October 23, 1989
Zan Dubin, a reporter on The Times Orange County Edition's Calendar staff, was one of 12 women honored Sunday by the Woman's Building in Los Angeles for "significant contributions to the arts in Southern California." Others receiving the Vesta Award included Cathy Guisewite, who writes the comic strip "Cathy"; artist Lita Albuquerque and novelist/Times book critic Carolyn See. Previous winners include actress Lily Tomlin, singer Holly Near and Times film critic Sheila Benson.
December 26, 1992
I read with pleasure the front page article concerning the Muckenthaler Cultural Center on Dec. 12 ("Muckenthaler's at a Loss" by Zan Dubin). The Muckenthaler facilities and grounds offer so many cultural activities to the north Orange County community that are worthy of newspaper space. As president of the foundation's board of trustees, however, I would like to clarify some of the comments made in the article. Contrary to the tone of the article, the Muckenthaler Foundation is in the strongest financial position it has been in in recent years.
March 17, 1993 |
Would the Krasnayarsk Siberian Dance Company rather spirit up a rousing, sequin-filled good time than stick to the letter of Siberian folklore law? Recent reviews leave that impression. Wrote an appreciative critic in The New York Times: "Krasnayarsk does not purport to offer unvarnished folk dancing" and "clearly intends to entertain more than to educate." A similarly pleased reviewer at the Ann Arbor (Mich.) News wrote: "This dance reminded me of 'Dr.
August 23, 1987 |
ONE SIMPLE photograph of a watch that stopped at 11:02 a.m. symbolizes the theme linking the works of four contemporary Japanese photographers in "Dark Sun: Eyes of Four," which will open at the San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park on Sept. 12 and run through Nov. 8. The timepiece pictured below was frozen on Aug. 9, 1945, when an American B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki.
March 18, 1989
I am horrified at the "Eco-Systems" art exhibition (" 'Eco-Systems' Exhibit Lets Life Imitate Art," by Zan Dubin, March 5). How dare Betty Klausner justify using live animals for art! In this day and age of growing concern and awareness of the plight of all animals include bees and guppies, to allow this to take place is inexcusable. SHELLEY BUTLER West Los Angeles