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September 28, 1995 | LAURIE K. SCHENDEN
Banning, a former stage stop in the late 1800s, recalls its Western heritage with two events this weekend. The annual Stagecoach Days is celebrated with a three-day rodeo, carnival, parade and rodeo dance. Equestrians, drill teams, floats and marching bands will parade down Main Street on Saturday at 10 a.m. On Saturday night, a Western dance with live band takes place at the local armory. The rodeo runs Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2 p.m. ($8 in advance, $10 at gate).
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November 25, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
The Southwest Museum, which sits on a hilltop in Mount Washington, is the oldest museum in Los Angeles, a historic landmark, a testament to longevity in a town without much of that. For decades, it housed and displayed objects from a world-class collection of Native American and Latin American artifacts. But age - the museum will be 100 years old next year - along with the Northridge earthquake and financial troubles took their toll. In 2003, the museum officially merged with the larger Autry Museum of Western Heritage, which is located in Griffith Park and was founded in 1988 by its namesake, the Hollywood cowboy Gene Autry, the Western actor Monte Hale and their wives.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2000
* '50s Music--Entertainer Pat Boone performs March 3 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd., (661) 723-5950. $26-$28. * Cartoon Convention--Animation Expo 2000, a two-day trade show and educational event, is scheduled March 3-4 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Road. (818) 842-8330. $10-$100. * Musical Theater--Music Theatre of Southern California's production of "A Chorus Line" runs March 3-5 at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2005 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
As an insurance underwriter, Kim Ruda is used to working 10-hour days. But his new role as chairman of Conejo Valley Days is about to change that. Once the five-day western heritage celebration and carnival begins at 5 p.m. today, Ruda expects to work on the event almost nonstop through the weekend.
OPINION
November 25, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
The Southwest Museum, which sits on a hilltop in Mount Washington, is the oldest museum in Los Angeles, a historic landmark, a testament to longevity in a town without much of that. For decades, it housed and displayed objects from a world-class collection of Native American and Latin American artifacts. But age - the museum will be 100 years old next year - along with the Northridge earthquake and financial troubles took their toll. In 2003, the museum officially merged with the larger Autry Museum of Western Heritage, which is located in Griffith Park and was founded in 1988 by its namesake, the Hollywood cowboy Gene Autry, the Western actor Monte Hale and their wives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1998
I was saddened by Cal Thomas' remarks about Gene Autry in his tribute to Roy Rogers ("A Cowboy Hero Who Never Let You Down," Commentary, July 8). Both stars have enriched generations of fans, but my affiliation with the Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles allowed me the privilege of calling Gene Autry my boss for some years. His own vision and generosity also created a lifelong dream, dedicated to the West of history and imagination. My colleagues at the museum, along with dedicated docents, volunteers and donors, embody a singular optimism very much in keeping with the legacies of Roy, Dale, Gene, Hopalong Cassidy and many others.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 2002
FOR the sake of their fine collections, I'm glad to hear the Autry Museum of Western Heritage and the Southwest Museum will merge ("A Union of Cowboys and Indians," by Christopher Reynolds, Dec. 11). I must admit my real concern, however, is that the Autry not expand and build on the big south lawn off the museum courtyard. In a city criminally lacking in open green space, the Autry lawn is one of the best places in Los Angeles for pastoral recreation. Especially Frisbee. Save the Southwest collection, but not at the expense of the Autry lawn.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2001
As a longtime supporter of both the American Indian Movement and the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, I was stunned to read of AIM's intent to issue a resolution to boycott the museum ("Boycott of Autry Museum Is Planned," by Christopher Knight, April 27). AIM's Vernon Bellecourt references an intended takeover of the Southwest Museum by the Autry, describing the Autry as a "cowboy museum" that promotes "the insidious, racist stereotyping of American Indians." In truth, there is no intended takeover.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1987 | MAYERENE BARKER, Times Staff Writer
Gene Autry's Melody Ranch in Placerita Canyon, where the former cowboy actor produced his most famous films, has been subdivided into a housing development. The old Tom Mix studio on San Fernando Road is now an antique shop. And the rodeo arena that Hoot Gibson built on Soledad Canyon Road has become the Saugus Speedway. Much of what once made the Newhall area a mecca for cowboys, Western actors and movie makers is gone. But remnants remain. The buffalo still roam in the community's William S.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 2000
Some broadcast and cable programs contain material included in the public school curriculum and on standardized examinations. Here are home-viewing tips: Today--"Love in the Old South" (A&E 9-10 p.m.) looks at the historical basis for some great love stories of Southern literature. For example, Theodore Roosevelt's high-spirited mother was Margaret Mitchell's model for Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind," and there was a real Evangeline behind Longfellow's poem set in Louisiana.
BOOKS
January 19, 2003 | Jonathan Kirsch, Jonathan Kirsch, a contributing writer to the Book Review, is the author of "The Woman Who Laughed at God: The Untold History of the Jewish People."
The two young men whose portrait adorns the cover of "Jewish Life in the American West" are brothers, although they could hardly be more distinct in appearance. One is a dapper urbanite in coat, collar and tie. The other is wearing the iconic apparel of the American cowboy: a set of chaps on his legs, a holstered six-gun on his hip, a bandana around his throat, a Stetson on his head and a lariat in his hand.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 2002
FOR the sake of their fine collections, I'm glad to hear the Autry Museum of Western Heritage and the Southwest Museum will merge ("A Union of Cowboys and Indians," by Christopher Reynolds, Dec. 11). I must admit my real concern, however, is that the Autry not expand and build on the big south lawn off the museum courtyard. In a city criminally lacking in open green space, the Autry lawn is one of the best places in Los Angeles for pastoral recreation. Especially Frisbee. Save the Southwest collection, but not at the expense of the Autry lawn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 19, 2002 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Orange County supervisors approved a politically connected horseman's bid to run El Toro Stables, they overruled their staff's choice of another bidder--and chose a winner who has been criticized for his management of a similar facility in the Los Angeles area. Two bidders--the Orange County Fair and the Western Heritage Assn., a San Juan Capistrano-based nonprofit headed by Jerry Harris--competed to run the 150-horse stables at the closed El Toro Marine base.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2001
As a longtime supporter of both the American Indian Movement and the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, I was stunned to read of AIM's intent to issue a resolution to boycott the museum ("Boycott of Autry Museum Is Planned," by Christopher Knight, April 27). AIM's Vernon Bellecourt references an intended takeover of the Southwest Museum by the Autry, describing the Autry as a "cowboy museum" that promotes "the insidious, racist stereotyping of American Indians." In truth, there is no intended takeover.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 2000
Some broadcast and cable programs contain material included in the public school curriculum and on standardized examinations. Here are home-viewing tips: Today--"Love in the Old South" (A&E 9-10 p.m.) looks at the historical basis for some great love stories of Southern literature. For example, Theodore Roosevelt's high-spirited mother was Margaret Mitchell's model for Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind," and there was a real Evangeline behind Longfellow's poem set in Louisiana.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2000 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Autry Museum of Western Heritage and the San Diego-based Native Voices Theatre Company have announced a three-year initiative to cultivate new stage work by--and about--Native Americans and provide opportunities for Native American talent. The program, the largest of its kind, was launched with a $13,000 grant from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. It is expected to cost about $100,000 a year in cash and in-kind contributions, plus the cost of productions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1993 | DAVID COLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If the city does not find the Southwest Museum a new home, its world-renowned collection of American Indian art may be moved from Los Angeles, the institution's director has told the city. The museum has been soliciting proposals from cities across a five-county area of Southern California in its search for a new home. Instead of proposing a new site, the Los Angeles City Council suggested that the museum stay at its current location--an imposing stucco building at the foot of Mt. Washington that has been the institution's home since 1914.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1995 | DENNIS ANDERSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
A mother lode of movie history glimmers in the rocky hills just off the highway that leads hikers to Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the continental United States. A few minutes drive from the intersection where Whitney Portal Road meets State Highway 395, movie buffs can find the mountain divide where almost everyone from John Wayne to the Lone Ranger used to head 'em off at the pass. Such movie heritage is celebrated at the annual Lone Pine Film Festival, which begins Friday and runs through the weekend in this High Sierra town about 180 miles north of Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2000
* '50s Music--Entertainer Pat Boone performs March 3 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd., (661) 723-5950. $26-$28. * Cartoon Convention--Animation Expo 2000, a two-day trade show and educational event, is scheduled March 3-4 at the Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Road. (818) 842-8330. $10-$100. * Musical Theater--Music Theatre of Southern California's production of "A Chorus Line" runs March 3-5 at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd.
BOOKS
February 13, 2000 | JAROSLAW ANDERS, Jaroslaw Anders is a Polish writer and translator who lives and works in Washington, D.C
What is the secret connection, the reader of this eccentric and enjoyable book may ask, between Polish poster art and the American western? None whatsoever, except for the obvious fact that some Polish posters were made to advertise American western movies.
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