October 12, 1994 |
Los Angeles has been good to Steven Berkoff. The edgy British actor-playwright-director, best known for his virulent portraits of working-class anomie, has staged many of his plays here--including "Acapulco," "East" and the long-running "Kvetch," all at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble. But he's almost unknown as a thespian. In fact, although Berkoff is a popular staple of the British stage, he's been on the boards only once in L.A., in "Decadence" in 1984.
September 24, 1994 |
Question: Do I address you as Sir Neville? * Answer. I respond to almost anything. If you wanted to be incredibly formal, it is Sir plus the Christian name. But Hey, you! is quite enough. Q. The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields is the most recorded chamber orchestra in the world, having made more than 1,000 recordings. Last year, the orchestra earned the Queen's Award for Export Achievement. Was that an honorary award, or were there precise criteria? A.
September 9, 1994 |
The last time Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Sinfonia Antartica" was heard at Hollywood Bowl, in 1976, a small, end-of-summer crowd of 5,041 was in attendance. When the work returned to Cahuenga Pass Wednesday night on the first official event in the 1994 UK/LA Festival, another underpopulated audience greeted it. On hand were merely 6,301 listeners. Those listeners, however, showed themselves to be hardy souls, and not put off by the work's long-windedness.
April 7, 1994 |
Just as Los Angeles is a different city than it was in 1988, so will the second UK/LA Festival present a different United Kingdom than was shown in the first UK/LA festival in 1988. UK/LA 1994, a citywide arts fest, will be officially announced today by Prince Andrew, Duke of York, at a reception at the Hancock Park home of British Consul Merrick Baker-Bates. Scheduled to begin Sept.
February 18, 1988 |
With the three-month UK/LA Festival running through April 30, Southern California's awareness of ties with Britain is becoming keener. Besides the opportunity to attend cultural events, now is a good time to explore some of the British gift stores around the Southland and become more familiar with the life style of the British.
February 27, 1988
Through Thursday, an exhibit of original artwork for British Post Office stamp designs may be seen at the Galleria of the Pacific Design Center. This is the first time the original designs and stamps are being exhibited outside of London's Post Office Museum; it's part of the three-month UK/LA Celebration of British Arts Festival. All stamps in the exhibit are for the years 1981 to 1987.