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February 25, 1992 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
Musical Los Angeles gathers very seldom, but then, usually with good reason. The good reason Sunday night in Royce Hall at UCLA was the local debut recital of pianist Robert Blocker. Robert Blocker? A Cliburn winner? A Fleischmann discovery? The newest sensation from Vienna? None of the above. Blocker is the new Dean of the School of the Arts at UCLA, a recently created post encompassing not only six major arts departments, but also the UCLA Center for the Arts.
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January 15, 1993 | Robert Blocker, dean of the UCLA School of the Arts, spoke Wednesday at UCLA on "The Arts and Society . " His speech was sponsored by the UCLA Alumni Assn. and UCLA Arts Council. From Blocker's remarks:
On Culture and Education "Culture has been defined as the total physical, social, moral and spiritual lifestyle of society. Culture is expressive and reflective of values espoused by society. From the primitive drawings in the caves of Altamira to the most recent Pulitzer Prize composition, the arts chronicle our history and the history of civilizations. . . For years our country could boast of the most successful education system. There is still reason to be proud of what we do in education.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1993 | Robert Blocker, dean of the UCLA School of the Arts, spoke Wednesday at UCLA on "The Arts and Society . " His speech was sponsored by the UCLA Alumni Assn. and UCLA Arts Council. From Blocker's remarks:
On Culture and Education "Culture has been defined as the total physical, social, moral and spiritual lifestyle of society. Culture is expressive and reflective of values espoused by society. From the primitive drawings in the caves of Altamira to the most recent Pulitzer Prize composition, the arts chronicle our history and the history of civilizations. . . For years our country could boast of the most successful education system. There is still reason to be proud of what we do in education.
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February 25, 1992 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
Musical Los Angeles gathers very seldom, but then, usually with good reason. The good reason Sunday night in Royce Hall at UCLA was the local debut recital of pianist Robert Blocker. Robert Blocker? A Cliburn winner? A Fleischmann discovery? The newest sensation from Vienna? None of the above. Blocker is the new Dean of the School of the Arts at UCLA, a recently created post encompassing not only six major arts departments, but also the UCLA Center for the Arts.
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March 13, 1995 | TIMOTHY MANGAN
Violinist Sergiu Schwartz, heard Friday night in Schoenberg Hall at UCLA, is one of those musicians who seems conscious of everything he does. That rubs a listener both ways. Possessed of a big, bright, ringing tone and commanding technique, Schwartz uses his means to well-honed, responsible and always intense ends. One hears the care and craftsmanship he brings to the music. One senses the earnestness with which he pursues his cause.
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April 6, 1993 | DONNA PERLMUTTER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As a full-fledged performing pianist who is also Dean of the School of the Arts, Robert Blocker sets a rare example for UCLA students. When he appeared Sunday at Royce Hall as soloist with the American Youth Symphony, he fulfilled the living image of role model. Playing Beethoven's Concerto No. 3, he served notice of a keenly accomplished talent, one that could dispense purling runs at one end and explosive releases at the other.
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January 28, 1994 | ROBERT LEVINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The theater in UCLA's Royce Hall, the architectural symbol and showcase venue for the school, will remain closed for at least two months, and may even remain so into 1995, university officials predicted Wednesday. The towers of the Romanesque building suffered some structural damage in the Jan. 17 earthquake, and the auditorium cannot be used until they are shored up--a process that campus architect Charles Oakley hopes can be completed within two months.
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September 6, 1992 | CHRISTINA V. GODBEY
As the acceptance speech says, it's an honor just to be nominated. Six UCLA students have been nominated for an Emmy in the music composers category and will travel to New York this week to attend the awards ceremony for news and documentary work. Music students Jonathan Flood, Shuichi Komiyama, David Dvorin, Chris Anderson, Gil Talmi and Chris Salmassy were nominated with Warren Lustig, a producer/editor for CBS Television News for their work on "1991, A Year to Remember."
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February 6, 1992 | MARY LOU LOPER
Sure enough, just after the entree was served in USC's Doheny Memorial Library, waiters brought the piece de resistance --fried green tomatoes. True Southerners, such as Dr. Frank Thompson, said the tomatoes should have been a little greener. But they were a unusual touch to the Friends of the USC Libraries Scripter Award black-tie dinner Saturday honoring Alabama writer Fannie Flagg. Flagg is the author of "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe."
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April 25, 1993 | DONNA PERLMUTTER, Donna Perlmutter writes regularly about music for The Times.
For a long time Robert Martin thought he was destined to balance himself, with each foot in a separate canoe. No more. The cellist and founder of Music for Mischa finally lives in a world where his dual careers--chamber music and philosophy--have merged. Catch him this afternoon at UCLA's Schoenberg Hall and you will hear his string quartet playing a concert with guest pianist Mona Golabek.
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