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September 22, 1997 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They waited with guitars, strumming with their eyes closed and humming accompaniment, or they paced in the parking lot, singing their audition selections under their breath, as if they might forget them when the big moment came. Some just gripped their sheet music, silently, praying this would be it: the Big Break.
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March 27, 2008 | From Bloomberg News
The death of "Rent" was prematurely foretold. Producers of the Pulitzer Prize- winning musical, who had announced a June 1 closing, have extended the run through Sept. 7 because of increased ticket sales. "We've been gratified by the strong demand," Jeffrey Seller, one of the show's producers, said Wednesday. Seller said the producers "realized that thousands of fans of the show are students in school. We decided to stay open long enough for them to make their plans to see 'Rent' before it closes in September."
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2008 | From Bloomberg News
The death of "Rent" was prematurely foretold. Producers of the Pulitzer Prize- winning musical, who had announced a June 1 closing, have extended the run through Sept. 7 because of increased ticket sales. "We've been gratified by the strong demand," Jeffrey Seller, one of the show's producers, said Wednesday. Seller said the producers "realized that thousands of fans of the show are students in school. We decided to stay open long enough for them to make their plans to see 'Rent' before it closes in September."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 2000 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Rent" is a mega-hit musical about romantic and artistic young down-but-not-outers trying to get their acts together while living as squatters in an inhospitable New York City tenement. The most down and nearly out among them are Roger Davis, an ex-junkie, HIV-positive rock musician who has grown withdrawn after his girlfriend's suicide, and Mimi Marquez, an HIV-positive exotic dancer whose smack craving still rules. The wary Roger and the sassy-yet-vulnerable Mimi are drawn to each other.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 2000 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Rent" is a mega-hit musical about romantic and artistic young down-but-not-outers trying to get their acts together while living as squatters in an inhospitable New York City tenement. The most down and nearly out among them are Roger Davis, an ex-junkie, HIV-positive rock musician who has grown withdrawn after his girlfriend's suicide, and Mimi Marquez, an HIV-positive exotic dancer whose smack craving still rules. The wary Roger and the sassy-yet-vulnerable Mimi are drawn to each other.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1997
No stars were going to be made Friday. But they lined up anyway--singers and actors, students and bankers. Carrying sheet music, resumes and the occasional guitar, hundreds of twentysomethings lined up in Burbank for the first of two days of auditions for "Rent," the rock opera that took Broadway by storm last year. Inspired by Puccini's "La Boheme," but set among aspiring artists in the East Village, "Rent" won Tony awards for best musical, book and score.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 1997 | PATRICK PACHECO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When "Rent," a musical by an obscure 35-year-old writer and composer, opened at the 100-seat New York Theatre Workshop nearly two years ago, few people could have predicted that it would be proclaimed a landmark and move to Broadway on a wave of positive reviews, multiple prizes and ecstatic press coverage.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 1998 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The "Rentheads" came and cheered. The "Rent" haters came and vacated. And both camps made their cases known before, during and after Friday evening's performance at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. As early as 6:30 a.m. Friday, Carey McCall, 17, of Irvine and her boyfriend, Jason Whyte, 18, trudged to the center to grab a place in line for the limited supply of $20 rush tickets--all the while knowing that the ticket window wouldn't open for another 11 1/2 hours.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1997 | ROBIN RAUZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No stars were going to be made Friday. But they lined up anyway--singers and actors, students and bankers. Carrying sheet music, resumes and the occasional guitar, hundreds of twentysomethings waited for the first of two days of open auditions for "Rent," the rock opera that shook up Broadway last year. Inspired by Puccini's "La Boheme," but set among aspiring artists in the East Village, "Rent" won Tony awards for best musical, book and score.
NEWS
October 18, 1990 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After dominating Santa Monica politics for more than a decade, rent control has been eclipsed by homelessness and development as an issue in the Nov. 6 city election. But let's understand something: This is still Santa Monica, which means if there is a local election, then rent control is still a contentious subject. The tough rent-control laws that earned the city the nickname "the People's Republic of Santa Monica" are still in effect.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 10, 1998 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The "Rentheads" came and cheered. The "Rent" haters came and vacated. And both camps made their cases known before, during and after Friday evening's performance at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa. As early as 6:30 a.m. Friday, Carey McCall, 17, of Irvine and her boyfriend, Jason Whyte, 18, trudged to the center to grab a place in line for the limited supply of $20 rush tickets--all the while knowing that the ticket window wouldn't open for another 11 1/2 hours.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 1997 | PATRICK PACHECO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When "Rent," a musical by an obscure 35-year-old writer and composer, opened at the 100-seat New York Theatre Workshop nearly two years ago, few people could have predicted that it would be proclaimed a landmark and move to Broadway on a wave of positive reviews, multiple prizes and ecstatic press coverage.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 1997 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They waited with guitars, strumming with their eyes closed and humming accompaniment, or they paced in the parking lot, singing their audition selections under their breath, as if they might forget them when the big moment came. Some just gripped their sheet music, silently, praying this would be it: the Big Break.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1997
No stars were going to be made Friday. But they lined up anyway--singers and actors, students and bankers. Carrying sheet music, resumes and the occasional guitar, hundreds of twentysomethings lined up in Burbank for the first of two days of auditions for "Rent," the rock opera that took Broadway by storm last year. Inspired by Puccini's "La Boheme," but set among aspiring artists in the East Village, "Rent" won Tony awards for best musical, book and score.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 18, 1997 | ROBIN RAUZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No stars were going to be made Friday. But they lined up anyway--singers and actors, students and bankers. Carrying sheet music, resumes and the occasional guitar, hundreds of twentysomethings waited for the first of two days of open auditions for "Rent," the rock opera that shook up Broadway last year. Inspired by Puccini's "La Boheme," but set among aspiring artists in the East Village, "Rent" won Tony awards for best musical, book and score.
NEWS
October 18, 1990 | JULIO MORAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After dominating Santa Monica politics for more than a decade, rent control has been eclipsed by homelessness and development as an issue in the Nov. 6 city election. But let's understand something: This is still Santa Monica, which means if there is a local election, then rent control is still a contentious subject. The tough rent-control laws that earned the city the nickname "the People's Republic of Santa Monica" are still in effect.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 1999 | SOREN BAKER
After appearing on popular singles with LL Cool J and Jay-Z, Foxy Brown became one of hip-hop's hottest female artists with her 1996 debut album, "Ill Na Na," which sold 1.4 million copies. The Brooklyn rapper was virtually a female version of a male rapper, rhyming about her exquisite wardrobe, designer jewelry and sexual desires. Like her rival Lil' Kim, Brown is a decent rapper, but her hedonistic content pales in comparison to that of such female rappers as MC Lyte and Lauryn Hill.
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