CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2004 |
Singer-composer Richard Carpenter and his wife, Mary, have pledged $3 million to Alliance for the Arts, the fundraising entity of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, officials of the organization said. The donation is the largest individual gift that the organization has received in its 10-year history, officials said. The organization will recognize the couple as distinguished grand patrons, and the park at the Thousand Oaks venue will be renamed the Mary and Richard Carpenter Plaza Park.
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 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2004 |
A former Claremont McKenna College professor accused of spray painting racist slogans on her car and then blaming students for the vandalism was convicted Wednesday of attempted insurance fraud and filing a false police report. Kerri Dunn, 39, a former visiting psychology professor, showed no emotion as a Los Angeles County Superior Court jury in Pomona rendered its verdict. Dunn faces up to 3 1/2 years imprisonment when she returns to court for sentencing Sept. 17.
March 30, 1995 |
The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, the centerpiece of a $32-million arts and music complex at Cal State Long Beach, is having financial problems halfway through its first full season. University officials would not release specific figures, but they have taken several cost-cutting steps, including laying off most of the center's staff, reducing box-office hours and delaying arrangements for next fall's series of performances.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1989 |
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."