January 7, 2009
Vahagn Turgutyan is following in his father’s footsteps playing flamenco guitar, but he has a style all his own. Turgutyan blends the traditional sounds with Armenian music. “What I do is extract certain nuances and melodic fragments from Armenian music and blend it with Flamenco styles and rhythms,” he said. “Flamenco music has a lot of influences — Moorish, Indian, etc. — I feel that Armenian music complements flamenco when it is done with the proper accuracy.
March 10, 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. TODAY The La Crescenta Library presents "Flamenco A Mi Manera" at 2 p.m. at the La Crescenta Library, 4521 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta. Susana Elena will perform Spanish and flamenco dances with guitarist Almer Imamovic. A simple rumba flamenco will be taught at the end of the show.
May 6, 2011
Fiesta of the Spanish Horse culminates Saturday at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. The Spectacular will feature different breeds of horses presented with Latin, Mariachi and other music, as well as ballet, flamenco and folkloric dancing. Horses and riders, however, have been competing since Wednesday in a number of other competitions, such as dressage. The event celebrates the influence of Spanish horses, and proceeds from the show will benefit USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
February 4, 2006
Around TownTODAY Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International meets at 9 a.m. the first and third Saturday of the month at Ramada Inn, 2900 N. San Fernando Blvd. For more information, call (818) 846-0563. SUNDAY St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Elementary School will have a new student registration for kindergarten to seventh grade from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the school office at 520 E. Orange Grove Ave., Burbank. Registration forms may be picked up at the school office anytime through Friday.
October 11, 2003
Joyce Rudolph Flamenco dancing, performed with exuberant hand-clapping and stamping of the feet, will add spice to the debut performance of the Santa Cecilia Orchestra Oct. 18 at The Alex Theatre. Music director and conductor Sonia Marie De Leon de Vega of Eagle Rock leads the orchestra in this all-Spanish composer program titled "A Night in Spain." Composers featured will be Granados, De Falla and Albeniz. The evening's highlight is the piece "El Amor Brujo" by Manuel de Falla, originally composed for Pastora Imperio, one of the greatest gypsy dancers and singers of Spain, De Leon de Vega said.
February 7, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH Spanish guitar, Gypsy violin and tango accordion create a lively blend of music that has touches of classic flamenco, Latin and jazz. Trio Norte will perform this exciting sound during a concert presented by the Glendale Community Concert Assn., at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Glendale High School. Season tickets are $45, $12 for those younger than 18. A ticket to the Glendale concerts allows free admission to community concerts in other areas.
February 28, 2014
Back in the mid-to-late '80s it appeared that singer/songwriter Jimmer Podrasky and his band, the Rave-Ups, were on the verge of bigger things. "Town & Country," the band's 1985 full-length debut indie album, generated critical acclaim. They appeared in the film "Pretty in Pink," graduated to a major label, released two albums and had a guest spot on "Beverly Hills 90210," but then it all went south. Epic Records couldn't figure out how market the band and Podrasky was dealing with the added pressure of becoming a single dad, so he put his musical career on hold to concentrate on raising his son. More than two decades later, his son Chance is now a full-grown man and Podrasky, 56, is back making music.
May 3, 2000
Irma Lemus RANCHO DISTRICT -- Beautiful horses, flamenco dancers and mariachi will be some of the entertainment available at a fund-raiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Saturday at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. "Fiesta of the Spanish Horse," featuring Spanish-bred horses, will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the center, 480 Riverside Drive. The evening will include a roping demonstration, music, food and a silent auction, organizers said.
March 7, 2001
Prince of Persian Pop stops at Alex Theatre GLENDALE -- Andy Madadian, known as the Prince of Persian Pop, will appear at 8 p.m. Sunday at The Alex Theatre in Glendale. He will be debuting songs from his new album "And My Heart ..." on the Mondo Melodia label. He has created a fusion of sounds that combines traditional Middle Eastern instruments with the Western world's drums, bass, guitar and technology. Aside from his Persian-Armenian heritage, Andy combines Arabic melodies with African rhythms, which he seasons with Indian and Spanish flamenco guitar licks and European techno.
March 5, 2005
CABRINI LITERARY GUILD HAS FUNDRAISER The Cabrini Literary Guild will have its annual fundraiser "Flamenco Ole" today at the Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. The chairwoman is Marie Urrutia. President of the guild is Carmen McClelland. The event begins at 11 a.m. with a social hour and viewing of auction items. There will be a silent auction including gift baskets, original oil paintings and more. There will also be a money raffle. Entertainment will feature the La Sole flamenco dancers.