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July 1, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
A concert by South Korean pop superstar Rain scheduled for Saturday at Staples Center was canceled, according to a message on the arena's website. "Due to issues related to the show's production, we regrettably have to cancel tonight's Rain concert," the message read. Ticket holders were told full refunds would be made from the original point of purchase beginning Monday.
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March 17, 2009 | Chris Lee
It's hardly the triumphant return to the United States that South Korean pop superstar Rain had hoped for. The popular singer-actor, dubbed the "Justin Timberlake of Asia," arrived in Hawaii on Monday facing two lawsuits stemming from the cancellation of dates on his 2006-07 North American Rain's Coming tour. Rain's legal troubles follow his attempts to break into the U.S. market and build the kind of loyal fan base here that has eluded other Asian performers.
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BUSINESS
March 17, 2009 | Chris Lee
It's hardly the triumphant return to the United States that South Korean pop superstar Rain had hoped for. The popular singer-actor, dubbed the "Justin Timberlake of Asia," arrived in Hawaii on Monday facing two lawsuits stemming from the cancellation of dates on his 2006-07 North American Rain's Coming tour. Rain's legal troubles follow his attempts to break into the U.S. market and build the kind of loyal fan base here that has eluded other Asian performers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
A concert by South Korean pop superstar Rain scheduled for Saturday at Staples Center was canceled, according to a message on the arena's website. "Due to issues related to the show's production, we regrettably have to cancel tonight's Rain concert," the message read. Ticket holders were told full refunds would be made from the original point of purchase beginning Monday.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Taper Season Grows: "The Kentucky Cycle," a nine-play historical saga presented in two parts, has been added to the Mark Taper Forum 1991-92 season. Written by Robert Schenkkan of Van Nuys, the production will take the season's Feb. 2-March 29 slot. Also joining the schedule is "Fire in the Rain . . . Singer in the Storm," an autobiographical docudrama by folk singer Holly Near scheduled for Aug. 13-Sept. 27, 1992. The rest of the lineup, officially announced Wednesday: George C.
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August 17, 1992 | KEVIN ALLMAN
The Scene: Thursday's opening-night party for "Fire in the Rain, Singer in the Storm," Holly Near's one-woman stage autobiography of her career as a singer and activist. The show, the last of the Mark Taper Forum's 25th anniversary season, runs through Sept. 27. (There was a long line of people hoping for standby tickets Thursday night.) After the first-night performance there was a reception at the nearby restaurant Stepps.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 12, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Adele admits that having a baby has kept her "out of the loop," but the Grammy-winning songstress is working hard to keep baby watchers out of her loop. The "Set Fire to the Rain" singer, who gave birth in October , won't reveal the name of her newborn son with boyfriend Simon Konecki. But a tattoo of an "A" spotted on her neck at the Grammy awards has speculators wondering if she got the ink for her her baby boy. Some believe that the A stands for Angelo, which was written on a necklace the new mom was wearing a few weeks ago. But, it could also stand for Adele, you know.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 14, 1992 | SYLVIE DRAKE, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
You would have to have a heart of flint and the disposition of an ogre not to be charmed by singer-songwriter, gay and political activist Holly Near. Near's solo outing, "Fire in the Rain . . . Singer in the Storm" at the Mark Taper Forum, is a loving and cajoling bit of unconventional autobiography that traipses lightly through the more positive aspects of the '60s, '70s and even '80s. Seen at a press preview Wednesday, this show puts a different spin on the term family values .
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 1992 | DON SHIRLEY
As "The Kentucky Cycle" makes its upcoming rounds--beginning with UCLA's Freud Playhouse in October--the primary co-producers will be the Center Theatre Group, the Kennedy Center, and the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation. The first two are no surprise. CTG presented the two-part, Pulitzer Prize-winning epic earlier this year at the Mark Taper Forum.
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November 17, 1991 | DON SHIRLEY
Some people like to play the field, theatrically speaking. They appreciate the cost benefits of subscriptions, as opposed to single ticket purchases, yet they hesitate to commit themselves to just one theater. So Theatre LA has devised a new Sampler Series, offering a total of six shows at different theaters--three of them 99-seaters, three of them larger. The price is $66, plus a $3 handling charge--$11.50 per show. That compares with an average per-ticket price of $19.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 1991 | DON SHIRLEY
The upcoming Mark Taper Forum season, officially announced last week, is more American than it might have been. Added in the final burst of planning were Robert Schenkkan's "The Kentucky Cycle," an Appalachian historical saga by a writer from Van Nuys, and Holly Near's "Fire in the Rain . . . Singer in the Storm," an autobiographical work written and performed by the California-bred folk singer. They join George C. Wolfe's "Spunk," Alan Ayckbourn's "Henceforward . . .
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June 17, 1994 | BUDDY SEIGAL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Holly Near is known primarily as the guiding spirit of women's music, a singing proponent of gay and lesbian rights who has survived on her own terms. In fact, the versatile singer-songwriter has worked at enough different, often simultaneous careers to fill numerous lifetimes. Actor, author, activist, teacher, producer, record company president--Near has filled many, many roles, and her music career has been equally diverse.
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