July 9, 2005
Joyce Rudolph Great entertainment and a new concessionaire are what will set the 2005 Starlight Bowl Summer Concert Series apart, organizers say. Some new and familiar faces will grace the stage, said Garth Nelson, deputy director of Burbank Park, Recreation and Community Services. "We had a great concert on the Fourth of July, and the entire Starlight team is looking forward to the remaining concerts," he said. "An Eagles tribute band, Hotel California, is a new act this year," he said.
February 23, 2000
BURBANK -- What happens when people of varying ages, backgrounds, careers and ethnicities join together in song? The answer from one experienced professional is simple. "Magic happens!" says Frank Basile, director of the Burbank Chorale since 1973. In its all-classical concert Saturday at the First Christian Church in Burbank, the chorale will produce yet another kind of magic. After the 60-member chorus is heard on Bach Contata No. 196, 16 talents from the group will debut as the Burbank Chorale Master Singers, performing a cantata by Bach's mentor Buxtehude, a selection of madrigals by Monteverdi and Johannes Brahms' Motet.
November 3, 2004
From left, Glendale Symphony Orchestra Assn. officers, President Sonny Sardo and Vice President Ginger Bremberg welcome honoree L.A. County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and his wife, Christine, to the "Prelude to Christmas" fundraiser Oct. 15 at the Oakmont Country Club. More than $13,000 was raised at the dinner gala that drew 200 patrons. Funds will go to produce the symphony's Christmas concert Dec. 3 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Antonovich was honored for his support and dedication to the arts.
August 11, 2004
Joyce Rudolph With two sold-out performances and attendance that is ahead of last year's, the Starlight Bowl season has been a big success, officials said Tuesday. The July 4 concert, featuring the Bill Elliott Orchestra, and the Fab Four concert July 25 reached the venue's 4,500-seat capacity, said Kristen Smith, recreation supervisor for the city's Park, Recreation and Community Services Department. "Our attendance for the overall season shows we are on target to exceed last year's figures," she said.
November 17, 2007
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. ? Mainstream Gallery presents 27 photographers in a one-night exhibit from 7 to 10 p.m. at the gallery, 2703 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. One of the featured photographers is Owen Roizman, a cinematographer who received five Academy Award nominations for ?The French Connection,? ?The Exorcist,?
June 16, 2001
Paul Andersen, Weekend BURBANK -- Misha Shtangrud was apologetic over the phone. "I'm so sorry," he said with a slight accent. "One of the problems with being extremely busy is that it is tough to return calls." Busy is a good word to describe this 30-year-old Russian native's life. In addition to teaching music at Mayfield Junior School in Pasadena, he has recently begun working on his doctorate in music from USC (he graduated from Cal State Northridge with a master's in voice)
February 10, 2010
In its season’s first family concert presentation — French composer Camille Saint-SaÃ«ns’ celebrated “Carnival of the Animals” at the Alex Theatre in Glendale — the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra proved that not only can music soothe the savage beast, it can engage a youngster’s enthusiasm so completely, you wonder why public schools leave it off the curriculum menu in the first place. Part of the orchestra’s regular season, three family concerts are presented each year in an effort, spokeswoman Nicolette Atkins said, to “make music as accessible as possible to children.
September 23, 2009
TODAY The Stough Canyon Nature Center will present a moderate fitness hike at 6:30 p.m. at the Stough Canyon Nature Center, 2300 Walnut Ave., Burbank. Hikes last about an hour and a half. Hikers should bring water and wear appropriate shoes. The event might be canceled in case of rain. For more information, call (818) 238-5440. ? The Los Angeles Cinema Club meets at 7:30 p.m. at the social hall of the Little White Chapel, 1711 Avon St., Burbank. Members?
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.