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48 Hours

May 27, 2000

Tom Urich, Liam Kyle Sullivan, Alicia Lee, and Daston Kalili and Beth

Anne Garrison as Hansel and Gretel.

Tickets are $8.50. Show times are 1 and 3 p.m. today and 1 p.m.

Sunday. For reservations, call 955-8101.

'Monkey Grass' staged

at The Victory

The world premiere of Ovation Award-recipient Lee Murphy's new comedy,

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"Monkey Grass," continues at The Victory Theatre, 3326 W. Victory Blvd.

in Burbank. Directed by The Victory's co-artistic director, Maria

Gobetti, the play is about a Hollywood producer who is suddenly called

off the set to her family home in Ditchwater, Texas. Once home, she must

come to terms with her past, so she can have a present.

Murphy received the Ovation Award in 1995 for best writing of a world

premiere play for "Catch A Falling Star," produced by The Victory.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 7 p.m.

Sundays through June 25. Tickets are $18 through $20 and can be reserved

by calling 841-5421.

ART EXHIBITS

Artists' works have

links to the past

The Creative Arts Center Gallery in Burbank is featuring artists Nick

Fedak of Burbank, Bonese Collins Turner of Woodland Hills and Teri Garcia

of Santa Clarita in an exhibit through June 16.

Their works have several similarities. Fedek's photographic pieces

feature people and things of the past. Turner's works on paper

memorialize people and places from the past. Garcia's recent works

suggest a surreal view of the past, done in her signature colored pencil.

The gallery is at 1100 W. Clark Ave. in George Izay Park in Burbank.

The arts center will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. It will be

closed Sunday and Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. It reopens from 9

a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and will be open those hours Wednesday and

Thursday. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and and 9 a.m. to

4 p.m. June 3.

LIVE MUSIC

Eat dinner at Jax,

a jazz joint

Jax Bar and Grill is a supper club and jazz joint. Today it's Emmett

North Jr. and Sunday Dead Ringer taking the spotlight. Jax has live

entertainment from 8 p.m. to midnight on Mondays; 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Tuesdays through Thursdays; 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays;

and 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. on Sundays. Dinner is served until 1 a.m.

Happy Hour jazz is Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jax

is at 339 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. For information, call 500-1604.

ATTRACTIONS

Roses in full bloom

at Descanso Gardens

Roses, some 4,000 of them, are in full bloom at Descanso Gardens

through June.

All kinds of varieties, from ground cover roses to climbers, are on

display. Wild roses can be seen, as well as roses developed over the

course of history and roses introduced by other countries -- Scotland,

Austrailia, Japan, and all countries that have been involved in rose

breeding.

A chrysanthemum sale will be sponsored by the Glendale Chrysanthemum

Society from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and Sunday on the Magnolia Lawn. A

wide selection of plain and fancy mums will be for sale. Experts will

explain their care.

The San Fernando Bromeliad Society will host a bromeliad show from 9

a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Van de Kamp Hall. Experts will answer guestions.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 seniors and students, $1 for ages 5 to

12 and free for children under. Free parking is available. Descanso is at

1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge. For information, call

952-4401.

If you have press releases for the 48 Hours column, please call

features editor Joyce Rudolph at 637-3241 or fax them to 241-1975.

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