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By Nicole Charky | February 2, 2011
The La Cañada Flintridge Public library was anything but quiet on Saturday. Children and their families screamed out “Ole” and “Bravo” for a twirling, stomping performance by Spanish Flamenco dancer Susana Elena. Elena performs in libraries in an ongoing series that promotes free community arts throughout Los Angeles County. Joining her for this performance was classical guitarist Almer Imamovic and his wife, classical flautist Jessica Pierce. The two form the group AlmaNova.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | December 24, 2009
The students who acted and danced in ?Visions of Sugarplums? this weekend in the Glendale High School auditorium performed a one-of-a-kind piece written by Tracy Vonder Haar. The ballet revolves around a series of dreams the main character, Jane, has one snowy night while asleep at her home in New York City. ?Visions of Sugarplums? takes place during World War II, and Jane?s father is off at war. As they are walking in the city on Christmas Eve, Jane spots a famous ballerina dancing ?
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May 3, 2007
"All God's Creatures, Great and Small", an original ballet by Caroline Broes, will be presented on Saturday, May 12, at 3 p.m. on the lawn at St. George's Episcopal Church. The church is located at 4467 Commonwealth Ave. in La Cañada Flintridge. Proceeds will benefit "Ahead With Horses," a therapy program for disabled and disadvantaged children in the Los Angeles area. The audience is welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs to sit on the greens while enjoying the performance of many enthusiastic, young dancers.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 2006
Limón Dance Company, led by Artistic Director Carla Maxwell, makes its Music Center debut for two performances only, March 25 and 26 at the Ahmanson Theatre. Acclaimed around the world, the Limón Dance Company, now celebrating its 60th year, illustrates vision of its legendary founder, José Limón. The program includes a much-anticipated revival of Limón's "Missa Brevis," and the West Coast premiere of "Recordare" by choreographer Lar Lubovitch, which evokes Limón's Mexican roots using the Day of the Dead Festivities and its characters as its inspiration.
COMMUNITY
January 22, 2014
Ten Years Ago The Community Scholarship Foundation of La Cañada Flintridge announced plans for its upcoming luncheon and auction event. The 2004 fundraiser, themed "A Classical Affair," was to feature Jorge Mester, then music director of the Pasadena Symphony, and actor John de Lancie as guest speakers. Twenty Years Ago The night after the Northridge earthquake struck, causing massive damage and displacing people from their homes, the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada cooked up hamburgers and hot dogs for about 250 people who had sought refuge at the Glendale National Guard Armory and another 250 who were being sheltered at Wilson Junior High School, also in Glendale.
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By Olivia Smith Special to the Valley Sun | January 17, 2008
?Cirque du Soleil? was the theme of La Cañada High School?s Monte Carlo dance. The themed dance and card events took place Jan 12, preceded on Friday by a Monte Carlo assembly. As attendees entered the dance they received poker chips which they used to bet in various card games. The dealers were teachers from the high school . The school?s large north gym was the site of the event, with a dance floor in the center and card games at tables encircling it, providing the students with a chance to bet their poker chips for prizes like Clippers?
FEATURES
May 4, 2006
A standing room only crowd of Crestview Preparatory School's parents, staff, and teachers were treated to the annual dance performances by the students on April 24. Arsine Gendal, Ms. "G", the school's physical education teacher, taught kindergarten through sixth grade students different dances from countries around the world. "Throughout the school year I spend a lot of time teaching traditional sports like volleyball and softball, and we do a lot of stretching and calisthenics,"Gendal said.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2006
The Luckman 2005-06 International Dance Experience will culminate with a performance by Montréal Danse, the acclaimed Quebec-based ensemble that previously appeared at the Luckman in 1997 and 2000. Critically acclaimed for its "intelligent repertory composed of original and unique works by rising choreographers" (Stéphanie Brody, La Presse, Montréal), Montréal Danse will perform Big Bang — Désir, an evening of three works by choreographers Ae-Soon Ahn, José Navas and Karine Ponties on Saturday, May 13 at 8 p.m., at the Luckman Theatre, Cal State L.A. Tickets are $40 through $50 and are available through the Luckman box office at (323)
NEWS
By Joe Puglia | December 13, 2009
All week I had a strange feeling, like something was about to happen. I hadn?t felt that way since my days of debauchery hanging in Lucy?s Tiger Den in Bangkok, Thailand. I was younger then and was both foolish and fearless of heart, inflictions often found in youth. For a few days I noticed an unusual scurry of activity and conversation between Kaitzer and Sabine. Something was in the wind; I could smell it! While sitting at dinner, Kaitzer asked me, ?Can you take Sabine to the dance at LCHS on Thursday?
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By Jane Napier Neely | April 30, 2014
Guess what? I'm another year older today. My, these birthdays just sneak up on a person when you're not looking. I must admit, however, I always like the way I feel when it is my "special" day because it is just that - special. I share this day with my twin sister, Elaine, who lives in Santa Barbara. We were surprise May baskets for my mother and father, lo those many years ago. Nobody, not even the doctor, knew two babies would arrive that day. I came first and there was much joy on my arrival.
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By Jane Napier Neely | March 19, 2014
I love clouds and we hardly ever get them here. Last Thursday we had flotillas of fabulous, puffy white clouds that plied the ocean of bright blue sky. They were propelled by wind gusts that made them appear that they had rockets on them. They were moving so quickly they almost made me dizzy. Anyway, I did enjoy the cloud show while I made my way about the community running errands. --- Also last Thursday, the Oakmont League of Glendale held a pretty exciting fundraising event.
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February 13, 2014
Ten Years Ago A home in the 4100 block of Woodleigh Lane sold in the winter of 2004 for nearly $6 million, believed then by local experts to have been the highest price paid for a residential property in the community's history. “It looks like we're off to another good year of brisk sales,” said Realtor Rick Mueller. Twenty Years Ago The La Cañada Flintridge City Council voted to remove the two-lane “angle parking demonstration” along Foothill Boulevard from Memorial Park west to Alta Canyada Road, as the project had generated a flood of complaints flowing into City Hall during its six-month trial period.
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January 22, 2014
Ten Years Ago The Community Scholarship Foundation of La Cañada Flintridge announced plans for its upcoming luncheon and auction event. The 2004 fundraiser, themed "A Classical Affair," was to feature Jorge Mester, then music director of the Pasadena Symphony, and actor John de Lancie as guest speakers. Twenty Years Ago The night after the Northridge earthquake struck, causing massive damage and displacing people from their homes, the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada cooked up hamburgers and hot dogs for about 250 people who had sought refuge at the Glendale National Guard Armory and another 250 who were being sheltered at Wilson Junior High School, also in Glendale.
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By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com | June 27, 2013
Aerin Holt always dreamed of turning one of her favorite childhood tales, "Thumbelina," into a ballet. But she knew the perspective would be tricky to capture. In the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, a girl the size of a thumb is born from a tulip. Holt, the artistic director and choreographer at La Cañada Flintridge-based California Contemporary Ballet, found a way to make the dancers look small: enlarge everything else on stage. PHOTOS: California Contemporary Ballet's "Thumbelina" rehearsal "Everything else has to be small," said Holt.
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By Carol Cormaci, carol.cormaci@latimes.com | March 6, 2013
Dressed in vintage attire, 60 guests turned out in the ballroom at the historic Lanterman House Sunday to dance to the syncopated sounds of ragtime music and to enjoy an afternoon tea. The guests, organized via a social media network of like-minded history and costume buffs, traveled from as far as Santa Barbara and San Diego to participate, according to Melissa Patton, executive director of the La Cañada Flintridge museum. PHOTOS: Ragtime at Lanterman House “It's become an annual event for Lanterman House,” Patton said.
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By Anthony Carpio | December 17, 2012
"Gangnam Style" may be the hottest Korean crossover right now, but La Cañada High School teacher Sun Choe is on a mission to forge long-lasting ties between La Cañada Flintridge's fast-growing Korean population and the community at large. On Saturday night Choe and others hosted the second Korean Culture Night at the La Cañada High School auditorium, with Korean food, music and dancing wowing a crowd of 300. Performances ranged from Korean and modern K-pop dances to a martial arts demonstration.
COMMUNITY
October 3, 2012
Ten Years Ago Young members of the La Cañada Youth Sports Coalition, supervised by adults, teamed up for an old-fashioned cleanup of the La Cañada High School varsity and junior varsity fields, as well as the field at the former Oak Grove Elementary School property. More than 40 volunteers participated over the period of a few early-fall weekends, repainting baseball backstops and dugout areas. Twenty Years Ago Hospitality House at Descanso Gardens teemed with about 150 party-goers following a groundbreaking ceremony for the $1.5-million International Rosarium.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jane Napier Neely | December 28, 2011
I hope you had memorable holiday celebrations. I certainly did, as we celebrated with my sister, Nubby (don't ask - the explanation is too long), at her home in San Clemente. It was a stunning day, with the islands of Catalina and San Clemente in sharp focus on the horizon. The beginning of Christmas week had a slow start. I had a hitch in my gitalong that landed me at Verdugo Hills Hospital for a five-day stay. Of course nobody likes to be hospitalized, but I had exceptional care from doctors and the terrific nursing staff who took great care of me. There were a couple of events to cheer me up while I was lounging - a beautiful service dog named Liza came to visit.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Nancy Turney | December 7, 2011
Q. As Christmas approaches; I am getting concerned about my mother and the festivities. She has dementia, but enjoys being with the family. How can I keep her engaged and yet not overwhelmed? As you know, people with dementia lose their short-term memory first and their long-term memory last. For example, they often remember people and events from their earlier years, but have difficulty remembering what they ate for breakfast the day before. The first thing to keep in mind is to relax and have fun. Here are some activities she can do with the family: Reminisce!
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