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By Anita Susan Brenner | January 22, 2009
Part 3 The rains have come and gone. I walk the streets with our dog, Miss Hepburn, but my mind is elsewhere. Back to 1963. On Dec. 13, 1963, Barry Worthington Keenan, 23, was arrested by the FBI at his father’s house on Oakwood Drive in La Cañada Flintridge. The charge was kidnapping. The victim was Frank Sinatra, Jr., the 19-year-old son of Old Blue Eyes. On Dec. 8, 1963, a snow-swept night in Lake Tahoe, Frank Sinatra, Jr. was working a gig with the Tommy Dorsey Band at Harrah’s.
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April 6, 2006
The Four Aces, an acclaimed male quartet, will be featured for the final event of the San Marino Celebrity Series at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 9 at the Chapel of Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena. Known the world over for such hits as "Three Coins in a Fountain," "Tell Me Why," "Love is a Many Splendored Thing," and "Stranger in Paradise," The Four Aces will perform "Winning Melodies of the 1950's." The group is composed of Fred Diodati, tenor and lead singer, Joe Giglio, guitarist and funny man. Harry Heisler, musical conductor, bass, and trumpet soloist, and the newest member of the group, Joe Amato, who is known for his impersonations of Frank Sinatra.
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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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May 31, 2007
Light on the Corner Church in Montrose invites Foothill residents to the third concert in their 2007 concert series. This Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m., the church will celebrate the sounds of the '30s and '40s in their annual "Spring Swing Thing." Featuring four of L.A.'s finest jazz players, the free concert will highlight the music of musicians like Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Hoagy Carmichael and Frank Sinatra. "We are blessed Sunday after Sunday to have such a wonderful team of professional musicians every Sunday morning," said Pastor Jon Karn.
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March 19, 2009
For those in La Cañada who would like to turn the clock back to a simpler time, the La Cañada High School Jazz Band and Chamber Singers have just the thing. On Sunday, March 29, at 5 p.m. the LCHS Jazz Band and Chamber Singers will be performing at the La Cañada Thursday Club, 4440 Woodleigh Lane in La Cañada. These award-winning groups will be performing Big Band Swing Music of the ?30s and ?40s in the elegant setting of the Thursday Club. Sporting their trademark tuxedos and evening dresses, these talented young men and women will be performing on the stage overlooking the dance floor where swing dancers are encouraged to show their stuff.
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By Reg Green | August 6, 2009
From the opening bars of Glenn Miller?s ?In the Mood? at Sunday?s Music in the Park, it was clear that well-written, well-arranged and well-played music, born before most people in the audience, hadn?t dated at all. ?It?s the same wherever we go,? said Dennis Kaye, leader of Swing Inc., who first played here 29 years ago. ?Grandparents and grandchildren love this music.? He could have added a generation. It was the 86th birthday of Sylvia Simison, wife of the late Jack Simison, the La Cañada architect who designed and built the Valley Sun offices.
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By Fereva | January 4, 2007
I have written previously of my distaste for the frenzied commercialism regarding the holidays. Still, I keep trying to find a deeper meaning in these times, and upon reflection, realize I am much graced because I had a wonderful grandfather, my Pappy, with whom I spent many a cozy and safe New Year's Eve. I was in my 20s and tired of the MUST PARTY scene. Pappy lived on Mount Tamalpais in Northern California, in a home he had owned since 1916. One festive night (and many thereafter)
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 2005
Maestro Victor Vener and the California Philharmonic Orchestra open their second season of performances at the historic Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena on Oct. 28. Concerts will be held on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. "California Philharmonic concerts share the joy of live performance in a very unique way and Ambassador Auditorium's elegant beauty and world-class acoustics provide the perfect environment for great music," said Vener....
NEWS
May 12, 2005
Recent headlines remind me of July 17,1955 when Disneyland opened, and Bill Dryer was ABC-TV's video control engineer for the broadcast. It started us reminiscing about his career at ABC, which began in 1949 and spanned nearly 40 years. Working his way up to director of engineering, he saw many changes and was a central figure in the technological advancement of television entertainment and news in Southern California. Early on, Bill worked with Louella Parsons, Walter Winchell, Groucho Marx and Steve Allen, household names then.
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By Anita Susan Brenner | January 22, 2009
Part 3 The rains have come and gone. I walk the streets with our dog, Miss Hepburn, but my mind is elsewhere. Back to 1963. On Dec. 13, 1963, Barry Worthington Keenan, 23, was arrested by the FBI at his father’s house on Oakwood Drive in La Cañada Flintridge. The charge was kidnapping. The victim was Frank Sinatra, Jr., the 19-year-old son of Old Blue Eyes. On Dec. 8, 1963, a snow-swept night in Lake Tahoe, Frank Sinatra, Jr. was working a gig with the Tommy Dorsey Band at Harrah’s.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 2006
The Four Aces, an acclaimed male quartet, will be featured for the final event of the San Marino Celebrity Series at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 9 at the Chapel of Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena. Known the world over for such hits as "Three Coins in a Fountain," "Tell Me Why," "Love is a Many Splendored Thing," and "Stranger in Paradise," The Four Aces will perform "Winning Melodies of the 1950's." The group is composed of Fred Diodati, tenor and lead singer, Joe Giglio, guitarist and funny man. Harry Heisler, musical conductor, bass, and trumpet soloist, and the newest member of the group, Joe Amato, who is known for his impersonations of Frank Sinatra.
ENTERTAINMENT
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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