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December 4, 1990 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It dazzles everyone, even those who have seen it all. "Of all the events I've attended," a White House Marine guard said, nervously adjusting the cuffs of his military tuxedo as he gazed at the celebrity-studded crowd in the East Room--"this is really it." This last weekend, as it has for the last 13 years, Washington dressed up and turned out to honor five Americans whose cultural achievements have earned them a place in the nation's heart.
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March 25, 2013 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Rise Stevens, an American mezzo soprano celebrated for her earthy interpretation of "Carmen," whose career also encompassed television and movie appearances alongside matinee idols Bing Crosby and Nelson Eddy, died Wednesdayof natural causes at her home in New York. She was 99. Her death was confirmed by her son, Nicolas Surovy. Stevens sang for the Metropolitan Opera for more than two decades beginning in 1938. She was known for her sensuous voice, described by the International Dictionary of Opera as "pure velvet.
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March 25, 2013 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Rise Stevens, an American mezzo soprano celebrated for her earthy interpretation of "Carmen," whose career also encompassed television and movie appearances alongside matinee idols Bing Crosby and Nelson Eddy, died Wednesdayof natural causes at her home in New York. She was 99. Her death was confirmed by her son, Nicolas Surovy. Stevens sang for the Metropolitan Opera for more than two decades beginning in 1938. She was known for her sensuous voice, described by the International Dictionary of Opera as "pure velvet.
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December 4, 1990 | MAURA REYNOLDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It dazzles everyone, even those who have seen it all. "Of all the events I've attended," a White House Marine guard said, nervously adjusting the cuffs of his military tuxedo as he gazed at the celebrity-studded crowd in the East Room--"this is really it." This last weekend, as it has for the last 13 years, Washington dressed up and turned out to honor five Americans whose cultural achievements have earned them a place in the nation's heart.
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December 3, 1990 | From Associated Press
President Bush welcomed the five artists who received the 1990 Kennedy Center honors Sunday, saying their work underscores the "crucial role" art plays in U.S. society. At a star-studded black tie reception at the White House, Bush honored jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie, actress Katharine Hepburn, composer Jule Styne, director Billy Wilder and opera singer Rise Stevens.
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July 27, 1990 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Kennedy Center Honorees Named: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington announced the winners of the Kennedy Center Honors of 1990 on Thursday. Those to be honored at the 13th annual national celebration of the arts on Dec. 2 are actress Katharine Hepburn, mezzo soprano Rise Stevens, trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, composer Jule Styne and film writer director Billy Wilder.
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November 30, 1990 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Kennedy Center Honors: Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, actress Katharine Hepburn, mezzo-soprano Rise Stevens, composer Jule Styne and film director Billy Wilder have been chosen to receive this year's honors from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and will be paid tribute Sunday night in Washington at the 13th annual Celebration of the Arts gala at the Kennedy Center's Opera House. President and Mrs.
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August 25, 1996
Frances Holden, 97, who studied the psychology of genius, particularly that of classical musicians. A native of New York City, she was educated at Smith College and Columbia University. Holden was the first woman appointed to the psychology faculty at New York University, where she taught for 12 years. During her research, she befriended German soprano Lotte Lehmann. After Lehmann was widowed in 1939, the soprano shared Holden's Santa Barbara home until her death in 1976.
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December 31, 1989 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kurt Baum, one of the world's leading dramatic tenors of the recent past who came to opera from the sports world nearly 50 years ago, has died in a New York City hospital. The Associated Press reported Friday that he had died Wednesday near the comfortable apartment on Central Park South where he had lived in relative seclusion since retiring in 1966.
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October 26, 1990
Naomi Reynolds, who began broadcasting at about the time broadcasting began, has died. Mrs. Reynolds, a former chairman of The Women's Committee, one of the first support groups for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, was 96 when she died Monday in Los Angeles.
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December 3, 1990 | From Associated Press
President Bush welcomed the five artists who received the 1990 Kennedy Center honors Sunday, saying their work underscores the "crucial role" art plays in U.S. society. At a star-studded black tie reception at the White House, Bush honored jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie, actress Katharine Hepburn, composer Jule Styne, director Billy Wilder and opera singer Rise Stevens.
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July 1, 2008 | Chris Pasles, Times Staff Writer
Publicist and artists manager Edgar Vincent, who represented tenor Placido Domingo, soprano Beverly Sills and dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov amid a host of A-list singers, conductors and instrumentalists, died Thursday at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. He was 90. Vincent died of a blood clot while recovering from hip replacement surgery, according to his longtime professional partner, Patrick Farrell. "There are no words to express the personal loss I feel, nor the professional loss to the world of opera," Domingo, the general director of the Los Angeles Opera, said in a statement.
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November 9, 2000 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pianist Brooks Smith, Jascha Heifetz's longtime accompanist and a professor at USC from 1972 until 1988, has died. Smith, a longtime resident of Hacienda Heights, died Oct. 31 in a hospital in Covina. He was 88. A native of Texas, Smith began studying the piano at age 4 and earned a full scholarship to the Juilliard School after graduating from high school.
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