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November 1, 1990 | MARY LOU LOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If a task is once begun, never leave it till it's done. Be the labor great or small, Do it well or not at all. --Proverb "My mother taught me that," Ruth Shannon says. "All of our children recite it." Ruth Shannon lives it. Her most recent labor is the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts on the Whittier College campus. The grand opening will be celebrated Nov.
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November 1, 1990 | MARY LOU LOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If a task is once begun, never leave it till it's done. Be the labor great or small, Do it well or not at all. --Proverb "My mother taught me that," Ruth Shannon says. "All of our children recite it." Ruth Shannon lives it. Her most recent labor is the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts on the Whittier College campus. The grand opening will be celebrated Nov.
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September 27, 1990 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ruth Shannon has made a hobby of learning about building benefactors, those people who have buildings named after them. She knows that the freshman dorm she lived in decades ago at a Kentucky college was named after an educator from that state. And she can tell the stories behind the nameplates that adorn the buildings at Whittier College, where she is a trustee. Now it is her turn to have a building. The $10-million Ruth B.
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September 27, 1990 | HOWARD BLUME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ruth Shannon has made a hobby of learning about building benefactors, those people who have buildings named after them. She knows that the freshman dorm she lived in decades ago at a Kentucky college was named after an educator from that state. And she can tell the stories behind the nameplates that adorn the buildings at Whittier College, where she is a trustee. Now it is her turn to have a building. The $10-million Ruth B.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1997
What do women really want out of life? "How about world peace, equal pay and comfortable shoes," suggested Kristin Tranquada, director of communications for Whittier College, where Patricia Ireland, president of the National Organization for Women, will be posing that question tonight. Ireland will be reading from and discussing her new book, "What Women Want," and advising women to figure out what they want and how to go after it.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 1999 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
Technically adept, effortlessly musical and charming in an unformed artistic way, Katia Skanavi is a 27-year-old Russian pianist of high promise. Her accomplishment brought her to the finalists' circle in the 1997 Van Cliburn International Competition; where it will now take her is an open question. In her local debut recital Wednesday night in the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College, Skanavi impressed with her facility, her composure and her dynamic palette.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 1997 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
By the time Jan Gottlieb Jiracek offered Olivier Messiaen's jazzy, contagiously festive "Regard de l'esprit de joie," at the conclusion of the first half of his recital Sunday afternoon, a spirit of joy already reigned in the concert hall at Whittier College. The 24-year-old German pianist, in the second of two Southern California appearances over the weekend, was in command.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2008 | Hector Becerra, Times Staff Writer
Rebecca Zapanta opens the door to the Mediterranean mansion high on a hill in Whittier. To the left, just past a staircase, a terra cotta font glistens with blessed water from the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. "This is the Purple Room," the 54-year-old says, waving toward an eggplant-colored room featuring paintings by Mexican masters -- Siqueiros, Orozco, Tamayo and Diego Rivera -- all purchased by Zapanta and her husband, Richard, an orthopedic surgeon.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 1990 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
A new auditorium, a new season and a second visit by Chanticleer, that splendid male chorus from San Francisco, added up to a gala Tuesday evening in Whittier. The eight-man vocal ensemble--it usually tours with 12 members, as at its Christmas appearance in Long Beach last year--seemed the perfect opening attraction in the new, $10-million, 403-seat Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 1996 | MARK SWED, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
Minimalism is our Baroque music. It is pattern music that expresses itself through lively rhythms and plays on predictable harmonic formulas. It is music that can stand on its own but happens to work very well in the background, and especially in the theater. And, as in the Baroque days, it is music that can be modestly made (although the music that is remembered isn't). Every town can have its Minimalist composer and Minimalist band.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 1997 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Benefit concerts are usually built around headline-grabbing issues such as AIDS awareness, disaster relief or politics. But some of the biggest names in pop music--from Stevie Wonder and the former Prince to James Taylor and Sheryl Crow--will rally around a far less publicized issue on Thursday at the fourth annual VH1 Honors ceremony at the Universal Amphitheatre. It's just one of a string of pop benefits next week.
NEWS
March 4, 1990 | MARY LOU LOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the Panamanian flag unfurling and banana trees everywhere, the mood was decidedly victorious the other evening at Maria and Sandy Mallace's home in Pasadena. Maria, born in Panama, hugged arrivals, and, referring to the U.S. role in Panama, greeted guests with a teasing, "We're glad you came--what took you so long? Let's celebrate!"
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