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May 8, 1989 | EILEEN SONDAK
Whoever heard of David Gordon? Not many San Diego dance buffs, judging from the sparse audience on hand Friday night for the local debut of Gordon's Pick Up Co. More's the pity, since this doyen of post-modern dance and his sleek New York-based ensemble offered a strikingly free-flowing sneak preview of "United States," a huge patchwork quilt of a piece scheduled to be premiered at Kennedy Center in September. And, unlike most imported dance works, this evening-long mix of movement, words and music, had ties to San Diego.
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January 6, 2000 | CHRIS KRAUL and ELIZABETH DOUGLASS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
They are the "Quillionaires," the lucky ones who have struck it rich from holdings in one of the country's hottest stocks, Qualcomm Inc., and they are out buying houses and imported cars, giving to local causes and elevating the San Diego economy. They owe their newfound wealth to the stunning rise in Qualcomm's stock price to $156.44 from $6.50 over the last year, the fifth-largest gain of any U.S. company.
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October 11, 1992
Fiscal crises for the arts are inevitable in a recession-weary economy, especially in a city short on corporate donors and facing an $18-million budget deficit that may require major cutbacks in city subsidies. But even with that grim backdrop, it was hard not to be stunned by the sudden announcements--made within days of one another--that two of the city's most respected arts organizations are awash in red ink.
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October 21, 1993 | DAVE DISTEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bill Toomey was standing on a primitive plot of land in a remote corner of the continental United States. The date was Nov. 17, 1988. He had a camera crew in tow. "I felt a little bit like P.T. Barnum," he said Wednesday as he stood near a running track on the same site. "All I needed was a cigar and a pinkie ring." Toomey, the 1968 Olympic decathlon champion, is director of corporate relations for the San Diego National Sports Training Foundation.
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May 22, 1991 | SUSAN FREUDENHEIM, SAN DIEGO COUNTY ARTS EDITOR
When Fred Colby, director of the San Diego Foundation for the Performing Arts, got his latest copy of Dance Magazine in the mail the other day, he was more than a little pleased. On the cover was a picture of Cynthia Gregory, of the American Ballet Theater, with a caption calling her "America's Prima Ballerina." Inside the same issue was an article on the Martha Graham Company. "We must be in sync with something," Colby said. Gregory will be in San Diego on Sept.
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October 12, 1992 | SUSAN FREUDENHEIM and LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
At the same time that the San Diego Foundation for the Arts is battling for survival by scheduling an emergency fund-raising campaign, other California dance presenters are beginning to worry that the organization's demise could threaten future West Coast tours.
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October 15, 1992 | JANICE STEINBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Tuesday night's concert by the Lyon Opera Ballet, presented as a benefit for the ailing San Diego Foundation for Performing Arts, made abundantly, distressingly clear how much San Diego stands to lose should the foundation succumb to its current fiscal crisis and go under.
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July 17, 1990
Two San Diego dance organizations have made top-level administrative changes recently. The San Diego Foundation for the Performing Arts, the leading importer of major dance companies in town, has appointed Dorothy Bolettieri as director of development. She replaces Fred Colby, who became foundation executive director in February. Three's Company, a modern dance troupe, has hired Nanci Ann Hill to replace Tom Corcoran as general manager.
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October 7, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Culture Crisis: Simultaneously announcing a fiscal crisis and a rescue plan, the San Diego Foundation for the Performing Arts said Tuesday it will cancel the rest of its 1992-93 season and close its doors if it can't raise $200,000 in two weeks.
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October 31, 1992
Three San Diego arts organizations are offering discounted or free tickets to subscribers of the San Diego Foundation for Performing Arts in exchange for tickets to the foundation's 1992/93 canceled season. * The San Diego Symphony is offering tickets to selected upcoming concerts on a ticket-for-ticket basis, subject to seating availability. Call the symphony box office at 699-4205 for information.
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October 30, 1992 | JANICE STEINBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
I remember having to go to Los Angeles almost any time I wanted to see dance. The drive from San Diego took at least two smoggy hours. Performances ended late, so I'd spend the night at the home of friends in Venice, sleeping on a lumpy makeshift bed. To ensure getting good seats, I had bought a series ticket from UCLA, but on some of the Saturdays for which I had tickets, I just couldn't take the time to get there. In short, in those days seeing dance was quite a hassle.
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October 29, 1992 | SUSAN FREUDENHEIM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After three weeks of threats that the end was near, the San Diego Foundation for Performing Arts announced Wednesday that it is closing its doors for good. Falling $63,000 short of the $200,000 needed to survive, the foundation canceled upcoming appearances by the Mark Morris Dance Group, Kodo Drummers, Paul Taylor Dance Company and Miami City Ballet. Speaking in somber tones, Executive Director Fred Colby said that the foundation will not reopen under any circumstances.
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October 15, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Helping the Cause: Amid loads of sentiment and words of thanks, the Lyon Opera Ballet danced a benefit performance Tuesday night for the financially endangered San Diego Foundation for Performing Arts in a half-full Spreckels Theatre in downtown San Diego. Since an announcement last week that the foundation might close for financial reasons, $50,000 has been raised through ticket sales and donations.
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October 15, 1992 | SUSAN FREUDENHEIM
Amid loads of sentiment and words of thanks, the Lyon Opera Ballet danced a benefit performance for the financially endangered San Diego Foundation for Performing Arts in a half-full Spreckels Theatre in downtown San Diego Tuesday night. Fred Colby, executive director of the dance foundation, which brings major dance groups to San Diego, said that since his announcement a week ago that the group might close, $50,000 has been raised through ticket sales and donations.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 1992 | JANICE STEINBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Tuesday night's concert by the Lyon Opera Ballet, presented as a benefit for the ailing San Diego Foundation for Performing Arts, made abundantly, distressingly clear how much San Diego stands to lose should the foundation succumb to its current fiscal crisis and go under.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Helping the Cause: Amid loads of sentiment and words of thanks, the Lyon Opera Ballet danced a benefit performance Tuesday night for the financially endangered San Diego Foundation for Performing Arts in a half-full Spreckels Theatre in downtown San Diego. Since an announcement last week that the foundation might close for financial reasons, $50,000 has been raised through ticket sales and donations.
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July 13, 1988
The San Diego Foundation for the Performing Arts and Sushi Gallery will receive grants of $15,500 and $12,100, respectively, from the National Endowment for the Arts next year. It's a sizable increase for the Sushi, which received $8,400 for dance this year from the NEA. Sushi founding director Lynn Schuette speculated that the company may have received the award because, "We've been showing nationally prominent artists, and that's what the NEA is interested in funding."
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October 12, 1992 | SUSAN FREUDENHEIM and LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
At the same time that the San Diego Foundation for the Arts is battling for survival by scheduling an emergency fund-raising campaign, other California dance presenters are beginning to worry that the organization's demise could threaten future West Coast tours.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 1992 | SUSAN FREUDENHEIM and LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
At the same time that the San Diego Foundation for the Arts is battling for survival by scheduling an emergency fund-raising campaign, other California dance presenters are beginning to worry that the organization's demise could threaten future West Coast tours.
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