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June 16, 2003 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
In his mind, Roy Harris can still see Floyd Patterson looking up at him from the canvas. In his heart, Roy Harris can still see himself winning. When heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis and challenger Vitali Klitschko square off Saturday night at Staples Center, it will have been 45 years since Harris and Patterson faced each other in the last heavyweight title fight held in Los Angeles. Patterson, suffering from a form of dementia, has little or no memory of that night.
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BOOKS
June 4, 1995 | ERIKA TAYLOR
NECESSARY LIES by Janice Daugharty (HarperCollins: $20; 176 pp.) Set in 1953 in the backwoods of South Georgia, the novel "Necessary Lies" walks the line between depth and pure melodrama. Not only is 17-year-old Cliffie Flowers poor, uneducated and pregnant, but the baby's father, Roy Harris, is a brutal, duplicitious man. Still, Cliffie dreams of marrying him and escaping the repressive community where she has spent her life.
BOOKS
June 4, 1995 | ERIKA TAYLOR
NECESSARY LIES by Janice Daugharty (HarperCollins: $20; 176 pp.) Set in 1953 in the backwoods of South Georgia, the novel "Necessary Lies" walks the line between depth and pure melodrama. Not only is 17-year-old Cliffie Flowers poor, uneducated and pregnant, but the baby's father, Roy Harris, is a brutal, duplicitious man. Still, Cliffie dreams of marrying him and escaping the repressive community where she has spent her life.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 1988 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Music Writer
An inveterate story teller, Johana Harris-Heggie nevertheless seems to avoid reminiscing--she lives and laughs in the present. But Roy Harris' widow, now remarried, can sometimes be persuaded to look back. The other afternoon, for instance, at the end of a long day of teaching at UCLA, the veteran pianist, who will be 76 in January, seemed in the mood for short forays into the past.
SPORTS
June 16, 2003 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
In his mind, Roy Harris can still see Floyd Patterson looking up at him from the canvas. In his heart, Roy Harris can still see himself winning. When heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis and challenger Vitali Klitschko square off Saturday night at Staples Center, it will have been 45 years since Harris and Patterson faced each other in the last heavyweight title fight held in Los Angeles. Patterson, suffering from a form of dementia, has little or no memory of that night.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 1991 | RICHARD S. GINELL
HARRIS: "Symphony 1933"; Symphony No. 3. FOOTE: Suite in E for strings. COPLAND: "El Salon Mexico." McDONALD: "San Juan Capistrano." Boston Symphony, conducted by Serge Koussevitzky. Pearl GEMM CD 9492. This is an incredible time capsule from an era and place where American music was nurtured and encouraged as it rarely has been since. Here are the pioneering recordings of the great, tightly wound Symphony No.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 1988 | United Press International
Pianist Rudolf Serkin plans to join the San Francisco Symphony for a debut performance in Shanghai next month, a symphony spokesman announced Friday. The concert, scheduled for Feb. 29, will mark the first performances in China for both Serkin and the orchestra, directed by Herbert Blomstedt.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 2000 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
Sunday afternoon Coleman Chamber Concerts presented the Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet in what looked to be a full house in Beckman Auditorium at Caltech in Pasadena. In a pleasant but undistinguished performance, the musicians--three string players from the great German orchestra, plus the group's founder, Russian pianist Pavel Gililov--offered a varied program of piano quartets by Mozart, Martinu and Schumann.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 1988 | DANIEL CARIAGA, Times Music Writer
An inveterate story teller, Johana Harris-Heggie nevertheless seems to avoid reminiscing--she lives and laughs in the present. But Roy Harris' widow, now remarried, can sometimes be persuaded to look back. The other afternoon, for instance, at the end of a long day of teaching at UCLA, the veteran pianist, who will be 76 in January, seemed in the mood for short forays into the past.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 4, 1989 | JOHN HENKEN
Friday evening, the New CalArts Twentieth Century Players launched an odd little weekend concert series in the odd little off-campus location of the Santa Monica Museum of Art. The series promised Masterworks of American Chamber Music, with the first installment subtitled Grass Roots. What we heard was an amiable gathering of neoclassic motley, with the craggy, crabby exception of Roger Sessions' Five Pieces for Piano.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 1998 | TIMOTHY MANGAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The program of the Pasadena Symphony's concert Saturday night at the Civic Auditorium could be broken into two distinct parts: non-razzle-dazzle and razzle-dazzle. The first half featured two substantial symphonies from the 1930s--Roy Harris' Third and Paul Hindemith's "Mathis der Maler"--in a typically provocative pairing from conductor Jorge Mester. But then the soloist turned up and he was a pianist and he was Russian and he wanted to play--yup--the Third Piano Concerto by Rachmaninoff.
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