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July 8, 2004 | From Associated Press
The woman who made a documentary about Imelda Marcos said Wednesday she was "in disbelief" that the flamboyant former first lady of the Philippines won a court order temporarily halting the movie's Manila premiere by claiming it mocked her.
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March 7, 2013 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
The documentary "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" covers a recent - and most unlikely - chapter in the history of the venerable rock band Journey, which has had one of the longer and more unusual stories in rock music. (Call it a journey if you must.) Beginning as something of an instrumental fusion band in the early 1970s, its members later made a concerted effort to play more radio-friendly songs with vocals, eventually striking gold with singer Steve Perry and the now-iconic '80s tunes "Open Arms," "Separate Ways" and, of course, "Don't Stop Believin'.
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March 7, 2013 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
The documentary "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" covers a recent - and most unlikely - chapter in the history of the venerable rock band Journey, which has had one of the longer and more unusual stories in rock music. (Call it a journey if you must.) Beginning as something of an instrumental fusion band in the early 1970s, its members later made a concerted effort to play more radio-friendly songs with vocals, eventually striking gold with singer Steve Perry and the now-iconic '80s tunes "Open Arms," "Separate Ways" and, of course, "Don't Stop Believin'.
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July 8, 2004 | From Associated Press
The woman who made a documentary about Imelda Marcos said Wednesday she was "in disbelief" that the flamboyant former first lady of the Philippines won a court order temporarily halting the movie's Manila premiere by claiming it mocked her.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2013 | By Susan King, This post has been corrected, as detailed below.
The Golden Globes aren't the only awards being presented Sunday: The 24th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival announced its winners on Sunday afternoon. Wayne Blair's "The Sapphires," an Australian musical-drama about an all-female Aboriginal singing group, won the Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for narrative feature. Runner-ups included "Any Day Now," "Emperor" and the Oscar-nominated foreign-language films "Kon-Tiki" and "A Royal Affair. " "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey," Ramona Diaz's documentary about rock band Journey's efforts to get a new lead singer, won the Audience Award forĀ  feature documentary.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2004 | From Associated Press
A Manila film distributor on Thursday appealed a local court's temporary ban on a documentary film that Imelda Marcos, widow of dictator Ferdinand Marcos, has said portrays her in a bad light. Distributor Unitel Pictures Inc. is appealing the ban in the Supreme Court, saying it involves crucial democratic issues.
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March 3, 1988 | SCOTT MILLER
No. 2-seeded University City High School hoped to defeat Ramona by using finesse in Wednesday's San Diego Section girls' 2-A soccer semifinal game at Torrey Pines High School. But early on, University City realized that finesse might not be the answer. A few minutes into the game, the Centurions decided to mix things up with more physical Ramona, and it paid off with a 3-2 double-overtime victory. University City (18-2-2) advanced to Saturday's championship game against No.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2004 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
"I've been very misunderstood," says a pouty, wide-eyed Imelda Marcos at the outset of Ramona S. Diaz's documentary "Imelda." She's decked out like a Braniff stewardess, touring the Philippine countryside in a chauffeured RV and distributing autographed photos of herself to the adoring crowd that gathers around her wherever she goes -- a plutocratic Celine Dion charged with human rights abuses.
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March 27, 1999 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a sure sign of trouble when Wilmer Pineda's sixth-grade teacher frantically knocked on his door at twilight. He just didn't know how much trouble. The Las Flores and San Juan rivers that met a block from his house were rising rapidly, the teacher reported. His family had to flee. That night last October, tropical storm Mitch washed away Wilmer's home, his school and his future. Hundreds of thousands of Central Americans face similar losses from the storm, which killed 9,000 people.
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August 15, 2004 | Anne-Marie O'Connor, Times Staff Writer
Somewhere in the steamy northern Philippines, the elaborately embalmed body of notorious former dictator Ferdinand Marcos lies on view in a glass casket. He's been dead since 1989, but his widow, Imelda Marcos -- now a favorite model for drag queen impersonations in Manila nightclubs -- is waiting for him to be buried with full state honors.
WORLD
June 16, 2004 | Richard C. Paddock and Lorenza Munoz, Times Staff Writers
Former Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos filed suit in Manila today to block distribution in the Philippines of the award-winning documentary "Imelda," which she says used extensive footage of her without permission. The lawsuit against Unitel Productions Inc., the film's worldwide distributor, charges that the documentary relied heavily on interviews with Marcos that she granted a decade ago only because filmmaker Ramona S.
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