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May 27, 1991 | LILY DIZON
The 3-year-old boy was too shy to talk to strangers, but when the band started playing, his inhibitions were cast off. He snapped his fingers, wiggled, and began to shuffle his feet--all to the soothing melody of Scottish bagpipes. Others were not as exuberant as the child or the bagpipers in kilts, but the smiles on the listeners' faces reflected their enjoyment of the traditional music featured at the 59th Annual Scottish Festival.
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February 17, 2011
Many people think of the Queen Mary as a beloved Long Beach landmark and tourist destination, but it is also an enduring example of the craftsmanship of Scottish shipbuilding, being perhaps the most famous ship built on the River Clyde. The annual Long Beach Scottish Festival, now in its 18th year, celebrates that legacy with a weekend of Highland and country dancing, live music, historical reenactments, Scottish food and drink, children's activities and more. Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach.
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February 11, 1999 | VALERIE J. NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the Queen Mary was being built on the shores of Scotland more than 65 years ago, it's likely that many a workman was whistling a good Scottish tune. So it's only fitting that the ship, billed as "the largest Scottish icon outside of Scotland," stages an annual festival in Long Beach celebrating its roots.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 11, 1999 | VALERIE J. NELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the Queen Mary was being built on the shores of Scotland more than 65 years ago, it's likely that many a workman was whistling a good Scottish tune. So it's only fitting that the ship, billed as "the largest Scottish icon outside of Scotland," stages an annual festival in Long Beach celebrating its roots.
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May 21, 1992 | CORINNE FLOCKEN, Corinne Flocken is a free-lance writer who regularly covers Kid Stuff for The Times Orange County Edition.
Change is a constant factor for most families, which can make it difficult for a child to establish much in the way of roots. Even at family reunions, youngsters are often more interested in probing the Jell-O molds than their ancestry. With its emphasis on family history and traditions, many of them dating back 10 or more centuries, the 1992 Scottish Festival may be an effective way to give a sense of heritage to your children.
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May 27, 1993 | CORINNE FLOCKEN, Corinne Flocken is a free-lance writer who regularly covers Kid Stuff for The Times Orange County Edition.
Next to Name That Side Dish, the most common game at most family reunions must be one-upsmanship. Your cousin announces his big raise; you counter with news of your promotion. He crows about his girls' GPAs; you let loose with your son's science fair award. Sweating, he blurts his latest golf score, while you, ah, deftly change the subject. The games being played at this weekend's annual Scottish Festival make this stuff seem wimpy by comparison.
TRAVEL
May 19, 1996 | MARY FRANCES SMITH
BISHOP--Hundreds of mules compete in 153 events at the Mule Days Celebration, May 22-26. Western classes, barrel racing, packing and comedy events, and more are featured 6 a.m.-midnight daily at the Tri-County Fairgrounds at Main and Sierra streets. Other celebration activities at the fairgrounds include Waylon Jennings concerts on Thursday, arts and crafts, and Western dances. A parade is 10 a.m. Saturday on Main Street. Free admission to fairgrounds; $8 per show. (619) 872-4263.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1997 | KIMBERLY SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Swinging a square, 28-pound weight between his legs, Jere Cherryholmes of Bell launched the "widowmaker" up and over a 12-foot-high horizontal pole. The crowd gasped as the weight crashed to the ground just inches away from his head. "It's a test of manhood," said Cherryholmes, 47, wearing a red-and-green plaid kilt with green knee-high socks. "But it's a lot more in-depth than that. There is a lot of pride in it."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 17, 2011
Many people think of the Queen Mary as a beloved Long Beach landmark and tourist destination, but it is also an enduring example of the craftsmanship of Scottish shipbuilding, being perhaps the most famous ship built on the River Clyde. The annual Long Beach Scottish Festival, now in its 18th year, celebrates that legacy with a weekend of Highland and country dancing, live music, historical reenactments, Scottish food and drink, children's activities and more. Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach.
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January 29, 1998 | ANGELA T. PETTERA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Scots Wha' Haggis: Lovers of haggis will be in luck the weekend of Feb. 14, when the fifth annual Scottish Festival takes place aboard the Queen Mary. The two-day event includes parades, country dancing and pipe band competitions, but the centerpiece for foodies will be the Address to the Haggis, 10:45 a.m. each day.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1997
I am writing to express my displeasure with your May 25 coverage of the Scottish festival at the Orange County Fairgrounds. I had attended the festival with my family on Saturday and at first was excited and interested to see what highlights I may have missed. The only things about the article that lived up to my expectations--or the event itself--were the placement (at the front of the Metro section) and the photographs. Apparently while capable of researching Scottish culture and history, you cannot even feign any interest in it. You apparently succeeded in finding someone to interview with almost as little interest in the proceedings as yourselves (the supposedly reluctant observer of the athletics whose faint praise was that it was better than listening to the bagpipes)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1997 | KIMBERLY SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Swinging a square, 28-pound weight between his legs, Jere Cherryholmes of Bell launched the "widowmaker" up and over a 12-foot-high horizontal pole. The crowd gasped as the weight crashed to the ground just inches away from his head. "It's a test of manhood," said Cherryholmes, 47, wearing a red-and-green plaid kilt with green knee-high socks. "But it's a lot more in-depth than that. There is a lot of pride in it."
TRAVEL
May 19, 1996 | MARY FRANCES SMITH
BISHOP--Hundreds of mules compete in 153 events at the Mule Days Celebration, May 22-26. Western classes, barrel racing, packing and comedy events, and more are featured 6 a.m.-midnight daily at the Tri-County Fairgrounds at Main and Sierra streets. Other celebration activities at the fairgrounds include Waylon Jennings concerts on Thursday, arts and crafts, and Western dances. A parade is 10 a.m. Saturday on Main Street. Free admission to fairgrounds; $8 per show. (619) 872-4263.
NEWS
May 27, 1993 | CORINNE FLOCKEN, Corinne Flocken is a free-lance writer who regularly covers Kid Stuff for The Times Orange County Edition.
Next to Name That Side Dish, the most common game at most family reunions must be one-upsmanship. Your cousin announces his big raise; you counter with news of your promotion. He crows about his girls' GPAs; you let loose with your son's science fair award. Sweating, he blurts his latest golf score, while you, ah, deftly change the subject. The games being played at this weekend's annual Scottish Festival make this stuff seem wimpy by comparison.
NEWS
August 14, 1992 | MICHAEL ARKUSH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Robert Gallo has trouble saying the M-word. The word is mobster , and for many Ameri cans growing up in the era of Prohibition and gangland violence, it meant Al Capone. But Gallo, who portrayed Capone in a one-man play in March at the Group Repertory Theatre in North Hollywood, claims that Capone was no more evil than his contemporaries in the criminal circles of the 1920s, and should be admired for his tenacity and ambition.
NEWS
May 28, 1988 | MICHAEL WELZENBACH
Just as everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, everyone is a wee bit of a Scot during the Annual Scottish Festival at Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa today and Sunday. We can't all have names that begin with Mac, but don't let that stop you from attending. Robert A. Reoch, the organizer of this year's event and "Chieftain of the Games" for the last seven years, has never let it stop him.
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