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May 31, 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. ? Glendale Centre Theatre presents ?Singin? In the Rain? at 3 and 8 p.m. today at the theater, 324 N. Orange St., Glendale. Performances are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Saturdays and some Sundays through July 12. Tickets cost from $22.50 to $25.50 with discounts for seniors. For reservations, call (818)
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | May 28, 2008
Three members of the Glendale Youth Orchestra have earned the chance to perform solos during the first half of the orchestra’s concert next week. Se Jun Kim, of Glendale, will perform the first movement of Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 3 in E flat; Jerry Joo, of La CaƱada Flintridge, has the solo for the first movement of Boccherini’s Cello Concerto in B flat major; and Carol Joe, of Sherman Oaks, will play Mozart’s Flute Concerto, K. 314. They were chosen because of their outstanding musicianship, said Brad Keimach, orchestra conductor.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2008
Discounts given to residents for ballet Glendale and Burbank residents will be able to experience Los Angeles Ballet’s summer repertoire at 30% off the full ticket price when the company performs at 7:30 p.m. on May 3 at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, officials said. The discount may only be obtained in person at the Alex Theater box office on May 1 and 2 with proof of residency and this discount is not offered in conjunction with any other additional discounts.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ani Amirkhanian | April 5, 2008
Scriptures from the Bible take on a leading role in the 168 Hour Film Festival scheduled for April 11 and 12 in Glendale. Aspiring local filmmakers are taking part in the annual production contest where they randomly select a Bible verse and are given 168 hours, or one week, to make a film based on that verse. The festival is geared toward exploring the Bible and giving budding filmmakers a chance to showcase their creativity and talent, said John David Ware, founder and executive director of the 168 Hour Film Festival.
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By Ani Amirkhanian | March 15, 2008
The Glendale Youth Orchestra and Southern California Mormon Choir are joining forces for the first time for a one-night performance Tuesday at the Alex Theatre. The concert will feature about 70 members of the 54-year-old choir and the orchestra?s 37 young musicians who range in ages 11 to 18. ?The choir sounds awesome, and the orchestra is amazing,? conductor Brad Keimach said. The choir decided to collaborate with the youngsters after a couple of members came to hear the orchestra perform, Keimach said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | March 8, 2008
From ballet-inspired break dancing to an acrobatic aerial performance, contemporary dance will take the stage next weekend at the Alex Theatre for Celebrate Dance 2008. Eight West Coast companies, featuring more than 35 dancers, will perform in this third annual production, which will exhibit cutting-edge choreography, executive producer Jamie Nichols said. “The choreographers look at today’s issues, today’s life, and create works looking forward with new movement vocabulary and new ways of moving,” Nichols said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ani Amirkhanian | February 6, 2008
Broadway veteran Christina Saffran Ashford is used to playing the leading lady, but next week she will be taking on the role of a more unconventional character in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, “Aspects of Love.” Ashford, a Burbank resident, will be performing in the Musical Theatre Guild’s production on Monday at the Alex Theatre in Glendale.“Aspects of Love” is a love story set in France about a passionate affair that involves the romantic entanglements of five characters.
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