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August 23, 1994 | CARROLL LACHNIT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
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October 30, 1994 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES SOCIETY WRITER
With 54 days gone and 14 more to go for the UK/LA Festival, Merrick Baker-Bates, British consul general for Southern California, doesn't look any the worse for wear. At 9 o'clock on a recent morning, the tall, slender Baker-Bates is looking natty in a dark blue suit, an official festival pin on his lapel. He happily shows guests around the 1920s-era Hancock Park home that serves as consulate guest house, meeting place and party venue.
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September 24, 1994 | Sir Neville Marriner leads the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields on Sunday at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts . The UK/LA Festival concert includes the Overture to Mozart's "Die Zauberflote" (The Magic Flute), Elgar's "Enigma" Variations and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto , with 17-year-old soloist Leila Josefowicz. and Marriner founded the Academy in 1959 and is its music director. He also founded the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and was that ensemble's music director for a decade, then served as music director of the Minnesota and Stuttgart Radio Symphony orchestras. He was knighted in 1985. and Benjamin Epstein spoke with the personable Marriner by phone at his hotel room this week in Tokyo, where the orchestra was on a two-week tour. and
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.
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October 22, 1994 | RAY LOYND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Most of us have never heard a Shakespeare play broadcast over the radio, let alone performed by a celestial gathering of British actors, including Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson and Sir John Gielgud. Now, as part of the UK/LA Festival, "Hamlet" and "King Lear," accompanied by fuller texts than usually employed in stage and screen adaptations, illuminate KCRW-FM (89.9) today and Sunday.
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September 9, 1994 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
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.
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April 7, 1994 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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February 18, 1988 | SUSAN PERRY, Perry is a free-lance writer in Los Angeles
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.
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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.
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October 2, 1994 | Don Shirley, Don Shirley is a Times staff writer
A glance at the fall theatrical calendar reveals that the UK/LA Festival 1994 is a very big part of it.
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October 30, 1994 | JEANNINE STEIN, TIMES SOCIETY WRITER
With 54 days gone and 14 more to go for the UK/LA Festival, Merrick Baker-Bates, British consul general for Southern California, doesn't look any the worse for wear. At 9 o'clock on a recent morning, the tall, slender Baker-Bates is looking natty in a dark blue suit, an official festival pin on his lapel. He happily shows guests around the 1920s-era Hancock Park home that serves as consulate guest house, meeting place and party venue.
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October 2, 1994 | Don Shirley, Don Shirley is a Times staff writer
A glance at the fall theatrical calendar reveals that the UK/LA Festival 1994 is a very big part of it.
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September 27, 1994 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
When is a chamber orchestra not a chamber orchestra? One easy answer: when it has more than 65 members. At that point, it becomes just another, standard symphonic ensemble, ready to play Tchaikovsky, or Sibelius, or maybe even Mahler. Now numbering 71, England's 35-year-old Academy of St.
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September 24, 1994 | Sir Neville Marriner leads the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields on Sunday at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts . The UK/LA Festival concert includes the Overture to Mozart's "Die Zauberflote" (The Magic Flute), Elgar's "Enigma" Variations and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto , with 17-year-old soloist Leila Josefowicz. and Marriner founded the Academy in 1959 and is its music director. He also founded the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and was that ensemble's music director for a decade, then served as music director of the Minnesota and Stuttgart Radio Symphony orchestras. He was knighted in 1985. and Benjamin Epstein spoke with the personable Marriner by phone at his hotel room this week in Tokyo, where the orchestra was on a two-week tour. and
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.
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September 24, 1994 | LORRAINE ALI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Some of the most valuable rock 'n' roll over the years has been served up by small, independent labels--from Sun Records in the 1950s to Stiff Records in the '70s to Sub Pop and Matador in the '80s and '90s. But few of these indie labels have been as identifiable--aurally and visually--as 4AD. Over the past 14 years, the London-bred company has coupled spiritual, dark and surreal music with its own style of abstract album art and presented it all with handmade care.
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September 9, 1994 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 23, 1994 | CARROLL LACHNIT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 1994 | RAY LOYND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Most of us have never heard a Shakespeare play broadcast over the radio, let alone performed by a celestial gathering of British actors, including Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson and Sir John Gielgud. Now, as part of the UK/LA Festival, "Hamlet" and "King Lear," accompanied by fuller texts than usually employed in stage and screen adaptations, illuminate KCRW-FM (89.9) today and Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 1994 | DANIEL CARIAGA, TIMES MUSIC WRITER
When is a chamber orchestra not a chamber orchestra? One easy answer: when it has more than 65 members. At that point, it becomes just another, standard symphonic ensemble, ready to play Tchaikovsky, or Sibelius, or maybe even Mahler. Now numbering 71, England's 35-year-old Academy of St.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 1994 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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May 7, 1988 | RICHARD CROMELIN
POP The Beatles. The Stones. Zeppelin. Elton. The Pistols. The Clash. Costello. The Cure. Considering Britain's monumental contributions to pop music over the past 25 years, not to mention its current productivity, you might have expected the UK/LA Festival to bounce to a prominent rock beat. But the only significant pop entry was the L.A. debut of the eclectic Penguin Cafe Orchestra.
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