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July 6, 1992 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Zealots are where you find them, and not all want to save the snail darter or civilization as we have known it. Paul Affeldt of Ventura has spent his adult life and what might have become his life savings tracking down and issuing on his Euphonic record label the work of ragtime pianists. His may be the most tightly focused label in the world.
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September 12, 2000 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long before he landed the pivotal role in "Ragtime: the Musical," Lawrence Hamilton learned to play ragtime, the music. He absorbed it from a teacher who had heard it from the original source. Long before Leola Hatten gave him lessons in a schoolroom in Foreman, Ark., Hamilton said, she had been a friend of Scott Joplin, who emerged 100 years ago as ragtime's signature composer and piano player.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2000 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long before he landed the pivotal role in "Ragtime: the Musical," Lawrence Hamilton learned to play ragtime, the music. He absorbed it from a teacher who had heard it from the original source. Long before Leola Hatten gave him lessons in a schoolroom in Foreman, Ark., Hamilton said, she had been a friend of Scott Joplin, who emerged 100 years ago as ragtime's signature composer and piano player.
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November 9, 1997 | Barbara Isenberg, Barbara Isenberg, the author of "Making It Big: The Diary of a Broadway Musical," is a frequent contributor to Calendar
When Lynn Ahrens first saw Disney's "The Little Mermaid" in 1990, the lyricist immediately decided that she and her songwriting partner, composer Stephen Flaherty, should be writing scores for animated films, not just stage musicals. She headed straight home, packed up one of their tapes and sent if off with a letter to Disney chief Michael Eisner. "I've never done anything like that in my life," Ahrens says today, "but I was taken by the [animated] movie musical.
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December 10, 1993 | MICHAEL SZYMANSKI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Michael Szymanski is a frequent contributor to The Times
Richard Halpern, 30, is making them sob at Cafe Giuseppe's in Northridge as he walks through the audience in a trench coat and cap belting out "Brother Can You Spare a Dime?" Rosy McHargue, 91, has whole families clapping in time as he blows the saxophone to a toe-tapping tune at Red Vest Pizza in Sylmar.
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November 9, 1997 | Barbara Isenberg, Barbara Isenberg, the author of "Making It Big: The Diary of a Broadway Musical," is a frequent contributor to Calendar
When Lynn Ahrens first saw Disney's "The Little Mermaid" in 1990, the lyricist immediately decided that she and her songwriting partner, composer Stephen Flaherty, should be writing scores for animated films, not just stage musicals. She headed straight home, packed up one of their tapes and sent if off with a letter to Disney chief Michael Eisner. "I've never done anything like that in my life," Ahrens says today, "but I was taken by the [animated] movie musical.
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August 25, 1991
Nancy Churnin's Aug. 14 piece ("A Good Thing Comes in Small Package") about the viability of small musical entertainments ought to be heeded by the folks at La Jolla Playhouse. Because it is only after 43 minutes that they finally allow us to hear a Scott Joplin rag in their production of "Helioptrope"--a show about ragtime music. I guess they think it would be pandering to focus on music in this show. So they have lavished talent, facilities and money on this playwright's trivial notion, apparently only because it goes against the grain of "popular" theater.
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December 15, 2000
Teresa Sterne, 73, the one-time head of Nonesuch Records who turned the small label into one of the most innovative firms in music. A piano prodigy as a child, Sterne was born in Brooklyn, New York City. Her father was a violinist, her mother a cellist. She made her professional debut in 1939 at the age of 12, playing Madison Square Garden with the NBC Symphony Orchestra.
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September 26, 2004 | Lianne Hart, Times Staff Writer
The market for infamous cars took a hit Saturday when the souped-up 1968 Chevrolet Camaro owned by Branch Davidian leader David Koresh sold at auction here for $37,000, not the $80,000 the seller hoped the car would bring. Donald Feldpausch, 64, of San Antonio bought the two-door hardtop on impulse.
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April 2, 1996 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Most of us have a narrow view of ragtime music: light, carefree and with a definite syncopation. That's because most of us really only know two rags. Pianist and musicologist Joshua Rifkin got those two--"Maple Leaf Rag" and "The Entertainer," best known as the theme from the movie "The Sting"--out of the way at the very start of his performance Saturday at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. He then proceeded to expand our notion of what ragtime encompasses.
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December 10, 1993 | MICHAEL SZYMANSKI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Michael Szymanski is a frequent contributor to The Times
Richard Halpern, 30, is making them sob at Cafe Giuseppe's in Northridge as he walks through the audience in a trench coat and cap belting out "Brother Can You Spare a Dime?" Rosy McHargue, 91, has whole families clapping in time as he blows the saxophone to a toe-tapping tune at Red Vest Pizza in Sylmar.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 1992 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Zealots are where you find them, and not all want to save the snail darter or civilization as we have known it. Paul Affeldt of Ventura has spent his adult life and what might have become his life savings tracking down and issuing on his Euphonic record label the work of ragtime pianists. His may be the most tightly focused label in the world.
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July 5, 1997 | LEE HARRIS
Here's the rundown on guests and topics for the weekend's public-affairs programs: Today "Saturday Journal": 5 a.m. C-SPAN. "Evans & Novak": Marion Barry, mayor of Washington, D.C., 2:30 p.m., repeats Sunday, 7 a.m. CNN. "John McLaughlin's One on One": Michael Bloomberg, 2:30 p.m. (28). "Tony Brown's Journal": roots of music featuring black hymns, slave songs, 3:30 p.m. (28). "Inside Politics Weekend": 3:30 p.m.; repeats midnight CNN. "Capital Gang Saturday": Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.
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October 3, 1985 | CHRIS PASLES
A new ballet, Scott Joplin rags and Renaissance music and dance will be among the highlights of Newport Beach's "Salute to the Arts," which will be held today from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. at various locations in Fashion Island and Newport Center. The "grand finale" from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Fashion Island Stage Court will feature the electronic minimalist band Repetition Repetition and the Joe McPhee Quartet, a jazz ensemble.
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