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April 24, 2003 | Julie Tamaki, Times Staff Writer
The thicket of billboards blanketing much of Los Angeles is so unpopular that city leaders have barred any new ones. But what if allowing one more billboard could give hundreds of children from a working-class neighborhood the chance to pursue their dreams of becoming opera singers or actors?
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April 24, 2003 | Julie Tamaki, Times Staff Writer
The thicket of billboards blanketing much of Los Angeles is so unpopular that city leaders have barred any new ones. But what if allowing one more billboard could give hundreds of children from a working-class neighborhood the chance to pursue their dreams of becoming opera singers or actors?
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September 13, 1999 | Chris Ceballos, (949) 248-2150
Auditions for a free opera vocal training program at Orange County High School for the Performing Arts will take place Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at McAuliffe Middle School. The program will be open to all high school students. Class will be offered Tuesday evenings, Friday afternoons, and occasionally on Saturday mornings through June 2000. Applicants should bring two prepared, contrasting vocal pieces. The school is at 4112 Cerritos Ave. Information: (714) 536-8597.
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March 13, 1993 | BARBARA ISENBERG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Local Winners: Gregory Jefferson, a 16-year-old flutist from Pasadena, won the $10,000 Grand Prize in the 1993 General Motors and Seventeen magazine National Concerto Competition at Interlochen, Mich. Finalists in addition to Jefferson, a junior at the Los Angeles High School for the Performing Arts, include cellist Felix Fan, 17, of La Jolla and pianist Julia Rozenfeld, 17, from San Francisco.
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January 30, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Rap music star Kurtis Blow, 23, brought 500 Washington high school students to their feet, screaming "No, No" on Thursday as he taped a federally financed, anti-drug music video called "Ya Gotta Say No." The song features back-up vocals by five students from the capital's Duke Ellington High School for the Performing Arts. Blow was recruited by music producer Hal Lion to get the anti-drug message across in a song and video being sent to radio and television stations around the country.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 30, 1990 | SHAUNA SNOW
Six dancers from the central Japanese village of Gujo Hachiman are in Los Angeles to lead a series of Bon dancing workshops in preparation for September's Los Angeles Festival. The dancers will teach their street "Gujo Odori" dance to members of local dance guilds in preparation for a large performance of street dancing that organizers hope will feature hundreds of Los Angeles dancers and participants in addition to about 50 dancers from Gujo Hachiman.
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December 12, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A record store owner convicted of selling an obscene album by the rap group 2 Live Crew was ordered today to pay $1,000 to an elementary school for the performing arts. Broward County Judge Paul Bachman imposed the maximum fine allowed the misdemeanor obscenity charge--$1,000 on store owner Charles Freeman. But he ordered that the money go to Ft. Lauderdale's Walker Elementary School, which recently lost much of its musical equipment in a theft. Freeman, the owner of E. C.
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June 1, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The embattled school superintendent who revoked a speaking invitation to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas reportedly said the invitation will be extended again only if the school board insists. Supt. Jerome Clark of the Prince George's County school system, who on Thursday said that Thomas would be reinvited, released a statement Friday saying he stood by his decision to cancel the invitation.
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October 25, 1985 | DAN PEREZ
The Los Angeles High School for the Performing Arts will receive a $21,000 donation from singer Barry Manilow, the Los Angeles chapter of the National Academy for Recording Arts and Sciences and the James Nederlander Organization. The contribution marks the first significant source of outside funding for the school, located on the Cal State L.A. campus. According to Ron Kramer, president of the recording academy's Los Angeles chapter, the money, which was generated by Manilow's Oct.
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February 14, 1995 | BILL BILLITER
Ocean View High School next fall will launch a rigorous academic program that will offer college credit as part of a new magnet program at the school. It would be the third high school magnet program in the Huntington Beach Union High School District. Magnet schools are those that have special programs designed to attract students from beyond their normal attendance areas.
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December 30, 1999
Theater "Fame--The Musical," a stage adaptation of the film following students at New York's High School for the Performing Arts, closes Sunday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, 300 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Today and Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. $18 to $52. (714) 740-7878 or (714) 556-ARTS.
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