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January 27, 1989 | DANIEL CARIAGA
Fifty-nine performances, including 40 by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, five by the Montreal Symphony, one by the visiting Boston Pops Orchestra, five jazz concerts and five Virtuoso events, make up the 1989 summer season at Hollywood Bowl, July 3-Sept. 16. In addition, it was announced Thursday, the schedule will include 40 classical and pops soloists, two July Fourth concerts, three Philharmonic Institute Orchestra concerts and two preseason Mozart concerts. During the season L.A.
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June 5, 2013 | By Rebecca Keegan
The summer moviegoing season is a time for superheroes, explosions - and marketing tie-ins. Some are a common-sense pairing of cinema and brand - "Fast & Furious 6" and Dodge,  "The Hangover: Part III" and Caesar's Palace Las Vegas - while others are a little more perplexing. Here's a list of some of this year's most over-the-top and unexpected movie tie-ins: The movie: "Man of Steel" The product: Hardee's (East Coast) and Carl's Jr.'s (West Coast) Super Bacon Cheeseburger PHOTOS: Celebrities cash in with overseas ads The concept: It takes many brands to save Metropolis.
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April 18, 1987 | ROBERT SMAUS, Smaus is an associate editor of Los Angeles Times Magazine
For some flowers, the show is over. They have been blooming since early spring but are now played out, their petals littering the garden like the spilled popcorn in theater aisles. Though it always seems too soon, it's time to start cleaning up and thinking about getting ready for summer. Fortunately, not all spring flowers finish up at the same time or the work would be overwhelming.
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April 30, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Tickets go on sale Friday for the summer season at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas . The lineup includes stars from comedy, country music, sports and much more. Among the upcoming acts: July 6: Weird Al Yankovic brings his pop-culture parody to the stage. In a three-decade career, Yankovic has amassed 30 gold and platinum albums. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance start at $29. Aug. 1-4: Dixie's Tupperware Party brings saleslady Dixie Longate's off-Broadway smash to the intimate Troesh Studio Theater . The actual sales pitches are intertwined with plenty of homespun stories and even some giveaways of the plastic storage containers.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 27, 1992 | NANCY CHURNIN
The Old Globe Theatre will present plays by Michael Cristofer and New Yorker cartoonist William Hamilton, a new translation of a Spanish classic, two Shakespearean works and a Hank Williams show in the company's annual summer festival. "Breaking Up" (July 8-Aug.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 1986 | From Associated Press
The San Francisco Opera has dropped plans for its summer seasons through 1989 because of a lack of support. General Director Terence A. McEwen said Tuesday the opera has sustained deficits of over $1 million during five of the six summer series. (Last year, the company averaged 64% capacity through 26 performances.) The summer season also seemed to lead to a slump in fall ticket sales and attendance, he said.
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May 25, 1991 | ASHLEY DUNN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Summer has officially arrived on Santa Catalina Island. Just look for the bikinis, the golf bags--and the occasional agent of the Immigration and Naturalization Service arresting undocumented workers. In an annual ritual that has gone on for years, usually just before the start of the summer tourist season, INS agents have come to this sun-drenched resort 26 miles off the coast of Long Beach to raid local businesses that are illegally employing undocumented workers.
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July 19, 1991 | KEVIN RODERICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Next to the upper Sacramento River, life seems so normal that the eyes are drawn to the towering peak of Mt. Shasta as it plays a morning dance with the clouds. Now you see it, now it's gone. On the river bank, children play beside what looks and smells like clean mountain water. A boy sells Kool-Aid for 25 cents a cup. No dying fish flop madly in the shallows.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2007 | Lynne Heffley
Shakespeare, second chances and the desire for redemption fuel the Old Globe's 2008 summer season in San Diego. Samuel Taylor and Cornelia Otis Skinner's 1958 comedy "The Pleasure of His Company," in which a prodigal playboy tries to be dad to his debutante daughter, will be presented July 17-Aug. 17 in the Old Globe Theater.
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April 30, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Tickets go on sale Friday for the summer season at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Las Vegas . The lineup includes stars from comedy, country music, sports and much more. Among the upcoming acts: July 6: Weird Al Yankovic brings his pop-culture parody to the stage. In a three-decade career, Yankovic has amassed 30 gold and platinum albums. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance start at $29. Aug. 1-4: Dixie's Tupperware Party brings saleslady Dixie Longate's off-Broadway smash to the intimate Troesh Studio Theater . The actual sales pitches are intertwined with plenty of homespun stories and even some giveaways of the plastic storage containers.
SPORTS
April 24, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
Betfair Hollywood Park begins what could be its final 49-day spring-summer meeting Thursday. The California Horse Racing Board is scheduled to move forward on 2014 racing dates at its next meeting on May 23 in Sacramento, even though Hollywood Park has not publicly stated whether the track will shut down at the end of this year. Jack Liebau, president of Hollywood Park, said last week that people seem to be assuming the Inglewood track will not have racing next year. "They may be right; they may be wrong," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 11, 2012 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
This post has been updated. Opening the Los Angeles Philharmonic's summer season at the Hollywood Bowl with Beethoven's big Ninth Symphony on Tuesday night, the conductor Leonard Slatkin told the audience that this hallowed score, a symphonic overcoming of suffering, is an almost annual event in the amphitheater. In fact, it's more a special occasion. Its performance at the Bowl three years ago is a hard act to follow. That was Gustavo Dudamel's media-frenzied free concert that began his L.A. Phil music directorship and gave a whole new meaning to the "Ode to Joy" that famously ends the symphony.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Year-round schooling. Baby boomers date-nighting. Insatiable appetites DVRing, VODemanding, online streaming. March madness game changing ("Hunger Games," not basketball, $358 million and counting). A short way to say popcorn is not just for summer anymore. Moviegoers - young (the summer staple) and old (increasingly coming back to the five-and-dime, Jimmy Dean…) - want a constant flow. The idea that audiences are more intrigued, or less pressed in the summertime, or that there are movie mood swings tied to weather patterns anymore is just downright silly.
SPORTS
April 25, 2012 | By Bill Dwyre
Hollywood Park will begin its annual lengthy spring/summer meeting with a new name and a top attraction. Thursday will mark opening day at Betfair Hollywood Park. It begins a program of Thursday-Sunday racing that will contest $6.8 million in stakes money and will carry on right through racing's Triple Crown season to a July 15 ending. Thursday's opening-day feature will be the $70,000 Harry Henson Stakes. But Friday's first evening card will attract the weekend's most attention, with the appearance of Acclamation, an Eclipse Award winner last year and winner of Del Mar's Pacific Classic.
BUSINESS
July 26, 2011 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
Still recovering from March's devastating earthquake and tsunami, Japan is stepping up efforts to draw foreign travelers, even recruiting Lady Gaga to spread the word that much of Japan is safe for visitors. As part of the effort to lure visitors before the summer travel season ends, the Japan National Tourism Organization recently posted online the radiation levels for downtown Tokyo, which the tourism group says are lower than in tourist destinations such as New York, Singapore and Hong Kong.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 2011 | By Steven Zeitchik and Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times
When disagreements between some of Hollywood's most powerful people began to roil plans for a fourth "Spider-Man" movie several years ago, some in the entertainment industry were advising filmmakers to walk away. But Laura Ziskin, the franchise's producer and primary creative force, decided to push forward. Even though it soon became clear the movie would have to be made without its star (Tobey Maguire) and director (Sam Raimi) — losses that would generally be considered deal-breakers — Ziskin took the then-unconventional route of starting over with a new director and actor.
SPORTS
April 24, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
Betfair Hollywood Park begins what could be its final 49-day spring-summer meeting Thursday. The California Horse Racing Board is scheduled to move forward on 2014 racing dates at its next meeting on May 23 in Sacramento, even though Hollywood Park has not publicly stated whether the track will shut down at the end of this year. Jack Liebau, president of Hollywood Park, said last week that people seem to be assuming the Inglewood track will not have racing next year. "They may be right; they may be wrong," he said.
BUSINESS
September 7, 2009 | Ben Fritz and John Horn
If the year's first four months defied all expectations for what Hollywood could do in a recession, this summer delivered some sobering reality. Through the end of April, domestic box-office receipts leaped 17% while admissions surged nearly 16% from the previous year, according to Hollywood.com. But as the weather turned hot, business cooled: From May 1 through Aug. 31, attendance was down 2.4% from 2008 and 6% from 2007. Summer box-office revenues rose 1.3%, not even enough to account for ticket price inflation, let alone the premiums charged in a growing number of 3-D theaters.
BUSINESS
April 29, 2011 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
Hollywood is hoping that "Fast Five" will finally rev up ticket sales this weekend in what has so far been a dismal year at the box office. With a tagline that boasts "summer starts early," the fifth film in the popular street racing franchise is the first in a string of big-budget studio event movies that will be released over the next few months. The film debuts as ticket sales in 2011 are down 17% and attendance is off 18%. For weeks, movie industry executives have lamented the state of the box office, placing their hopes on summer season "tentpoles" such "Fast Five" to get people in the habit of going to theaters every weekend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 2011 | By Esmeralda Bermudez, Los Angeles Times
Some of the musicians had lived in the old Boyle Hotel for decades. Others were like migrating birds. They roosted there in the summer season of weddings, quinceañeras and backyard parties. Come winter, they packed their violins, accordions and trumpets and headed to their villages in Mexico. In spring, they came north again. This year, they can't return to the Boyle Hotel. It's shuttered, and all of the mariachis have scattered. Months ago, the run-down building that houses the musicians who gather at Mariachi Plaza on the eastern edge of downtown was vacated so it could be remodeled.
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