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May 13, 1989
California Institute of the Arts held its 19th annual graduation ceremony Friday in the Graduation Courtyard. Degrees were conferred on 219 students. Steven D. Lavine, president of CalArts, delivered the commencement address. He said: "It has been a difficult year here at CalArts . . . difficult for the staff who must support a community full of improvisation, surprise and passionate conviction. Difficult for you who have to survive this pressure cooker and especially for me as a new president.
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December 20, 1992 | DIANE HAITHMAN, Diane Haithman is a Times staff writer.
Steven D. Lavine, president of CalArts, once went to the opera in San Francisco wearing shorts and a bathrobe. It was not a fashion statement; he was trying to make a point. "People looked at me with such disdain--some people whispered: 'How could you ruin this for us?' " said Lavine, 45. "I was trying to make the statement that they're smothering the music that I love in something that is unattractive. "The stuffiness that surrounds the arts--what is it about? We have sort of smothered these institutions in a social style that is representative of a certain generation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1988 | ZAN DUBIN
Steven D. Lavine, associate director for arts and humanities at the Rockefeller Foundation, has been named successor to Robert J. Fitzpatrick as president of the California Institute of the Arts. The appointment was announced Tuesday by Jon B. Lovelace, chairman of the Valencia institution's board of trustees. Lavine, who holds a doctorate in English and American literature from Harvard University, will assume the post in late June.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1989
California Institute of the Arts held its 19th annual graduation ceremony Friday in the Graduation Courtyard. Degrees were conferred on 219 students. Steven D. Lavine, president of CalArts, delivered the commencement address. He said: "It has been a difficult year here at CalArts . . . difficult for the staff who must support a community full of improvisation, surprise and passionate conviction. Difficult for you who have to survive this pressure cooker and especially for me as a new president.
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December 20, 1992 | DIANE HAITHMAN, Diane Haithman is a Times staff writer.
Steven D. Lavine, president of CalArts, once went to the opera in San Francisco wearing shorts and a bathrobe. It was not a fashion statement; he was trying to make a point. "People looked at me with such disdain--some people whispered: 'How could you ruin this for us?' " said Lavine, 45. "I was trying to make the statement that they're smothering the music that I love in something that is unattractive. "The stuffiness that surrounds the arts--what is it about? We have sort of smothered these institutions in a social style that is representative of a certain generation.
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October 23, 1988 | DAVID WHARTON
Javanese gamelans will ring through the hills of Valencia this afternoon as African dancers gyrate in the east courtyard at CalArts. This is the school's way of inaugurating Steven Lavine as its third president. Arriving from the Rockefeller Foundation in New York City, Lavine is taking charge of one of the nation's most respected art institutes. And though he is just beginning this task, the new president is already trying to place his mark on the school.
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May 4, 2004 | Lewis Segal
The California Institute of the Arts will officially rename its school of dance after the late philanthropist Sharon Disney Lund, Walt Disney's younger daughter, during the school's dance performance at Disney Hall's REDCAT on Saturday. Lund, a CalArts board member who died in 1993, was one of the school's most generous benefactors, contributing $28 million during her lifetime and through her foundation after her death.
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October 26, 2004 | Elaine Dutka
The film series "WAR! Protest in America -- 1965-2004" is getting underway today at REDCAT, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater. Movies dealing with civil rights, black power, personal liberation and political action will be presented during the week before the Nov. 2 election. The selections will be shown from noon to 6 p.m. through Sunday in the lobby of REDCAT, in the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
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January 31, 1990 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Art in L.A.: "The New Avant-Garde," the first installment of the Los Angeles Festival and CalArts-sponsored monthly lecture series, "Art in the Life of L.A.," will be held at 6:30 tonight at Pacific Design Center. Hosted by Festival director Peter Sellars and CalArts President Steven D. Lavine, the program will be moderated by performance artist Tim Miller.
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January 18, 1994
"Can the Arts Help to Heal Los Angeles?"--a luncheon and panel discussion sponsored by the Music Center's Club 100 and Town Hall of Los Angeles--will be held Jan. 27 in the Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The 11:30 a.m. panel will include L.A. County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, City Councilman Joel Wachs, L.A. Cultural Affairs Department grants director Roelle Hseih Louie, L.A. County Music and Performing Arts Commission President Eunice David, Cal Arts President Steven D.
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October 23, 1988 | DAVID WHARTON
Javanese gamelans will ring through the hills of Valencia this afternoon as African dancers gyrate in the east courtyard at CalArts. This is the school's way of inaugurating Steven Lavine as its third president. Arriving from the Rockefeller Foundation in New York City, Lavine is taking charge of one of the nation's most respected art institutes. And though he is just beginning this task, the new president is already trying to place his mark on the school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1988 | ZAN DUBIN
Steven D. Lavine, associate director for arts and humanities at the Rockefeller Foundation, has been named successor to Robert J. Fitzpatrick as president of the California Institute of the Arts. The appointment was announced Tuesday by Jon B. Lovelace, chairman of the Valencia institution's board of trustees. Lavine, who holds a doctorate in English and American literature from Harvard University, will assume the post in late June.
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March 29, 1991 | MICHAEL ARKUSH
CalArts has gone from the campus to the community. With more than $1 million in grants, the school has begun a 3 1/2-year project in which CalArts faculty and students will help educate junior and senior high school students in three Los Angeles-area facilities--Watts Towers Arts Center, Plaza de la Raza in East Los Angeles and the Social and Public Art Resource Center in Venice. "This is not an outreach activity," CalArts President Steven D. Lavine said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 1988
Robert B. Egelston will become chairman of the board of California Institute of the Arts in Valencia on July 1, board trustees announced. Egelston succeeds Jon B. Lovelace, chairman since 1983, who will continue to serve as a board member. Egelston has been a CalArts trustee since 1976 and recently headed the institute's search committee for a new president. He is chairman of the board of the Capital Trust Group, and vice chairman of Capital Research and Management Co.
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