CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2000 |
The first superstars emerged in the 19th century with virtuosos such as violinist Niccolo Paganini and pianist Franz Liszt. Paganini was presumed to have sold his soul to the devil in exchange for uncanny virtuoso powers. Liszt was so popular, he reportedly kept a dog to shear in order to keep up with fans' demands for locks of his hair. What the dog thought of all that isn't recorded.
March 13, 1985
Russian-born pianist Sergei Edelmann will replace Alexis Weissenberg in a recital at Ambassador Auditorium tonight at 8. Weissenberg was forced to cancel his appearance due to illness, according to a spokesman for Ambassador. Edelmann, 24, will play works by Schubert (Klavierstuecke in E-flat and the "Wanderer" Fantasy) and Chopin (the Polonaise-Fantaisie, Opus 61; Polonaise, Opus 53; three etudes, and the Nocturne No. 5).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2000 |
Pacific Symphony music director Carl St.Clair will conduct his first "Tchaikovsky Spectacular" program, the traditional finish to the orchestra's summer season at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. St.Clair will conduct the Tchaikovsky program Sept. 9, to close the Pacific's 12th outdoor series. The concert will be one of three programs he will conduct and one of three featuring fireworks.
July 20, 2000
FULLERTON 2pm Theater A bar, a battlefield and a self-help seminar are the milieus for the three winning short plays in the second annual Page to Stage contest for California writers sponsored by the Orange County Playwrights Alliance. All will receive staged readings in this one-day event.
January 20, 1989 |
"White Christmas" is slightly out of season, but Rosemary Clooney has yet another perennial favorite on her hands--the now annual "Singers Salute the Songwriters" benefit. "What just kills me is when I get notes about the tapes (the "White Christmas" tapes she sends to friends every December) and they will write, 'I'll see you in April.'