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December 6, 2008
Send DATEBOOK items to Burbank Leader, 221 N. Brand Blvd., 2nd Floor, Glendale, CA 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. ? The Media City Ballet will be performing ?The Nutcracker? at 2 and 7 p.m. today and Sunday at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. There will be a pre-show mini concert by the Taft High School Vocal Ensemble. Tickets range from $20 to $48, and group, student and senior discounts are available.
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By Joyce Rudolph | November 29, 2008
There will be a new ballerina wearing Clara’s crown in Media City Ballet’s production of Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” After three years, Amara Baptist has passed the crown of the ballet’s lead role to Mira Nastassja for this year’s performances Dec. 6 and 7 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Baptist moves into three new roles this year, Chinese dancer, Columbina and Icicle, said Natasha Middleton, company artistic director and choreographer.
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By Joyce Rudolph | November 19, 2008
Alyssa Quiogue zeroed in on what she wanted, and her dream came true — to become concertmaster, or first violinist, of the Glendale Youth Orchestra. The 12-year-old Burbank native will perform for the first time in the role on Dec. 2 when the orchestra opens its 20th anniversary season at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. The orchestra comprises students from grades six through 12. While the John Muir Middle School seventh-grader doesn’t usually get nervous, she said she did become a little apprehensive before trying out for concertmaster.
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August 16, 2008
The Burbank Masonic Lodge presents the second annual charity Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the lodge, 406 Irving Drive, Burbank. There will be live music, barbecued food and automobiles including hot rods, customs, motorcycles and race cars. For more information, call (818) 232-2362. ? Burbank?s Media City Ballet, Natasha Middleton, artistic director, will present ?An Evening of Khachaturian: The Composer and His Ballets? featuring ?Gayaneh,? ?Spartacus? and ?
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By Joyce Rudolph | June 18, 2008
Glendale merchants are coordinating a summer film series at the Alex Theatre in hopes of bringing more people to the downtown area, while raising funds for local charities. “The Untouchables” kicks off the series tonight with a VIP reception at 6, catered by Damon’s Steak House. The series is co-sponsored by the Downtown Glendale Merchants Assn. and Massage Envy Spa. “We’re very, very excited about it,” said Helen McDonagh, owner of Massage Envy Spa and merchants association board member.
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By Joyce Rudolph | June 4, 2008
As the new president of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra Assn., Patrick Wade said he is aiming to raise the funds necessary to get the 84-year-old organization back to performing regularly. The orchestra last performed in January 2007 in a concert coordinated by a Japanese concert promotion company at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Hall in the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Its last concert on the Alex Theatre stage was December 2006. “Rising costs for venues, for talent, for marketing, coupled with decreased funding grants and donations from supporters have made large performances difficult,” Wade said.
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By Joyce Rudolph | May 31, 2008
The music of Broadway will be the backdrop for the Garri Dance Studio’s 50th anniversary recital at the Alex Theatre next weekend. A Broadway-style show has been a tradition for Garri dance recitals, artistic director/owner Megan Baade said. “Garri usually had one recital every couple of years, and it was held in a school auditorium in Burbank,” Baade said. “This is our first time at the Alex.” The studio has outgrown the school, she said, so they are moving the show to the Glendale theater.
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