June 25, 2003
Pasadena Pops salute 'Red, White and Blue' LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- The Pasadena Pops Orchestra's summer season begins with a bang Friday and Saturday with the "Red, White and Blue" salute to the Fourth of July at Descanso Gardens. Acclaimed recording artist Jubilant Sykes will sing four American spirituals, the Swing Dolls' toe-tapping tunes will evoke memories of the Andrews Sisters, and POPS Concertmaster Barry Socher will play a solo tribute to legendary American composer Charles Ives.
April 9, 2003
Joyce Rudolph Ceramicist Nina Kellogg first put her hands into clay nine years ago, and they haven't been out of it much since. "I played around for two years, and a short time after that, I went from like to love to addicted," the Studio City resident said. Kellogg has taken many community arts classes but has found intensive workshops over several days to be the most beneficial in perfecting her own style in the clay-firing process. Kellogg became so enthusiastic about her craft, she turned her one-car garage into a studio, and the space is now shared by her three kilns and her clothes washer and dryer.
February 22, 2003
48 HOURS With nature as her subject and God as her inspiration, Louise Forbes tries to project joyful and spiritual feelings in her oil paintings on wood. Her specialty is hiding surprise subjects incorporated into the natural grain of the maple panels. Wildlife and fantasy flowers are created in her exhibit "A Glimpse into Nature's Realm" continuing through March 6 at Descanso Gardens' Boddy House Art Gallery. The La Crescenta artist began her journey in art as a child, and thanks God for the talent he has given her, she said.
January 25, 2003
48 HOURS At first glance, one is enchanted by the vibrant color palette of a Gerane Mooney oil. But study a piece and you'll also realize the great detail. The La Canada Flintridge resident prefers painting in oil only. "I tried everything, but oil is more me," she said, "you can play with it without messing it up." Her subjects have been landscapes and animals, but she is more known, she said, for her florals, which have found a perfect backdrop displayed in the Boddy House Gallery at Descanso Gardens.
November 27, 2002
Dancing and live music will make spirits bright at a festive benefit from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at Descanso Gardens. The event is a chance for the public to get a sneak preview of Descanso Gardens' annual Holiday Festival and Marketplace continuing from Dec. 7 to 15. While listening to the saxophone music of Jason Weber, guests will be the first to visit the Holiday Marketplace with a variety of specialty gift...
September 4, 2002
Gary Morris joins Pasadena Pops LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- The Pasadena Pops Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Rachael Worby, will have Gary Morris as its special guest at the final concerts of the summer season Sept. 13 and 14 at Descanso Gardens. Morris will perform his No. 1 hit "Wind Beneath My Wings" and sing selections from "Les Miserables," in which he played Jean Valjean on Broadway. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking and the concerts begin at 7:30 both nights.
August 3, 2002
The lush landscape and vivid colors found at Descanso Gardens are an inspiration for actress Angela Cartwright. A photographer since her parents gave her a Nikon camera on her 16th birthday, she now creates hand-painted photographs, enhancing black-and-white images by applying transparent oil paint. Following a successful career in television ("The Danny Thomas Show" and "Lost in Space") and movies ("The Sound of Music,") she took some time off to raise her children.
July 3, 2002
Descanso offers family nights LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Wednesday nights are family nights at Descanso Gardens for picnics and explorations of nature through stories and songs. Families will come to Descanso after the usual closing time at 5 p.m. and picnic at the Food Court. Descanso Gardens is at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge. The gardens are open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily except Christmas Day. Parking is free. Admission fees are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and youths 13 to 18, $1 for children 5 to 12, and free for members and children 5 and younger.
June 29, 2002
Glendale Centre Theatre will be the backdrop for the special benefit concert starring Broadway star John Raitt at 5 p.m. Sunday. The concert will raise funds for Jason Black, a young opera star recovering from a tragic accident. At 25, Black was an accomp- ished opera singer until a tragic accident left his vocal cords paralyzed. He has starred in numerous operas from "Rigoletto" to "Carmen" on stages from Germany to Los Angeles. The concert will help raise funds to cover the necessary medical procedures to help restore his operatic voice.
August 4, 2001
Joyce Rudolph, Weekend GLENDALE -- The Action/Reaction Theatre Company of North Hollywood is presenting a special production of Paul Osborn's "Mornings at Seven" tonight at the historic Doctors' House Museum in Brand Park. The play begins at 7:30 p.m., and guests are encouraged to stop by early at 6:30 to enjoy a picnic dinner. Box suppers containing a vegetarian or meat croissant sandwich, brownie, fruit and a beverage will be sold for $10. The light-hearted comedy follows the lives of four elderly sisters and their husbands, who have lived next door to each other the past 40 years.