April 15, 2013 |
The anniversary is No. 66, which, although not particularly special numerically, feels more celebratory this year with the release of the film “42.” That would be “42,” the story of Jackie Robinson integrating baseball and changing America, and also the No. 1 movie in the nation last week. On Monday, baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day again, with all players wearing No. 42, but the main focus remains with the team Robinson broke in with, the Dodgers. His widow, Rachel Robinson, daughter Sharon, and son David, are to be in attendance at Dodger Stadium for the festivities.
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October 9, 1987
Some snoozed and some closed their eyes, but most of the 200 men who packed the Union Rescue Mission's main hall Thursday gave a rousing reception to noted cellist Sharon Robinson, of New York's Pro Musicis. Robinson, who played selections from Rachmaninoff and other classical composers, asked whether anyone in the audience would like to comment on the music, and one homeless man asked if she would play something "pizzicato"--or by plucking.
April 15, 2012 |
NEW YORK - As baseball celebrates the 65th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier for the Dodgers, the new stewards of his old team are working to embrace his family in the incoming ownership group. Sharon Robinson, the daughter of the late Hall of Fame infielder, confirmed Sunday the Dodgers' incoming owners have invited the Robinson family and its foundation to play a significant role with the team. "We hope that we will be involved," Sharon Robinson said.
April 24, 1992 |
The trio comprising pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson is hardly a stranger to these parts, as attested by the large, clearly partisan audience present in the Leo S. Bing Theater of the L.A. County Museum of Art on Wednesday. The three may be a familiar presence, but with each successive appearance they seem to add a layer of depth or, at the very least, daring to their interpretations.
December 29, 1996 |
Now, two new books are appearing to celebrate Jackie Robinson. His widow, Rachel Robinson, has written "Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait." The other, by his daughter, Sharon, is titled "Stealing Home: An Intimate Family Portrait." To judge them fairly, you do best to keep the subtitles in mind. With the help of journalist Lee Daniels and an editor, Rachel has produced a beautifully illustrated book, full of touching and poignant moments.
March 30, 1992 |
A glance at the program--after frantically trying to get through the Convention Center's rodeo overruns and Grand Prix roadblocks--might suggest that the Long Beach Symphony had offered Wagnerian bookends Saturday at the Terrace Theater. Wrong. Hagen's "Fire Music," the curtain raiser, had nothing whatever to do with "The Ring." Rather, it is a new orchestra commission, and its composer, Wisconsin-born Daron Aric Hagen, can take pride in the result.