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May 26, 1989 | MICHAEL FLAGG, Times Staff Writer
The development firm of C.J. Segerstrom & Sons has laid off about 10 employees, blaming voters' rejection last year of a proposal to build a big office complex in Costa Mesa. That project, called the Home Ranch, was approved by the Costa Mesa City Council but was overwhelmingly rejected by voters in a November referendum. In a prepared statement issued Thursday, Segerstrom said that because of "severe restrictions on its development activities resulting from the elections last November, (the company)
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February 24, 2014 | By Mike Boehm
What if the story of Eva Peron were told by Argentine dancers and musicians performing traditional tangos from Argentina instead of a Broadway score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice? Will Southern California audiences, who apparently never have seen it performed in a prominent professional venue, take to a Soviet-era Russian ballet about the French Revolution that's said to have been Josef Stalin's favorite? And does $2.5 million in seed money from billionaire businessman and arts philanthropist David H. Koch guarantee that American Ballet Theatre's new take on “The Sleeping Beauty,” choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky and designed by Richard Hudson (Broadway's “The Lion King”)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 3, 1991
I applaud C.J. Segerstrom & Sons for their propitious handling of the sexual preference matter recently brought to our attention ("Segerstrom Will Change Policy and Ban Gay Discrimination," Oct. 23). As a civic activist and city commissioner in Costa Mesa, I have always viewed the Segerstrom company and family to be forthright and decent in their community leadership and decision-making. As a longtime resident, I am aware of the many and evolving viewpoints that make up our city's social fabric.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2013 | By Michael Miller
As records pressed in 1969 go, it's an obscure one - far from "Abbey Road" or "Let It Bleed. " But however many copies remain of it, two found their way recently into a quiet room in UC Irvine's music department. With one of the discs on the turntable, the needle touched down and crackled before a soaring baritone rang from the speakers. Seconds later, a full chorus joined, its harmonies vivid beneath the surface gravel. With the record sleeves spread out in front of them, James Dunning and Rita Major listened closely and sometimes smiled and nodded in recognition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1987 | LANIE JONES, Times Staff Writer
On land that is now a bean field, one office tower would rise 20 stories. Beside it, connected by a circular pavilion, would be a 12-story office building. For more than a year, these plans or an earlier version of them have pitted C. J. Segerstrom & Sons against residents who say they don't want such intense commercial development near their homes. The showdown will come Monday night when the Costa Mesa City Council will consider the One South Coast Place project.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1986 | STEVE EMMONS, Times Staff Writer
A new proposal was submitted Friday for the controversial One South Coast Place office tower development in Costa Mesa, and it promises to revive the battle that dealt developer C.J. Segerstrom & Sons an unprecedented defeat earlier this year before the City Council. The original plan proposed a 32-story skyscraper on a 100-acre parcel of land just north of the San Diego Freeway and east of Harbor Boulevard known as South Coast Place.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 1988
We would like to reply to Burt Hermey's letter (Dec. 4). Hermey, either through misconception or purposely, misstates several facts concerning the Fairview Road overcrossing and accuses C.J. Segerstrom & Sons of deception in its Newsletter to the community. Our company has been careful not to claim, in any of our Community Newsletters or campaign materials, that the Fairview bridge-widening project was contingent on the approval of Home Ranch. The Fairview-widening project is one of several transportation projects (unrelated to Home Ranch)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1986
The Times' Orange County edition of Feb. 26 carried a couple of contrasting articles--one of them heartening, the other stupid. On Page 1 was a story headlined, "Slow-Growth Forces Sweep to Victory in San Clemente Vote," attesting to the good sense and responsible actions of that community. On Page 2, reflecting the exact opposite of good sense and responsibility, was a report that the Costa Mesa Planning Commission had approved the Segerstrom high-rise office building in an area where Harbor Boulevard already is bursting at the seams.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1986
Sharon Ayres "tells it like it is" in her letter (March 23) about the new anti-business attitudes among some people in Costa Mesa. I applaud The Times for printing it. Too often it's only the noisy no-growthers and those who urge them on who get any attention. Oh, I know that many of those who opposed the Segerstrom project convinced themselves of their "high-minded" motives. No one believes himself to be selfish--even when he is! The Mesa Action crowd sure is being guided by people who believe in property rights--that is, their right to control your property, and mine.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2003
I would like to clarify a point made by Mark Swed in his review of Pacific Chorale's performance of John Adams' "On the Transmigration of Souls" ("Souls in a Highly Vocal Transmigration," Oct. 21). Of the timing of this premiere, Swed speculates, "Could it be that by programming it, [music director John] Alexander was simply trying to capitalize on the presence of Adams this week in Los Angeles" and goes on further to comment that "Certainly, the performance felt like attempted stolen thunder."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2013 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
The temptation for an orchestra to celebrate the opening of a concert hall by commissioning a major new work is obvious and irresistible. It's also, more often than not, a bad idea. Preparing a premiere is hard enough under normal circumstances. There is never enough rehearsal time, and composers frequently need to make changes once they hear their music in the flesh. A new acoustic environment will only confuse the instrumental matters. On top of that, the logistics of concert hall openings - the endless last-minute construction details and typical gala arrangement - can be crazy-making all by themselves.
SPORTS
October 10, 2013 | By Eric Maddy
Thursday, October 10th SOUTHERN SECTION BASELINE LEAGUE Rancho Cucamonga 37, Etiwanda 18 CENTURY LEAGUE Anaheim Canyon 28, Esperanza 16 DEL RIO LEAGUE El Rancho 17, Whittier 3 DESERT SKY LEAGUE Silverado 55, Adelanto 0 EMPIRE LEAGUE Western 21, Garden Grove Pacifica 14 GARDEN GROVE LEAGUE7 Los Amigos 51, Westminster La Quinta 6 GOLDEN WEST LEAGUE Westminster 42, Segerstrom 20 INLAND VALLEY LEAGUE...
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May 9, 2013 | By Chris Willman
This review has been corrected. See below for details. "Flashdance the Musical" has its way over "Flashdance" the movie in at least one critical regard: The show's plucky heroine - as you'll recall: welder by day! nonstripping stripper by night! - is played by just one actress, as opposed to the constant cutting from Jennifer Beals to body double Marine Jahan that makes the 1983 film almost unwatchable as a contemporary TV rerun. Actually, the stage version would be a riot if a stand-in for the leading lady ran in every time a dance routine begins.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 2013 | By Mike Boehm
“The Book of Mormon” and “Once,” Broadway musicals that dominated the two most recent Tony Awards, will come to Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa during the three-venue complex's 2013-14 season. Bernadette Peters (Oct. 11) and Patti LuPone (March 22, 2014) are the season's top Broadway concert divas, each performing in Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by Wynton Marsalis plays Segerstrom Concert Hall (March 14, 2014)
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March 19, 2013 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
The spirit of the St. Louis Symphony, until now, hasn't seemed quite able to handle head winds. The orchestra, which was transformed under music director David Robertson from the dull and dispirited ensemble he took over in 2005 into one of America's most imaginative, travels often enough to New York (and has toured Europe) with exciting, quirky programs. Meanwhile, Robertson, a Malibu native, spends quality time on the West Coast as an enthusiastically intrepid regular guest conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic (where he returns next month)
ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 2013 | By Susan Josephs
John Neumeier doesn't know "who started the rumor" that all children should avoid seeing his ballet "The Little Mermaid. " But he suspects that the culprits might be big fans of the exuberant 1989 animated Disney film that made the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale synonymous with spunky, red-haired Ariel and the crab Sebastian singing "Under the Sea. " "My ballet doesn't have the sweet aftertaste of the Disney film, and there are moments of...
SPORTS
October 10, 2013 | By Eric Maddy
Thursday, October 10th SOUTHERN SECTION BASELINE LEAGUE Rancho Cucamonga 37, Etiwanda 18 CENTURY LEAGUE Anaheim Canyon 28, Esperanza 16 DEL RIO LEAGUE El Rancho 17, Whittier 3 DESERT SKY LEAGUE Silverado 55, Adelanto 0 EMPIRE LEAGUE Western 21, Garden Grove Pacifica 14 GARDEN GROVE LEAGUE7 Los Amigos 51, Westminster La Quinta 6 GOLDEN WEST LEAGUE Westminster 42, Segerstrom 20 INLAND VALLEY LEAGUE...
BUSINESS
November 20, 1987 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
Thomas R. Pagliuso admits that he was not a model student, at least not in the three Los Angeles high schools that kicked him out. But he acquired a taste for architecture while in the Army, persuaded a USC dean to let him enroll in college despite his unscholarly record and became a model entrepreneur.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2013 | By Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times
The sex lives of modern cities - Berlin in the 1920s, New York or San Francisco in the 1970s - tend to be characterized in terms of underground cabarets and over-the-top discos, of fast times fueled by carefree hedonism. But the sex life of the Belarusian capital of Minsk, as conceived by the Belarus Free Theatre, is about something less flashy and more fundamental. Human identity and freedom, as seen through the prism of sexuality, are the central concerns of "Minsk, 2011: A Reply to Kathy Acker," which will play Thursday through Saturday as part of the Off Center Festival of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 2013 | By Joseph Carman
NEW YORK - "Take your balancé from side to side, instead of just traveling backwards, to make it a broader move," instructs choreographer Doug Varone to two of his nimble female dancers as they perform a waltz-rhythmed step in unison. Dressed in well-worn sweat pants and draped T-shirts, Varone and his dancers are dissecting one of his latest dances, "Carrugi," at a rehearsal hall at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan, to extract the nuances of the choreography. Filled with Italianate gestures, fluidly arcing backs, light footfalls, rough-and-tumble tugging and human friezes that freeze movement like Bernini's marble sculptures, "Carrugi" spins a cyclone of choreographic images.
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