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April 12, 2000 | JENNIFER FISHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A week before his engagement at UCLA's Royce Hall, Bill T. Jones is anxious to talk about new work and pointedly not interested in revisiting his high-profile decision to abide by the NAACP boycott of South Carolina while the Confederate flag flies over the State House there.
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April 12, 2000 | JENNIFER FISHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A week before his engagement at UCLA's Royce Hall, Bill T. Jones is anxious to talk about new work and pointedly not interested in revisiting his high-profile decision to abide by the NAACP boycott of South Carolina while the Confederate flag flies over the State House there.
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June 7, 2000 | DARYL H. MILLER
ARTS Spoleto Fallout: Twelve days into the Spoleto Arts Festival in Charleston, S.C., festival general director Nigel Redden says the event, which opened May 26, has definitely felt the effects of an NAACP boycott of South Carolina's $14.5-billion tourist industry, which led to the pullout of several scheduled festival artists: the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, jazz singer Dianne Reeves and the cast of the jazz opera "Running Man."
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April 18, 1993 | KIM UPTON
When Yellowstone National Park opens for the summer season May 7, it will do so sporting a $3-million refurbishment of one of its icons: the national historic landmark Old Faithful Inn. Renovations were made over the winter to the east wing of the 1904 inn near Old Faithful geyser, which was added to the original structure in 1913-14.
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February 22, 2000 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones, who has built an international reputation on the strength of his provocative works about social issues, has decided not to perform at Charleston, S.C.'s prestigious Spoleto USA arts festival in June unless the state removes the Confederate flag that flies over the state Capitol in Columbia.
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May 11, 1997 | ELLIOTT MACKLE, Mackle, former dining critic of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, spends weekends on the South Carolina coast
Edgy about hitting a 7 p.m. reservation at the city's hottest new restaurant, we threaded our way down teeming North Market Street on a recent Saturday. Pedicab, auto and one-horse carriage traffic was heavy. The single-lane sidewalk was blocked by an emerging busload of bright-eyed couples clad in pastel hoop skirts, butternut gray Confederate-style uniforms and, in a few cases, high-top athletic shoes.
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February 27, 2000 | ELAINE DUTKA, Elaine Dutka is a Times staff writer
During an early February rehearsal, a slightly rumpled fellow with an Aussie accent and an easy laugh walks up to the tenor playing the Duke of Mantua in the upcoming Los Angeles Opera production of "Rigoletto." What, inquires the singer, is my state of mind in this scene? The director, a stickler for behavior and body language, warms to the question. "You're irritating everyone in the room--but no matter," he replies. "You're the big cheese and everyone's inhibited by your fame.
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