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May 30, 1993 | CONNIE BENESCH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hundreds of people poured into the Wadsworth Theater in Westwood on a recent Friday evening. The two podiums were decorated with the dual comedy-tragedy theatrical masks. Behind the scenes, the stage manager, his assistants and the performers quietly completed preparations. Was it show time? No. Actually, it was time for the Shabbat service. But at the Synagogue for the Performing Arts, L.A.'s unusual haven for Jewish show-business people, there's a certain similarity between the two.
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December 19, 1986 | MARILYN ZEITLIN, Zeitlin is a Malibu free-lance writer.
"What's the entertainment industry all about?" asked the rabbi. He answered his own question: "It's about enriching life, and that's what we want to do today, bring you enrichment." What's this? A rabbi extolling enrichment through entertainment? That's exactly what Rabbi David Baron was talking about, because his congregation is the Synagogue for the Performing Arts, and a prerequisite of all its members is that they belong to the entertainment industry.
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February 11, 1999 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Danny Dayton, actor and director who played the character Hank Pivnik on television's top-rated "All in the Family" and Rusty Charlie in the motion picture version of "Guys and Dolls," has died. He was 75. Dayton, an award-winning director of commercials featuring celebrities, died Saturday of emphysema at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. A native of Jersey City, N.J.
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June 2, 1991 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charles M. Powell, a veteran Hollywood marketing executive and director of a USC film production program who was involved in the controversial colorizing of classic black and white films, has died. He was 57. Powell died Friday of a heart attack in his USC campus office. He had been named director last year of the Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program in the university's School of Cinema and TV. Powell had been involved with the program since it began in 1979.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1986 | MARY E. GILSTRAP
An auction to benefit the Episcopal Service Alliance's Martha House, the only facility in Orange County for single, homeless women, will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Marine Corps Air Station in El Toro. Presented by the Trinity Episcopal Church in Orange, the auction will also feature help from the Blessed Sacrament Church in Placentia, St. Anselm's Episcopal Church in Garden Grove and St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Tustin.
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September 8, 1988 | LYNN STEINBERG, Steinberg is a Los Angeles free-lance writer
When Makom Ohr Shalom congregants gather in Van Nuys for two days of Yom Kippur services later this month, they will take a two-hour detour from the traditional. Two hours will be devoted to hands-on healing, in which members take turns lying on massage tables while others circle them, join hands and chant over the person's body. "It is not sexual or invasive," Rabbi Theodore Falcon said. "It is a literal sharing of energy. It's palpable--all I can tell you is in that room, you can feel it."
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April 5, 1986 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
Trying a different way to educate Roman Catholics in San Francisco about how times have changed for church-run schools, the archdiocese's monthly magazine provided a quiz whose correct answers reflect the situation in most dioceses. Here are six of the (sometimes whimsical) multiple-choice questions devised by Charlotte Pace: - Twenty years ago, the percentage of lay teachers to religious teachers was 15/85. It is now closer to: a. 25/75, b. 50/50, c. 85/15.
SPORTS
November 12, 1999 | LAUREN PETERSON
Grant High finished the girls' tennis season with a 5-2 loss to Cleveland on Tuesday in a City Championship first-round playoff. But for Shayna Fox, the Lancers' No. 1 singles player, the show must go on. Fox, a sophomore who led Grant to the City Division championship as a freshman last year, is a natural when it comes to performing, whether she's on the court, in front of a camera or in a recording studio. She began acting professionally at 8 and has worked in theater, commercials and films.
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July 26, 1985 | GARY LIBMAN
Carrying the Torah around the brick and wood sanctuary of North Hollywood's Temple Beth Hillel as the congregation sang an upbeat song, Larry Carmel remembered the last time he achieved that honor 43 years ago. That was when he could still walk; before he was hit by shrapnel near the French-German border at the close of World War II and before he contracted polio during his recovery. The disease paralyzed him from the chest down.
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