspiration from the sounds and scents of their heavily North African and Asian neighborhood, West Berliners Michael Wehmeyer, Friedo Josch and Uve Mullric (formerly of the group Embryo) formed Dissidenten in 1980.
December 25, 1987 |
Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl hopes grave-robbers will not plunder the objects of his newest project--Peruvian pyramids. He plans to investigate the ancient South American structures to find out where their builders came from. Tomb robbers, the bane of archeologists' lives, have already taken 95% of the gold treasures from one pyramid at Sipan, on Peru's northern coast. "It had been dug through by treasure-hunters. It looked like worm-eaten cheese," Heyerdahl said.
May 26, 1989 |
The largest, most expensive production of the opera "Aida" will have its U.S. premiere this summer on a football field, the International Opera Festival announced Thursday. The $7-million production will have a cast of more than 1,000 and use a 36,000-square-foot stage at Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Performances are scheduled Aug. 24 and 26. "We believe it will be the largest opera production ever presented in this country," said Bruce Rossley, Boston's commissioner of arts and humanities.
November 24, 1995 |
A moderate aftershock rattled the Middle East on Thursday, and caretakers of the Great Pyramids at Giza discovered that the previous day's deadly quake has spread slight cracks in a 5,000-year-old burial chamber. The 20-second, magnitude-5.4 aftershock was centered south of the Israeli resort of Eilat on the Gulf of Aqaba, the same as the original quake Wednesday, Israel's Institute for Petroleum Research and Geophysics said.
May 27, 1999 |
Egyptian archeologists said they were finalizing restoration work on a funerary complex built near the great Giza pyramids 4,600 years ago ahead of opening it to the public. The tombs of the ambitious priest Kai, which are rich in artistry and details of daily life during the 4th dynasty, were found in March in a cemetery west of the Great Pyramid of Cheops. "This complex is unique because it is one of the most beautifully painted in the area.
April 14, 2007 |
For centuries, human captives were brought hundreds of miles to be sacrificed at a pyramid in the oldest city in North America, just north of modern Mexico City, an archeologist says. DNA tests on more than 50 skeletons from the Pyramid of the Moon at the Teotihuacan ruins reveal they were from faraway Mayan, Pacific or Atlantic coastal cultures. The victims, many of them beheaded, were killed at different times from AD 50 to AD 500, to dedicate new stages of pyramid construction.