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July 13, 1999 | STEVE EMMONS, Times Staff Writer
When Roger T. Kirwan takes over Thursday as the fifth chairman of the Orange County Performing Arts Center's board of directors, he takes the helm at a critical time. Under his guidance, the 52-member board will try to raise $200 million or more to build two music halls, plus rehearsal halls and a cafe--the center's most ambitious project yet. Kirwan knows money.
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July 13, 1999 | STEVE EMMONS, Times Staff Writer
When Roger T. Kirwan takes over Thursday as the fifth chairman of the Orange County Performing Arts Center's board of directors, he takes the helm at a critical time. Under his guidance, the 52-member board will try to raise $200 million or more to build two music halls, plus rehearsal halls and a cafe--the center's most ambitious project yet. Kirwan knows money.
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April 12, 1989
Three new members were elected to the Orange County Philharmonic Society board at its regular monthly meeting in March: Dr. Rudy M. Castruita, superintendent of the Santa Ana Unified School District; Roger T. Kirwan, president of Ganis Corp., a nationwide consumer-finance lender based in Newport Beach; and Richard M. Reinsch, an engineer with the Bechtel Power Corp. in San Onofre. The new appointments bring the total board membership to 29.
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July 18, 1998 | ZAN DUBIN
Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Evita" will complete the Orange County Performing Arts Center's 1998-99 Broadway Series, the rest of which was previously announced, center officials said Friday. The touring roadshow, to be staged April 20-25 in Segerstrom Hall, is a 20th-anniversary remounting of the musical, which premiered in 1978 with Patti LuPone in the title role, center officials said. The Broadway season begins Sept. 15 with "Victor/Victoria" starring Toni Tennille.
BUSINESS
December 5, 2000
* Roger T. Kirwan, Jack H. Norberg and Jillyn Hess-Verdon have joined the board of directors of Sunwest Bank in Tustin. Kirwan is chairman of the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Norberg is chief executive of Standard Investment Chartered Inc., and Hess-Verdon is a Newport Beach attorney and president of Hess-Verdon & Associates. * Julien R. Cooper has been selected manager of information technology for Professional Community Management Inc. in Lake Forest.
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May 18, 2001 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jerry E. Mandel will continue as president of the Orange County Performing Arts Center until 2005, following the center board's decision Thursday to give him a four-year contract extension. In a statement announcing the new contract, board chairman Roger T. Kirwan praised Mandel for "excellent" stewardship over center operations and fund-raising since his appointment four years ago.
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January 26, 2001 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
High-tech multi-billionaire Henry Samueli and his wife, Susan, have given $10 million to the Orange County Performing Arts Center's drive to build two new theaters next to the existing hall in Costa Mesa. The expansion drive also has been boosted by $5 million from an Orange County donor who wants anonymity, center officials said Thursday. Also announced were smaller gifts from 14 donors totaling $15 million.
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July 21, 2001 | VIVIAN LETRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After years of exploring expansion options, the Orange County Museum of Art is a step closer to moving from Newport Beach to a much larger facility at the county's arts hub in Costa Mesa. The move would establish a cultural triumvirate bordering a single plaza: the museum, the Orange County Performing Arts Center and South Coast Repertory. The museum would expand from 40,000 to a 140,000 square feet, museum officials said.
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October 13, 1999 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is time to start the meter ticking on the Orange County Performing Arts Center's five-year plan to build a new 2,000-seat concert hall, the center's president, Jerry E. Mandel, said Tuesday. Center officials were buoyed by results of a study they received last weekend. The project, estimated to cost $200 million, is, in a word, feasible, according to the study by Gary Phillips and Associates, a Los Angeles consultant that helps plan fund-raising campaigns for nonprofit organizations.
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January 26, 2001 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
High-tech multibillionaire Henry Samueli and his wife, Susan, have given $10 million to the Orange County Performing Arts Center's drive to build two new theaters next to the existing hall in Costa Mesa. The expansion drive also has been boosted by $5 million from an Orange County donor who wants anonymity, center officials said Thursday. They also announced a total of $15 million in smaller donations.
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October 18, 2001 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Performing Arts Center has raised nearly half the $200 million needed for an expansion and remains on schedule in its drive to open a new symphony hall by October 2005. Officials announced Wednesday that the campaign has reached $94.2 million.
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