June 10, 1993
The opening concert of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's 1993-94 season features the world premiere of John Harbison's "Gli accordi piu usati/The most often used chords," Oct. 22 at Royce Hall and Oct. 23-24 at Ambassador Auditorium. Repertory for the 25th-anniversary season also includes world premieres from Joan Tower and Stephen Scott, and the U.S. premiere of Arvo Part's "Introductory Prayers."
June 24, 2001 |
Police were looking for a motive for a shooting spree in which a man opened fire with an assault rifle in a quiet neighborhood in Edmond, killing one man and critically wounding another before being killed by police. Authorities said it was a random act of violence. They said 44-year-old Ralph Meyer fatally shot Stephen J. Scott, 54, as he was working in his backyard and wounded 61-year-old George Polifka, who had been swimming in his pool.
April 7, 1996 |
SONNY ROLLINS "Sonny Rollins +3" ** 1/2 Milestone Sonny Rollins in performance with a trio is a promising notion, an arena that is open yet supportive enough to allow his improvisational skills on the saxophone to take wing. But what might have been a sterling outing is largely betrayed by his rhythm sections, which offer meager foundations for soloing. Bob Cranshaw's walking electric bass generates little propulsive energy, and Al Foster's drums sound noisy and out of touch.
October 25, 1993 |
Buster Williams, who appeared at the Jazz Bakery during the weekend with his own trio, is a bassist with countless credits as sideman, leader and accompanist to singers. Limber fingered, with a dark, rich tone, Williams leaves no doubt about his technical virtuosity. On Friday, his solos involved the full range of the instrument, occasional chording and moments of walking bass for contrast.
June 23, 2002
James E. Shaw erroneously portrays recording companies as modern-day slave owners ["Musicians Should Voice Outrage," Letters, June 16]. Is it really productive to regularly characterize persons of color as existing only one step above indentured servants, while being kept on "the plantation?" The artists mentioned, Mary Wells and Jackie Wilson, were certainly able to purchase their own health insurance and retirement programs, but chose to spend their money elsewhere. Mr. Shaw apparently believes in paternalism, and that entertainers require ongoing care from their industry because they are unable to care for themselves.
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July 18, 1987
A federal grand jury in Los Angeles issued a two-count indictment Friday against a Cypress College employee in connection with a series of counterfeit $20 bills he is accused of making at the college print shop. The indictment alleged that Stephen Scott Sebastian, 24, of Garden Grove, manufactured and possessed $49,000 in $20 bills. He was arrested June 5 by Secret Service agents, who seized the fake bills at the print shop and at Sebastian's home.
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March 25, 2014 |
SACRAMENTO -- Abbot Archimandrite Theodor Micka was awakened on Tuesday morning by his fellow priests with some good news. Gov. Jerry Brown had signed legislation allowing the ailing 76-year-old abbot, who has terminal cancer, to be buried on the grounds of his Alameda County monastery. “I'm in really high spirits now," Micka said in a phone interview. Despite ongoing chemotherapy, he said, "I have strength that is almost superhuman this morning.” Micka has spent decades developing an Orthodox Christian monastery in Castro Valley, buying the first plot of land in 1979.
January 12, 1995
Contributing to Times storm coverage were staff writers Alan Abrahamson, Mark Arax, Leslie Berger, Sharon Bernstein, Miguel Bustillo, Sara Catania, Jack Cheevers, Errol Cockfield, Aaron Curtiss, Cathleen Decker, Julie Fields, Tom Gorman, Carla Hall, Nancy Hill-Holtzman, Chip Johnson, Myron Levin, Carlos V. Lozano, Eric Malnic, Mary F. Pols, Bob Pool, Amy Pyle, Nicholas Riccardi, Beth Shuster, Constance Sommer, Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Rebecca Trounson, Kenneth R.