June 3, 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 Burbank Temporary Aid Center presents a benefit performance ?Will Rogers: Confidential? at 7:30 p.m. at The Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third St., Burbank. The newspaper columnist will be poking fun at himself, exposing his own foibles and foul-ups. Tickets are $30 and all proceeds benefit the center that provides food and temporary housing for the needy.
December 16, 2000
Joyce Rudolph, Weekend GLENDALE -- Hot Rod Santa and his band of Merry Elves will arrive in a custom sleigh when the Road'ers sponsor their Toys for Tots Cruise-In from 6 to 9 tonight at Bob's Big Boy in Glendale. Spectators are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy to be added to the Toys for Tots barrel. Members from the U.S. Marine Corp will be in attendance to pick up the donations that will be given to needy children. Classic vehicles will be on display and judged for trophies.
October 6, 2009
Media City Youth Ballet has a spooky treat planned for children this Halloween season. Director Natasha Middleton has taken the short story, “The Cat and the Witch” by Elizabeth C. Stephens and combined it with the music of 20th century Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. There will be a different cast of young dancers, ages 9 to 17, at each performance — 3, 4:15 and 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24, in the Theatre Arts Courtyard just outside of the Media Dance Centre.
December 20, 2008
A new guardian angel and reorchestrated prologue signal the dawn of a new era for “The Snow Queen Ballet Redefined,” which has been produced for the past 11 years by the California Contemporary Ballet, company officials said. The ballet returns this weekend to the theater on the Glendale Community College campus. Based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, the story is about Gerda, who comes to the rescue of her friend Kay, who is held captive by the Snow Queen.
January 12, 2008
Dress rehearsal had just started to roll when John Burroughs High School’s Dance Department Director Marilyn Suleiman started hopping. “OK, where is she?” Suleiman said, darting through the backstage area looking for the dance team’s vice president. The all-girl cast of the dance department’s winter show was warming up to go through the final rehearsal before Thursday night’s performance. This year’s show, a dance interpretation of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” features more than 40 students in various scenes from the Lewis Carroll classic about a girl who goes into a mythical world of white rabbits in waistcoats.
April 20, 2005
Joyce Rudolph Looking at a photograph of a ballerina with one pointe shoe on and the other off, Natasha Middleton-Kettebekov thought back to when she was a dancer and the foot pain she endured after a vigorous rehearsal. The photograph showed the result of a ballet class, she thought. That's when the inspiration came for the artistic director's next performance -- "The Making of a Dancer." "Let's take the audience to the beginning," she said to herself.
January 1, 2005
Several children got a chance to show off their new dance moves to family and friends Friday thanks to Holly Childers' winter dance camp. Childers, on vacation from Northwestern University in Illinois, said she has held dance camps like this during the summer, but this is the first time she's held one during the winter break. She was pleased with the turnout. The three-day camp held at Shakespeare in Play in Downtown Burbank gave students an opportunity for one last chance to burn off a little energy and have some fun during the last week of winter break.