November 14, 1997 |
For UC Irvine dance professor Donald McKayle, a five-time Tony Award nominee, Broadway choreography ought to have some splash and sizzle. But when it comes to "Sweet Charity," which opens tonight in a UCI production at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, it can never have too much. "I'm working with the talent that I have," McKayle, who's directing and choreographing, says of this revival. "What you want to do is explode on the stage what's good in the talent. The girl I've got is fabulous.
February 21, 1993 |
If politics makes weird bedfellows, altruism makes even weirder alliances. Consider Sue Hathorn and Robert Malone of Jackson, Miss., for instance. Hathorn is a good, middle-aged Baptist woman who probably never had a sinful thought in her life. And, lord have mercy, she would never drink, smoke or gamble. Actually, two out of three isn't bad. Because Sue Hathorn did gamble on gambler Robert Malone, a good old boy with shady connections, a fancy pickup truck and a fondness for heavy gold jewelry.
December 31, 1998 |
Joanna Carides works in advertising. She buys media for a big liquor company. She navigates Madison Avenue the way a shark works a reef, always moving, ever alert. She has scant time to help her fellow man. Well, that's not quite true. Saturday morning, between 9 and noon, looks pretty open. She grabs her monthly calendar of altruistic offerings, an a la carte selection of selfless acts. Hmm. Rehab a home for poor people? Too cold. Soup kitchen? Did it already. Clean a park? Too far.
August 27, 1992 |
It's hardly surprising that clients at Vera Brown's newest beauty spa in Thousand Oaks would expect her to exude a certain aura of elegance. After all, when the spa happens to be on the grounds of the very posh Sherwood Country Club--a rolling, modern-day Sherwood Forest owned by billionaire David Murdock and where full membership costs a paltry $150,000 to join and $6,000 a year--luxury comes with the territory.
September 3, 2000 |
Just about everyone in the music business is upfront about wanting a hit record. So why shouldn't a charity be the same? After being associated with two moderate-selling benefit albums honoring the music of low-profile singer-songwriters Victoria Williams and Vic Chesnutt, Sweet Relief, which gives financial aid to musicians who need medical care, is raising its aim. The musical subject of the next Sweet Relief project: funk-rock pioneer Sly Stone.
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June 20, 2002 |
James Luisi, a character actor adept at portraying hard-boiled detectives and gangsters and remembered for his long-running role as Lt. Doug Chapman on television's "The Rockford Files," has died. Luisi, 73, died June 7 in Los Angeles of cancer. A professional basketball player with the Baltimore Bullets for two years, Luisi got into acting in the late 1950s after hearing that a neighborhood friend, Anthony Franciosa, was appearing in a Broadway show.
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November 7, 1997 |
An exhibition of art by UC Irvine graduates and an opening night performance of the musical "Sweet Charity" will kick off UCI ArtsWeek '97, a five-day celebration of music, art, drama and dance, Nov. 11 to Nov. 15. The event also will include the second annual "ArtsBridge Day," featuring performances by Orange County public school children. Tickets for ArtsWeek events are available at the UCI ARTS Box Office: (714) 824-2748.