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By Eleanor Green | June 25, 2009
Children’s dancing spirits were awakened by local Celtic band, Wake the Bard, this past Sunday at La Cañada’s Music in the Park concert. Many kids — and their parents — found the music too tempting to keep still. “Those are the official Wake the Bard dancers!” joked guitarist Pat Huckaby of the children dancing at the foot of the stage. “It seems that our music is a ‘siren song’ for kids because we have a bunch dancing at our feet or the foot of the stage, actually,” added band member Mike Adams.
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July 20, 2006
Descanso Gardens' summer afternoon concert series will end with a breath of spring Sunday, July 23. The 2 p.m. concert at the Under the Oaks Theater will present a musical tribute to Europe by Celtic Spring, the "Von Trapp Family of Celtic music." This dynamic fiddle and dance band is composed the five Wood family children on fiddles and in dance shoes, joined by their father, Greg, on the traditional Irish drum, the bodhran. Their richly varied music includes original compositions.
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June 29, 2006
As La Cañadans join their counterparts across the nation in celebrating the Independence Day holiday, they may wish to consider an offering this weekend at the famed Descanso Gardens right in their own backyard. Lively Dixieland music will fill the air at Descanso during a Sunday, July 2 tribute to America. Strolling musicians and a concert at the Under the Oaks Theater are part of Descanso's summer Sunday-afternoon concert series — all free with Gardens admission. Strolling musicians, playing upbeat Dixieland tunes, will greet visitors in the Center Circle area from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., and the popular Firehouse Stompers Dixieland Jazz Band will take to the stage at the Under the Oaks Theater from 2:45 to 4 p.m. The Firehouse Stompers, back at Descanso by popular demand, have wowed local audiences for several years with feel-good music, on-stage antics.
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March 15, 2007
La Cañada's Hogg's Hollow Preschool and Kindergarten is hosting a track and field meet for their young students ages three to five tomorrow, March 16 at 8:45 a.m. at Room 904. "It will be a fun event for the kids," said the organizer Alex Peterson. A fiddler will help kick off the special event as students dance and enjoy the live Celtic music. Super kids will perform super feats in this special athletic event for young children. Preschool and kindergarten students will participate in several stunning events, including rock climbing, tug of war, relays, sprints, ball throws, track races, biking, and more.
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May 11, 2006
U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion Hanneke Cassel, guitarist Christopher Lewis and cellist Rushad Eggleston will celebrate the release of Cassel's newest album, Silver, at the Coffee Gallery Backstage at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 19. Cassel's third solo release, Silver ventures further into the contemporary world of Scottish and Cape Breton music. Produced by Laura Risk and Hanneke Cassel, it features several new compositions, performed by Hanneke, cello phenom Rushad Eggleston Nashville fiddle star Casey Driessen, Nightingale guitarist Keith Murphy, pianist Dave Wiesler, and others.
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June 7, 2007
Anyone who enjoys listening to lively music under the oaks on a Sunday afternoon is sure to agree that Descanso's summer concert series in July 'Sounds Like Fun.' Three concerts, all by popular performers and all free with Gardens admission, will begin at 2 p.m. at the Under the Oaks Theater. Seats for each hour-long concert are first come, first served, and the music will entertain visitors throughout the open-air theater area. The first concert, Sunday, July 1, will feature the jazzy group Incendio with a polyrhythmic swirl of Latin American music forms (boleros, cumbias, salsa, tango, mambo and Peruvian valses criollos)
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August 31, 2006
Southland families will say goodbye to summer on Labor Day Weekend, and many will do it in style at Descanso Gardens. Two days of activities, Sept. 3 and 4, will include a Sunday afternoon concert and, on Labor Day Monday, an early-evening community picnic at 'Boddy's Big Backyard.' : Celtic Spring in Concert — 1 to 2 p.m. Sun., Sept. 3 Sounds of Celtic Spring, the "Von Trapp Family of Celtic Music," will be presented from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, at the Under the Oaks Theater.
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June 15, 2006
Summer-Sunday concerts at Descanso Gardens, a virtual tour of the world with international artists and music, will begin June 18 as the highlight of special activities planned for Father's Day. The exotic women of Adaawe will make the music and Patina's Café Descanso will provide a family-friendly picnic on this special day. The picnic will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Main Lawn. This is not a bring-you-own picnic, so even mothers can take a relaxing break on this Father's Day. The Adaawe concert, from 2 to 3 p.m., is the first of six Sunday afternoon concerts at the Under the Oaks Theater, just steps away from the Main Lawn.
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By Jane Napier Neely | August 12, 2010
At this time of the year I'm usually complaining about the heat and how we are experiencing the dog days of summer. However, capricious Mother Nature has decided she was bored with the same old fare and is giving us what is up to now one of the coolest beginnings of August on record. Last week I was looking for my fuzzy slippers and this week I was donning a sweater in the early morning because I was shivering! I have been listening to the weather people patter on and on about how disappointing it is that summer hasn't arrived in Los Angeles yet. Yep, I've been liking things just the way they are. I just hope that those dog days don't hit us in September and October.
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By Eleanor Green | June 25, 2009
Children’s dancing spirits were awakened by local Celtic band, Wake the Bard, this past Sunday at La Cañada’s Music in the Park concert. Many kids — and their parents — found the music too tempting to keep still. “Those are the official Wake the Bard dancers!” joked guitarist Pat Huckaby of the children dancing at the foot of the stage. “It seems that our music is a ‘siren song’ for kids because we have a bunch dancing at our feet or the foot of the stage, actually,” added band member Mike Adams.
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July 20, 2006
Descanso Gardens' summer afternoon concert series will end with a breath of spring Sunday, July 23. The 2 p.m. concert at the Under the Oaks Theater will present a musical tribute to Europe by Celtic Spring, the "Von Trapp Family of Celtic music." This dynamic fiddle and dance band is composed the five Wood family children on fiddles and in dance shoes, joined by their father, Greg, on the traditional Irish drum, the bodhran. Their richly varied music includes original compositions.
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June 30, 2006
As La Cañadans join their counterparts across the nation in celebrating the Independence Day holiday, they may wish to consider an offering this weekend at the famed Descanso Gardens right in their own backyard. Lively Dixieland music will fill the air at Descanso during a Sunday, July 2 tribute to America. Strolling musicians and a concert at the Under the Oaks Theater are part of Descanso's summer Sunday-afternoon concert series — all free with Gardens admission. Strolling musicians, playing upbeat Dixieland tunes, will greet visitors in the Center Circle area from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., and the popular Firehouse Stompers Dixieland Jazz Band will take to the stage at the Under the Oaks Theater from 2:45 to 4 p.m. The Firehouse Stompers, back at Descanso by popular demand, have wowed local audiences for several years with feel-good music, on-stage antics.
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