August 19, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Sunday, August 19. A North Hollywood fundraiser today has an international agenda. Churches and organizations seek to raise awareness of Assyrian families who are living in Syria but want to return to Iraq . "The problem is nobody cares about our people," Sargoun Issa, president of the Los Angeles chapter of the Assyrian Aid Society, told the Daily News. The Studio City Neighborhood Council is looking for volunteers for the upcoming Sept.
June 11, 2003
Dink O'Neal The slipperiest con man in 15 states, the great Professor Harold Hill, has set up shop in Glendale Centre Theatre's charming production of "The Music Man." Director Bill Lewis, pulling double duty as the fast-talking Hill, and producer Tim Dietlein pay loving homage to Meredith Willson's musical theater chestnut. They've thankfully erased the memory of the made-for-TV debacle starring Matthew Broderick some months back. Lewis moves his cast of 38 through the show's 16 scenes with nary a pause.
May 3, 2000
Joyce Rudolph, Enjoy! GLENDALE -- "The Music Man" is the next performance scheduled for The Music Theatre of Southern California. It opens Friday at the San Gabriel Civic and completes the run with five shows at The Alex Theatre in Glendale. Alex shows are at 8 p.m. May 26 and 27, at 7 p.m. May 28 and 2 p.m. May 27 and 28. Tickets range from $22 to $42. For reservations, call (800) 233-3123. All of Music Theatre's musicals feature seasoned actors with professional orchestra and choreography.
May 31, 2003
years ago 48 HOURS If it wasn't love, it was something like it when Charlotte Carpenter and Bill Lewis met at auditions 10 years ago for Glendale Centre Theatre's "The Music Man." They both got the leads then, and are reprising their roles in Meredith Willson's romantic musical about a fast-talking, fly-by-night salesman who falls in love with River City's no-nonsense librarian. "I thought he was adorable at the call-back auditions, so I was really hoping I'd be cast in the play," Carpenter said.
July 13, 2002
Molly Shore They might not have 76 trombones with 110 cornets close behind, but the students in the summer band program at David Starr Jordan Middle School are as enthusiastic about music as Harold Hills' band members in "The Music Man." The music man in this case is John Whitener, who teaches the class. "Sit tall and sit forward," he told the beginning band members as they prepared to play "The Dreidel Song." Frances Del Valle, 14, who enters Burbank High School in September, has been playing the flute for two weeks, although she has taken trumpet lessons for three years and studied trombone for one year.
August 12, 2006
Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra will pay tribute to 50 years of Warner Bros. film scores Sunday at the Starlight Bowl. Scores will include early films like “My Fair Lady” to the more recent ones such as “Superman” and “Harry Potter,” said maestro Steven Kerstein of La Cañada Flintridge. At the top of the list is the bold and sensuous “Bolero,” written by Maurice Ravel as a ballet but used in the movie “10,” starring Dudley Moore and Bo Derek.
July 26, 2006
Send DATEBOOK items to Burbank Leader, 111 W. Wilson Ave., Suite 200, Glendale, CA 91203 or fax to (818) 241-1975. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. TODAY The Los Angeles Cinema Club will have a free screening of entries in the Summer Video Contest for members of the Video Workshop at 7:30 p.m. in the social hall of the Little White Chapel, 1711 N. Avon St., Burbank. For more information, call (818) 842-3820. THURSDAY Tracer, a classic rock cover band, will perform music of the 1970s and '80s from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the Lunchtime Concert Series co-sponsored by the city of Glendale and the Downtown Glendale Merchants Assn.
March 15, 2000
Midge Boardman LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- The Towne Singers' choice for this season's guest conductor started his love affair with music at age 2. His mother and grandmother, professional seamstresses, were making costumes in an Alaskan opera house after rehearsal when they heard strange sounds. They discovered their progeny center stage, trying to imitate the singers he had heard. Sean Boulware had taken his first first step toward music and theater.
May 27, 2000
Joyce Rudolph, Weekend Top horse riders from the western states will compete in the $35,000 Memorial Day Classic Grand Prix Monday at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank. Among those vying in the Olympic-style jumping event is Richard Spooner of Burbank. He is the leading rider for the Pacific Coast Horse Show Assn., said Regina Antonioli, director of marketing for the grand prix. "He is a bold and aggressive rider who always seems to be in tune with the horse," she said of Spooner.