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February 19, 2003 | Greg Braxton, Times Staff Writer
One of TV's newest millionaires recently indulged at a Los Feliz-area coffee shop in one of his favorite breakfasts -- a dinner salad, no dressing. He bragged about a new acquisition -- a $99 light brown corduroy sports jacket from Macy's, the first jacket he's bought in 25 years. Crumbled in his hip pocket were several bus schedules, his guides for maneuvering around town. Kevin Smith, 52, a retired truck driver with quirky rituals, self-deprecating wit and a silver beard approaching St.
November 13, 1999
Because of conflicts in his recording schedule, singer-composer Richard Carpenter has been forced to cancel his Nov. 20 concert in the performance hall named for him and his late sister, Karen, at Cal State Long Beach. The unveiling of a Carpenters exhibit and a benefactors reception to coincide with the performance will be rescheduled. Refunds may be obtained by contacting the CSU Long Beach Arts Ticket Office at (562) 985-7000.
March 20, 2004
Singer-songwriter Richard Carpenter will play host at the second annual Top of the World celebration at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach today, beginning at 5:30 p.m. A fundraiser for the center's 10th anniversary Initiative and Classroom Connections educational outreach program, the event features an "Arts in Education Hero of the Year" awards ceremony, a catered reception, silent auction, dinner and performances by Carpenter and others. Tickets start at $150.
January 29, 1989
"The Karen Carpenter Story" was very nicely presented. Cynthia Gibb and Mitchell Anderson were very good in their roles. Richard Carpenter is to be especially commended for making public an accurate and believable background that led to the ultimate tragedy. Now that her story has been told by the one who was closest to her, let's hope that it will help refocus attention to the fact that she should be remembered as a wonderful singer and not the unfortunate victim of one of mankind's strange maladies.
November 11, 1993
Musician Richard Carpenter plans to donate more than $1 million to Cal State Long Beach, which officials said will be used to help fund the university's new performing arts center. The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon at a meeting of the California State University trustees. A Cal State Long Beach spokeswoman said the Carpenter donation still must be finalized.
January 26, 2000 | Associated Press
Nicolas Cage's 1933 Ford hot rod fetched $77,500 at the 29th Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction & Exposition (Highway 1, Jan. 19)--and it's heading back to the actor's hometown. Publishing magnate Robert E. Petersen bought the car at the four-day auction, which ended Sunday, and plans to display it at the county-run Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
September 19, 1989 | United Press International
A small plane failed to gain altitude after takeoff Monday and crashed in flames a mile away between a hotel and an office complex, killing both people aboard, police said. The Cessna 182 Skyline was registered to a Santa Ana man but the identities of the pilot and the passenger were not immediately released. "Witnesses said it never really gained altitude," Inspector Richard Carpenter of the Consolidated Fire District said. "It hit the ground, flipped and caught fire."
May 23, 1988 | CHRIS PASLES
The Garden Grove Symphony will celebrate the Orange County Centennial with a free concert at 4 p.m. on Aug. 20 at the city's Village Green Park. Music director Edward Peterson will conduct works by Richard Rodgers, Falla and John Williams, among others, and the U.S. Navy Band will join in on Tchaikovsky's "1812" Overture. A second pops concert, featuring pop singer Richard Carpenter, will be held in March, 1989. The orchestra's four-concert classical series, to be held at 8 p.m.
February 21, 1996 | TIMOTHY MANGAN
Climaxing a weekend of activities devoted to Dmitri Shostakovich, musicians under the artistic direction of Julien Musafia came together for a festive concert Sunday afternoon in the Carpenter Performing Arts Center at Cal State Long Beach. The program gathered odds and ends from the Shostakovich oeuvre, from four decades of his creative life, some of it uncharacteristic, much of it minor and seldom heard.
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