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December 3, 2003
Joyce Rudolph When selecting dancers for lead roles, Jill Sanzo looks for a strong acting ability during auditions. "We look for a certain childlike quality of enthrallment, wonderment, which sometimes is hard to find with children these days. They grow up too fast," she said. Two young dancers, Alyssa Cuervo of La Canada Flintridge and Arielle Poblador of Los Angeles, displayed that quality, and they share the role of Clara for this year's Ballet of the Foothills production of "The Nutcracker" this weekend at The Alex Theatre.
February 28, 2007
Warner Bros. Studios names new V.P. Bill Angarola has been named Vice President, Post Production Services, Warner Bros. Studio Facilities. Angarola will have primary oversight of post-production television operations. He will also be charged with managing sound talent as well as growing the television editorial business. He has been a member of the post-production sound industry for more than 25 years. He was employed at Ascent Media Group as senior vice president, television, for the last seven years.
December 15, 2004
Karen Apostolina Young dancers received a certificate, a shiny medal and a pink rose, but the real prize was improved self-esteem at Burbank School of the Ballet's third annual Performance Awards. More than students performed choreography Sunday created by American Academy of Ballet's director Mignon Furman, an elegant figure in black chiffon who flew in from New York to evaluate their progress. "Every child is judged on his or her own work, so they achieve their personal best.
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 ?
June 4, 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 Community College Annual Student Art Show continues in the Art Gallery in the Library Building of the campus, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. Traditional and digital artwork created by advanced students and selected by faculty will be displayed. Drawings, paintings, prints, ceramics, sculpture, photography, graphic design, three-dimensional design, jewelry, video, animation and web design are all included in the exhibition.
By Joyce Rudolph | May 8, 2006
Five is the lucky number for the Media City Ballet Company. As it enters its fifth season, the company is offering its first subscription series featuring three productions at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, said Natasha Middleton-Kettebekov, artistic director and choreographer. The series will kick off with a new production of "Hansel & Gretel" set to the music of composer Richard Strauss, based on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale. "Since we had a repertoire to offer, we thought we'd make a subscription series," she said.
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.
March 23, 2002
Joyce Rudolph, Weekend BURBANK -- Media City Ballet Company has received $10,000, its first corporate grant, from Warner Bros. Studios. Artistic Director Natasha Middleton will make the big announcement to supporters this weekend at the Sunday Afternoon at the Ballet. The performance begins at 4:30 p.m. and will feature the works of American choreographer Jerome Robbins. Lisa Rawlins, senior vice president for Warner Bros. Studios and president of the Burbank Chamber of Commerce, recently presented the grant to the ballet company, which makes its home in the Burbank Village.
October 5, 2002
fund-raiser 48 Hours Chuck Negron whose voice made famous such songs as "Joy to the World" and "One" when he was with Three Dog Night, will perform 90 minutes worth of the band's hits during the 15th annual Evening of Wine & Roses on Sunday in Glendale. The classic European- flavored food and music gala will be from 5:30 to 10 p.m. along Central Avenue from San Fernando Road to Los Feliz Boulevard. Tickets for the black-tie optional event are $150 and benefit the hospital.
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