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February 6, 1993 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I tell people I play harmonica, and they say, 'Yeah, but what do you really do for a living?' " Tommy Morgan may have trouble persuading some folks that he earns his keep with the humble mouth harp, but that's what he does, and most people have heard him doing it. Since first entering a Los Angeles recording studio in 1950, Morgan, 59, has played his harmonicas on about 5,000 sessions.
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February 6, 1993 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I tell people I play harmonica, and they say, 'Yeah, but what do you really do for a living?' " Tommy Morgan may have trouble persuading some folks that he earns his keep with the humble mouth harp, but that's what he does, and most people have heard him doing it. Since first entering a Los Angeles recording studio in 1950, Morgan, 59, has played his harmonicas on about 5,000 sessions.
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September 10, 1994
Michael Stuart Shere, an award-winning set and lighting designer for more than 25 years, has died at the age of 47. Shere died Aug. 28 in Los Angeles of complications of AIDS. His work on the Noel Coward play "Present Laughter" earned him Drama-Logue awards for sets and lighting. Shere also wrote and directed plays, including "Conversation at Taormina" for Purple Stages and "The Outing of Tommy Morgan."
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November 9, 2000 | GRACE E. JANG
Professional harmonica player Tommy Morgan told 200 Porter Middle School music students Wednesday that the skills he learned from years of practicing music helped him to excel academically--and achieve a fifth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of hapkido. "As a byproduct of studying music, you do better work," said Morgan, who holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's in music composition, both from UCLA.
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March 16, 1992 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Melissa Manchester has one of the most convincing voices in pop music. Why, then, does she expend so much energy mugging, waving her arms, jumping up and down from the piano and racing around the stage? Maybe she just has to.
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November 20, 1992
Nick Stewart, actor and founder of the Ebony Showcase Theatre, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP at the group's fifth Theatre Awards program Dec. 14 at the Westwood Playhouse. Director Edmund Cambridge will receive the Community Service Award, and actress Rosalind Cash has won the Trailblazer Award. Nominees for the group's regular awards include: Equity Musical: * Play: "Sarafina!," "Spunk," "Hello, Dolly!" * Playwright: George C.
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April 15, 1992 | JIM WASHBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Thomas Vize has the second nicest lawn on his suburban block, less verdant only than his in-laws' lawn just across the street. There's a wrought-iron fence, but it's painted a glossy white, not quite giving the impression that the man who lives inside has spent much of his life with the dark musings of Edgar Allan Poe.
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February 12, 1998 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The UCLA Film Archive's "Film India" offers a varied sampling of recent movies from that country's little-known regional cinemas. Organized by journalist Mira Advani, the festival opens tonight at 7:30 in the James Bridges Theater in UCLA's Melnitz Hall with a sure-fire winner in Waris Hussein's "Sixth Happiness." The film stars Firdaus Kanga, who adapted his autobiographical novel, "Learning to Grow," for the screen.
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February 12, 1998 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Rashomon" burst onto the Western scene at the Venice Film Festival in 1951. It not only won the top prize from out of the blue but put Japanese cinema on the world stage for the first time. The movie announced the arrival of a little-known master filmmaker, Akira Kurosawa, and a great new male star whose outsize screen machismo has rarely if ever been matched, Toshiro Mifune.
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