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By Jane Napier Neely | December 19, 2012
Oh my, just five more days and it will be Christmas Day. I can hardly believe that it is almost here. Except for a few sundry items, my shopping is done! Of course, I still have to do the work of wrapping the surprises. Yes, the community is abuzz with Christmas talk and activities. I know that I will be spending the next few weeks trying to catch up on all that has been going on around town. Today I'm only going to roll out one grand event for you: Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy was the setting Dec. 11 for the 100th general meeting of the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Assn.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | July 28, 2010
What do Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, U2 and the nuns of the Abbaye de Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation from France have in common? Well, musically, nothing. But the nuns recently signed a contract with Decca Records, the classical music label of Universal Music that counts Winehouse, Lady Gaga and U2 among its acts. This order of nuns, founded in the sixth century, is very reclusive but "deemed to have the finest Gregorian chant singers," BBC News reported. The signing comes after a global search by Decca of more than 70 convents across Europe, the U.S. and Africa for the world's best Gregorian chant singers.
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July 26, 2007
This weekend and this weekend only, the Assistance League of Flintridge  presents its summer drama workshops. Director Koni McCurdy takes the fourth to sixth grade drama students to camp in the play entitled "Terribly Terrifying Twisted Tales." While at camp, the kids will perform their very own humorously silly versions of "Frankenstein" and "Dracula." And while they have you in stitches, they will present two more stories also based on fractured fairy tales entitled "Sleepy Hollow" and "The Raven."
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By Sara Cardine | December 17, 2009
James Luna could dance the “Nutcracker Suite” in his sleep. That’s how it is for most seasoned professional ballet dancers, who can rack up as many as 30 performances of the beloved Tchaikovsky favorite in a single Christmas season. With decades of professional dancing on stages throughout the nation and in Canada, Luna estimates he’s done the Nutcracker at least 200 times in the course of his career. But this year, his performance as Uncle Drosselmeyer in a “Nut Crack’n Knight 2,” a hip hop-inspired twist on the beloved classic being presented Dec. 20 at the Lanterman Theater in La Cañada, will be like no other before it. That’s because, for a few brief moments, the La Crescenta resident will share the stage with 5-year-old Ginger Duncan.
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January 13, 2005
It's not just an evening of jazz, and it's not just an evening of classical music. It's not just a performance, and it's not just a panel discussion. It's Clazzical Notes, a free jazz outreach program sponsored by The Pasadena Symphony. And, as its title suggests, Clazzical Notes is a fusion of jazz, classical music, performance and discussion that has rapidly become a favorite of music lovers throughout Southern California. On Jan. 24, Clazzical Notes will return for the third time in the 2004-2005 season, to present "Meet the Sidemen" at Travis Auditorium on the campus of Fuller Theological Seminary, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The program, which has focused in the past on such instruments as the piano, flute, violin and voice, will highlight "sidemen" from the worlds of both jazz and classical music.
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By Chris Sutton | April 28, 2005
It was curtain time last Wednesday for the 22 students participating in La Cañada Elementary School's Odyssey of the Mind, a weekly after-school enrichment program. Divided into a troop of actors and actresses, the students performed four short plays. This was the fourth and final session of Odyssey of the Mind. The students were given the task to research a tall tale, write a play based on the tale, or a tall tale they created themselves. After developing the script, they had to design their props and costumes, learn their lines and rehearse for the performance.
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April 30, 2009
Color guard triumphant   The La Cañada High School Color Guard won their second gold medal April 18 at the Winter Guard Association of Southern California Circuit Championships. In the preliminaries, the team competed against 40 other units achieving the second highest score of the day. They went on win the gold the next day with the highest score out of the 16 teams in their division. The ensemble has grown significantly over the past three years under the direction of Homer Lopez.
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July 14, 2005
On June 30, the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra (PYSO) joined three other West Coast youth orchestras at Carnegie Hall's 2005 New York Orchestra Festival in Isaac Stern Auditorium. By evening's end, despite being the youngest musicians participating in the event - PYSO is an orchestra of middle-school aged musicians - PYSO took center stage, earning a coveted gold rating. "It was stunning," said Orchestra Manager Jean Severson. "It was like watching a movie-of-the-week about 'The Little Orchestra That Could.
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May 18, 2006
Have fun selecting treasures and sharing a few of your own at the First Annual Kidspace Flea Market, including an afternoon Variety Show Revue, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., May 20. Modeled on the tradition of community markets and fairs, including Pasadena's own Rose Bowl Flea Market, the Kidspace Flea Market will encourage children to have fun shopping, selling, and performing in a festive atmosphere. Throughout the day, young vendors will sell their homemade or gently used goods, such as toys and/or clothing, and offer services, such as face painting or booth games, to other Kidspace guests.
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December 29, 2005
In the spirit of both Christmas and cooperation, Crescenta-Cañada Cooperative Nursery School students, teachers, and parents celebrated the holiday with songs, food, and so much merriment that Santa himself had to come see what all the noise was about. "It just gets better and better each year," said Nita Imm, teacher of the Busy Bears and director of the school, referring to their annual Christmas Program where the Darling Ducklings (3 year olds) and Busy Bears (4 year olds) join voices and hands to the delight of the preschoolers' family and friends.
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By Jane Napier Neely | December 19, 2012
Oh my, just five more days and it will be Christmas Day. I can hardly believe that it is almost here. Except for a few sundry items, my shopping is done! Of course, I still have to do the work of wrapping the surprises. Yes, the community is abuzz with Christmas talk and activities. I know that I will be spending the next few weeks trying to catch up on all that has been going on around town. Today I'm only going to roll out one grand event for you: Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy was the setting Dec. 11 for the 100th general meeting of the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce and Community Assn.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | July 28, 2010
What do Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, U2 and the nuns of the Abbaye de Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation from France have in common? Well, musically, nothing. But the nuns recently signed a contract with Decca Records, the classical music label of Universal Music that counts Winehouse, Lady Gaga and U2 among its acts. This order of nuns, founded in the sixth century, is very reclusive but "deemed to have the finest Gregorian chant singers," BBC News reported. The signing comes after a global search by Decca of more than 70 convents across Europe, the U.S. and Africa for the world's best Gregorian chant singers.
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By Sara Cardine | December 17, 2009
James Luna could dance the “Nutcracker Suite” in his sleep. That’s how it is for most seasoned professional ballet dancers, who can rack up as many as 30 performances of the beloved Tchaikovsky favorite in a single Christmas season. With decades of professional dancing on stages throughout the nation and in Canada, Luna estimates he’s done the Nutcracker at least 200 times in the course of his career. But this year, his performance as Uncle Drosselmeyer in a “Nut Crack’n Knight 2,” a hip hop-inspired twist on the beloved classic being presented Dec. 20 at the Lanterman Theater in La Cañada, will be like no other before it. That’s because, for a few brief moments, the La Crescenta resident will share the stage with 5-year-old Ginger Duncan.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2007
This weekend and this weekend only, the Assistance League of Flintridge  presents its summer drama workshops. Director Koni McCurdy takes the fourth to sixth grade drama students to camp in the play entitled "Terribly Terrifying Twisted Tales." While at camp, the kids will perform their very own humorously silly versions of "Frankenstein" and "Dracula." And while they have you in stitches, they will present two more stories also based on fractured fairy tales entitled "Sleepy Hollow" and "The Raven."
NEWS
By Chris Sutton | April 28, 2005
It was curtain time last Wednesday for the 22 students participating in La Cañada Elementary School's Odyssey of the Mind, a weekly after-school enrichment program. Divided into a troop of actors and actresses, the students performed four short plays. This was the fourth and final session of Odyssey of the Mind. The students were given the task to research a tall tale, write a play based on the tale, or a tall tale they created themselves. After developing the script, they had to design their props and costumes, learn their lines and rehearse for the performance.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2005
It's not just an evening of jazz, and it's not just an evening of classical music. It's not just a performance, and it's not just a panel discussion. It's Clazzical Notes, a free jazz outreach program sponsored by The Pasadena Symphony. And, as its title suggests, Clazzical Notes is a fusion of jazz, classical music, performance and discussion that has rapidly become a favorite of music lovers throughout Southern California. On Jan. 24, Clazzical Notes will return for the third time in the 2004-2005 season, to present "Meet the Sidemen" at Travis Auditorium on the campus of Fuller Theological Seminary, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The program, which has focused in the past on such instruments as the piano, flute, violin and voice, will highlight "sidemen" from the worlds of both jazz and classical music.
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