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By Jane Napier Neely | February 14, 2013
Today is Cupid's big show - one chock full of hearts and flowers and cards filled with elaborate and sometimes funny professions of love. I hope that this chubby icon found his way to your mailbox or doorstep. -- The Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation's Women's Council recently held a luncheon celebration at the hospital. The council presented the hospital with a $10,000 donation that will help in the support and purchase of capital equipment. The luncheon also featured the installation of the Women's Council Board of Directors.
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April 15, 2004
Seahorse, Sarcastic Fringehead, Pufferfish and friends sail into the Alex Theatre in Glendale for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's third Family Concert April 25 at 2 p.m. Joana Carneiro, LACO's talented assistant conductor, conducts Bruce Adolphe's music for the program titled "Oceanophony," which features poems that will be narrated by the poet, Kate Light. Kids and adults alike will love "Reef Story" and other fishy tales as they sway to the strains of Coral Music and the Octopus Octet.
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May 24, 2007
When internationally renowned composer Peter Schickele's new work, Three Cellos , is world premiered by Pacific Serenades in June, two of the three cellists will be La Cañada-based father-son duo David Speltz and Brook Speltz. Also performing on violin is Connie Kupka, David's wife and Brook's mother. The concerts on June 2, 3 and 5 provide this musical family (another brother, Brendan, plays violin) an exceptional opportunity to not only perform together but also to play the premiere of a piece.
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December 21, 2006
Peter Schickele's new work for three cellos is among four world premieres presented by Pacific Serenades, one of the West Coast's leading chamber ensembles, during its 21st season beginning in January. Featuring four concert programs, the season also includes world premieres of David Lefkowitz's work for piano quintet, Adrienne Albert's work for flute, harp, violin, viola, and cello, and Pacific Serenades Founder/Artistic Director Mark Carlson's work for baritone, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano.
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December 15, 2005
Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) has awarded $31,000 in prize money to 14 young musicians at its 21st annual Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental Competition. The finals were the culmination of a three-day competition at the First United Methodist Church in Pasadena where the 14 finalists were selected from a total of 65 musicians competing in the categories of woodwinds, brass and strings. PSHA initiated the Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental Competition in 1985 and it has become one of the most prestigious events of its kind.
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June 21, 2007
"Midsummer Night's Garden Party," an alfresco celebration benefiting Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC), will be held Sunday, June 24, at 6 p.m., at the Collins House Garden at Occidental College. With the vibrant garden in full bloom, guests will enjoy music, gourmet cuisine, fine wines and good cheer. Co-chairing the event are Antoinette Adams , Mary Blodgett , Eileen Stueck Leech and Jennifer Harris Sliskovich . Suggested dress is summer cocktail attire.
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April 15, 2004
The voices of over 100 children will be raised in song when two noted children's choirs - the Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC) and the Portland Symphonic Girlchoir Intermezzo Choir - present a free concert April 17 at 7 p.m., at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. This marks the second time the Girlchoir has been hosted in Los Angeles by LACC. The Intermezzo Choir, comprising of 27 singers under the direction of Debra R. Burgess and LACC's 53-voice Intermediate Choir, directed by Mandy Brigham, will perform individually and jointly.
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July 19, 2007
Last Saturday I thought I was going to melt into a big puddle. I don't think I've ever felt it so humid in California, ever! I was out puttering in the garden in the morning and within 10 minutes I looked like I had stuck my head in a bucket of water -- my hair was soaking wet. My genetic makeup didn't bless me with the ability that ladies should "glow" and not sweat when the weather gets too darn hot. When it gets like this I'm just going...
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By Jane Napier Neely | March 7, 2012
Despite what the calendar told us, we enjoyed yet another summer-like weekend. A spritz of rain and a fun, short-lived hailstorm earlier last week had me searching out a sunny spot to bask in this past Saturday and Sunday. My dog, Lola, already beat me to the best warm spots in the backyard. She has claimed my comfy swing with a canopy as her own and seems to not like it when I settle in and start swinging. This lovely weather is likely just a teaser because there is a bit of winter to go yet. Hopefully we'll see more rain - our parched earth needs it. The flurry of philanthropic benefits are still in a steady whirl and our community members are getting all dressed up for the many truly upscale parties.
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By Jane Napier Neely | February 14, 2013
Today is Cupid's big show - one chock full of hearts and flowers and cards filled with elaborate and sometimes funny professions of love. I hope that this chubby icon found his way to your mailbox or doorstep. -- The Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation's Women's Council recently held a luncheon celebration at the hospital. The council presented the hospital with a $10,000 donation that will help in the support and purchase of capital equipment. The luncheon also featured the installation of the Women's Council Board of Directors.
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May 24, 2007
When internationally renowned composer Peter Schickele's new work, Three Cellos , is world premiered by Pacific Serenades in June, two of the three cellists will be La Cañada-based father-son duo David Speltz and Brook Speltz. Also performing on violin is Connie Kupka, David's wife and Brook's mother. The concerts on June 2, 3 and 5 provide this musical family (another brother, Brendan, plays violin) an exceptional opportunity to not only perform together but also to play the premiere of a piece.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 2006
Peter Schickele's new work for three cellos is among four world premieres presented by Pacific Serenades, one of the West Coast's leading chamber ensembles, during its 21st season beginning in January. Featuring four concert programs, the season also includes world premieres of David Lefkowitz's work for piano quintet, Adrienne Albert's work for flute, harp, violin, viola, and cello, and Pacific Serenades Founder/Artistic Director Mark Carlson's work for baritone, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2004
Seahorse, Sarcastic Fringehead, Pufferfish and friends sail into the Alex Theatre in Glendale for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's third Family Concert April 25 at 2 p.m. Joana Carneiro, LACO's talented assistant conductor, conducts Bruce Adolphe's music for the program titled "Oceanophony," which features poems that will be narrated by the poet, Kate Light. Kids and adults alike will love "Reef Story" and other fishy tales as they sway to the strains of Coral Music and the Octopus Octet.
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