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April 8, 2010
There's nothing quite like the over-the-top spectacle of an old-fashioned circus, which is just what you'll get when the Shrine Circus comes to town. Acrobats, clowns, lions and elephants will vie for your attention alongside a host of sweet treats and lots of song and dance. Shrine Auditorium, 655 W. Jefferson Blvd., L.A. 10 a.m. and 2 and 7 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sun. $20-$100. (213) 748-5116. www .shrineauditorium.com.
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October 13, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
On paper, a few of the wild highlights of the Pet Shop Boys' performance Saturday at the Shrine Auditorium seem so ridiculous: Two backing dancers wearing sparkly, gold and silver lamé pompom suits, bouncing on pogo sticks while the long-running British synth-pop duo played their infectious hit "Domino Dancing," for example.  Singer Neil Tennant, he of the sturdy tenor singing lyrics of being "chained, framed -- you know what I mean" in...
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2012 | By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times
More pop music will be coming to the Shrine Auditorium. Goldenvoice, the concert promotion firm behind the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, will immediately assume control of all booking and operational aspects of the venue south of downtown L.A. and its adjacent Expo Hall, with plans underway for a multimillion-dollar renovation to take place throughout 2013. The Shrine Auditorium will continue to be owned by Al Malaikah Auditorium Co., an offshoot of the national fraternal organization most commonly known as the Shriners.
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December 10, 2012 | By Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times
More pop music will be coming to the Shrine Auditorium. Goldenvoice, the concert promotion firm behind the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, will immediately assume control of all booking and operational aspects of the venue south of downtown L.A. and its adjacent Expo Hall, with plans underway for a multimillion-dollar renovation to take place throughout 2013. The Shrine Auditorium will continue to be owned by Al Malaikah Auditorium Co., an offshoot of the national fraternal organization most commonly known as the Shriners.
NEWS
October 25, 1992 | JAKE DOHERTY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The April-May riots have been called an uprising or a rebellion, but the Rev. Billy G. Ingram says he saw them as "a wake-up call from God." In response, Ingram, pastor of the Maranatha Community Church in Southwest Los Angeles, brought together Christian leaders and pastors from African-American, Latino and Korean-American churches to form the Southern California Coalition of Religious Leaders.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 1991 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
History was made Tuesday when the United Nations admitted North and South Korea as full voting members, ending a 40-year Cold War stalemate over the issue. But that does not mean the two countries have begun to end their differences, politically or artistically.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1992 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gloria Barden-Ching, a fledgling African-American composer, could almost hear soothing musical chords resonate from her piano as she read poetic verses written by renowned Korean poet Han Yongun. In a month, a 40-piece orchestra will enliven her musical interpretation of the poet's words before thousands of Korean-Americans and African-Americans gathered for an evening dedicated to ethnic understanding.
NEWS
February 22, 1990 | GAILE ROBINSON
Waiting for a swarm of major pop-music superstars to enter the Shrine Auditorium for the Grammy Awards is a lot like the harmonic convergence. There is a big buildup of expectation, then nothing much happens. For one thing, most of the stars are discharged from their limousines at the rear entrance. For another, many of the most celebrated artists have been inside the Shrine for several hours before the 5 p.m. show time, preparing for their roles in the program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 1998 | JOE MOZINGO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It didn't go quite as planned. After the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences instituted a new policy forbidding fans from camping out on the sidewalk the night before the Oscars, hordes of fans camped out anyway--this time to get their "priority passes" to bleacher seats at next week's event.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 1990 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bruce Springsteen will make his first formal concert appearance since the 1988 Amnesty International world tour when he joins Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne in a Nov. 16 benefit concert at Shrine Auditorium. Tickets for the acoustic show are $25, $50 and $100 and go on sale Sunday. The $50 and $100 tickets will be available only by credit card phone order through TeleTron starting at 10 a.m.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 2012 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy, Los Angeles Times
BET Awards executive producer Stephen Hill sat perched on a makeshift control board in the middle of the Shrine Auditorium on Thursday as production technicians readied the historic venue for the network's 12th annual awards show. The three-hour-plus production will air live on Sunday and feature performances by D'Angelo, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj and Usher, as well as a tribute to the late Whitney Houston led by her mother, Cissy Houston. One of many crucial questions: Hill needed to know exactly where a mirror ball would be hung for a planned Donna Summer tribute.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 24, 2011
MUSIC Put on your saddest pair of black jeans, dye your hair dark, grab your runniest black eyeliner and cry into your morning coffee: Morrissey, the king of melancholy rock, is in town. The beloved, deep-voiced crooner and former frontman of the Smiths will bring his most practiced pout to the stage along with a host of songs off his new greatest hits collection sure to deliver the eager audience straight back to its most awkward high school years. The Shrine Auditorium, 665 W. Jefferson Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Sat. $45 to $79.50.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2010 | By Rong-Gong Lin II and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
In a surprise move, L.A. Memorial Coliseum Commission members Wednesday overturned a moratorium on raves put in place after the drug overdose death of a 15-year-old girl who had attended an event held at the public facility earlier this year. The move was sharply criticized by Rick Caruso, appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve on the joint city, county and state commission. "I strongly disagree with the action of the commission," Caruso said, adding that he did not attend the meeting because he was at a family event and that it was his understanding that no action would be taken on the rave moratorium.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2010
There's nothing quite like the over-the-top spectacle of an old-fashioned circus, which is just what you'll get when the Shrine Circus comes to town. Acrobats, clowns, lions and elephants will vie for your attention alongside a host of sweet treats and lots of song and dance. Shrine Auditorium, 655 W. Jefferson Blvd., L.A. 10 a.m. and 2 and 7 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sun. $20-$100. (213) 748-5116. www .shrineauditorium.com.
BUSINESS
September 18, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The Shrine Auditorium, whose Moroccan-style facade has been seen by millions as the home of the Emmy Awards and other glittering Hollywood events, could soon sport the name of a corporate sponsor. The organization that runs the venue is hoping a single sponsor will be willing to spend $2.5 million to $4 million a year to place its name on the enormous facility. The Shrine is one of the last major venues in the Los Angeles area to sell naming rights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 2006 | Carla Hall, Times Staff Writer
An 18-year-old Puerto Rican was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday night at the Shrine Auditorium before a crowd of thousands, including a few hundred partisans of her country, screaming and waving Puerto Rican flags. Through an interpreter, Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza, a 5-foot, 9-inch dark-haired aspiring actress, spoke during the onstage interview session about how overcoming obstacles makes one stronger.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 2012 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy, Los Angeles Times
BET Awards executive producer Stephen Hill sat perched on a makeshift control board in the middle of the Shrine Auditorium on Thursday as production technicians readied the historic venue for the network's 12th annual awards show. The three-hour-plus production will air live on Sunday and feature performances by D'Angelo, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj and Usher, as well as a tribute to the late Whitney Houston led by her mother, Cissy Houston. One of many crucial questions: Hill needed to know exactly where a mirror ball would be hung for a planned Donna Summer tribute.
SPORTS
February 19, 2006 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
It didn't take long for the news that UCLA had finally beaten USC to reverberate all the way from Westwood to Perris Island, S.C. That's where Bob Ormsby, who had helped the Trojans compile a sizable chunk of their 42-game basketball winning streak against the Bruins, was stationed in March 1943 while attending Marine Corps boot camp. The report of USC's 42-37 overtime defeat hit Ormsby hard. He was a forward on Trojan teams that went 12-0 against UCLA from 1939 to '42.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2005 | Merrill Balassone, Times Staff Writer
EMMY attendees left their velvet seats at the stroke of 8 Sunday night and began streaming into the Governors Ball in the Shrine Auditorium, where a phalanx of Patina waiters stood at attention near tables bearing wine bottles ready to pour. Debra Messing and Denis Leary were among those who gathered near one of several bars where cocktails were poured through ice sculptures shaped like liquor bottles.
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