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October 17, 2001
Paul Andersen, Enjoy! GLENDALE -- The number 33 can mean many things. With its double open sides and rounded curves, it can be an open invitation to caricaturists. Taken against 100, it signifies one-third, though at some future point a one will need to be added to get to that century mark. Using it as a person's age, it means the onslaught of middle age has firmly commenced. And those of us familiar with vinyl records can smile at the memory of the long-playing album.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | April 25, 2007
With a performance at Carnegie Hall notched into its musical belt, the Burbank Chorale brings a stronger experience to patrons of its upcoming local concerts. Exploring new material and new venues is part of the group's focus, board President Kyrian Corona said. "It's all a part of our vision for this performing-arts group to try new things, expand our horizons musically and geographically and bring this experience back to our core audience to enrich their experience," she said.
NEWS
April 7, 2001
Paul Andersen, Weekend GLENDALE -- Members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, a resident company of The Alex Theatre directed by Jeffrey Kahane, next April will take a whirlwind four-concert tour of New England and New York City with a pair of shows at classical music's most legendary showcase, Carnegie Hall. "We're all very excited," said the orchestra's executive director, Ruth Eliel. "It will be the orchestra's first tour outside of Southern California since the early '90s, and our first performance at Carnegie Hall since 1980.
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August 8, 2001
College music instructor wins international contest GLENDALE -- Glendale Community College music instructor Chie Nagatani won the piano category at the IBLA 2001 Grand Prize Competition in Sicily, Italy, in July. IBLA is an international foundation based in New York, N.Y., that organizes music competitions and festivals for pianists, vocalists, instrumentalists and composers. IBLA is named for the site of the annual Grand Prize contest, Ragusa Ibla, in Sicily.
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November 20, 2004
Jacqui Brown It might not have been Carnegie Hall but you wouldn't have known it by the reaction of the audience as the cast of "The Princess Bride" hit the stage Thursday afternoon at John Muir Middle School in Burbank. Nearly 350 students showed up for both the Wednesday night performance and Thursday's matinee. From the kidnapping of the young Princess Buttercup, played by eighth-grader Sophia D'Andrea, to the sword fighting scenes with Lynwood McCassie, the young man who stole her heart, it was clear that the ten weeks of laborious rehearsals were well worth the effort by the cast and crew.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | May 27, 2009
Playing Carnegie Hall in New York City is a dream most musicians wait a lifetime to achieve, but a 6-year-old violinist didn’t have to wish it for very long. Burbank resident Kaylee Madison Chiang, who attends McKinley Elementary School, played in the prestigious hall on April 1 with fellow youngsters in the South Pasadena Strings Program. “I liked it because we played beautiful music and I like listening to it,” she said. “It’s fun playing with my friends.
ENTERTAINMENT
By James Famera | February 10, 2010
The name Florence Foster Jenkins probably holds little weight among serious opera fans. And who can blame them? Although a success during her 12-year career in the 1930s and ’40s, the attention-starved soprano was unable to carry a note. However, she consistently drew sell-out crowds for her tone-deaf renditions of operatic standards from the likes of Brahms, Mozart and Strauss, among others. Although her performances were viewed as a joke by her fans and peers, Jenkins was thoroughly convinced of her own greatness and approached each recital with poise and dutifulness.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | December 8, 2007
A mother and daughter have found a healing experience singing with the Burbank Chorale. Jenna Mathioudakis always sang in school choir programs while growing up in Burbank and started performing with the Bronx Opera Company in New York in 1999. But in 2001, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor, ending her stint with the company and bringing her back home, said her mother, Dorothy Mathious. Since going into remission in 2003, Mathioudakis began vocalizing and little by little started getting her voice back, she said.
NEWS
January 8, 2000
Joyce Rudolph From Carnegie Hall to The Alex Theatre, Debbie Friedman is proud that her music brings people together. He greatest satisfaction, she says, is seeing her audience sing along with her while she's performing. The singer/songwriter's voice will ring throughout The Alex at 8 tonight in a performance titled "Celebrate!" for friends and supporters of The Jewish Federation/Valley Alliance. Much of her music is blended with traditional Jewish text, as she combines Hebrew prayers with American folk music influenced by Peter, Paul and Mary and Joan Baez, she says.
NEWS
July 23, 2005
Joan McCarthy of La Canada Flintridge was honored along with other volunteers during the Annual Angel Awards Ceremony of Hillsides, a residential and community treatment center that creates safe places for children at risk and their families. From character guest appearances to numerous in-kind gifts, Easter baskets and holiday presents, McCarthy has facilitated The Walt Disney Co.'s commitment to Hillsides. McCarthy represented The Walt Disney Co. on Hillsides' board of directors for five years and was also a member of the communications and advocacy board committee.
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By James Famera | February 10, 2010
The name Florence Foster Jenkins probably holds little weight among serious opera fans. And who can blame them? Although a success during her 12-year career in the 1930s and ’40s, the attention-starved soprano was unable to carry a note. However, she consistently drew sell-out crowds for her tone-deaf renditions of operatic standards from the likes of Brahms, Mozart and Strauss, among others. Although her performances were viewed as a joke by her fans and peers, Jenkins was thoroughly convinced of her own greatness and approached each recital with poise and dutifulness.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | May 27, 2009
Playing Carnegie Hall in New York City is a dream most musicians wait a lifetime to achieve, but a 6-year-old violinist didn’t have to wish it for very long. Burbank resident Kaylee Madison Chiang, who attends McKinley Elementary School, played in the prestigious hall on April 1 with fellow youngsters in the South Pasadena Strings Program. “I liked it because we played beautiful music and I like listening to it,” she said. “It’s fun playing with my friends.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | December 8, 2007
A mother and daughter have found a healing experience singing with the Burbank Chorale. Jenna Mathioudakis always sang in school choir programs while growing up in Burbank and started performing with the Bronx Opera Company in New York in 1999. But in 2001, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor, ending her stint with the company and bringing her back home, said her mother, Dorothy Mathious. Since going into remission in 2003, Mathioudakis began vocalizing and little by little started getting her voice back, she said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | April 25, 2007
With a performance at Carnegie Hall notched into its musical belt, the Burbank Chorale brings a stronger experience to patrons of its upcoming local concerts. Exploring new material and new venues is part of the group's focus, board President Kyrian Corona said. "It's all a part of our vision for this performing-arts group to try new things, expand our horizons musically and geographically and bring this experience back to our core audience to enrich their experience," she said.
NEWS
July 23, 2005
Joan McCarthy of La Canada Flintridge was honored along with other volunteers during the Annual Angel Awards Ceremony of Hillsides, a residential and community treatment center that creates safe places for children at risk and their families. From character guest appearances to numerous in-kind gifts, Easter baskets and holiday presents, McCarthy has facilitated The Walt Disney Co.'s commitment to Hillsides. McCarthy represented The Walt Disney Co. on Hillsides' board of directors for five years and was also a member of the communications and advocacy board committee.
NEWS
November 20, 2004
Jacqui Brown It might not have been Carnegie Hall but you wouldn't have known it by the reaction of the audience as the cast of "The Princess Bride" hit the stage Thursday afternoon at John Muir Middle School in Burbank. Nearly 350 students showed up for both the Wednesday night performance and Thursday's matinee. From the kidnapping of the young Princess Buttercup, played by eighth-grader Sophia D'Andrea, to the sword fighting scenes with Lynwood McCassie, the young man who stole her heart, it was clear that the ten weeks of laborious rehearsals were well worth the effort by the cast and crew.
NEWS
October 17, 2001
Paul Andersen, Enjoy! GLENDALE -- The number 33 can mean many things. With its double open sides and rounded curves, it can be an open invitation to caricaturists. Taken against 100, it signifies one-third, though at some future point a one will need to be added to get to that century mark. Using it as a person's age, it means the onslaught of middle age has firmly commenced. And those of us familiar with vinyl records can smile at the memory of the long-playing album.
NEWS
August 8, 2001
College music instructor wins international contest GLENDALE -- Glendale Community College music instructor Chie Nagatani won the piano category at the IBLA 2001 Grand Prize Competition in Sicily, Italy, in July. IBLA is an international foundation based in New York, N.Y., that organizes music competitions and festivals for pianists, vocalists, instrumentalists and composers. IBLA is named for the site of the annual Grand Prize contest, Ragusa Ibla, in Sicily.
NEWS
April 7, 2001
Paul Andersen, Weekend GLENDALE -- Members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, a resident company of The Alex Theatre directed by Jeffrey Kahane, next April will take a whirlwind four-concert tour of New England and New York City with a pair of shows at classical music's most legendary showcase, Carnegie Hall. "We're all very excited," said the orchestra's executive director, Ruth Eliel. "It will be the orchestra's first tour outside of Southern California since the early '90s, and our first performance at Carnegie Hall since 1980.
NEWS
January 8, 2000
Joyce Rudolph From Carnegie Hall to The Alex Theatre, Debbie Friedman is proud that her music brings people together. He greatest satisfaction, she says, is seeing her audience sing along with her while she's performing. The singer/songwriter's voice will ring throughout The Alex at 8 tonight in a performance titled "Celebrate!" for friends and supporters of The Jewish Federation/Valley Alliance. Much of her music is blended with traditional Jewish text, as she combines Hebrew prayers with American folk music influenced by Peter, Paul and Mary and Joan Baez, she says.
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