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May 18, 2013 |
When hundreds of federal agents raided four Southern California museums early one January morning in 2008, it set the art world ablaze, suggesting that even amid an international looting scandal, museums had continued to do business with the black market in stolen antiquities. Acting on evidence gathered during a five-year undercover probe, investigators seized more than 10,000 artifacts at the museums and more than half a dozen other locations in California and Illinois. The objects had allegedly been illegally excavated from sites across Southeast Asia, smuggled into Los Angeles and donated to the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, the Mingei Museum in San Diego and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, according to search warrant affidavits.
September 30, 2013 |
Tony Danza and Joseph Gordon-Levitt got to know each other 20 years ago on the set of the Disney baseball fantasy "Angels in the Outfield," in which Danza played an aging pitcher and Gordon-Levitt, then 12, a foster kid. "I always had a paternal thing about him," said Danza, 62, who came to fame 35 years ago as the hapless boxer/cabbie Tony Banta on the Emmy Award-winning comedy series "Taxi. " "When he was in 'Angels in the Outfield,' you could tell he was a very talented kid," noted the former professional boxer, on the phone from New York.
May 28, 2005 |
Scientists are baffled by an unusual bright spot about the size of West Virginia on Saturn's big moon, Titan. The Cassini spacecraft captured an image of the 300-mile blotch during a flyby of Titan this year. "At first glance, I thought the feature looked strange, almost out of place," Robert Brown, a member of the Cassini project, said Wednesday. Scientists believe the spot could have formed recently as a result of an asteroid impact, a landslide or a volcanic eruption.
May 26, 2007 |
After a Los Angeles tryout in January, the new Jason Robert Brown musical "13," about teenagers coping with being teenagers, is headed to New York next season. Bob Boyett, who invested in the production at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, said he'll mount "13" on Broadway in early 2008 at a theater to be named. Boyett, a television executive turned Broadway producer, said he expects "13" to cost $8 million to $10 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1991
Twenty Inglewood firefighters fought for 45 minutes to extinguish a blaze Friday at Inglewood High School, where a portable classroom was destroyed, fire officials said. The blaze, which broke out about 3:45 p.m., engulfed three trailers that had been joined to create a 36-by-40-foot classroom, Battalion Chief Robert Brown said. Several witnesses reported seeing one or two teen-agers running from the structure shortly before flames became visible, Brown said.
December 9, 1998 |
In a major leadership transition at one of Canada's largest companies, aerospace and transportation equipment maker Bombardier Inc. said that Robert Brown, a Bombardier family outsider, will become president and chief executive, replacing Laurent Beaudoin. Beaudoin, 60, said Brown's appointment will be effective Feb. 1. Beaudoin, currently chairman, will become executive chairman and president of Bombardier's executive committee, overseeing the company's long-term orientation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1991
Several years ago, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop said that within a few years everyone would know someone personally that is infected with the AIDS virus. That day has dawned. God Speed, Magic. ROBERT P. BROWN Santa Monica
January 15, 2013 |
Cabaret fanatics - and you know who you are - invariably suffer a persistent worry: What if there is some amazing live gig out there I don't know about? Well, Monday night your worst nightmare came and went -- unless you were one of some 200 people in Pasadena for an Audra McDonald set. Admittedly, this was a cloistered event, arranged for TV critics and press members in town to preview PBS shows for the network's spring lineup. McDonald is hosting “Live From Lincoln Center” this season.