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By Mary O’Keefe | October 25, 2007
Tenor Daniel Chaney has a very busy season planned. In addition to singing in the St. George?s Episcopal Church Choir he will be a solo tenor on Oct. 28 at the 74th Annual Los Angeles Bach Festival at the First Congregational Church. He will also be solo tenor at two concerts, one on Nov. 18 and the other on Dec. 10, at the Disney Music Center. The Bach Festival began in 1933 and has grown to be a popular Los Angeles musical event. Chaney has performed at the festival in the past and said he is honored to been asked again to join in the festival.
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October 26, 2006
Bob and I approve of the new NBC fall television schedule of NFL football games on Sunday evenings. Last week, the network pre-empted Sunday Night Football to broadcast a World Series baseball game. Deprived of our football fix, we were available to accept an invitation from my friend Sharon Benoit to attend the opening of First Congregational Church of Los Angeles' annual Bach Festival. In the cavernous space of the neo-Gothic edifice on the corner of Sixth and Commonwealth Streets, the great organ pipes trembled as a young virtuoso from Johann Sebastian Bach's church in Leipzig, Germany commanded the console.
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By ruth longoria valley sun | March 27, 2008
It?s a bit like watching a scene from the movie ?Ferris Bueller?s Day Off.? Only instead of young and old fans paying homage to the charming wise guy teen portrayed by Matthew Broderick, kids and adults who know this multi-faceted charmer can?t say enough about La Cañada High School sophomore Alex Rosen. ?He?s the most multi-talented person I know,? said Miles Crosman, a senior at La Cañada High School. ?I?ve only known him this year, but he?s so funny and awesome.? Rosen, 15, was nominated for a Valley Sun All Star by the parent of another student.
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December 1, 2005
Brook Speltz, 18, of La Cañada, enters the Curtis Institute of Music this year to study with Peter Wiley, cellist of the Guameri String Quartet. All students at Curtis receive merit-based full-tuition scholarships, and Speltz holds a Mary Louise Curtis Bok Fellowship. He began playing when he was six and has gone on to win numerous awards, including third prize in the Bronislaw Kaper Awards for Young Artists held by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and grand prize in the regional division of the National Solo Competition held by the American String Teachers Association; he later became a finalist in the ASTA state competition.
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By Mary O’Keefe | September 20, 2007
A concert to benefit San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity will be held this weekend at St. George’s Episcopal Church. “Songs from the Heart” concert will feature Daniel Chaney, tenor soloist, and Richard Grayson, pianist. The evening will encompass songs from Bach to Peter Gabriel. “There is a big variety,” Chaney said. “I chose songs I know and love best.” Chaney is entering his third year as a member in the St. George’s choir.
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March 16, 2006
Music lovers will cheer Viva Italia! At 8 p.m. on March 24 and 25 when Maestro Victor Vener and the California Philharmonic present 400 years of Italian music for the fourth "Cal Phil at the Ambassador" concert at the historic Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena. Audience members will be transported from ancient Rome to glamorous Las Vegas by such selections as Respighi's "The Pines of Rome," Vivaldi's "Guitar Concertos in D and C," melodies from the soundtrack of "Cinema Paradiso," a medley of hits made famous by Frank Sinatra, the rousing "Funiculì, Funiculà" and the haunting theme from "The Godfather."
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By Ruth Longoria | June 25, 2009
This week’s La Cañada Valley Sun All-Star, Chris Omae, managed to make time during his senior year for music and inventions, as well as his studies at La Cañada High School. Omae, 17, is heading off to college this fall at the University of Miami, where he will study music engineering and technology. Omae is the son of Roger and Ann Omae. He was born in Connecticut and moved to La Cañada with his family when he was 5 years old. He previously attended La Cañada Elementary School and La Cañada High 7/8. Omae’s primary passion is music.
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October 18, 2007
  Alex Taylor — Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m . – Author of ‘Amazing Mentholatum.’ His grandfather invented this deep heat rub for the common cold and over the years he’s collected all the packaging he could find for Mentholatum and put the images in a book along with its history. Also, María Amparo Escandón — Sunday, Oct. 21 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Author of La Cañada’s One City One Book – “González and Daughter Trucking Co.” Flintridge Bookstore, 964 Foothill Blvd.
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By ruth longoria valley sun | March 27, 2008
It?s a bit like watching a scene from the movie ?Ferris Bueller?s Day Off.? Only instead of young and old fans paying homage to the charming wise guy teen portrayed by Matthew Broderick, kids and adults who know this multi-faceted charmer can?t say enough about La Cañada High School sophomore Alex Rosen. ?He?s the most multi-talented person I know,? said Miles Crosman, a senior at La Cañada High School. ?I?ve only known him this year, but he?s so funny and awesome.? Rosen, 15, was nominated for a Valley Sun All Star by the parent of another student.
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By Mary O’Keefe | October 25, 2007
Tenor Daniel Chaney has a very busy season planned. In addition to singing in the St. George?s Episcopal Church Choir he will be a solo tenor on Oct. 28 at the 74th Annual Los Angeles Bach Festival at the First Congregational Church. He will also be solo tenor at two concerts, one on Nov. 18 and the other on Dec. 10, at the Disney Music Center. The Bach Festival began in 1933 and has grown to be a popular Los Angeles musical event. Chaney has performed at the festival in the past and said he is honored to been asked again to join in the festival.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 26, 2006
Bob and I approve of the new NBC fall television schedule of NFL football games on Sunday evenings. Last week, the network pre-empted Sunday Night Football to broadcast a World Series baseball game. Deprived of our football fix, we were available to accept an invitation from my friend Sharon Benoit to attend the opening of First Congregational Church of Los Angeles' annual Bach Festival. In the cavernous space of the neo-Gothic edifice on the corner of Sixth and Commonwealth Streets, the great organ pipes trembled as a young virtuoso from Johann Sebastian Bach's church in Leipzig, Germany commanded the console.
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