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July 25, 2009
BURBANK CENTENARIAN CELEBRATES 100 Maria Finance , a resident of Burbank for more than 30 years, celebrated her 100th birthday July 15 with members of her family and friends at the Castaway Restaurant. Four generations of the Finance family were present, including her son Charles Finance , a resident of North Hollywood; grandson Charles Finance , his wife, Lynda , and their daughter Hannah Finance, who flew in from Seattle for the occasion; granddaughter Shelley Spranza and her husband, John , who made the trip from Sacramento.
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By Joyce Rudolph | June 24, 2009
Ryan Naccarato is taking the family tradition of building model airplanes to new heights. A third-year student at UC Davis, he competed in the Red Bull Paper Wings competition in Austria in April and won third place in the aerobatics category with his paper airplanes. The 19-year-old learned all about aeronautics from hanging around his dad’s hobby shop, Tony and Addie Hobby Lobby, a Burbank mainstay for 60 years. His father, Tony Naccarato Jr., took over the business from his father and mother.
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August 7, 2004
Middleton -- Kettebekov Natasha Middleton, artistic director of Burbank's Media City Ballet, married her company's principal male dancer, Askar Kettebekov, after leaving port in Newport Beach aboard a private chartered yacht named Dream On. The bride wore a silk satin beaded Jean Harlow-style gown, designed by the bride and executed by Nancy Slyke of Van Herr Bridals. The fingertip veil was accented by a handmade Austrian crystallized seashell- beaded hairpiece.
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By Joyce Rudolph | January 26, 2008
Organizers of an inaugural free chamber music concert of works by Mozart played by professional musicians hope it will generate enough listeners to become a series. The concert, today at the First German United Methodist Church, honors the composer’s birthday Sunday, said church Pastor Thomas Hildebrandt. By featuring this composer, the concert will allow the church to continue the tradition of being related to its German culture. The sermons and worship at the church are in German and the translation of the sermon is projected on a screen simultaneously.
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March 4, 2009
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. ? THURSDAY Theatre Banshee presents William Shakespeare?s ?Macbeth? in preview performances at 8 p.m. today and Friday at The Banshee, 3435 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. The show opens at 8 p.m. March 7 and runs through April 26. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.
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By Joyce Rudolph | March 27, 2006
For those who've always wanted to come to the cabaret, here's the chance. Soprano Constance Hauman is taking a break from her opera career to present a performance that's close to her heart. Through her one-woman show, "Exiles in Paradise," she pays homage to the composers who were exiled from Europe during the Nazi uprising and Holocaust of World War II. The show is in a limited run at the Falcon Theatre as part of the Garry Marshall Presents series. Backed by a quartet of musicians, Hauman sings songs written by exiled composers like Fredrich Hollander, Eric Zeisl and Hanns Eisler.
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By By Joyce Rudolph | December 24, 2005
Glendale Centre Theatre kicks off 60th season with comedy `Cash On Delivery.'To celebrate its 60th anniversary of presenting community theater, the executive producers at Glendale Centre Theatre said they have planned a season that's packed with laughs. Kicking off the landmark year is the comedy "Cash On Delivery," opening Thursday. It's about a man who discovers a loophole in the welfare system. There will be two performances on New Year's Eve, which include gala parties, Tim Dietlein, executive producer said.
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By Lynne Heffley and By Lynne Heffley | April 20, 2013
Before Raymond Chandler's hard-boiled L.A. detective Philip Marlowe and his vivid literary prose caught the public's attention, before Billy Wilder's towering position as one of Hollywood's greatest writer-directors, there was a James M. Cain novel titled, "Double Indemnity. " The true story of how Chandler and Wilder made movie history with the book's screen adaptation in a collaboration that would launch not only their respective iconic careers, but the dark and edgy genre of American film noir, is the subject of playwright Mike Bencivenga's first-rate new comedy, "Billy & Ray," expertly crafted and well-cast in its world premiere run at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank.
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May 31, 2013
Anti-Semitism is on the rise throughout the world, according to a report by the State Department, which is taking the increase so seriously it's appointing a special envoy to monitor the rise. The increase was revealed in the department's annual report on religious freedom around the globe. The report revealed that it's not just ordinary citizens who are expressing anti-Semitic opinions; many government officials and religious leaders are, too, especially those from Iran, Venezuela and Egypt.
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August 4, 2001
Joyce Rudolph, Weekend GLENDALE -- The Action/Reaction Theatre Company of North Hollywood is presenting a special production of Paul Osborn's "Mornings at Seven" tonight at the historic Doctors' House Museum in Brand Park. The play begins at 7:30 p.m., and guests are encouraged to stop by early at 6:30 to enjoy a picnic dinner. Box suppers containing a vegetarian or meat croissant sandwich, brownie, fruit and a beverage will be sold for $10. The light-hearted comedy follows the lives of four elderly sisters and their husbands, who have lived next door to each other the past 40 years.
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July 25, 2009
BURBANK CENTENARIAN CELEBRATES 100 Maria Finance , a resident of Burbank for more than 30 years, celebrated her 100th birthday July 15 with members of her family and friends at the Castaway Restaurant. Four generations of the Finance family were present, including her son Charles Finance , a resident of North Hollywood; grandson Charles Finance , his wife, Lynda , and their daughter Hannah Finance, who flew in from Seattle for the occasion; granddaughter Shelley Spranza and her husband, John , who made the trip from Sacramento.
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By Joyce Rudolph | June 24, 2009
Ryan Naccarato is taking the family tradition of building model airplanes to new heights. A third-year student at UC Davis, he competed in the Red Bull Paper Wings competition in Austria in April and won third place in the aerobatics category with his paper airplanes. The 19-year-old learned all about aeronautics from hanging around his dad’s hobby shop, Tony and Addie Hobby Lobby, a Burbank mainstay for 60 years. His father, Tony Naccarato Jr., took over the business from his father and mother.
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