CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2000 |
The event: The 10th anniversary of Christmas Tree Magic, an annual luncheon/auction featuring holiday trees decorated by local designers. This year's event, held Sunday at the Hyatt Regency Irvine, benefited Children's Hospital of Orange County, the Orange County Ronald McDonald House, Make-A-Wish Foundation and United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County.
February 24, 1995 |
In 1980, when it was first produced at California Institute of the Arts, director / adapter Robert Benedetti's walking tour through Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" might have been a theatrical innovation. Since then, theater has seen other walking tours, through the politically alive "Tamara," and various weddings and funerals, all of which blasted theater's fourth wall to smithereens. They also had viable dramatic bases.
July 1, 1988 |
The question begged by all revivals is that of relevance. The question begged by the revival of "The Cradle Will Rock" at the San Diego Repertory Theatre through July 23 is why modern audiences should care about a federally funded 1937 musical that was canceled by the government because it was pro-union. The play ended up being staged elsewhere without scenery or costumes by a cast determined to do its work and an audience determined to see it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2013 |
Karen Black, the bravely offbeat actress who burst into the public consciousness in such iconic counterculture films as "Five Easy Pieces" and "Easy Rider," has died. She was 74. Black, who was found to have ampullary cancer in 2010, died Thursday at West Hills Hospital, said her husband, Stephen Eckelberry. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article said Black died at the West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center in Canoga Park. She died at West Hills Hospital.
February 16, 1997 |
HBO's new movie, "Miss Evers' Boys," examines one of the saddest chapters in American history. Adapted by Walter Bernstein ("The Front") from David Feldshuh's Pulitzer Prize-nominated 1989 play, "Miss Evers' Boys" chronicles the story of how the U.S. government withheld treatment for 40 years from a group of African American men infected with syphilis, in order to study the course of the disease.
August 4, 1993 |
Unlike filmmakers of many made-for-TV movies involving real-life figures, the executive producer of "Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair" readily admits that some of the scenes depicted are merely "possibilities" rather than the truth. And a disclaimer at the beginning of the film, premiering at 9 tonight on cable's USA Network, says, "The following is a fictional account inspired by the public lives of Marilyn Monroe and Robert F. Kennedy."