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By Jane Napier Neely | July 2, 2009
Do you think summer is on its way yet? Last week I was visiting grandchildren in Palo Alto, which is usually cooler than here. Wouldn’t you know it?They were having a heat wave and we were sweltering in 100+ weather there, while here in La Cañada you were considerably cooler. Friends in the Bay Area were accusing me of bringing the hot weather with me. Last Sunday we escaped the oppressive heat by going to the beach at Half Moon Bay (near San Francisco), which was gorgeous even though by 5:30 p.m. the fog was rolling in. It didn’t matter that it was getting foggy, the kids still loved teasing the waves as they ran in and out of the surf.
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December 2, 2004
SWING Inc. announces the return of weekly swing dances beginning Dec. 6 at the Rusty Pelican in Glendale. SWING Inc., a 10-piece La Cañada-based band, will be playing the traditional swing hits of Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw as well as the "new" swing hits of Brian Setzer and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. SWING Inc. plays regularly at the Derby, the Los Angeles County Fair and summer concerts in cities across California. They are best known for producing two years of weekly swing dances at the Green Hotel in Pasadena.
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June 17, 2004
Don't miss the 21st annual La Cañada Presbyterian Church Pops Concert on June 18, 19 and 20. The La Cañada Presbyterian Church Summer Singers and many soloists are combining under the direction of Albert Eddy to present the "Many Faces of Love." They will present such love songs as "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You;" "When Will I Be Loved?" "If I Loved You;" from the musical "Carousel;" "The Way We Were;" "I'll Never Fall in Love Again," from the musical "Promises, Promises;" "Stardust;" "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?"
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November 24, 2004
ArtsNorthridge at Cal State Northridge presents the best of the "old West" on Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center. The moment America's favorite cowboys step up to the microphone the magic begins, allowing listeners to leave behind the frenzied pace of today's living and lose themselves in the romantic, comical and whimsical world of the singing cowboy. For nearly 24 years, Riders In The Sky have been making music that is harmony-laden and paints a vivid portrait of the characters and culture of the West.
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June 8, 2006
On Sunday, June 11 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, La Cañada's Towne Singers are joining forces with Geo Valle's Swing City Big Band for a revival of some of the greatest songs of the Swing era. The event, titled "Swingin' at the Alex," will feature many of the lush ballads and finger-poppin' jive that made the music of the 1940s so contagious. Songs like Glenn Miller's "In The Mood" and "Moonlight Serenade," Duke Ellington's "Satin Doll" and "In A Sentimental Mood" as well the Andrews Sisters' "Bei Mir Bist Du Schön."
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April 14, 2005
The Towne Singer's first performance, part of the Glendale Community Concerts Series, will be presented at the Glendale High School Auditorium, 1440 E. Broadway in Glendale, on April 17 at 2:30 p.m. In keeping with Towne Singers tradition, the eclectic program offers something delicious for every musical taste. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door. On June 11 at 7 p.m., the Towne Singers will serve up their new choral cabaret, "From Café to Cathedral." Their first gala concert of 2005, "From Café to Cathedral" features a mix of classic choral music direct from the world's premiere cathedrals, inspiring gospel numbers and thrilling jazz.
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July 12, 2007
Downtown Burbank will turn into an open-air dance hall as thousands of enthusiastic dancers swing and jive under the stars to the best in live music every Thursday in July and August. This outdoor concert series lasts for nine weeks and happens on the AMC Walkway at Palm Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard. Festivities kick-off at 6 p.m. with free swing and salsa classes led by Francisco & Stacey. Once the band starts at 7 p.m., participants will dance the night away on the outdoor plaza.
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By Nicholas Louie | August 14, 2008
Memorial Park jumped, jived and wailed to a musical performance by Swing Inc. at last weekend?s Music in the Park. Dennis Kaye, leader and owner of Swing Inc., assembled the band in 1998 when the popularity of swing experienced a revival and ?young kids started dancing to swing again. ?I think this is the first time that kids are dancing to the same music as their parents and their grandparents,? said Kaye. ?That?s the special thing about swing; it unifies people.? Kaye has been playing swing music for over 30 years and formed Swing Inc. with former bandmates he worked with throughout his long career.
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By Jane Napier Neely | July 2, 2009
Do you think summer is on its way yet? Last week I was visiting grandchildren in Palo Alto, which is usually cooler than here. Wouldn’t you know it?They were having a heat wave and we were sweltering in 100+ weather there, while here in La Cañada you were considerably cooler. Friends in the Bay Area were accusing me of bringing the hot weather with me. Last Sunday we escaped the oppressive heat by going to the beach at Half Moon Bay (near San Francisco), which was gorgeous even though by 5:30 p.m. the fog was rolling in. It didn’t matter that it was getting foggy, the kids still loved teasing the waves as they ran in and out of the surf.
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