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April 28, 2012
It's beautiful when a handful of people can hatch an idea that benefits others they may never meet. Last week's charity concert by the Texas Tenors is an example of how people of La Cañada Flintridge can put their neighbors first while having a good time. The Texas Tenors - who launched a career after a successful run on “America's Got Talent” and who sing a one-of-a-kind, opera-to-Grand-Ol'-Opry repertoire - met La Cañadan Martha Burns on a cruise ship three years ago. Burns became a hard-core fan of the group, the group members became fans of Burns and her family, and things culminated last week in a charity concert at Lanterman Auditorium that raised $50,000 for the Community Scholarship Foundation of La Cañada Flintridge.
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By Eleanor Green | July 30, 2009
High-energy country and rock tunes proved too good to resist for locals at Sunday’s Music in the Park, with hundreds attending and many of those dancing along to the music. Brian Lynn Jones and the Misfit Cowboys played this week’s installment of the free weekly concert at Memorial Park. Dottie Sparr of Pasadena, who came to the concert with husband Owen, was one of those who couldn’t resist getting up and moving to the music. “Normally I’m a little shy to dance in front of everyone, but I guess Alan Jackson is my siren song!
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By Eleanor Green | July 23, 2009
Local residents were taken for a ride Sunday by Southland rockers Pacific Coast Highway, who performed at Music in the Park. The band performed covers of classic light rock songs, mostly from the 1960s and ?70s, for hundreds of locals at Memorial Park. ?It?s always great to get out once the sun goes down, but the music is the real draw,? said Darryl Griffin of La Crescenta, who accompanied his wife, Amy, and daughter, Jessica, 6, to the concert. ?My wife and I are really into the songs, and it looks like Jessica is now, too!
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By Joe Puglia | January 25, 2007
"Hey mister, you gotta radio I can borrow?" "What for, kid" he replied. "I wanna listen to Martin Luther King," I said. "He's speaking in front of the Lincoln Memorial in D.C." With a suspicious scowl he asked, "Who's Martin Luther King?" "He's the guy who's marching for civil rights," I said. It was August 28, 1963. My buddies and I were bicycling from the Bronx to the Catskill Mountains. We were going camping; trying to make the best of a week's suspension from working at Yankee Stadium for fighting with some fans.
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By Joe Puglia | February 22, 2007
I was hanging with my boys in some honky-tonk bar in Tujunga, throwing down some shots of Jose Cuervo. Suddenly, from the corner of my eye, I noticed these big ol' boys walk in; they must have been nine feet tall. I could tell by their dress that they were cowboys, and not the drugstore type, if you know what I mean. Other than my embellishments, I'm tellin' this story just like it happened. Well … they left their iron horses, all named Harley, outside. As they sashayed up to the bar, I kept them in view.
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By Joe Puglia | April 19, 2007
It was April 12, 1967, and I was turning 20. I had just hitched a ride from Dayton, Ohio, to the Cadillac Club, a honky tonk bar on Highway 40 in western Pennsylvania. I was celebrating this monumental milestone with my cousin Lil' Joe and a few pitchers of Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer. It's funny how lucid one can be after a couple of rounds; the metamorphic syntheses of intoxication took me from sheer debauchery, to un-abandoned frivolity, and then into a state of pensive introspection as to the nature of my 20th year.
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April 28, 2012
It's beautiful when a handful of people can hatch an idea that benefits others they may never meet. Last week's charity concert by the Texas Tenors is an example of how people of La Cañada Flintridge can put their neighbors first while having a good time. The Texas Tenors - who launched a career after a successful run on “America's Got Talent” and who sing a one-of-a-kind, opera-to-Grand-Ol'-Opry repertoire - met La Cañadan Martha Burns on a cruise ship three years ago. Burns became a hard-core fan of the group, the group members became fans of Burns and her family, and things culminated last week in a charity concert at Lanterman Auditorium that raised $50,000 for the Community Scholarship Foundation of La Cañada Flintridge.
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By Eleanor Green | July 30, 2009
High-energy country and rock tunes proved too good to resist for locals at Sunday’s Music in the Park, with hundreds attending and many of those dancing along to the music. Brian Lynn Jones and the Misfit Cowboys played this week’s installment of the free weekly concert at Memorial Park. Dottie Sparr of Pasadena, who came to the concert with husband Owen, was one of those who couldn’t resist getting up and moving to the music. “Normally I’m a little shy to dance in front of everyone, but I guess Alan Jackson is my siren song!
ENTERTAINMENT
By Eleanor Green | July 23, 2009
Local residents were taken for a ride Sunday by Southland rockers Pacific Coast Highway, who performed at Music in the Park. The band performed covers of classic light rock songs, mostly from the 1960s and ?70s, for hundreds of locals at Memorial Park. ?It?s always great to get out once the sun goes down, but the music is the real draw,? said Darryl Griffin of La Crescenta, who accompanied his wife, Amy, and daughter, Jessica, 6, to the concert. ?My wife and I are really into the songs, and it looks like Jessica is now, too!
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