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February 27, 2013 | By David C. Nichols
A fascinating standoff between realism and stylization underpins “What May Fall” at Theatre of NOTE. Peter Gil-Sheridan's worthy, albeit quirky drama, in which a fatal plunge from a high-rise carries significant consequences for those who witnessed it, receives an inventive West Coast premiere. Inspired by an actual event in Minneapolis, the narrative frames realistic exchanges between some well-drawn characters with third-person commentaries amid the vignettes. There's hangdog Mercy (Christopher Nieman)
February 23, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
In other Big West games: Pacific 98, UC Irvine 46--The Tigers (20-4, 11-3) opened a 25-6 lead and held the Anteaters (1-22, 1-13) to 14 points in the first half to clinch the Western Division title at Stockton. Guard Raymond Tutt had 35 points as UC Santa Barbara (11-13, 6-8) was a home-court 92-88 winner over Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (11-13, 6-8). WEST COAST CONFERENCE San Francisco 81, Loyola Marymount 74--M.J.
January 15, 2010 | By Diane Pucin
NBC released its Winter Olympics schedule Thursday and there's an innocuous little line under each night of prime-time coverage -- 7:30 ET/PT. That line makes a lot of us PT viewers/Olympic addicts want to throw stuff or figure out how to take a three-week road trip to ET or hang out at the border and pull in the Canadian feed to see sports the way they're meant to be seen: Live. It was reported earlier this week that NBC expects to lose $200 million with its Olympics coverage.
February 27, 1995
If the agreement holds and its principle elements are in fact observed, the trade agreement reached by the United States and China Sunday could prove a significant boost not only to the two nations' bilateral political relationship but to the economies of both. China is fast becoming a world economic player whose progress has been driven not by discredited communist economic theories but by newly developed entrepreneurship and growing export power from within China itself.
August 22, 1987 | DAN SULLIVAN, Times Theater Critic
The Broadway season has opened with a California import, "Sherlock's Last Case. " First performed by the Los Angeles Actors' Theatre in '84, the version at the Nederlander Theatre stars Frank Langella as Sherlock Holmes. Two of the three New York papers that decide a play's fate liked Charles Marowitz's revisionist approach to Holmes and Dr. Watson. One--the New York Times--hated it.
July 3, 2013 | By Mark Swed, Music Critic
SANTA BARBARA - Feted by the New York Philharmonic, prominent at the hotshot Salzburg and Lucerne summer festivals and about to become the next music director of the celebrated Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, the 42-year-old German conductor and composer Matthias Pintscher made his West Coast debut Monday night. It was through the back door. But you couldn't have asked for a nicer, or worthier, back door. Pintscher conducted this year's new crop of Music Academy of the West fellows in the 350-seat Hahn Hall, overlooking a stunning stretch of Montecito coastline.
December 12, 1985
Simon Gray's comedy "The Common Pursuit" makes its West Coast premiere at the Matrix Theatre, beginning with previews on Jan. 16 and opening Feb. 1 for a limited run. Gray will be playwright-in-residence for the Actors for Themselves production, which will feature Wayne Alexander, Bart Braverman, Clancy Brown, John de Lancie, Judy Geeson and Christopher Neame, Kristoffer Siegel-Tabori will direct.
August 31, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Torrential rains burst riverbanks, sweeping away at least eight people and destroying dozens of flimsy riverside shacks in Haiti's west coast city of St. Marc, officials said. About 200 of the city's 60,000 residents fled their homes, said Gerald Joseph, a civil defense worker. Seven people were missing and more than 200 homes were destroyed or damaged in the flooding, the independent radio station Kiskeya reported.
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