The Hammer Museum, affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles, is an art museum and cultural center known for its artist-centric and progressive array of exhibitions and public programs. Founded in 1990 by the entrepreneur-industrialist Armand Hammer to house his personal art collection, the museum has since expanded its scope to become "the hippest and most culturally relevant institution in town." Important among the museum's critically acclaimed exhibitions are presentations of both over-looked and emerging contemporary artists. The Hammer Museum hosts over 300 programs throughout the year, from lectures and readings to concerts and film screenings; as of February 2014, the museum's collections and programs are free to all visitors. The Hammer opened November 28, 1990 with an exhibition of work by the Russian Suprematist painter Kazimir Malevich which originated at the National Gallery of Art in Washington and subsequently travelled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The museum has since presented important single-artist and thematic exhibitions of historical and contemporary art. It has developed an international reputation for reintroducing artists and movements that have been overlooked in the art historical canon. Notable examples include a 2003 retrospective of Lee Bontecou, co-organized with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Hammer is dedicated to inclusion. Of all of the solo exhibitions on view in Los Angeles between January 2008 and December 2012, the Hammer is the only institution to devote 50% of its exhibition programming to female artists; the Hammer hosts fifteen Hammer Projects each year, offering international and local artists a laboratory-like surrounding to create new and innovative work. In 2010 the Hammer announced its inaugural biennial devoted to Los Angeles artists. Though the museum has featured California artists as part of its ongoing exhibition program, the Made in L. A. series has emerged as an important and high-profile platform to showcase the diversity and energy of Los Angeles as an emerging art capitol.
Organized by Hammer senior curator Anne Ellegood, Hammer curator Ali Subotnick, LAXART director and chief curator Lauri Firstenberg, LAXART associate director and senior curator Cesar Garcia, LAXART curator-at-large Malik Gaines, the inaugural Made in L. A. in 2012 featured work by 60 Los Angeles artists in spaces throughout the city including the Hammer Museum itself, LAXART, the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Art Park. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Hammer sponsored a satellite exhibition, the Venice Beach Biennial on the Venice Boardwalk, between July 13 and 15th of that year; the second iteration of Made in L. A. in 2014 took over the entire space of the museum to feature work by more than 30 different artists and collectives. The 2014 exhibition was organized by Hammer chief curator Connie Butler and independent curator Michael Ned Holte. In conjunction with the inaugural Made in L. A. exhibition in 2012, the Hammer offered the first iteration of the prestigious Mohn Award to the artist Meleko Mokgosi.
The award consisted of a catalogue and a $100,000.00 cash prize and was decided by public vote after a jury of experts narrowed the 60 participants to five finalists. The Mohn Award, funded by Los Angeles philanthropists and art collectors Jarl and Pamela Mohn and the Mohn Family Foundation, was one of the most generous international awards given to a single artist. In 2014 the Hammer announced it was offering three awards in conjunction with Made in L. A. 2014: The Mohn Award, the Career Achievement Award —both of which are selected by a professional jury—and the Public Recognition Award, awarded by popular vote among exhibition visitors. All three awards are again funded by the Mohn Family Foundation. In 2014 Alice Könitz's Los Angeles Museum on Art won the Mohn Award, Michael Frimkess and Magdalena Suarez Frimkess were awarded the Career Achievement Award, Jennifer Moon was awarded the Public Recognition Award; the Hammer Museum manages five distinct collections: The Hammer Contemporary Collection.
The Hammer Contemporary Collection, inaugurated in 1999, is the museum's growing collection of modern and contemporary art. The collection includes works on paper drawings and photographs, as well as paintings and media arts; the Contemporary Collection houses works from internationally acclaimed artists, including many active in Southern California from 1960 to the present. Hammer Contemporary Collection works are acquired in tandem with exhibitions presented at the museum, including the Hammer Projects series focusing on the work of emerging artists; the 2009 exhibition Second Nature: The Valentine-Adelson Collection at the Hammer exhibited selections from Dean Valentine and Amy Adelson's gift to the Hammer Contemporary Collection. The gift of fifty sculptures by 29 Los Angeles artists represents a significant milestone in the Hammer's commitment to collecting the works of Southern California artists. In 2012, the Hammer showcased selections from the Larry Marx Collection; the exhibition was made possible by a substantial gift from longtime museum supporters Susan and Larry Marx and includes more than 150 paintings, sculp
Edwin W. Pauley Pavilion known as Pauley Pavilion, is an indoor arena located in the Westwood Village district of Los Angeles, California, on the campus of UCLA, it is home to women's basketball teams. The men's and women's volleyball and women's gymnastics teams compete here; the building, designed by architect Welton Becket, was dedicated in June 1965, named for University of California Regent Edwin W. Pauley, who had matched the alumni contributions. Pauley donated one fifth of the more than $5 million spent in constructing the arena; the arena was renovated in 2010-12 and was reopened on November 9, 2012 when it hosted a men's basketball game against Indiana State. Pauley Pavilion contains 11,307 permanent theater-style upholstered seats, plus retractable seats for 2,492 spectators, making a total basketball capacity of 13,800; the capacity prior to the renovation had been exceeded several times for several men's basketball games by adding portable seating alongside the retractable seats.
The Bruins reopened the newly renovated Pauley Pavilion on November 9, 2012 in front of a record crowd of 13,513. A new record was set when 13,727 fans watched the Bruins defeat the Arizona Wildcats 74–69 on March 2, 2013; when the floor seats are retracted, there is space for three full-sized basketball courts. These courts are used for team practice, intramural games, pickup basketball games, it can serve as a convention hall or large dining area when in this configuration. When used for men's volleyball, the basketball court is striped with colored tape; the volleyball net is erected at the half court line. The women's team uses blue and yellow Sport Court lined up perpendicularly to the basketball court tucked up to the east end of the court. There is a tunnel on the south side; this is the "backstage" entrance for players and broadcast personnel. The floor is called "Nell and John Wooden Court" in honor of former UCLA Men's Basketball Coach John Wooden and his wife Nell. From the opening of the building until 1987, the extra press not involved in the radio or television broadcasts sat behind the south side press table.
The working press moved to sit courtside at "press row" on the northern side of the court, as the south courtside seats were opened up to influential and affluent boosters. In 2003, the UCLA Athletic Department made available north side courtside seats to affluent donors; the media now sit higher up in permanent seating dead-center in the north side of the bleachers. The press move to the north side in 1987 was as controversial as the 2003 move, in that the student section was now behind the press table and big donors had taken the south side courtside seats; the student section has moved several times as well. Since 2003, the student section of 1,750 seats occupies the north side bleachers; the UCLA Varsity Band has moved to accommodate seating changes. They were located on the north courtside directly across from the UCLA bench. In 1984, they moved to the northeast corner courtside. In 1990 they moved to the north courtside directly across from the visitors bench. In 1996 they moved to the north side above the student section.
In 2003, they moved to the west side of the arena to be courtside. Before the construction of the Pavilion, the on-campus home to the UCLA Bruins men's basketball team was the 2,400-seat Men's Gym known as the Student Activities Center, but disparagingly known as the "B. O. barn." After John Wooden led the Bruins to the national championship in 1964, fans and Wooden felt that a more suitable arena needed to be constructed. However, it had been obvious before that the Bruins needed a new arena. Games that were expected to attract larger crowds were played at Pan Pacific Auditorium, the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and other venues around Los Angeles. Pauley Pavilion was constructed so that there would be some space between the crowds and the action on the court. Wooden cited the example of the close quarters of Cal's Harmon Gym where fans would "pull leg hairs from his players' legs". Kareem Abdul-Jabbar known as Lew Alcindor, was recruited to UCLA on the promise of playing in the new arena.
H. R. Haldeman headed the campaign to build a state-of-the-art sports arena. A million dollars was raised, matched by a donation from Edwin W. Pauley, a member of the Board of Regents of the University of California; the building was dedicated to Regent Edwin W. Pauley, at the June 1965 commencement ceremony by UCLA Chancellor Franklin D. Murphy; the facility opened for the 1965–1966 college basketball season. The first game played in Pauley Pavilion was on November 27, 1965, it featured the freshmen team, led by Lew Alcindor, against the UCLA varsity squad, the two-time defending champions and pre-season No. 1 team. The freshmen, led by Alcindor's 31 points and 21 rebounds, defeated the varsity team 75-60, a surprise considering the varsity squad had been chosen to finish number one in the nation in the preseason. Ohio State was the first visiting team in the regular season; the varsity Bruins defeated the Buckeyes in the inaugural game 92-66. Pauley Pavilion hosted its first NCAA Regional Finals in the 1969 post-season.
The Bruins advanced from there to win the 1969 Championship. John Wooden coached what would be his final game as varsity head coach in Pauley Pavilion March 1, 1975 in a 93-59 victory over Stanford. Four weeks he would announce his retirement following the NCA
Ira Gershwin was an American lyricist who collaborated with his younger brother, composer George Gershwin, to create some of the most memorable songs of the 20th century. With George he wrote more than a dozen Broadway shows, featuring songs such as "I Got Rhythm", "Embraceable You", "The Man I Love" and "Someone to Watch Over Me", he was responsible, along with DuBose Heyward, for the libretto to George's opera Porgy and Bess. The success the Gershwin brothers had with their collaborative works has overshadowed the creative role that Ira played, his mastery of songwriting continued, after the early death of George. He wrote additional hit songs with Kurt Weill, Harry Warren and Harold Arlen, his critically acclaimed 1959 book Lyrics on Several Occasions, an amalgam of autobiography and annotated anthology, is an important source for studying the art of the lyricist in the golden age of American popular song. Gershwin was born in New York City, the oldest of four children of Morris and Rose Gershovitz, who were Russian Jews, born in St Petersburg, who had emigrated to the US in 1891.
Ira's siblings were George and Frances. Morris changed the family name to "Gershwine". Shy in his youth, Ira spent much of his time at home reading, but from grammar school through college he played a prominent part in several school newspapers and magazines, he graduated in 1914 from Townsend Harris High School, a public school for intellectually gifted students, where he met Yip Harburg, with whom he enjoyed a lifelong friendship and a love of Gilbert and Sullivan. He dropped out; the childhood home of Ira and George Gershwin was in the center of the Yiddish Theater District, on the second floor at 91 Second Avenue, between East 5th Street and East 6th Street. They frequented the local Yiddish theaters. While George began composing and "plugging" in Tin Pan Alley from the age of 18, Ira worked as a cashier in his father's Turkish baths, it was not until 1921. Alex Aarons signed Ira to write the songs for his next show, Two Little Girls in Blue produced by Abraham Erlanger, along with co-composers Vincent Youmans and Paul Lannin.
So as not to appear to trade off George's growing reputation, Ira wrote under the pseudonym "Arthur Francis", after his youngest two siblings. His lyrics were well received, allowing him to enter the show-business world with just one show; the same year, the Gershwins collaborated for the first time on a score. It was not until 1924 that Ira and George teamed up to write the music for what became their first Broadway hit Lady, Be Good. Once the brothers joined forces, their combined talents became one of the most influential forces in the history of American Musical Theatre. "When the Gershwins teamed up to write songs for Lady, Be Good, the American musical found its native idiom." Together, they wrote the music for four films. Some of their more famous works include "The Man I Love", "Fascinating Rhythm", "Someone to Watch Over Me", "I Got Rhythm" and "They Can't Take That Away from Me", their partnership continued until George's sudden death from a brain tumor in 1937. Following his brother's death, Ira waited nearly three years before writing again.
After this temporary retirement, Ira teamed up with accomplished composers such as Jerome Kern. Over the next 14 years, Gershwin continued to write the lyrics for many film scores and a few Broadway shows, but the failure of Park Avenue in 1946 was his farewell to Broadway. As he wrote at the time, "Am reading a couple of stories for possible musicalization but I hope I don't like them as I think I deserve a long rest."In 1947, he took 11 songs George had written but never used, provided them with new lyrics, incorporated them into the Betty Grable film The Shocking Miss Pilgrim. He wrote comic lyrics for Billy Wilder's 1964 movie Kiss Me, although most critics believe his final major work was for the 1954 Judy Garland film A Star Is Born. American singer and musical historian Michael Feinstein worked for Gershwin in the lyricist's latter years, helping him with his archive. Several lost musical treasures were unearthed during this period, Feinstein performed some of the material. Feinstein's book The Gershwins and Me: A Personal History in Twelve Songs about working for Ira, George and Ira's music was published in 2012.
According to a 1999 story in Vanity Fair, Ira Gershwin's love for loud music was as great as his wife's loathing of it. When Debby Boone—daughter-in-law of his neighbor Rosemary Clooney—returned from Japan with one of the first Sony Walkmans, Clooney gave it to Michael Feinstein to give to Ira, "so he could crank it in his ears, you know, and he said,'This is wonderful!' And he called his broker and bought Sony stock!" Three of Ira Gershwin's songs were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, though none won. Along with George S Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, he was a recipient of the 1932 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Of Thee I Sing. In 1988 UCLA established The George and Ira Gershwin Lifetime Musical Achiev
William Conti is an American composer and conductor best known for his film scores, including Rocky, Karate Kid, For Your Eyes Only and The Right Stuff, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Original Score. He received nominations in the Best Original Song category for "Gonna Fly Now" from Rocky and for the title song of For Your Eyes Only, he was the musical director at the Academy Awards a record nineteen times. Conti, an Italian American, was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of Lucetta and William Conti, he graduated from North Miami High School in 1959. He is a past winner of the Silver Knight Award presented by the Miami Herald, he is a graduate of Louisiana State University, studied at the Juilliard School of Music. Conti's big break into celebrity came in 1976, when he was hired to compose the music for a small United Artists film called Rocky; the film became a phenomenon and won three Oscars at the 49th Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The same ceremony was the first time Conti was musical director for the Academy Awards, a role he reprised 18 times subsequently, more than anybody else.
His training montage tune, "Gonna Fly Now", topped the Billboard singles chart in 1977, earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. Conti composed music for the sequels Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky V and Rocky Balboa. Conti worked for some other films and for television series. In 1981, he wrote the music for the James Bond film, For Your Eyes Only, when John Barry was unwilling to return to the United Kingdom for tax reasons, provided the score for playwright Jason Miller's film version of his Pulitzer Prize winning play That Championship Season the following year. In 1983, Conti composed the score for The Terry Fox Story, he did Bad Boys and Mass Appeal. In 1984, he won an Academy Award for composing the score to 1983's The Right Stuff, after which he wrote for the TV series North and South in 1985, he scored the Masters of the Universe live action film. Another score was the 1987 movie Happy New Year. In 1991, Conti composed for a college football movie. In 1993, he wrote the music for The Adventures of Huck Finn starring Elijah Wood and directed by Stephen Sommers.
In 1999, he composed the score for The Thomas Crown Affair remake, starring Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo. That year, he scored Inferno. Conti composed the themes to The Colbys, Falcon Crest and Cagney & Lacey, he wrote the theme song to the original version of American Gladiators, worked with CBS on their 1980s movie jingle, composed one of the early themes of Inside Edition, wrote the Primetime Live theme for ABC News. He composed the score to the studio altered American version of Luc Besson's The Big Blue. Two of Conti's previously-composed works were reused for the show Lifestyles of the Famous; these were the love theme "Come with Me Now" from the soundtrack for Five Days from Home, "Runaway", from For Your Eyes Only. Conti has been nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one in the Best Original Score category for The Right Stuff, he received nominations in the Best Original Song category for "Gonna Fly Now" from Rocky and for the title song of For Your Eyes Only. He had three Golden Globe nominations.
Conti received thirteen Emmy nominations, all but one for his role as musical director at the Academy Awards. He won five Emmy Awards for Outstanding Musical Direction for the 64th, 70th and 75th Academy Award ceremonies. On April 22, 2008, at the LSU Union Theatre at Louisiana State University, Conti was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Blume in Love Harry and Tonto Rocky F. I. S. T Paradise Alley Slow Dancing in the Big City An Unmarried Woman Five Days from Home Rocky II Gloria Escape to Victory Carbon Copy For Your Eyes Only Rocky III Theme from Dynasty: The single spent nine weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 52 in December 1982. Emerald Point N. A. S. Bad Boys The Big Chill Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets The Karate Kid The Karate Kid I, II, III, IV Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Scores North and South / The Right Stuff Gotcha! F/X The Karate Kid, Part II Nomads Masters of the Universe A Prayer for the Dying Broadcast News A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon Cohen & Tate Lock Up Rocky V Necessary Roughness Year of the Gun Falcon Crest Dynasty Rookie of the Year Blood In Blood Out 8 Seconds Bushwhacked Napoleon Spy Hard The Real Macaw Wrongfully Accused Inferno The Thomas Crown Affair Avenging Angelo Boys on the Run Rocky Balboa Rocky Balboa: The Best of Rocky Bill Conti on IMDb Interview Bill Conti at The Interviews: An Oral History of Television
Jackie Robinson Stadium
Jackie Robinson Stadium is a college baseball stadium in Los Angeles, California, U. S. the home field of the UCLA Bruins of the Pac-12 Conference. Opened in 1981, it is the smallest stadium in the conference, with a seating capacity of 1,820, it is named after former Bruin baseball player Jackie Robinson, the first African-American Major League Baseball player of the modern era. Robinson attended UCLA from 1939–41, after graduating from Pasadena Junior College, he was the first UCLA athlete to earn varsity letters in four sports: baseball, basketball and track. He played in the major leagues for ten seasons, all with the Brooklyn Dodgers. A statue and a mural of Robinson can be found at the entrance concourse of the stadium. Jackie Robinson Stadium is located off-campus, on the west side of the Interstate 405 freeway, on the grounds of the Los Angeles Veterans Health Administration. Robinson's classmate, Hoyt Pardee, gave a gift to help with the construction of the stadium; the stadium's "Steele Field" was dedicated in honor of the Steele Foundation on May 3, 2008, prior to a game against Arizona State, for its support of the stadium.
The hitting facility at the stadium is named Rhodine Gifford Hitting Facility. Gifford graduated from the Engineering School with a BSEE degree, he was a founder of Maxim Integrated Products. A capacity crowd of 2,613 saw the Bruins defeating the defending National Champions LSU Tigers 6-3 at the Los Angeles Regional of the NCAA Baseball Tournament on June 5, 2010; the record of 2,914 fans was set on March 23, 1997 in a game against USC. In 2010, the Bruins ranked 48th among Division I baseball programs in attendance, averaging 1,178 per home game; the stadium is not to be confused with the Jackie Robinson Memorial Field at Brookside Park, next to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, where UCLA plays its home football games. On August 30, 2013, a federal judge ruled that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs misused the West Los Angeles campus where the stadium is located for a variety of uses, including the stadium, but stopped short of ordering the tenants off the property. However, the judge's ruling left open the possibility that, if not modified or reversed, UCLA could lose the right to use the stadium.
June 4–7, 2010 – Los Angeles Regional of the 2010 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament June 11–13, 2010 – Los Angeles Super-Regional of the 2010 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament June 3–5, 2011 – Los Angeles Regional of the 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament June 1–3, 2012 – Los Angeles Regional of the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament June 8–10, 2012 – Los Angeles Super-Regional of the 2012 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament January 26, 2013 – The presentation of the new 17' by 49' LED video board, donated by the Gifford Foundation, one of the largest video displays in the Pac-12 Conference. April 14, 2013 – Jackie Robinson Day was held to unveil a new mural of Robinson by Mike Sullivan and to celebrate the release of the movie 42, the True Story of an American Legend on April 12, 2013. Former player Tim Leary represented the Los Angeles Dodgers at the ceremony. May 31–June 2, 2013 – Los Angeles Regional of the 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament with UCLA the winner.
The following week, UCLA defeated Cal State Fullerton for the Super Regional title. May 29–June 1, 2015 – Los Angeles Regional of the 2015 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament with Maryland winning the series. August 29, 2013 – U. S. District Judge S. James Otero ruled that the West Los Angeles Veterans' Administration land leased for a baseball stadium, film studio storage lot and other businesses is illegal. October 21, 2013 – UCLA was given permission to appeal the court decision on the use of the stadium List of NCAA Division I baseball venues UCLA Bruins UCLA Bruins baseball UCLA Bruins home page - Jackie Robinson Stadium
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, one of twelve official libraries at the University of California, Los Angeles, is one of the most comprehensive rare books and manuscripts libraries in the United States, with particular strengths in English literature and history, Oscar Wilde, fine printing. It is located about ten miles from UCLA, in the West Adams district of Los Angeles, two miles west of the University of Southern California, it is administered by UCLA's Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies, which offers several prestigious fellowships for graduate and postdoctoral scholars to use the Library's collections. However, any reader with a serious interest in the collection is welcome to study; the heart of the Clark's academic activity is its core programs, a series of interdisciplinary events developed around a common theme. Core programs may range from three or four consecutive workshops to a series spanning a year or more, with a full complement of symposia, graduate seminars, public lectures.
The core programs are organized each year by the current Clark Professor or Professors, who are encouraged to design programs that will lead to publication in the Center/Clark series. The library and its collections were built by William Andrews Clark, Jr. in memoriam of his father, U. S. Senator William Andrews Clark, Sr. who amassed a mining fortune in Montana and Nevada. Clark Jr. a prominent collector and philanthropist had a mansion at the corner of Adams Boulevard and Cimarron, but the structure was demolished. The current library, designed by architect Robert D. Farquhar, was constructed from 1924 to 1926 on the same site. After its completion, Clark Jr. announced his intent to donate the collection, the buildings, the square-block property to the Southern Branch of the University of California. The deed, along with a $1.5 million endowment, was transferred upon his death in 1934. It was UCLA's first major bequest, still one of the most generous in the university's history. In 2009, nuclear physicist Paul Chrzanowski donated his collection of 72 Shakespeare books, published between 1479 and 1731, to the Clark Library.
The early 20th century ushered in a heyday of American book collecting. William Andrews Clark, Jr. along with other moneyed bibliophiles such as J. Paul Getty, Henry E. Huntington and Henry Clay Folger, first began forming his library during this period. Clark collected a broad array of English imprints, his library included the four Shakespeare folios. In time, Clark began to concentrate his collecting on English literature of the 17th and 18th centuries in the Restoration, which defines the strengths of the Clark Library today. Clark developed a large collection of Oscar Wilde books and manuscripts. Clark took an interest in fine printing, represented by complete runs of the books printed by the Kelmscott Press and Doves Press, the two greatest influences on the revival of printing in England at the turn of the 20th century; the library has a substantial collection of American fine presses in the Arts and Crafts Movement Californian printers, as well as the library and papers of printer and sculptor Eric Gill and Los Angeles artist Paul Landacre.
The library continues to collect in this field. As of 2006, the collection contains over 110,000 rare books and 22,000 manuscripts, in addition to an extensive reference collection of modern books and microfilm; the Clark Library is one of the most extensive for British literature and history from the English Civil War through the reign of George II. Many of its collections are only rivaled by the British Library its literary collections, which include literary giants John Dryden, John Milton, Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, Henry Fielding, Aphra Behn; the Clark Library has substantial collections of music books and songs and musicology printed before 1750. Among its most valuable collections are the scientific works of Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle, Edmond Halley, John Evelyn, Sir Kenelm Digby; the Library holds theological and philosophical collections of Thomas Cartwright, Protestant theology, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, David Hume. The Library's most valuable and extensive collection is the work by and relating to Oscar Wilde.
It is considered the most comprehensive collection of its kind in the world. Clark purchased Wilde manuscripts from Wilde's son, Vyvyan Holland, among others. Today, the collection includes photographs, original portraits, caricatures and news cuttings. Most of the important Wilde studies in recent years have drawn upon the Clark's resources; the Clark has taken to collecting books and manuscripts of Wilde's literary circle and the decadent and modernist movements of the 1890s, including the most important editions of William Butler Yeats and many others. Several types of fellowships are offered for graduate and postdoctoral scholars to study at the Clark Library. Among the most prestigious are the Ahmanson-Getty Fellowship, Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, Clark Dissertation Fellowship, Predoctoral Fe
Los Angeles Tennis Center
The Los Angeles Tennis Center is a tennis facility located on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles in Westwood, Los Angeles, California. The center opened May 20, 1984, hosted the demonstration tennis event of the 1984 Summer Olympics; the UCLA Bruins tennis teams moved to the facility in 1985 and 1997. The NCAA Women's Tennis Championships were held at the LATC in 1984, 1987, 1988, the Men's Championships took place there in 1997; the center hosted an ATP World Tour 250 event. The main grandstand surrounds three courts, has a capacity of 5800 spectators. There are hard-surface courts at the center, which can hold 10,000 spectators; the Straus Stadium was named for the former chairman of Thrifty Drugs. The Center hosted for many years the annual "Spring Sing", UCLA's student talent show and the presentation of the George and Ira Gershwin Award. Winners included Angela Lansbury, Ray Charles, Mel Torme, Bernadette Peters, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, k.d. lang, James Taylor, Burt Bacharach, Quincy Jones, Lionel Richie, Julie Andrews and Brian Wilson.
For many years, graduation ceremonies and celebrations were held at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. The Center hosted the 1997 Beach Volleyball World Championships, MTV Rock N' Jock, the 2011 Coldplay concert. Presidential candidate Ron Paul spoke at the center before a large crowd on April 4, 2012; the 2015 JazzReggae Festival @ UCLA will be held at the Tennis Center on April 25, 2015. The Southern California Tennis Association has offices at the Los Angeles Tennis Center. List of tennis stadiums by capacity UCLA Bruins.com Los Angeles Tennis Center, imagine Olympic 1984