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September 30, 2004
Music was ringing through the halls of La Cañada High School over the weekend. The LCHS Orchestra Camp was in full swing starting Friday night and going until 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Dr. David Young, principal bassist for the L.A. Opera and teacher at the Colburn School of Music, was the guest coach and inspiration to the 90 students of LCHS Orchestra. Other coaches who donated their talent for the camp were Stacy and Mick Wetzel of the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra, Yao Zao of the San Diego Symphony, Lois Johnson, assistant conductor of the Pasadena Symphony along with David and Brendan Speltz.
February 1, 2007
Come one, come all, to St. George's "Music for Charity Event" at 7 p.m. on Feb. 3. Providing the night of snappy jazz, with torch songs and other favorites, will be Razzmatazz, featuring vocalist Jan Abell, and Steve Fry on keyboards, drummer Pete Lippman and tickling the trumpet Pete Peterson. St. George's Episcopal Church invites the community to put on its dancing shoes or just come enjoy some delightful jazz, wine and dessert to support a worthy cause. All net proceeds will go directly to Door of Hope, a privately funded, faith-based outreach for homeless families to help them regain their life and dignity in the community.
February 8, 2007
After more than 20 years away, the singer/songwriter/poet who stunned the world with his moving 1966 mega-hit "Elusive Butterfly" is coming back to California on the heels of a wildly successful mini-tour last fall. And once again, his music and unique singing style are drawing praise from critics ? and from a whole new generation of listeners. "Bob Lind rises above the songwriting of mere mortals and into poetry. I think he is one of America's premier poets. He is the real thing.
By Walter Campbell | July 24, 2008
Local band Pacific Coast Highway calmly sat down in front of the Memorial Park stage on the evening of July 20, because they ?wanted to get a little closer to the audience,? the lead singer, David Blasucci, explained. Dressed comfortably and carrying a demeanor just as mellow as their music, the soft rock band that had performed at Music in the Park for the last ?three or four or five? years, as Blasucci casually explained, started their set with The Beatles ?Here Comes the Sun.? With a local guest drummer Dave Buyer from Montrose, the band continued to sooth the La Cañada crowd with songs by Nora Jones, James Taylor, Pink Floyd, The Eagles, Toto, Simon and Garfunkel, Sheryl Crow, and Van Morrison.
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