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September 6, 1991 | GAILE ROBINSON
Donna Karan was seeing stars last night--and one had her name on it. Known for luxurious, no-nonsense designs, Karan is the first of 10 "creative spirits" to see her name in bronze in the motor court of I. Magnin's landmark store on Wilshire Boulevard. According to her friend and publicity director, Patti Cohen, the designer wasn't certain what would happen during the ceremony. She even thought she might have to put her hand in cement. She didn't.
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March 14, 2014 | By Irene Lechowitzky, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Welcome to Borrego Springs, Calif., population 3,400, in the middle of nowhere (actually, about 150 miles southeast of L.A.). Throw away the smartphone; this is a place to unplug. This designated Dark Sky Community offers breathtaking views of the stars at night. The days aren't too shabby either, as my husband and I learned on a late February getaway. Be sure to stop at the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Visitor Center (200 Palm Canyon Drive; [760] 767-4205, http://www.parks.ca.gov/?
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October 1, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
The event : Monday night's “L.A. Phil Gala,” celebrating Walt Disney Concert Hall's 10 th  anniversary and honoring the hall's innovative architect Frank Gehry. The performance:   Gustavo Dudamel conducted the L.A. Phil in a varied program, beginning with John Cage's "4'33,” consisting of only the hall's ambient sounds -- in other words, no music -- and ending with “When You Wish Upon a Star” in tribute to the Disney family. Bach, Tchaikovsky, Ades, Mahler and Saint-Saens came in between, with Yo-Yo Ma performing the solos and videos by artist Netia Jones showing the hall's phases of development.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2014 | Matt Cooper
Long Beach Playhouse revives Ira Levin's "Deathtrap," Denis O'Hare recites "An Iliad" at the Broad, and "Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel" returns to Santa Monica Pier's West End Theatre. Carnaval de Cabrillo Community event features dance, music, etc., and a preview of Cabrillo Music Theatre's upcoming production of “In the Heights” (at 1:45 p.m.). Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Today, noon. Free. I'll Go On Barry McGovern co-created and stars in this solo show based on three Samuel Beckett novels.
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January 13, 1998 | Al Martinez
She remembers her little sister as a tease, a sprite, a best friend, a glow of light dancing in her memories. She sees her on a starry night in August and hears her whisper, "I'm leaving." And then the Nazis come. For Rose Toren, the imagery is as clear as if it happened yesterday instead of almost 60 years ago. Time has a way of capturing and holding significant moments, imprinting them on the brain like a face on film. The face in this case is that of Eda Orenstein.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 1986 | DON SHIRLEY
Stanley Kamel's shrugs vainly try to conceal a thousand neuroses. His eyes pierce, yet they're also beady. No one is funnier at portraits of overwrought show-biz honchos. This year, he's playing a producer in S. L. Diamond's "A Starry Night in Casper," at the Beverly Hills Playhouse; last year, it was a director in "Light Up the Sky," at Room for Theatre. His value is more obvious this year, because no one else in "Starry" is worth watching.
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August 22, 1993 | EMILY ADAMS
Gather round, children, and you will hear of a time before stars clustered thick in the night sky. Before distant suns appeared to light our way, all the creatures of the world stumbled about in the evening as they went about their chores. They bumped into spiny cactus needles and slipped into cold streams. Tired of tripping in the dark, the animals went to the creator and asked for help. The creator gave them a bag of stars and told the creatures to outline their own images in the night sky.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 1997 | MARK SWED, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
Grant Gershon has a reputation for turning on a dime. Assistant conductors need quick responses and versatility, of course, since they must be ready to step up to the podium at a moment's notice. And ideally, the filling-in should be high profile and spectacular--that's long been one of the best ways young conductors can make a name for themselves. It worked for Leonard Bernstein; it worked for Kent Nagano; and it worked for Esa-Pekka Salonen.
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August 31, 1993 | KATHRYN BOLD
A cuddly puppy, a wedding cake and $10,000 worth of cosmetic surgery were among the more unusual items on the auction block when the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. of Orange County held its inaugural gala to kick off the MDA's Labor Day weekend telethon. More than 250 guests turned up for the "Starry, Starry Night" dinner and auction Friday, which took place on the terrace of the Waterfront Hilton at Huntington Beach. The $75-per-person gala was expected to net about $25,000 for the MDA.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2008
Starry night: Rihanna will take the stage June 24 at the BET Awards, the show announced Thursday. Also added: Ne-Yo, Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard and Gabrielle Union. Already included in the lineup: Alicia Keys, Chris Brown and Kanye West.
SPORTS
October 19, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
ST. LOUIS - As reality was starting to sink in that the Dodgers had been eliminated, Adrian Gonzalez consoled himself with the idea that he should soon get another chance to reach the World Series. "We're definitely going to have the team again next year," Gonzalez said. Hanley Ramirez is under contract for another year. Clayton Kershaw won't be eligible for free agency until after next season. Gonzalez, Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig, Zack Greinke, Andre Ethier and Carl Crawford have multiple years remaining on their contracts.
NEWS
October 1, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
The event : Monday night's “L.A. Phil Gala,” celebrating Walt Disney Concert Hall's 10 th  anniversary and honoring the hall's innovative architect Frank Gehry. The performance:   Gustavo Dudamel conducted the L.A. Phil in a varied program, beginning with John Cage's "4'33,” consisting of only the hall's ambient sounds -- in other words, no music -- and ending with “When You Wish Upon a Star” in tribute to the Disney family. Bach, Tchaikovsky, Ades, Mahler and Saint-Saens came in between, with Yo-Yo Ma performing the solos and videos by artist Netia Jones showing the hall's phases of development.
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May 2, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Director/producer/writer Baz Luhrmann must be pretty proud of his latest offering, "The Great Gatsby," due out May 10. At least it looked that way Tuesday night in New York at Prada's cocktail reception kicking off the SoHo store's exhibit of the movie's costumes, designed by Luhrmann's wife, Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin, in collaboration with fashion designer Miuccia Prada. One might say he embodied the phrase "busting his buttons" (as seen here). Some of the movie's stars -- Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire and Isla Fisher -- attended, as did Katy Perry, Florence Welch and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
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February 21, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Death Valley National Park gained a new distinction Wednesday for its night sky and the care it has taken to protect and preserve the darkness. The International Dark-Sky Assn. selected Death Valley as an International Dark Sky Park for its exceptional skyscape, educational programs and steps it has taken to reduce the glow and glare of artificial lights inside the park. There are 11 parks worldwide that have received the dark-sky moniker. "Death Valley is a place to gaze in awe at the expanse of the Milky Way, follow a lunar eclipse, track a meteor shower, or simply reflect on your place in the universe," National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said in a statement.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 31, 2013 | By Reed Johnson
A long, illustrious list of musicians have developed a fruitful connection (artistically and economically) to the Greek Theatre (hello, Neil Diamond). Among the performers with a right to claim a special relationship to the iconic venue are Julio Iglesias, the silky Spanish Sinatra who has sold hundreds of millions of discs over a 45-year international career. It's not surprising that the "deluxe" edition of his two-CD, 37-track upcoming greatest hits collection, to be released in April, is being packaged with a DVD, "Starry Night: Live from the Greek Theatre.
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September 13, 2012 | By Robert Abele
The visual language of childhood imagination is what drives "Starry Starry Night," Taiwanese director Tom Shu-Yu Lin's studied, melancholy movie about a sad young girl who falls for the school outcast. With her parents' marriage crumbling, art-conscious seventh-grader Mei (Josie Xu) longs to be back at the enchanted cottage of her ailing grandfather, where the pain of real-world matters falls away and the universe seems excitingly vast. She finds a like-minded companion in new kid Jay (Eric Lin Hui Ming)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 2001
Jason Alexander, Mimi Kennedy, Lea Thompson, JoBeth Williams, Jasmine Guy and "ER's" Paul McCrane are among the celebrities who will entertain in "Starry, Starry Night 2001," a musical benefit for the expansion of A Place Called Home on March 16 at 7 p.m. at the Wadsworth Theatre. A Place Called Home, founded by Debrah Constance, is a center and safe house for South-Central Los Angeles youths 9 to 20. The Wadsworth is at 11301 Wilshire Blvd. in Brentwood. Tickets are $200. (310) 201-5033.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 2009 | Chris Barton
Ever go to a jazz show and have a pop concert break out? Pardon the reference to the old joke about hockey games and boxing, but that's sort of what happened at Wednesday's Corea, Clarke and White show at the Hollywood Bowl. At the second reunion in as many years of the original members of '70s fusion favorites Return to Forever (Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White), the group was midway through a Chaka Khan-led cover of the Gershwin standard "I Loves You Porgy" when a black-clad Stevie Wonder was led to the stage.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2008 | From a Times staff writer
The Grammy Foundation's annual Starry Night benefit dinner will honor longtime Beatles producer George Martin on July 12 at USC. Slated to perform are Burt Bacharach, Jeff Beck, Natalie Cole, Dave Grusin, Tom Jones and Michael McDonald, among others. The dinner and concert will benefit the Grammy Foundation, which provides programs for future generations of music professionals and helps preserve the nation's musical heritage. In addition, Martin will lead a multimedia presentation on "The Making of Sgt. Pepper" at the campus on July 11. For ticket information on both events, go to www. grammyfoundation.
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