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November 23, 2006
Media City Ballet (MCB), Natasha Middleton-Kettebekov, artistic director, will present a full-length classical storybook version of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's perennial favorite holiday ballet, The Nutcracker , choreographed and directed by Askar Kettebekov, featuring a large cast of professional dancers, accompanied for the first time by The San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductor James Domine, with The Taft High...
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October 20, 2005
Students of the arts send out an SOS to help hurricane victims An S.O.S. (Students on Stage) Katrina Disaster Concert to raise funds for the American Red Cross in support of victims of Hurricane Katrina has been planned Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Los Angeles County High School for the Arts students will perform, treating their audience to a jazz band and tap ensemble, gospel choir, vignettes from Broadway shows, opera arias, orchestra selections and magnificent dance ensembles.
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September 28, 2006
William Castle's "The House On Haunted Hill" starring Vincent Price and featuring EMERGO, the most frightening vision of horror ever devised, will be presented at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 only at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Producer/Director William Castle was the king of old fashioned ballyhoo, the art of theatrical exploitation. He was sitting in an office at Allied Artists when the distributors asked him if he could come up with a gimmick to add some excitement to the release of "The House On Haunted Hill," his 1958 shocker.
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April 12, 2007
Gay Men's Chorus Of Los Angeles (GMCLA) presents the second concert of their 28th season, Lush Life , The Music of Billy Strayhorn, musical arrangements by jazz legend Alan Broadbent with Dr. Bruce Mayhall conducting for his sixth season as artistic director. Lush Life will be directed by Joanna Gleason and will feature special guest artists Billy Porter and Tierney Sutton (replacing the previously announced Linda Ronstadt who will be performing a special concert for the chorus in May)
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October 28, 2004
Classic and Contemporary American Plays kicked off in style at the Alex Theatre on Oct. 18 with an all-star opening night reception in the theater's spectacular art deco lobby. Glendale dignitaries Mayor Bob Yousefian, City Manager Jim Starbird and Glendale Police Chief Randy Adams joined actors Bonnie Franklin, Hattie Winston, Michael Gross, Bruce Weitz, James Eckhouse and Marsha Kramer, along with renowned composer Richard Sherman, for a pre-show reception followed by a staged reading of Richard Greenber's award-winning play "Eastern Standard."
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June 14, 2007
Ballet Petit Performing Arts Center will present a double bill on June 23 and 24 at the historic Alex Theatre. The world premiere of "Johnnie Appleseed," written and directed by Tracy Vonder Haar, will be performed by the tap company, and the senior, junior and ballet companies in residence at the Performing Arts Center. The cast will be rounded out by students from the tap, jazz and hip-hop departments. It is an adorable, toe-tapping tale of John Chapman, or in this case the female "Johnnie," sure to please audiences of all ages.
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June 15, 2006
Famed Irish tenor Anthony Kearns of "The Irish Tenors" trio and New York Metropolitan Opera bass Stefan Szkafarowsky, accompanied by the Pasadena Community Orchestra will join with the Ukrainian National Choir "Kobzar" of Los Angeles in a June 23 concert of rousing patriotic American and Ukrainian songs. The master of ceremonies will be famed film and television actor George Dzundza. "A Musical Salute — God Bless America" is presented by the Ukrainian Culture Center of Los Angeles as a tribute to all who have served in the U.S. armed forces, with proceeds going to support children of those fallen in our military during "Operation Enduring Freedom."
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April 14, 2005
The City of Glendale Arts and Culture Commission, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Division, in collaboration with the Alex Theatre, presents Paul Livingstone and Arobi Ensemble in a free concert on April 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the forecourt of the Alex Tleatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. Livingstone, founder of the ensemble, is an internationally performing sitarist and guitar player. The Arohi Ensemble plays creative world music, blending the authentic traditions of countries like India, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Spain, Brazil and styles like jazz.
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November 30, 2006
When most of us open our stockings on Christmas morning, we pull out a variety of gifts — some candy, some trinkets, perhaps a pen or paperback or a CD or DVD... In much the same way, Olivia Tsui, music director of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra (GSO), has packed this year's "Sounds of Christmas" concert on Friday evening, Dec. 1 with an eclectic medley of musical treats and gifts. "The concert is a great way to start the holiday season," says Tsui. "Better yet, we've planned this Christmas kick off celebration with the whole family in mind.
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June 10, 2004
Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles is proud to announce the final production of its historic 25th silver anniversary season, the 25th Anniversary concert, "You Made Me Love You: The Music of Judy Garland" with Dr. Bruce Mayhall conducting for his third season as artistic director. Twenty-five years ago, almost to the day of these final concerts, on July 12, 1979, Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles was formed. In honor of this historic occasion, the chorus will honor Judy Garland, whose death sparked the Stonewall riots, which was one of the touchstones of the modern gay and lesbian civil rights movement.
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February 26, 2009
AUDITIONS Foothill Summer Theatre — March 7 . Auditions for Foothill Summer Theatre’s “Godspell” mark the program’s 27th season. Auditions will be held for the program March 7 at Flintridge Preparatory School. The program will run from June 22 through Aug. 2 at La Cañada High School from 1 until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The tuition per student is $1,000 and each student is also responsible for $200 in ad sales for the show’s program book.
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By Ruth Longoria | December 11, 2008
What do you get when you combine more than 250 harmonic oompah-pah’s and “Jingle Bells?” The annual holiday favorite, Merry Tuba Christmas, of course. Hundreds of tuba/sousaphone and euphonium players will combine at 7 p.m., this Sunday (Dec. 14) at Glendale’s Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., for the 33rd annual local Tuba Christmas concert, which is performed by thousands of other similar brass musicians in hundreds of cities across the country, and internationally.
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July 12, 2007
Capping its 21st Season with the largest production ever staged and produced by a children's chorus, Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC) presents the world premiere of Keepers of the Night, an original opera by composer Peter Ash and librettist Donald Sturrock, conducted by Grant Gershon and directed by Corey Madden, July 12 -- 15, at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale. The cast features internationally acclaimed opera stars Lynette Tapia, soprano, Malcolm MacKenzie, baritone, Suzanna Guzmán, mezzo-soprano and Lauren Libaw, soprano.
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June 14, 2007
Ballet Petit Performing Arts Center will present a double bill on June 23 and 24 at the historic Alex Theatre. The world premiere of "Johnnie Appleseed," written and directed by Tracy Vonder Haar, will be performed by the tap company, and the senior, junior and ballet companies in residence at the Performing Arts Center. The cast will be rounded out by students from the tap, jazz and hip-hop departments. It is an adorable, toe-tapping tale of John Chapman, or in this case the female "Johnnie," sure to please audiences of all ages.
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April 12, 2007
Gay Men's Chorus Of Los Angeles (GMCLA) presents the second concert of their 28th season, Lush Life , The Music of Billy Strayhorn, musical arrangements by jazz legend Alan Broadbent with Dr. Bruce Mayhall conducting for his sixth season as artistic director. Lush Life will be directed by Joanna Gleason and will feature special guest artists Billy Porter and Tierney Sutton (replacing the previously announced Linda Ronstadt who will be performing a special concert for the chorus in May)
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April 5, 2007
Twenty years ago, on April 1, 1987, the internationally acclaimed La Cañada Towne Singers chorus was born. It all began with the musically in tune idea of founder Phyllis Winnaman of La Cañada. "Most people said it couldn't be done," says Phyllis, but she persevered with a handful of eight friends who wanted to sing for fun. They were supported by mentors such as William Hall of the William Hall Chorale. Winnaman remembers thinking that she needed to form an independent choir that would sing a wide variety of music when it became apparent that the only places to sing were church choirs, private homes, piano bars and master chorales.
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February 8, 2007
The La Cañnada Towne Singers kick off their 2007 season welcoming new Director Dr. Mark Aaron Humphrey. Mark is also Director of Worship & Arts at Bel Air Presbyterian Church and comes to the Towne Singers with great enthusiasm, talent and the credentials to match. Originally from Indiana, Mark's family moved to Florida and, after high school, Mark attended Palm Beach Atlantic College and received his BA degree in Music. He went on to get his Master's at Cincinnati College-Conservatory, ending up in California where he received his doctoral degree in music from USC. He is married with a two-year-old son, and he make his home in Altadena.
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January 25, 2007
On Oscar Sunday, Feb. 25, the Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) and the Alex Theatre will co-present the first annual Red Carpet Gala: For People Who Make Movies and People Who Watch Them, an Academy Awards viewing party to be held at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale. The Awards, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will be broadcasted live on the theater's movie screen for what will be the biggest event of its type in Los Angeles. The Red Carpet Gala offers an exciting alternative to staying in on LA's most anticipated night.
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