May 1, 2014
The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, known as PAS, a political party with a strong base in the Malaysian state of Kelantan, pushed through the Sharia Criminal Code Enactment (II) 1993, which calls for hudud , or extreme corporal punishment when there is strong evidence of a crime to insure "justice and equality. " Only Muslims convicted of the crimes would pay with punishments that include, for example, the amputation of a thief's hand. So far, the federal constitution has delayed enactment of the law, but its backers aim to remove all obstacles to its implementation in Kelantan by next year.
December 2, 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. ONSTAGE ?A Christmas Carol,? a musical adaptation of the holiday tale by Charles Dickens, continues at Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 N. Orange St. Mario Di Gregario stars as Ebenezer Scrooge. Tickets range from $21 to $28. The play closes Dec. 23. For reservations, call (818) 244-8481 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
October 24, 2009
How do you take a 600-page book and distill it into a thrilling 80-minute play? Ask Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus, who took Fyodor Dostoyevsky?s tour de force, ?Crime and Punishment,? and rewrote it, incorporating passages from the book, along with imaginative storytelling methods, all while keeping the soul and the message of the story intact. Engrossing, challenging and mentally satisfying, this is a fascinating study of the criminal mind, of vanity, insanity, selflessness and redemption.
September 25, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH Relationships take center stage during A Noise Within's new season falling under the umbrella title "State of the Union -- A Celebration of the Ties that Bind." State of the Union is a play on words as this is an election year, said Julia Rodriguez Elliott, who is co-founder and co-artistic director with her husband, Geoff Elliott, of the Glendale classical theater company. "But the plays we are producing look at relationships inside the family or political relationships, and we are really examining the strength of relationships," she said.