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By Alison Kjeldgaard | May 13, 2009
An audience ranging in age, style and musical taste packed the small chapel of First United Methodist Church for the Burbank Chorale’s spring concert Saturday. The performance, titled “Another Night at the Opera” (in a double play off the title for the Marx Brothers’ comedy film and Queen’s album “A Night at the Opera”), affirmed that opera can be anything but conventional. “I wanted to pick a program that is interesting and has variety to it,” said Misha Shtangrud, the chorale’s artistic director and conductor.
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By Joyce Rudolph | March 29, 2006
All the sizzle and excitement of a South American carnaval are planned for this weekend's Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles concert the at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. This second concert of the chorus' 27th season is one part North American music and another part South American, chorus Executive Director Hywel Sims said. "I think its going to be the most wonderful mix of old favorites and new music presented with our trademark flair, choreography and lighting ? it's a great show," he said.
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By Joyce Rudolph | October 10, 2012
Artist Cliff Barnes, a long-time resident of Burbank, received two national art awards this summer and attended both juried out-of-state exhibits. The American Plains Artists selected Barnes' watercolor “Riding Proud” as Best of Show at its 28th annual Juried Exhibit & Sale, continuing at the Museum of the Southwest in Midland, Texas. The show ends Sunday. Sculptor and Cowboy Artist of America John Coleman judged the 98 paintings and drawings and 15 sculptures. To see the exhibit online, go to www.americanplainsartists.com . Barnes also received the Animals Honorable Mention Award in the Associate and Signature Division at the 22nd annual Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oil. The show was held in June at the Evergreen Fine Art Gallery in Evergreen, Colo.
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April 6, 2002
Joyce Rudolph, Weekend GLENDALE -- The Gay Men's Chorus will place a lighter spin on opera when it performs "Diva's Revenge -- Opera Our Way II" at 8 tonight and 3 p.m. Sunday at The Alex Theatre in Glendale. Internationally renowned soprano Hila Plitmann will be guest artist, performing "Der Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen" from Mozart's "Die Zauberflote." Her selections will be interwoven with hilarious and campy moments from operetta sung by the chorus, including "Come Boys, Let's All Be Gay" from Sigmund Romberg's "The Student Prince," "Toreador Song" from Georges Bizet's "Carmen" and "Anvil Chorus" from Giuseppe Verdi's "Il Trovatore."
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July 10, 2004
JOYCE RUDOLPH You'll remember the music. Who can forget the comedy? Refresh your memory when "Direct from Vegas -- The Rat Pack" kicks off the Summer Concert Series at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Starlight Bowl in Burbank. The show pays tribute to the comedy team of Frank Sinatra (Gary Corsello), Sammy Davis Jr. (Lonnie Parlor) and Dean Martin (Steve Apple). Get ready for a heavy dose of nostalgia with this singing and dancing group. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking.
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By Alison Kjeldgaard | May 13, 2009
An audience ranging in age, style and musical taste packed the small chapel of First United Methodist Church for the Burbank Chorale’s spring concert Saturday. The performance, titled “Another Night at the Opera” (in a double play off the title for the Marx Brothers’ comedy film and Queen’s album “A Night at the Opera”), affirmed that opera can be anything but conventional. “I wanted to pick a program that is interesting and has variety to it,” said Misha Shtangrud, the chorale’s artistic director and conductor.
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