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February 3, 1999 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a girl growing up in Chicago, Mavis Staples was so enthralled by Mahalia Jackson's singing that her father had to warn her to keep out of his collection of the great gospel singer's albums while he was away at work. "He didn't want me to break his records. He would come home and I would ask him: 'Daddy, would you play some Miss Mahalia Jackson?'
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March 13, 1999 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Recalling the loneliness of her teenage years growing up in East Los Angeles during the 1970s, Suzanna Guzman said she would think to herself, "I'm a bother to my father, mother, brother and two sisters. If I smothered, they'd be glad." That was before she grew up to become a Mexican American opera star, and before she met her best friend, Alba Quezada, also a rising stage diva.
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March 13, 1999 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Recalling the loneliness of her teenage years growing up in East Los Angeles during the 1970s, Suzanna Guzman said she would think to herself, "I'm a bother to my father, mother, brother and two sisters. If I smothered, they'd be glad." That was before she grew up to become a Mexican American opera star, and before she met her best friend, Alba Quezada, also a rising stage diva.
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February 27, 1999 | PAUL GREIN
Much was made Wednesday of Lauryn Hill's becoming the first woman to win five Grammys in a single year--breaking the record of four set by Carole King in 1972, the year of "Tapestry," and later tied by Bonnie Raitt and Alanis Morissette. But is the comparison fair? The recording academy presented 44 awards in 1972 and 95 this year, which means it's easier to get multiple awards now. In 1995, for instance, the academy added "genre album" awards in pop, rock, R&B and country.
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February 27, 1999 | PAUL GREIN
Much was made Wednesday of Lauryn Hill's becoming the first woman to win five Grammys in a single year--breaking the record of four set by Carole King in 1972, the year of "Tapestry," and later tied by Bonnie Raitt and Alanis Morissette. But is the comparison fair? The recording academy presented 44 awards in 1972 and 95 this year, which means it's easier to get multiple awards now. In 1995, for instance, the academy added "genre album" awards in pop, rock, R&B and country.
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March 1, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like it or not, pop culture revolves around the creation of appealing, salable images that will set off Pavlovian bells in a mass audience's collective brain. Deborah Harry looks back with pride on her own contribution to the mythology of pop image-making: the creation of Blondie. "I was always fascinated with film stars," Harry said in a recent phone interview from a tour stop in San Francisco. (She opens a three-night stand tonight at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano.
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October 1, 1998 | JIM FRAGALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"My greatest claim to fame," F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, "is that I discovered Bricktop before Cole Porter." In his story "Babylon Revisited," the novelist nostalgically recalled the singer's self-named bistro--the "lost generation's" favorite watering hole, where toute Paris lined up at the door for one of the 14 tiny tables. Ernest Hemingway and Evelyn Waugh also wrote about her; T.S. Eliot referred to her in a poem; and Cole Porter composed a song for her, "Miss Otis Regrets."
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March 9, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Entertainer Helen Reddy believes the world would be a better place if more women were in charge. Reddy, who recorded "I Am Woman," an anthem for the feminist movement, spoke to a group of about 200 people Thursday at Marshall University in recognition of International Women's Day. She listed war, poverty, hunger, children and the elderly among female concerns. "We need more shelters for battered women and children," she said. "We have more shelters for animals" than women and children.
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May 15, 1998
Thirteen singers will compete in the Artists of the Future Voice Competition finals Saturday at 1 p.m. at Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St. Sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, the competition is open to nonprofessional singers, women ages 16 to 22 and men 17 to 23. The first-place winner will receive $2,000, the second- and third-place winners, $1,500 and $1,000, respectively.
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January 23, 1998
A top prize of $10,000 will be offered to the winner of the Loren L. Zachary Society vocal competition, the finals of which will be held June 7 at the Luckman Theatre at Cal State L.A. Opera singers (women between the ages of 21 and 33 and men 21 to 35) preparing to enter a professional stage career are invited to apply. Requests in writing should be addressed to Zachary Society, 2250 Gloaming Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. The competition takes place in Los Angeles April 28-30.
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February 3, 1999 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a girl growing up in Chicago, Mavis Staples was so enthralled by Mahalia Jackson's singing that her father had to warn her to keep out of his collection of the great gospel singer's albums while he was away at work. "He didn't want me to break his records. He would come home and I would ask him: 'Daddy, would you play some Miss Mahalia Jackson?'
ENTERTAINMENT
October 1, 1998 | JIM FRAGALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"My greatest claim to fame," F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, "is that I discovered Bricktop before Cole Porter." In his story "Babylon Revisited," the novelist nostalgically recalled the singer's self-named bistro--the "lost generation's" favorite watering hole, where toute Paris lined up at the door for one of the 14 tiny tables. Ernest Hemingway and Evelyn Waugh also wrote about her; T.S. Eliot referred to her in a poem; and Cole Porter composed a song for her, "Miss Otis Regrets."
NEWS
March 9, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Entertainer Helen Reddy believes the world would be a better place if more women were in charge. Reddy, who recorded "I Am Woman," an anthem for the feminist movement, spoke to a group of about 200 people Thursday at Marshall University in recognition of International Women's Day. She listed war, poverty, hunger, children and the elderly among female concerns. "We need more shelters for battered women and children," she said. "We have more shelters for animals" than women and children.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like it or not, pop culture revolves around the creation of appealing, salable images that will set off Pavlovian bells in a mass audience's collective brain. Deborah Harry looks back with pride on her own contribution to the mythology of pop image-making: the creation of Blondie. "I was always fascinated with film stars," Harry said in a recent phone interview from a tour stop in San Francisco. (She opens a three-night stand tonight at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano.
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September 13, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
Lynn Bielefelt, 51, a choral music professor at USC and formerly of Cal State Long Beach who directed several noted church and youth choirs in Southern California, died of breast cancer Sept. 1 in Los Angeles. At USC's Thornton School of Music, where she earned her doctorate and taught for two years, Bielefelt directed the USC Thornton Concert Choir. She also had been director of highly respected choirs at the First United Methodist Church in Glendale and St.
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February 28, 1994 | DENNIS HUNT
In an interview years ago, Frank Sinatra dubbed them "the sweet singers"--women, like Karen Carpenter, Doris Day and Olivia Newton-John, with sweet voices who sing romantic pop songs with sweet melodies. For the last decade or so, the queen of the sweet singers has been Anne Murray, who appeared in the round at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Friday.
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