September 30, 1994 |
So imagine this: You go to see the guy who runs Channel 4 and after an hour's conversation about TV, he suddenly says: "Our viewers are very discerning, you know. People don't sit down and watch this channel for a whole evening. And I'm perfectly happy with that. In fact, it's our greatest strength." Couldn't happen, right? Not with the Channel 4 you're thinking of, it couldn't.
August 23, 1994 |
The premiere of Kenneth Branagh's "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" on Nov. 1 is among the highlights of the two-month UK/LA 1994 festival schedule to be announced by British Consul General Merrick Baker-Bates and festival organizers at a press conference today at the Biltmore Hotel. During the festival, Prince Charles will visit Los Angeles to attend UK/LA and other events related to fund-raising for Los Angeles inner-city charities, according to the consul general.
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.