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.
October 15, 1992 |
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.
March 9, 1988 |
Friends of the Performing Arts, support group for the San Diego Foundation for the Performing Arts, continues its complementary lecture series with "Minimalism to the Max in the Work of Laura Dean" Thursday at the La Jolla Marriott Hotel. The program is designed to introduce people to the quirky style of the iconoclastic Dean. The celebrated post-modernist's dance designs will be on display March 18-19 when Laura Dean Dancers and musicians perform at the Spreckels Theatre.
January 6, 1987
The Times Mirror Foundation and the Los Angeles Times San Diego County Edition have awarded grants totaling $29,500 to 10 arts institutions here.
April 19, 1990
The long under-used Spreckels Theatre will be host to a season of touring shows from Broadway and several American regional theaters beginning next year, owner Jacqueline Littlefield said this week. She has hired a manager and booking agent to set the gears in motion. "We want to use our stage more," Littlefield said Tuesday. "It's been a long time coming, but I think the audiences are here now."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.