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January 13, 2005 | From Associated Press
An American and a British television company have found a way around the ban on cameras at Michael Jackson's child-molestation trial: dramatic reenactments. E! Entertainment Television and satellite company British Sky Broadcasting are joining to present daily re-creations of the trial, executives said Tuesday. Court transcripts will be used to highlight the previous day's testimony and court events.
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July 1, 2013 | By Catherine Watson
When you're you're with Civil War reenactors, it's sometimes hard to remember what era you're in. I was invited to join the Confederate contingent as an observer to see the war play out. It is the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, and we are in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania when I realize there are still moments when I've lost track of time. I forget about ice, water, the summer heat and how badly I need a shower. In the 1860s, those wouldn't have been such pressing concerns.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 1996 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
If ever an event symbolized the congealing of news and entertainment, it's the civil trial of O.J. Simpson. If disoriented, you have cause: The trial is getting sober daily coverage from E! Entertainment Television, a cable network "dedicated to the world of entertainment," while mainstream TV news coverage is as theatrical as ever.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 18, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
If you'd like to see Vice's beautifully-lit photograph of a model portraying Sylvia Plath kneeling before an open oven -- in a dress from Chloe Sevigny -- you're too late. That photo appeared in a fashion spread illustrating the suicides of female authors. The photos, shot by Annabel Mehran, went online Monday; outcry ensued. On Tuesday morning, they'd been removed. Vice has typically prided itself on being a provocative publication. Removing the photo shoot from its website might be seen as a turn for the magazine -- but of course, the photos can still be found in the print edition.
NATIONAL
December 26, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
George Washington's Christmas crossing of the Delaware River led to critical battles in Trenton and Princeton. Its annual reenactment is now the subject of a legal fight. But modern skirmishers put aside their differences over some of the portrayals to conduct the 49th reenactment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2001 | TIMOTHY HUGHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charlie Oldham tugged on his wool infantry hat, wiped a thick layer of sweat from his forehead and limped back onto the battlefield in Moorpark on Sunday. In real life, the stocky 47-year-old works as a building inspector in San Jose, but over the weekend he joined nearly 500 Civil War buffs to engage in a reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg. "We're hard-core people here," Oldham said as he clutched an antique rifle that he used to fire blank rounds.
NEWS
February 18, 2000 | From The Washington Post
Eight gunmen firing submachine guns and pistols. Grenades exploding near a debris field of broken glass, aluminum and tubs of water. Men with painted faces running from place to place in camouflaged fatigues alongside three tanks. And pilots from the Royal Navy of Great Britain flying Lynx helicopters overhead with special infrared cameras attached to record the entire event. U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1993
The police were stymied. They had a murder victim, five eyewitnesses, an offer of a $40,000 reward--and no suspect. So they did what any red-blooded, television-watching Americans would do: they staged a re-enactment of the crime--the carjack murder of Chatsworth resident Naghi Ghoraishy--and invited the media. "A lot of crimes have been solved through re-enactments" on television shows like 'Unsolved Mysteries' and 'America's Most Wanted,' " said Los Angeles Police Capt.
WORLD
June 8, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Sixty years after the D-day invasion, six U.S. veterans in their 70s and 80s parachuted into Normandy in a reenactment of their wartime jump. Hundreds of people turned out to watch near Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first French town to be liberated during World War II. "This is a great feeling ... and with the crowd it was just magic," said Carl Beck, 79, of Atlanta. The veterans jumped from a Twin Otter a mile high. The reenactment took place one day after official celebrations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1996 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
The 220th anniversary of the expedition of Capt. Juan Bautista De Anza was officially recognized by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors this week, and a reenactment of the journey will pass through the San Fernando Valley this weekend. In 1775 and 1776, De Anza of Spain led an expedition on a 1,468-mile trip from Sonora, Mexico to San Francisco, establishing the first overland supply route to Spanish outposts in California.
NEWS
May 31, 2013 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON -- President Obama complained about the looming interest rate hike on student loans in a Rose Garden event Friday morning and urged Americans to call, write and tweet their Republican members of Congress to do something about it. But on Capitol Hill, GOP leaders questioned why Obama doesn't just ask Senate Democrats to take up the Republican rescue plan already passed by the House. The two sides are quibbling over the details of how to avert the rise in interest rates on federally subsidized student loans, set to double to 6.8% in a month.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 2013 | By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic
"The Scottsboro Boys" has finally arrived in Los Angeles, a year after this 2010 Broadway musical performed in San Diego and San Francisco. It shouldn't have taken this long, but don't miss the opportunity to catch one of the most inventive American musicals to come around in a long while. The show, which opened Wednesday at the Ahmanson Theatre, is a sophisticated knockout, a musical for those who like their razzle-dazzle with a radical, unsentimental edge. The subject matter is the opposite of upbeat, but "The Scottsboro Boys" reminds us that remembrance can be a kind of redress, that not letting evil escape into oblivion can be a partial victory.
NATIONAL
March 23, 2013 | By Jill Rosen
Called to action by the blast of a horn, more than 30 yapping, spotted hounds spill down a hill, bound across a country road, leap a fence and rush a faded winter field. On their heels are about two dozen hunters on horseback, men and women in breeches and tweed and velvet hats. The few motorists this deep in the country on a winter weekday morning slow down to watch. Some stop. It's something to behold, this pageant of beasts and man - a scene from another time, another place. A painting.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 4, 2012 | By Sheri Linden
In the film based on her memoir "Mulberry Child," Jian Ping speaks of her family's ordeal during the Cultural Revolution with searing detail and not an ounce of sentimentality. The same can't be said of director Susan Morgan Cooper's heavy-handed approach to the material. Moving between a present-day mother-daughter clash of values and a personal history of life under Mao's regime, her docudrama is an awkward mix. Especially distracting are the reenactments, which undercut the power of the film's archival images - among them photographs taken surreptitiously by one of China's Red Guardsmen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2012 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
The tall ships dueling off the coast of Dana Point were only supposed to look like they were at war. But after the cannon aboard the tall ship Amazing Grace rumbled, the stinging pain that Donna Reed felt in her legs was quite real. "It was like a scene from 'The Exorcist,' " said Reed, her wounds still sore days later. "I started to bleed in several different areas. " She had been shot. So it went during what was supposed to be a climactic moment in the Ocean Institute's annual tall ships festival: the Saturday evening mock cannon fight that would simulate the spectacle of a historic battle on the high seas.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2012 | By Gary Goldstein
The exceptional documentary "Holy Man: The USA vs. Douglas White" tells the haunting tale of White, a Lakota Sioux medicine man from South Dakota's storied Pine Ridge Reservation who, at age 72, was imprisoned for the alleged sexual abuse of his two young grandsons. Years later, his grandsons, who were ensnared as children in a family custody feud, confessed to lying at White's trial. But White, whose case this film asserts symbolizes the racial bias Native Americans frequently face in the U.S. courts, remained incarcerated until 2009, when he died at 89 from lung cancer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1996 | ED BOND
Mexican Gen. Andres Pico handed his sword over to Lt. Col. John C. Fremont on Sunday, once again surrendering his troops to the American. "I wish to begin this peace by surrendering my personal arms," said Pico, who was actually Roland Barajas, an actor from Westminster. "For we all long for peace. There is plenty of bounty in this land of California for all."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2012 | By Rosanna Xia, Los Angeles Times
Former California Highway Patrol Officer Tomiekia Johnson, charged with killing her husband more than two years ago, tearfully testified Friday that she and Marcus Lemons were struggling over her gun when it accidentally went off. "I was not trying to kill Marcus. I would never try to hurt him," she said, weeping. "He always hit me. " Johnson took the stand on the fourth day of her trial. She is accused of fatally shooting her husband in the head on the night of Feb. 21, 2009, as they argued on the side of a road in Compton.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 2011
The Blue & the Gray, the largest Civil War battle reenactment in the West, returns to Moorpark for the 11th year. Relive the 1860s with five different battles reenacted, including, Gettysburg and Antietam. Expect to see cannons, cavalry, infantry, North and South encampments and the folks who provisioned each side. Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. 10 a.m.-6:15 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. $15. Bleacher seats $3 per battle. http://www.civilwaralliance.com/CWA/Moorpark1.html.
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