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June 14, 2007
The LaOpera Education and Community Programs, together with the County of Los Angeles Public Library, present an opera concert on Monday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the La Cañada Flintridge Library. LaOpera members soprano Tammy Jenkins, tenor Daniel Montenegro, and pianist Paul Floyd will perform favorite opera and musical selections. Tammy Jenkins participated in the San Francisco Opera Company's prestigious Merola program. In 1998, she made her professional debut with the San Francisco Opera Company as Frasquita in Bizet's Carmen.
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February 2, 2006
Following are services and upcoming activities planned by the staff of the La Cañada Flintridge Public Library, located at 4545 N. Oakwood Ave. For information, call 790-3330. Programs: La Cañada Flintridge Library will offer a series of free opera talks at 6:30 p.m. On Feb. 6 Soprano Renee Sousa will talk about "Behind the Scenes" at the Los Angeles Opera. Sousa is currently performing two roles with the Los Angeles Opera including Kate Pinkerton in Puccini's "Madama Butterfly."
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March 8, 2007
On Monday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. Lyla Forlani, Production Stage Manager for the Los Angeles Opera, will speak at the La Canada Flintridge Library. Lyla Forlani marks this season as her eighth with the Los Angeles Opera. A classically trained musician, it was while studying bassoon at Indiana University's prestigious school of music that Lyla's love for opera was sparked. In this "Behind the Scenes" program, Lyla will talk about what it's like calling a show, prepping for a show and what she does during the show.
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June 9, 2005
For an exciting finale to this season's opera talks at the La Cañada Flintridge Library, the Los Angeles Opera and the County of Los Angeles Public Library are sponsoring a FREE concert on Monday, June 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tenor Robert MacNeil and-Soprano Julie Makerov accompanied by pianist Daniel Faltus, will sing opera favorites as well as selections from popular musicals. Tenor Robert MacNeil made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1998 in Britten's The World of the Spirit. This season, he returned to the San Diego Chamber Orchestra for Handel's Messiah and Orff's Carmina Burana as well as Verdi's Requiem with the Bozeman Symphony and Elijah with the Los Angeles Chorale.
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August 12, 2004
Los Angeles Opera mezzo-soprano Milena Kitic, renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz and others perform in a unique concert version of Bizet's "Carmen." Music Director Rachael Worby will lead The Pasadena POPS Orchestra in two evenings of passionate and fiery music on August 20 and 21 at Descanso Gardens, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on both nights. A rendition of Bizet's steamy opera, "Carmen," makes for a sensational and memorable concert. Created exclusively for this performance by Worby and Pasadena Pops artistic director Jeffrey Bernstein, the presentation will include narration interwoven with highlights from the popular masterpiece, and a riveting performance of Franz Waxman's "Carmen Fantasie."
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By Jane Napier Neely | September 24, 2009
Summer made its last hot gasp early this week. Yesterday, the autumn equinox began. In ancient lore this time of year, depending on cultural roots, can be called “Harvest Home,” “Mabon,” the “Feast of the Ingathering,” “Mean Fomhair” or “Alban Elfed” (in neo-Druidic traditions). Of course the weather people can’t assure us that the heat will go away, but this is a thanks-giving ritual for the fruits of the earth and recognition of the need to share them to secure the blessings of the God and Goddess during the winter months.
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By Jane Napier Neely | October 7, 2010
Blistering heat, lightning, thunder, wind, rain and towering cloud formations that were exploding over the mountaintops. Last week's weather pattern was like a crazy mixed-up grab bag. Local TV weather newscasters got to add some zing to their reports as this unusual weather action caught everyone off guard. At least they had an opportunity to flip through their files to come up with rarely used graphics to show us folks. Yep, the record-setting high temps in L.A. were even reported in England where my son and his family live.
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By Jane Napier Neely | September 15, 2010
Even though the weather is performing like it is the middle of summer, I'm getting into an autumn frame of mind. I have already hung a wreath of colorful leaves on my front door. Later this week I'm going to cover the lamppost at the corner of my driveway with cornstalks, and string garlands of colorful leaves up to its old-fashioned globe. Maybe this will inspire Mother Nature to turn the burners down to low. It's time for her to bring out her box of paints to color some of the leaves on the liquidambar trees lining Princess Anne Road bright hues of red, gold and orange.
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By Jane Napier Neely | September 24, 2009
Summer made its last hot gasp early this week. Yesterday, the autumn equinox began. In ancient lore this time of year, depending on cultural roots, can be called “Harvest Home,” “Mabon,” the “Feast of the Ingathering,” “Mean Fomhair” or “Alban Elfed” (in neo-Druidic traditions). Of course the weather people can’t assure us that the heat will go away, but this is a thanks-giving ritual for the fruits of the earth and recognition of the need to share them to secure the blessings of the God and Goddess during the winter months.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 14, 2007
The LaOpera Education and Community Programs, together with the County of Los Angeles Public Library, present an opera concert on Monday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the La Cañada Flintridge Library. LaOpera members soprano Tammy Jenkins, tenor Daniel Montenegro, and pianist Paul Floyd will perform favorite opera and musical selections. Tammy Jenkins participated in the San Francisco Opera Company's prestigious Merola program. In 1998, she made her professional debut with the San Francisco Opera Company as Frasquita in Bizet's Carmen.
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April 19, 2007
Plácido Domingo, the Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, announced that the LA Opera will stage Porgy and Bess this May at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Renowned as one of the greatest American operas of all time, Porgy and Bess is by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin. Internationally award-winning director Francesca Zambello helms this powerful production from the Washington National Opera, which depicts the African-American experience through a story of love found and lost, set in early 20th-century South Carolina.
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March 8, 2007
On Monday, March 12, at 6:30 p.m. Lyla Forlani, Production Stage Manager for the Los Angeles Opera, will speak at the La Canada Flintridge Library. Lyla Forlani marks this season as her eighth with the Los Angeles Opera. A classically trained musician, it was while studying bassoon at Indiana University's prestigious school of music that Lyla's love for opera was sparked. In this "Behind the Scenes" program, Lyla will talk about what it's like calling a show, prepping for a show and what she does during the show.
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April 27, 2006
Following are services and upcoming activities planned by the staff of the La Cañada Flintridge Public Library, located at 4545 N. Oakwood Ave. Sue Renyer is the library manager. For information, call 790-3330. Programs: The library is one of seven libraries chosen to participate in the 2006 Family Storytelling Festival on May 3 at 4 p.m. The festival is made possible through funding from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. The featured performer will be David Valdiviez, a descendant of Lipon Apache people from the Texan and Mexican regions of North America.
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