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October 10, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
British classical soprano Sarah Brightman plans to head for the stars, becoming the latest tourist to visit the International Space Station. Brightman, 52, announced her planned trip during a news conference in Moscow on Wednesday, the same day the cargo-loaded SpaceX mission made history by connecting with the space station. Brightman said she wants to be the first professional musician to sing from space during her 16 spins around the Earth, according to a statement from Russian-based Space Adventures Ltd. She's to be aboard the space station for 10 days, though no flight schedule has been set yet. The UNESCO artist for peace ambassador said in the statement: "I hope that I can encourage others to take inspiration from my journey both to chase down their own dreams and to help fulfill the important UNESCO mandate to promote peace and sustainable development on Earth and from space.
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October 11, 2012
"Made in Jersey," the new CBS series starring Janet Montgomery as a scrappy, street-smart New Jersey attorney working in a Manhattan law firm, is apparently the first casualty of the fall TV season. The series, which has drawn low ratings since its Sept. 28 premiere, has been pulled from the Friday lineup after just two airings. A network spokesman confirmed Wednesday that the show, which was created by former Los Angeles Times reporter Dana Calvo, had been yanked but gave no further details on when or if it would return to the schedule.
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October 10, 2012 | By David Ng
Sarah Brightman, the original Christine in "The Phantom of the Opera," is training to become a space tourist and is planning to travel to the International Space Station in 2015. The British singer made the announcement Wednesday at a news conference in Moscow. Brightman said that she has begun training with the Russians to prepare for her 10-day voyage. The singer will travel to the station on a Soyuz spacecraft. At the news conference, which has been posted to YouTube as well as the singer's official website, Brightman plugged her "Dreamchaser" world tour, which is expected to end in 2013.
NEWS
October 10, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
British classical soprano Sarah Brightman plans to head for the stars, becoming the latest tourist to visit the International Space Station. Brightman, 52, announced her planned trip during a news conference in Moscow on Wednesday, the same day the cargo-loaded SpaceX mission made history by connecting with the space station. Brightman said she wants to be the first professional musician to sing from space during her 16 spins around the Earth, according to a statement from Russian-based Space Adventures Ltd. She's to be aboard the space station for 10 days, though no flight schedule has been set yet. The UNESCO artist for peace ambassador said in the statement: "I hope that I can encourage others to take inspiration from my journey both to chase down their own dreams and to help fulfill the important UNESCO mandate to promote peace and sustainable development on Earth and from space.
HOME & GARDEN
July 5, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Soprano Sarah Brightman has bought a house in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for $2.85 million. The three-story contemporary, built in 2009, was designed for indoor-outdoor entertaining, with French doors opening from the living and dining rooms to terraces. Other features of the nearly 4,000-square-foot house include a steam room, a rooftop lounge, a swimming pool and a spa. It has three bedrooms, including a master suite with a fireplace and sitting area, and 41/2 bathrooms.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2001 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There's a telling moment near the beginning of the Sarah Brightman profile that can be seen tonight on Bravo. Looking deceptively wide-eyed and ingenuous, she giggles for a moment, then says, almost apologetically, "I wish I could do it all." What she is referring to is the long list of elements that go into the making of her larger-than-life concert productions--choreography, orchestrations, lighting, etc.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 2004 | Don Heckman, Special To The Times
Sarah Brightman's performance Monday at Staples Center included several moments clearly defining the English soprano's iconic appeal to her devoted listeners. In each, she stood on a tiny platform that was raised high above the stage as she sang, dramatically waving her arms as billowy waves of gossamer fabric from her gown formed an encompassing halo with help from a conveniently positioned wind machine. As she was lifted into the air, the crowd let out a gasp of mesmerized astonishment.
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July 19, 1989 | SYLVIE DRAKE, Times Theater Writer
Sarah Brightman--in Hollywood? What is the original Christine of "Phantom of the Opera," the wife of its composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, doing here? Visiting friends? Visiting "Phantom"? Taking meetings? None of the above. Or so she insisted, in the penumbra of her swanky West Hollywood hotel suite. It's not even likely that she'll get near "The Phantom." "I've seen it so many times and worked with it for so long. . . ," she said, her clear, high-pitched British voice trailing.
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November 6, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Actress Sarah Brightman was granted a divorce Monday from Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer of theatrical hits including "Cats" and "Aspects of Love." Judge Clive Callman granted the divorce, after six years of marriage, on the uncontested grounds that Lloyd Webber, 42, had committed adultery. In spite of the divorce, Brightman, 30, is scheduled to take over the role of Rose in the Broadway production of "Aspects of Love."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 1990 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Andrew Lloyd Webber, whose four productions of "Phantom of the Opera" in North America are grossing more than $3 million a week, has decided to postpone the making of the film version of the musical until next summer. The announcement on Friday caused further speculation that the July breakup of Lloyd Webber's six-year marriage to singer Sarah Brightman, the original star of the stage version, would cause her to be dropped from the film's lead.
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October 10, 2012 | By David Ng
Sarah Brightman, the original Christine in "The Phantom of the Opera," is training to become a space tourist and is planning to travel to the International Space Station in 2015. The British singer made the announcement Wednesday at a news conference in Moscow. Brightman said that she has begun training with the Russians to prepare for her 10-day voyage. The singer will travel to the station on a Soyuz spacecraft. At the news conference, which has been posted to YouTube as well as the singer's official website, Brightman plugged her "Dreamchaser" world tour, which is expected to end in 2013.
HOME & GARDEN
July 5, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Soprano Sarah Brightman has bought a house in the Beverly Hills Post Office area for $2.85 million. The three-story contemporary, built in 2009, was designed for indoor-outdoor entertaining, with French doors opening from the living and dining rooms to terraces. Other features of the nearly 4,000-square-foot house include a steam room, a rooftop lounge, a swimming pool and a spa. It has three bedrooms, including a master suite with a fireplace and sitting area, and 41/2 bathrooms.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2008
Mikael Wood's review of Sarah Brightman's performance ["Sarah, Plain and Tall, Dec. 22] read like a Sarah Palin review by a liberal with an agenda, i.e., nitpicky, slanted, subjective and self-serving, without a hint of objectivity or consideration of what the viewers paid for: a lavish and entertaining show. Edward Golden Northridge
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 2008 | Mikael Wood
Judging by the evidence presented Saturday night at the Forum, Sarah Brightman -- it seems safe to assume -- is unfamiliar with the old showbiz adage, "Always leave 'em wanting more." Best known for originating the role of Christine Daae in ex-husband Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera," Brightman has over the last two decades become one of the biggest names on the classical-crossover scene.
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December 19, 2008 | Mark Sachs
Her performances take her to big stages around the world, but when Sarah Brightman has downtime, she likes it to be right here in L.A. The singer's globe-trotting Symphony tour hits the Honda Center in Anaheim tonight and the Forum in Inglewood on Saturday before winding things up in Arizona on Sunday. Brightman, who just released her first holiday album, "A Winter Symphony," said Southern California is her place to relax after the tour.
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November 24, 2004 | Don Heckman, Special To The Times
Sarah Brightman's performance Monday at Staples Center included several moments clearly defining the English soprano's iconic appeal to her devoted listeners. In each, she stood on a tiny platform that was raised high above the stage as she sang, dramatically waving her arms as billowy waves of gossamer fabric from her gown formed an encompassing halo with help from a conveniently positioned wind machine. As she was lifted into the air, the crowd let out a gasp of mesmerized astonishment.
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November 6, 1989 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At a top-secret location in San Francisco, Sarah Brightman was being held hostage to fame last week. She could not reveal where she was. Nor could her publicist, who said separately from New York that Brightman was under strict orders from her husband, Andrew Lloyd Webber, not to disclose her whereabouts.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 2000 | SIEW MAY CHIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"It's not that I particularly like danger, I just like challenges. I'm not frightened to try things." Classical crossover artist Sarah Brightman is talking about her La Luna World Tour, which will be featured tonight on KCET-TV. And by "things," she means dangling several stories above the stage, performing heart-stopping somersaults, belting out an aria in mid-flight, then swooping downstage toward her enraptured audience.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 4, 2001 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There's a telling moment near the beginning of the Sarah Brightman profile that can be seen tonight on Bravo. Looking deceptively wide-eyed and ingenuous, she giggles for a moment, then says, almost apologetically, "I wish I could do it all." What she is referring to is the long list of elements that go into the making of her larger-than-life concert productions--choreography, orchestrations, lighting, etc.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 2000 | SIEW MAY CHIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"It's not that I particularly like danger, I just like challenges. I'm not frightened to try things." Classical crossover artist Sarah Brightman is talking about her La Luna World Tour, which will be featured tonight on KCET-TV. And by "things," she means dangling several stories above the stage, performing heart-stopping somersaults, belting out an aria in mid-flight, then swooping downstage toward her enraptured audience.
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