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December 6, 2012 | By David Ng
A drawing by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael has sold for $47.8 million at an auction. The work, titled "Head of a Young Apostle," was featured in a Sotheby's auction in London on Wednesday.  The chalk drawing, dating from the early 16th century, is believed to have been an early study for Raphael's masterpiece "Transfiguration," which is located at the The Vatican.   Sotheby's had estimated that the drawing would sell for between about $16 million and $24 million. The sale was part of a larger auction of English paintings and Renaissance works.
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March 19, 2014 | By David Lazarus
Raphael has a straightforward query: Which is more powerful, the HTC One or the iPhone 5c? I wish I was geek enough to know the answer to that right out of the gate. But I had to bounce this one off one of the paper's crack tech writers. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions I also had to think about what's really important in the choosing of a smartphone. Is it raw power? The look and feel? Available apps? All of the above? For the answer to Raphael's question, check out today's Ask Laz video.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 1987 | Associated Press
The first major loan exhibition in America of the drawings of Raphael and his school will open at the Pierpont Morgan Library in October. The exhibition, "Raphael and His Circle," will be shown Oct. 9-Jan. 3. The exhibition will consist of about 90 drawings by the 16th-Century Italian painter and his immediate followers. The library says a group of more than 40 sheets by Raphael "documents virtually every important phase of his career and includes many of his most celebrated drawings."
NEWS
August 15, 2013 | By Scarlet Cheng
When Alan Pullman first drove by the Raphael Soriano house, a small Modernist gem in the Alamitos Heights section of Long Beach, he turned to his wife, Stephanie, and said: "That's my house, I'm going to live in that house. " The sleek white split-level had horizontal ribbons of metal casement windows that ran along upper and lower floors. Even with the ground-floor curtains closed, Alan Pullman, an architect, could tell the design carried the line of sight past the front windows, into the living room and through to the backyard.
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May 22, 2004 | From Associated Press
A sketch by Renaissance artist Raphael has been discovered in a London home and will be sold at a Sotheby's auction July 8. Cristiana Romalli, a Sotheby's Old Masters expert, discovered the unsigned drawing, titled "Head of a Child," tucked into a folder of Italian sketches. The folder of minor drawings had been kept in the back of a drawer at the home.
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February 14, 2004 | Suzanne Muchnic
A long-running battle over who would buy Raphael's "Madonna of the Pinks" from the Duke of Northumberland -- the National Gallery in London or the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles -- ended Thursday night with a victory for the British. The gallery will pay $41.75 million for the early 16th century Italian Renaissance painting, said to be the last uncontested Raphael in private hands.
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July 7, 2007 | Associated Press
A painting by Italian Renaissance artist Raphael that had not been seen publicly for more than 40 years was sold at auction Thursday for $37.2 million. The portrait of Lorenzo de' Medici, a member of Florence, Italy's ruling family, had been in the private collection of an American art dealer for nearly half a century. Auctioneers at Christie's in London had expected the painting to sell for between $20 million and $30 million.
NEWS
December 1, 1991 | Reuters
A "lost painting" by the 16th-Century master Raphael reportedly worth at least $36 million has been found hanging on the wall at an English castle. Newspapers on Saturday called the discovery of the work, the "Madonna Dei Garofani," the art find of the century.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 1987 | WILLIAM WILSON, Times Art Critic
In this brazen town a few voices prove that silver-tongued modesty still speaks sweeter than brass-mouthed ballyhoo. One is the Pierpont Morgan Library, whose collections of rare manuscripts are legend and whose quarters in the old mansion at 29 East 36th St. are more homey than conceited. Like the Frick collection, the place remains a haven from the hoo-ha descended like a circus tent on many of the town's larger museums.
NEWS
July 24, 2003 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
The J. Paul Getty Museum's two-year effort to buy a painting by Raphael from a private collection in England received a massive blow Wednesday with the announcement that the British Heritage Lottery Fund will help London's National Gallery purchase the picture. The fund will contribute about $18.5 million, adding to the approximately $15.3 million already pledged from other sources, gallery officials said.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2012
After five decades of globe-trotting cinematic adventures, James Bond kept things close to home for his latest mission, "Skyfall. " And residents of the United Kingdom have paid back the kindness in spades: This past weekend the film celebrating the movie franchise's 50th anniversary became the highest-grossing movie ever there. After 40 days of release, "Skyfall" has earned £94.3 million (or $151.8 million) in Bond's home territory, surpassing the previous record-holder, James Cameron's "Avatar," which grossed £94 million (or $151.3 million)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2012 | By David Ng
A drawing by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael has sold for $47.8 million at an auction. The work, titled "Head of a Young Apostle," was featured in a Sotheby's auction in London on Wednesday.  The chalk drawing, dating from the early 16th century, is believed to have been an early study for Raphael's masterpiece "Transfiguration," which is located at the The Vatican.   Sotheby's had estimated that the drawing would sell for between about $16 million and $24 million. The sale was part of a larger auction of English paintings and Renaissance works.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2012 | By Richard S. Ginell
It took seven years for "The Face," a new opera by composer Donald Crockett and poet David St. John, to get from its inception to its world-premiere staging at the Aratani/Japan America Theatre on Saturday night - and when three of its characters sing the lines, "What a long 11 months it's been, the movie's in the can," you wonder if art is mimicking life. Indeed, "The Face" strikes me as a collection of poetry that is still striving with all its might to become an opera, and it won't be easy for a narrative-driven opera audience to follow without an advance reading of the synopsis.
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August 16, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
It seems there are endless heartbreaking stories of unimaginable heroics in the face of the horrific realities of the Holocaust. "Defiant Requiem," an unsteady but ultimately moving new documentary, tells one of them. The film, directed by Doug Shultz, is anchored by two concerts, both of Verdi's Requiem. One takes place in spring 1944 inside the prison camp Terezin where Jewish inmates performed the choral rage against death for their Nazi captors and Red Cross inspectors. The other came in December 2010, when conductor Murry Sidlin realized his long-held dream of bringing the choral mass back to Terezin for a tribute performance.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2011 | By Mikael Wood, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Raphael Saadiq calls it "8 o'clock," even when it happens at 10 or 11: that moment every night when he steps onstage and savors the electricity of a room full of people gathered to hear him play. "It's a real high for me," says the Oakland native, who's been an important figure on the R&B scene since forming Tony! Toni! Toné! with an older brother in 1987. "The first time my dad saw us he asked my brother if I was on drugs. I was like, 'Why would you say that?' And he said, 'You're this completely different person up there — then you come off stage and you're just chill,'" Saadiq said, laughing.
HOME & GARDEN
November 29, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The personal residence and studio of the late iconic photographer Julius Shulman has sold for $2.25 million in the Hollywood Hills. The Midcentury Modern steel-frame house, built in 1950 and designed by Raphael S. Soriano, is a Los Angeles historic landmark. The 3,382-square-foot house sits on a wooded flag-shaped lot of nearly an acre. Features include original fixtures, hardwood walls and built-in cabinetry. The studio includes a fireplace, bedroom and bathroom for a total of four bedrooms and three bathrooms on the property.
BUSINESS
March 19, 2014 | By David Lazarus
Raphael has a straightforward query: Which is more powerful, the HTC One or the iPhone 5c? I wish I was geek enough to know the answer to that right out of the gate. But I had to bounce this one off one of the paper's crack tech writers. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions I also had to think about what's really important in the choosing of a smartphone. Is it raw power? The look and feel? Available apps? All of the above? For the answer to Raphael's question, check out today's Ask Laz video.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 6, 1986 | LANIE JONES, Times Staff Writer
A $755,000 electrical fire Friday morning forced 200 people to evacuate a new six-story, glass-and steel office building, Westminster fire officials said. Westminster Battalion Chief Hal Raphael was injured in the two-alarm blaze that drew 40 firefighters, three trucks and five engines. Raphael, one of the first firefighters on the scene, suffered chemical burns to his eyes after he opened the door to a third-floor electrical room and "putrid chemical smoke came out," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2010 | Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
Trash A Novel Andy Mulligan David Fickling/Random House: 240 pp., $19.99 Popular young adult fiction is dominated by fantasy and tales that trade in the tropes of high school hierarchy and unrequited love. So it's refreshing when a book takes us into the largely unexplored Third World and the experiences of its unprivileged, as is the case with "Trash," a gem of a young adult debut from author Andy Mulligan. Told in multiple first-person voices, primarily from the points of view of "dumpsite boys" who spend their days wading barefoot through piles of waste ?
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July 31, 2010 | By Daina Beth Solomon, Los Angeles Times
Imagine a gurgling creek flanked by deer bending their necks to drink from its fresh waters. A dark sky illuminated by bright stars. Acres of lush plains, ideal for galloping across on horseback. The thrill of rappelling down the side of a canyon wall. All of these experiences await Raphael Smith when he attends Camp Paintrock in Wyoming this summer. They will be perfect for this 13-year-old Culver City resident who has an extraordinary appetite for challenging experiences, learning and success.
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