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June 27, 1992 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE WRITER
Organizers have abandoned efforts to construct a $25-million Dance Gallery facility in the California Plaza redevelopment project downtown after a parting of the ways between the institutions that had planned to share the performing, rehearsal and training space at 4th and Olive streets. Leaders of the Dance Gallery organization announced Friday that they will not proceed with plans to build the center, which was to have been used by their group and the R.D. Colburn School of Performing Arts.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1992 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE WRITER
Organizers have abandoned efforts to construct a $25-million Dance Gallery facility in the California Plaza redevelopment project downtown after a parting of the ways between the institutions that had planned to share the performing, rehearsal and training space at 4th and Olive streets. Leaders of the Dance Gallery organization announced Friday that they will not proceed with plans to build the center, which was to have been used by their group and the R.D. Colburn School of Performing Arts.
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June 16, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
As announced Wednesday, the Community School of Performing Arts--a conservatory for pre-college age students--will henceforth be named the R.D. Colburn School of Performing Arts, honoring arts patron Richard D. Colburn. Colburn, 77, a businessman and amateur violist, was one of the founders of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (and president of its board, 1979-81), and now serves on the board of directors of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 1992
Robert Epstein, in his column "Low-Profile Programs Give High Hopes to Young Talent" (Feb. 6), said the Dance Gallery died last year. I am writing to correct this. The Dance Gallery has entered into discussion with the R. D. Colburn School of Performing Arts to build a facility for education and presentation of music and dance. The Dance Gallery's site in California Plaza will be redesigned to integrate the teaching and performance program of the Colburn School with that of the Gallery.
NEWS
September 3, 1990
A new anti-hate-crime program called "L.A. Cares," launched by the International Institute of Los Angeles, will help victims recover from racial, ethnic and religious incidents. The program will provide grants of up to $500 in cases where such funds can contribute to the victim's recovery. Board President Roberto Andreos says the grants are small, but does "demonstrate that our community does care and will support a stand against cowardly bullie," he said. L.A.
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February 13, 1994 | IRIS YOKOI
The city Community Redevelopment Agency has begun negotiations with Bunker Hill Associates, developer of the California Plaza, to collect at least part of the $3 million in back rent the company owes the agency. Agency officials hope the developer will pay at least $2.1 million of the overdue holding rent the company was supposed to pay to reserve land in the California Plaza project, which is three buildings from completion.
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October 19, 1994 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As new concertmaster of the Pacific Symphony, which opens its 1994-95 season tonight in Costa Mesa, Sheryl Staples will play both Follow the Leader and Lead the Followers. "There are so many different things that the concertmaster is called on to do," said Staples, 25. "But from the standpoint of interpreting the conductor's gestures, the concertmaster is almost a secondary figure for the orchestra to watch.
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May 12, 1993 | MUSIC / CHRIS PASLES
Like many young musicians on the fast track, Anne Akiko Meyers found she wasn't really prepared for all the rigors of a concert career. "They should have a course at Juilliard on how to deal with loneliness on the road and all the delays at airports," the 22-year-old violinist said Monday at her hotel in Costa Mesa. "It's just crazy. I never imagined there would be so much more to it than playing a concert. Playing a concert is only 20 to 30% of the battle.
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July 29, 1990 | DANIEL CARIAGA
In one of the first major moves in its four-year history, the Irving S. Gilmore Keyboard Festival will announce this week the recipients of four large career grants to young pianists, totaling $70,000. The emerging pianists, selected from 54 nominees, are: Wendy Chen, 18, of Los Angeles; Brenda Huang, 17, of Northbrook, Ill.; Peter Miyamoto, 20, of San Francisco; and Christopher Taylor, 20, of Boulder, Colo.. Chen, whose renewable grant is for $40,000, was, until her graduation this spring, a W.
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February 10, 1992 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a music instruction room, 9-year-old Eric Liang of Fullerton scrunches his face for a flicker of a moment as he plays a composition for the violin by Fritz Kreisler. The problem isn't his playing or the music. From the classroom on the other side of the wall comes the thundering of drums. In a much larger room where Ballet I is under way, three young girls do their steps while facing a broad mirror.
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