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November 30, 2001 | JON THURBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seydou Keita, an internationally known master of the photographic portrait and one of Africa's leading artists, has died. He was 78, or perhaps 81. Keita died Nov. 22 in a Paris hospital while being treated for cancer, according to a spokesman for the Sean Kelly Gallery in New York City. Funeral services are planned for Saturday in Bamako, Mali. Known throughout Africa, Keita's work came to the attention of Western audiences in the latter stages of his life.
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February 3, 2002 | SCARLET CHENG
Images of Africa tend to come to us clouded by disaster--war, famine, pestilence and, most recently, destructive rivers of lava in Congo. But another set of photographs provides a counterpoint to such grim realities.
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BOOKS
March 29, 1998 | BASIL DAVIDSON, Basil Davidson is the author of more than 20 books on Africa and the slave trade, including, most recently, "The Black Man's Burden: Africa and the Curse of the Nation-State."
Every now and then there comes out of Africa a book that tells about something really new. Not very often, as we know, because books about Africa seem all too easily to sink into a rut of repeating what we have known already. But here is one that leaps out of that dismal fate and, again remarkably, does this not in words but in photographs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 2001 | JON THURBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seydou Keita, an internationally known master of the photographic portrait and one of Africa's leading artists, has died. He was 78, or perhaps 81. Keita died Nov. 22 in a Paris hospital while being treated for cancer, according to a spokesman for the Sean Kelly Gallery in New York City. Funeral services are planned for Saturday in Bamako, Mali. Known throughout Africa, Keita's work came to the attention of Western audiences in the latter stages of his life.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2002 | SCARLET CHENG
Images of Africa tend to come to us clouded by disaster--war, famine, pestilence and, most recently, destructive rivers of lava in Congo. But another set of photographs provides a counterpoint to such grim realities.
NEWS
February 27, 1996 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's easy to become jaded by the wonders of the Internet. The ability to send messages all over the world, do research on an astonishing range of topics and engage in debate on current events with scores of people I will never meet--all while sitting in front of my computer screen--has become part of everyday life. Then I happened upon the photographs of Seydou Keita, and was reminded that the Internet can sometimes truly be a gift.
SPORTS
May 11, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
Jaromir Jagr scored a hat trick, leading the defending champion Czech Republic to a 4-0 win over the United States in the quarterfinals of the hockey world championship at Bratislava, Slovakia. The Czechs will meet Sweden in the semifinals Friday. Martin Thornberg had two goals to help the Swedes beat Germany, 5-2. "It's disappointing," U.S. captain Mark Stuart said. "We had a good team and I think if we played our best game we could beat anybody in this tournament. " Jagr beat goalie Ty Conklin on a breakaway to put the Czechs ahead, 1-0, with 1:15 remaining in the opening period.
SPORTS
April 6, 2011 | By Grahame L. Jones
Barcelona, playing the type of stylish soccer that has made it a fan favorite worldwide, swept past Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine, 5-1, on Tuesday to virtually guarantee its place in the semifinals of the European Champions League. Manchester United also made its passage to the semifinals considerably less complicated by defeating Chelsea, 1-0, in London on a well-taken goal by Wayne Rooney that was created by superlative passes from Michael Carrick and Ryan Giggs. With Real Madrid and Schalke '04 of Germany also having won by healthy margins Tuesday, it appears that the semifinals will feature Manchester United against Schalke and Barcelona against Real Madrid.
SPORTS
January 10, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones, On Soccer
The gunfire on Friday was as unexpected as it was deadly. At one moment, the players on Togo's national team were laughing and joking as the bus they were traveling in made its way deeper into Angola. They had crossed the border from the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the squad had been training for the African Nations Cup, scheduled to start today in Angola. The players were looking ahead to their opening game on Monday against Ghana. The next moment, the players -- among them Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor and Aston Villa midfielder Moustapha Salifou -- were cowering in fear, trying to evade the hail of machine-gun bullets that ripped into the bus and caused instant bloodshed and terror.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 20, 2012 | By Jori Finkel, Los Angeles Times
Mickalene Thomas is to contemporary painting what Daft Punk is to music: acclaimed as one of the more original remix artists working today. The 41-year-old Brooklyn artist has borrowed images and poses from established masters such as Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Edouard Manet, Henri Matisse and Romare Bearden in her paintings. But her most recent work owes a particularly explicit debt to Gustave Courbet, the 19th-century French realist who famously painted a graphic (some say pornographic)
BOOKS
March 29, 1998 | BASIL DAVIDSON, Basil Davidson is the author of more than 20 books on Africa and the slave trade, including, most recently, "The Black Man's Burden: Africa and the Curse of the Nation-State."
Every now and then there comes out of Africa a book that tells about something really new. Not very often, as we know, because books about Africa seem all too easily to sink into a rut of repeating what we have known already. But here is one that leaps out of that dismal fate and, again remarkably, does this not in words but in photographs.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 23, 2001
A look at deaths in arts and entertainment from Jan. 1 through Dec. 19. For a more comprehensive list, check the Calendar Web site, www.calendarlive.com/passings. Ray Walston, 86, actor, Jan. 1 Les Brown, 88, longtime bandleader, Jan. 4 Milan Hlavsa, 49, influential Czech rocker, Jan. 5 Nancy Parsons, 58, character actress, Jan. 5 Esteban Vicente, 97, Abstract Expressionist painter, Jan. 10 Denys Lasdun, 86, Modernist British architect, Jan.
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