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November 13, 1996
Richard Nelson, 57, Tony Award-winning theatrical lighting designer. Nelson created the lighting for more than 70 Broadway productions. He won Tony and Drama Desk awards for lighting "Sunday in the Park With George." His theater lighting was also seen at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, and he designed the architectural lighting at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.
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NEWS
June 22, 2013 | By Russ Parsons
Paula Deen has been let go by the Food Network, a fall from a certain type of grace after she admitted to using the N-word. But she's not the first food celebrity laid low by scandal. Though we do seem to be a pretty clean-living bunch, there have been some notable exceptions. In roughly ascending order: Richard Nelson: Largely forgotten today, Richard Nelson was a promising cooking teacher and food writer in the 1980s. An acolyte of James Beard, his book “Richard Nelson's American Cooking” was released in 1984 to high acclaim and hot sales.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 1996 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Nelson has written himself into an enviable, if strangely paradoxical, corner. The playwright from Chicago, whose latest comedy, "New England," is at South Coast Rep through Sunday, has had seven plays produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, six of them commissioned over the past decade.
OPINION
May 8, 2013 | Doyle McManus
For the last two months, President Obama has been mired in Washington's inside game, caught up in backroom congressional politics as he tried unsuccessfully to pass a bill on gun control and nudge Republican senators toward compromise on the budget. But do his losses mean, as some pundits suggest, that, four months into his second term, the president is already a lame duck? The answer may depend on the mood far outside the capital. This week, the president is leaving town to launch what the White House, reverting to campaign mode, is calling a "middle-class jobs and opportunities tour.
BOOKS
December 24, 1989 | David M. Graber, Graber is a research biologist with the National Park Service
This is a book about an island. More precisely, it is one man's experience of living with an island somewhere in the Pacific Northwest, told through a series of graceful journal entries melded with deliberate, understated exposition of Richard Nelson's world view. Thanks to its fluid language, "The Island Within" offers the illusion of facile reading; instead, it gets you with an afterkick. How much longer will there be places where a family can live as participants in a natural, wild community?
MAGAZINE
July 16, 1989
That was an excellent article by Margo Kaufman. I'd say more, but I'm the silent type. RICHARD NELSON Salton Sea Beach
SPORTS
May 20, 1998 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
In other second-round matches: DIVISION II Newbury Park def. Alemany, 15-13, 10-15, 16-14, 15-7--Brigham Young-bound Robert Congelliere provided powerful play in the middle, contributing 11 kills and 10 blocks for the visiting Panthers (19-5). Alemany (11-6), fourth-place finisher in the Mission League, gave the Panthers a scare in the third game. The Indians came back from a 14-11 deficit and fought off two game points to tie the score at 14-14.
SPORTS
May 25, 1999
Richard Nelson School: Alemany Year: Senior Sport: Volleyball SEASON AT A GLANCE: Nelson, a 6-foot-4 setter-outside hitter, missed four weeks because of a broken finger, but has returned to help lead Alemany to the Southern Section Division II semifinals for the first time. Nelson, who has signed with UCLA, plays is solid all around, with the ability to hit, block, set or dig.
SPORTS
June 28, 1998 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Nelson, a 6-foot-3 senior setter at Alemany High, is one of the region's top college volleyball prospects for 1999. But how does he rate nationally? Nelson will find out when he plays for the Los Angeles Athletic Club's 18-and-under team at the United States Volleyball Assn. junior national championships in Dallas. The tournament runs from Friday to July 6. "This is the best of the best," Nelson said.
NEWS
June 22, 2013 | By Russ Parsons
Paula Deen has been let go by the Food Network, a fall from a certain type of grace after she admitted to using the N-word. But she's not the first food celebrity laid low by scandal. Though we do seem to be a pretty clean-living bunch, there have been some notable exceptions. In roughly ascending order: Richard Nelson: Largely forgotten today, Richard Nelson was a promising cooking teacher and food writer in the 1980s. An acolyte of James Beard, his book “Richard Nelson's American Cooking” was released in 1984 to high acclaim and hot sales.
SPORTS
April 27, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
In another setback for NFL owners, the federal judge who ordered them to lift the lockout denied their request to push the pause button on her ruling. The league wanted U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson to keep the lockout in place while it appealed her ruling, but Nelson wrote late Wednesday that the NFL "has not met its burden for a stay pending appeal, expedited or otherwise. " Nelson wrote: "In short, the world of 'chaos' the NFL claims it has been thrust into — essentially the 'free-market' system this nation otherwise willfully operates under — is not compelled by this court's order.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 2000 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
There's a lovely, glancing moment in "James Joyce's The Dead," making its West Coast premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre, in which Sally Ann Howes and Marni Nixon--the music-teaching Morkan sisters of Dublin--perform for their delighted party guests a music hall-style song, "Naughty Girls." It's utterly out of character for the Morkans, which is part of its charm. And Howes and Nixon bring their own musical-theater histories to the routine.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2000 | BARBARA ISENBERG, Barbara Isenberg is a regular contributor to Calendar. Her oral history "State of the Arts: California Artists Talk About Their Work" will be published by William Morrow in October
When playwright Richard Nelson stepped to the microphone last month to accept his Tony Award, the first person he thanked was not a family member, agent or producer. Nelson instead thanked Irish author James Joyce. "Who more to thank than the person most responsible?" Nelson asked a few days after winning his Tony for the book of the musical "James Joyce's The Dead." "The words by and large are Joyce's. The characters are Joyce's. The central themes are Joyce's."
SPORTS
August 25, 1999 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Nelson returned home last week and was actually recognized by his parents. Nelson, who graduated from Alemany High and is headed to UCLA on a volleyball scholarship, had a whirlwind summer. He competed in upper-echelon tournaments in New Orleans and Montreal and trained for three weeks in Lake Placid, N.Y., with the U.S. national youth team. He even managed to wedge in a three-day visit to UCLA for orientation. Busy? He didn't think so. "I love doing it," said Nelson, a 6-foot-4 setter.
SPORTS
May 25, 1999
Richard Nelson School: Alemany Year: Senior Sport: Volleyball SEASON AT A GLANCE: Nelson, a 6-foot-4 setter-outside hitter, missed four weeks because of a broken finger, but has returned to help lead Alemany to the Southern Section Division II semifinals for the first time. Nelson, who has signed with UCLA, plays is solid all around, with the ability to hit, block, set or dig.
SPORTS
May 15, 1999
Richard Nelson returned to the lineup for Alemany High on Friday night and helped the Indians sweep their Southern Section boys' volleyball playoff opener. Nelson, a UCLA-bound setter and outside hitter, had 16 kills to lead Alemany to a 15-8, 15-9, 15-10 Division II victory over host Beverly Hills. It was the first match in four weeks for Nelson, who had been sidelined because of a broken finger. Joe Chavez had 11 kills and nine digs for Alemany.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 1998
MOVIES Football player-turned-actor Howie Long plays a "smoke-jumper" who has to battle two forest fires and outwit a homicidal escaped convict in cinematographer-turned-director Dean Sempler's "Firestorm." Talk about your tough days. The film opens Friday in general release. THEATER Richard Dreyfuss headlines as Benedict Arnold in L.A. Theatre Works' radio theater staging of "The General From America," by Richard Nelson.
SPORTS
August 25, 1999 | MIKE BRESNAHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Nelson returned home last week and was actually recognized by his parents. Nelson, who graduated from Alemany High and is headed to UCLA on a volleyball scholarship, had a whirlwind summer. He competed in upper-echelon tournaments in New Orleans and Montreal and trained for three weeks in Lake Placid, N.Y., with the U.S. national youth team. He even managed to wedge in a three-day visit to UCLA for orientation. Busy? He didn't think so. "I love doing it," said Nelson, a 6-foot-4 setter.
SPORTS
June 28, 1998 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Nelson, a 6-foot-3 senior setter at Alemany High, is one of the region's top college volleyball prospects for 1999. But how does he rate nationally? Nelson will find out when he plays for the Los Angeles Athletic Club's 18-and-under team at the United States Volleyball Assn. junior national championships in Dallas. The tournament runs from Friday to July 6. "This is the best of the best," Nelson said.
SPORTS
May 20, 1998 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
In other second-round matches: DIVISION II Newbury Park def. Alemany, 15-13, 10-15, 16-14, 15-7--Brigham Young-bound Robert Congelliere provided powerful play in the middle, contributing 11 kills and 10 blocks for the visiting Panthers (19-5). Alemany (11-6), fourth-place finisher in the Mission League, gave the Panthers a scare in the third game. The Indians came back from a 14-11 deficit and fought off two game points to tie the score at 14-14.
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