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January 26, 2006
Santa Cruz-based Molly's Revenge, fresh off appearances at the Sebastopol, Live Oak and Grass Valley music festivals, are set for their first performance at The Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena. They take the local stage at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2. "We've never played at The Coffee Gallery before, and we're excited to play at what sounds like a great venue," said bouzouki player and singer Pete Haworth. Tickets are $15 at the door; call 626-398-7917 for reservations. Molly's Revenge, called "proficient and energetic" by Dirty Linen magazine, have made appearances at the Shanghai International Music Festival in China and gave toured Australia and Tasmania.
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August 2, 2007
Nalini Lasiewicz and her family moved to La Cañada Flintridge three years ago, having left their hillside home in Silverlake to find peace in the foothills of the Crescenta Valley. After spending several years singing with the jazz vocal ensemble and the swing band at Glendale Community College, Nalini has recently joined the Bluegrass Billionaires as a guest singer and guitarist for the summer. "I've always loved traditional American music and this has been a fantastic opportunity to play with some very talented and joyous musicians here in the Valley," said Lasiewicz.
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January 13, 2005
The Montana Mandolin Society of Bozeman, Mon., will be performing in the Glendale High School auditorium as part of the Glendale Community Concert Association's series of concerts on Jan. 16 at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free for members of the concert association, and $10 for nonmembers. Membership in the Glendale Community Concert Association is $45 per year. For more information, call the association at 248-3133 or Bill Ferril at 248-4080. According to its Web site, the Montana Mandolin Society is known for its own particular sound and style: "The Montana Sound."
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April 14, 2005
The City of Glendale Arts and Culture Commission, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Division, in collaboration with the Alex Theatre, presents Paul Livingstone and Arobi Ensemble in a free concert on April 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the forecourt of the Alex Tleatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd. Livingstone, founder of the ensemble, is an internationally performing sitarist and guitar player. The Arohi Ensemble plays creative world music, blending the authentic traditions of countries like India, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Spain, Brazil and styles like jazz.
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July 20, 2006
Descanso Gardens' summer afternoon concert series will end with a breath of spring Sunday, July 23. The 2 p.m. concert at the Under the Oaks Theater will present a musical tribute to Europe by Celtic Spring, the "Von Trapp Family of Celtic music." This dynamic fiddle and dance band is composed the five Wood family children on fiddles and in dance shoes, joined by their father, Greg, on the traditional Irish drum, the bodhran. Their richly varied music includes original compositions.
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January 19, 2006
Dry Branch Fire Squad At Coffee Gallery Backstage Monday, Jan. 23Whether creeping up the damp hills of festival grounds, surging through a concert hall, or echoing from an LP, CD, or whatever latest tune-spewing digital device one prefers, the clarion clamor of the Dry Branch Fire Squad is instantly recognizable. But instantly recognizable does not equal easily defined. For in the capable hands of Dry Branch, a brand new tune may take on the weight and intensity of a timeless traditional lament, while something old and almost forgotten will be granted an urgency that immediately reawakens the song to its modem surroundings.
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July 19, 2007
The Refugees will be making their second appearance at the intimate Coffee Gallery in Altadena on Wednesday night, July 25 at 7 p.m. The trio represent an incredible convergence of songwriting and high-level performing talent, award winning as soloists and in bands. Each will perform her individual songs accompanied by the other two on guitars, bass, melodica, keyboards, percussion, mandolin, harmonica, and glorious harmonies, culminating in the creation of new and unique renditions of their exceptional work.
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June 1, 2006
Cabaret diva Andrea Marcovicci helps launch the 13th season of The Pasadena POPS Orchestra at Descanso Gardens under the baton of music director and conductor Rachael Worby in an evening extolling the virtues and pitfalls of love in its many guises, in twin concerts Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24. The POPS summer concert series is held in the lush botanical grandeur of Descanso Gardens at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-concert dining.
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June 22, 2006
Cabaret diva Andrea Marcovicci helps launch the 13th season of The Pasadena POPS Orchestra at Descanso Gardens under the baton of music director and conductor Rachael Worby in an evening extolling the virtues and pitfalls of love in its many guises, in twin concerts Fri., June 23, and Sat., June 24. The POPS summer concert series is held in the lush botanical grandeur of Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for pre-concert dining.
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By Chris Sutton | November 4, 2004
There were no tricks, just treats for the 125 Paradise Canyon Elementary School students and parents, attending last Thursday night's Come Share a Story With Me event. Laughter and screams of delight could be heard from the auditorium, as writer Scott Comstock, a local resident, and his brother Kurt, both children entertainers, presented The Tail of the Trick or Treat Candy Monster, which Scott wrote especially for the students at Paradise Canyon. The Brothers Comstock quickly had the audience's attention, as they yelled, "Mom, Mom come here."
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August 2, 2007
Nalini Lasiewicz and her family moved to La Cañada Flintridge three years ago, having left their hillside home in Silverlake to find peace in the foothills of the Crescenta Valley. After spending several years singing with the jazz vocal ensemble and the swing band at Glendale Community College, Nalini has recently joined the Bluegrass Billionaires as a guest singer and guitarist for the summer. "I've always loved traditional American music and this has been a fantastic opportunity to play with some very talented and joyous musicians here in the Valley," said Lasiewicz.
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January 26, 2006
Santa Cruz-based Molly's Revenge, fresh off appearances at the Sebastopol, Live Oak and Grass Valley music festivals, are set for their first performance at The Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena. They take the local stage at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2. "We've never played at The Coffee Gallery before, and we're excited to play at what sounds like a great venue," said bouzouki player and singer Pete Haworth. Tickets are $15 at the door; call 626-398-7917 for reservations. Molly's Revenge, called "proficient and energetic" by Dirty Linen magazine, have made appearances at the Shanghai International Music Festival in China and gave toured Australia and Tasmania.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2005
The Montana Mandolin Society of Bozeman, Mon., will be performing in the Glendale High School auditorium as part of the Glendale Community Concert Association's series of concerts on Jan. 16 at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free for members of the concert association, and $10 for nonmembers. Membership in the Glendale Community Concert Association is $45 per year. For more information, call the association at 248-3133 or Bill Ferril at 248-4080. According to its Web site, the Montana Mandolin Society is known for its own particular sound and style: "The Montana Sound."
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