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February 22, 2014 | By David Ng
For someone who made his name with ribald musical comedies like "The Book of Mormon" and "Avenue Q," Robert Lopez would have seemed like the last choice on Earth to write the songs for a Disney animated movie. But his work on "Frozen" has been a popular success, earning him his first Academy Award nomination for the song "Let It Go," which he co-wrote with his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez. If they win, Lopez will be able to add the Oscar to the Tony Awards he received in 2011 for co-writing "Mormon" (with "South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker)
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April 24, 2014 | By David Ng
Artist Marina Abramovic and theater director Diane Paulus are among Time magazine's 100 most influential people for 2014. The annual list, which covers fields as diverse as arts, politics, science and sports, was released on Thursday and also included artist-filmmaker Steve McQueen and songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Abramovic, the Serbian-born performance artist, has been presenting her often-bizarre live installations since the early '70s. She has become a fixture of the New York arts scene and had a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in 2010.
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April 19, 2012 | By David Ng
Over the years, "The Simpsons"on Fox has engaged a few Broadway talents in guest spots -- Stephen Sondheim, David Mamet and Mandy Patinkin all have put it vocal cameos. The series even paid tribute to Bob Fosse in a few episodes, with an obnoxious choreographer character named Chazz Busby. The latest Broadway talent to visit Springfield will be Robert Lopez, a co-writer of "The Book of Mormon," according to a report in Playbill. Lopez apparently has penned a new song that will be performed on the April 29 episode, titled "A Totally Fun Thing Bart Will Never Do Again.
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March 2, 2014 | By Todd Martens
In the end, some of the biggest names in pop music couldn't topple a Disney princess. “Let It Go” from Walt Disney Pictures' animated musical “Frozen” took the Oscar for original song, besting offerings from U2, Pharrell Williams and Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Written by the husband-and-wife songwriting team of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, “Let It Go” is the showcase song in “Frozen.” It arrives early in the film, scoring the moment when Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel)
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February 23, 2005 | Philip Brandes, Special to The Times
"If you told me a year ago that our show would be playing in Las Vegas, I would've said you're crazy," admits Jeff Marx, one half of the songwriting team behind Broadway's rags-to-riches fairy tale of success, "Avenue Q." Robert Lopez, his collaborator, nods in agreement. They weren't the only ones taken by surprise.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2014 | By David Ng
Artist Marina Abramovic and theater director Diane Paulus are among Time magazine's 100 most influential people for 2014. The annual list, which covers fields as diverse as arts, politics, science and sports, was released on Thursday and also included artist-filmmaker Steve McQueen and songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Abramovic, the Serbian-born performance artist, has been presenting her often-bizarre live installations since the early '70s. She has become a fixture of the New York arts scene and had a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in 2010.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2014 | By Todd Martens
In the end, some of the biggest names in pop music couldn't topple a Disney princess. “Let It Go” from Walt Disney Pictures' animated musical “Frozen” took the Oscar for original song, besting offerings from U2, Pharrell Williams and Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Written by the husband-and-wife songwriting team of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, “Let It Go” is the showcase song in “Frozen.” It arrives early in the film, scoring the moment when Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel)
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May 12, 1989 | BETH ANN KRIER, Times Staff Writer
It's The King--alive and slightly on tilt. El Vez, the Mexican Elvis, wears the trademark white polyester, rhinestone-studded, flare-legged Vegas jumpsuit . . . but with a sequined Our Lady of Guadalupe stitched on the back. The perfect get-up for songs such as "You Ain't Nothin' but a Chihuahua" and "That's All Right, Mamacita ." The Elvettes, El Vez's faithful backup singers (Priscillita, Lisa Maria, Gladyscita and Que Linda Thompson), in their petticoated skirts, off-shoulder peasant blouses, beehive hairdos and multiple tattoos bear stunning resemblance to barrio cantina waitresses.
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July 29, 1999 | MARIA ELENA FERNANDEZ and AGUSTIN GURZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Authorities on Wednesday arrested a Santa Ana man they accuse of posing as a lawyer for six years and bilking at least 30 immigrants while pretending to help them with their divorces, immigration papers and other legal problems. Joseph Robert Lopez, 61, walked out of his Santa Ana office--one of several storefronts from which he has conducted business over the years--in handcuffs.
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November 1, 2013 | By Rebecca Keegan
Composer Robert Lopez was surfing YouTube recently when he came across a video of a music box playing "Let It Go," a stirring, radio-friendly empowerment anthem that he and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, wrote for the upcoming Walt Disney Animation movie "Frozen. " This is the second Disney feature film for the couple, who also helped write the music for 2011's "Winnie the Pooh. " But it's the first time their work has ended up in a pink box with twirling princesses - and in the lofty realm of Disney tunes that people can't seem to stop humming.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 22, 2014 | By David Ng
For someone who made his name with ribald musical comedies like "The Book of Mormon" and "Avenue Q," Robert Lopez would have seemed like the last choice on Earth to write the songs for a Disney animated movie. But his work on "Frozen" has been a popular success, earning him his first Academy Award nomination for the song "Let It Go," which he co-wrote with his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez. If they win, Lopez will be able to add the Oscar to the Tony Awards he received in 2011 for co-writing "Mormon" (with "South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2013 | By Rebecca Keegan
Composer Robert Lopez was surfing YouTube recently when he came across a video of a music box playing "Let It Go," a stirring, radio-friendly empowerment anthem that he and his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, wrote for the upcoming Walt Disney Animation movie "Frozen. " This is the second Disney feature film for the couple, who also helped write the music for 2011's "Winnie the Pooh. " But it's the first time their work has ended up in a pink box with twirling princesses - and in the lofty realm of Disney tunes that people can't seem to stop humming.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2012 | By David Ng
Over the years, "The Simpsons"on Fox has engaged a few Broadway talents in guest spots -- Stephen Sondheim, David Mamet and Mandy Patinkin all have put it vocal cameos. The series even paid tribute to Bob Fosse in a few episodes, with an obnoxious choreographer character named Chazz Busby. The latest Broadway talent to visit Springfield will be Robert Lopez, a co-writer of "The Book of Mormon," according to a report in Playbill. Lopez apparently has penned a new song that will be performed on the April 29 episode, titled "A Totally Fun Thing Bart Will Never Do Again.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 2005 | Philip Brandes, Special to The Times
"If you told me a year ago that our show would be playing in Las Vegas, I would've said you're crazy," admits Jeff Marx, one half of the songwriting team behind Broadway's rags-to-riches fairy tale of success, "Avenue Q." Robert Lopez, his collaborator, nods in agreement. They weren't the only ones taken by surprise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 1999 | MARIA ELENA FERNANDEZ and AGUSTIN GURZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Authorities on Wednesday arrested a Santa Ana man they accuse of posing as a lawyer for six years and bilking at least 30 immigrants while pretending to help them with their divorces, immigration papers and other legal problems. Joseph Robert Lopez, 61, walked out of his Santa Ana office--one of several storefronts from which he has conducted business over the years--in handcuffs.
NEWS
May 12, 1989 | BETH ANN KRIER, Times Staff Writer
It's The King--alive and slightly on tilt. El Vez, the Mexican Elvis, wears the trademark white polyester, rhinestone-studded, flare-legged Vegas jumpsuit . . . but with a sequined Our Lady of Guadalupe stitched on the back. The perfect get-up for songs such as "You Ain't Nothin' but a Chihuahua" and "That's All Right, Mamacita ." The Elvettes, El Vez's faithful backup singers (Priscillita, Lisa Maria, Gladyscita and Que Linda Thompson), in their petticoated skirts, off-shoulder peasant blouses, beehive hairdos and multiple tattoos bear stunning resemblance to barrio cantina waitresses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2010 | By Elaine Woo
Jaime Escalante, the charismatic former East Los Angeles high school teacher who taught the nation that inner-city students could master subjects as demanding as calculus, died Tuesday. He was 79. The subject of the 1988 film "Stand and Deliver," Escalante died at his son's home in Roseville, Calif., said actor Edward James Olmos, who portrayed the teacher in the film. Escalante had bladder cancer. "Jaime didn't just teach math. Like all great teachers, he changed lives," Olmos said earlier this month when he organized an appeal for funds to help pay Escalante's mounting medical bills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2010 | By John Hoeffel, Los Angeles Times
Lost in a hot, dry, rugged canyon in Joshua Tree National Park, with no water and no food, Ed Rosenthal, a prominent real estate broker and experienced hiker from Culver City, took out a pen and started to write on his hiking hat. Rosenthal, a poet, never went anywhere without a pen. But he didn't write a poem. He wrote to his wife and his daughter to say he loved them. He wrote advice to business partners. He wrote instructions on where to donate money in his memory. And he wrote an account of what he believed was his last trek in a lifetime filled with hikes.
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