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June 3, 2010
"Singin', Swingin' & Dancin'" will span nine decades of Broadway favorites, flashy choreography and popular music as the La Cañada Presbyterian Church stages its annual Pops Concert at 8 p.m. June 11 and 4 p.m. June 12. The Pops Concert will journey from the 1930s to the present day, featuring the music of Broadway, the movies, rock 'n' roll — and a quick excerpt from church music — in an action-packed, fun-filled show. It will feature the Chancel Choir, with several soloists; the Jack Lantz Little Big Band, headed by the church's director of music and worship arts; and, for the second year in a row, the La Cañada Presbyterian Church Dancers in an expanded role.
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NEWS
June 3, 2010
O ur city's Fiesta Days were a great success. It has been said that everybody loves a parade, and it certainly is true here in La Cañada. Our Memorial Day parade is the epitome of every small-town America celebration. Red, white and blue patriotism is always the color scheme, and it is a stellar flag-waving event. Sunday evening's fireworks show in the park was pretty darn awesome. Thank you, Allen Lund, for your generosity by giving our city this star-spangled, multicolored display of oohs and ahhs.
NEWS
By Megan O'Neil | May 27, 2010
C eltic, jazz, country — local music lovers will have their pick of genres when the annual Music in the Park summer program kicks off Monday at Memorial Park. Co-sponsored by the city of La Cañada Flintridge and the La Cañada Valley Sun, Music in the Park was launched in 1997 in conjunction with Fiesta Days, the city's annual Memorial Day weekend celebrations. It has since grown into one of La Cañada's signature events, attracting hundreds of picnic-toting families from throughout the Crescenta and San Gabriel valleys.
NEWS
May 27, 2010
All concerts start at 6 p.m. unless indicated otherwise. Children, blankets and picnic dinners are welcome. • May 31, 4 p.m. : Rock 'n' roll oldies featuring Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries . • June 6 : Blues featuring L.A. Bluescasters. • June 13 : Classic rock featuring Misplaced Priorities . The concert will be preceded by a classic car show. Attendees are encouraged to drive and park their vintage cars.
FEATURES
May 13, 2010
Golden Knights second in U.S. Decathlon The St. Francis High School Academic Decathlon team spent spring break studying and taking the first portion of the U.S. Decathlon test online. Trying to improve upon last year’s third-place finish, the Golden Knights continued their success and placed second in this year’s national competition led by senior Ben Dunst, who was the top scorer in the country in the medium-sized school division. In addition, many of the students also received individual medals.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Nicole Charky | May 13, 2010
Instead of watching “Lord of the Rings,” “Chicago” or “Gladiator,” Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra will re-create the films’ music with an 84-member orchestra. The orchestra’s spring concert “Lights! Camera! Music!” will be Sunday in Sexson Auditorium at Pasadena City College. The performance will feature music from film genres including action, historical adventures, space odysseys, comedies and musicals. The orchestra has a more than 50-year tradition for students in 10th grade through college.
FEATURES
By Nancy Turney | April 29, 2010
Q. My mom has Alzheimer?s, and sometimes she will be sad for days and we don?t know why. Can you give us any insight into this continued feeling of sadness? My mom has Alzheimer?s, and sometimes she will be sad for days and we don?t know why. Can you give us any insight into this continued feeling of sadness? Joe, La Cañada ? Studies have shown that people with Alzheimer?s retain the emotions associated with an event much longer than they retain the memory of the actual event.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Nicole Charky | April 1, 2010
If you ask 13-year-old Lukas Bartke or 14-year-old Clayton Bonura, ?Star Wars? is the best song to play at the Verdugo Youth Musicians Assn. As the orchestra inches to the intro, and the conductor announces the song, all the kids let out a sigh of relief. In 2001, the association began providing classical music training from professional musicians to children of all ages who live in Glendale, Burbank, La Cañada, Pasadena and the San Fernando Valley. As part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Partnership Program, the collaboration gives children their first seat next to a monstrous cello or drum.
FEATURES
By Megan O’Neil | March 18, 2010
Stepping into the Lanterman House ballroom on Sunday was like stepping back in time. Couples, dressed in clothes that echoed to the turn of the 20th century, twirled across the wood floor while a four-piece band played song after song. The annual Rag Time Tea Dance draws dozens of period enthusiasts, vintage costume collectors and musicologists, as well as a few curious onlookers. Among the most spectacular get-ups was a World War I military uniform, complete with knee-high, brown leather boots, and a long-sleeve, floor length white gown topped with an enormous floppy hat. The event attracts people looking for a splash of elegance, said organizer Walter Nelson.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Megan O’Neil | February 4, 2010
It was no small feat for Roy Lanterman to convince his spouse to retire to his childhood neighborhood of La Cañada. In 1915, Emily Lanterman, the daughter of a respected physician and the wife of another, had an active social life in Los Angeles and was loath to give it up. Emily conceded to her husband’s wish on the condition that a large ballroom be included in the architectural design for the family home to built on Encinas Drive....
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