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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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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.
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By Michael J. Arvizu | April 21, 2005
The Crescenta Valley High School music and choral department brought home some gold from the island paradise of Oahu. The group of about 290 students traveled to Oahu April 7 to take part in the Gateway Music festival held anually on the island at Bringham Young University. According to director Matthew Schick, the Crescenta Valley Choir and orchestra earned a Grand Master Trophy, the CV jazz band, string orchestra and symphony orchestra earned gold ratings, with silver ratings going to the concert band.
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November 2, 2007
‘Peter Pan’ performance The ALFie players of Assistance League of Flintridge will light up the heavens over Neverland at 3 p.m. Nov. 3 in Lanterman Auditorium in their production of “Peter Pan.” About 30 fourth through sixth grade La Cañada students will perform. Admission is free. For more information call (818) 790-6095.   Storytime programs at library Nov. 6 Join La Cañada Flintridge Library for fun and free storytime programs.
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By Ruth Longoria | April 23, 2009
After three months of strenuous practice and rehearsals, some of La Cañada’s finest musicians will be highlighted in the upcoming La Cañada High School Orchestra Concerto and Pops concert. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on May 1 at Lanterman Auditorium on Cornishon Avenue. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Student tickets are $5. This year’s concert features eight student soloists, accompanied by the La Cañada High orchestra. Soloists are: Ivana Cho, senior, flute; Bernard Kim, junior, alto and tenor saxophone; Jessie Cho, sophomore, violin; Jeff Kim, junior, piano; Chris Omae, senior, flute; Alex Rosen, junior, piano; Tim Joo, junior, violin; and, Joo’s brother, La Cañada High 7/8 eighth grader, Jerry Joo, cello.
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July 24, 2008
The Pasadena Pops theme this weekend was ?In the Heat of the Night? which would have been more apt for last month?s concert when it was sweltering. I missed the Pops? first concert so I was eager to see and hear the many changes the orchestra has made in one year. The sound mixing was the best it has ever been. Bravo to you fabulous ?techies.? The orchestra, made up mostly of Pasadena Symphony musicians, were more in number than last year?s Pops orchestra which made for a fuller sound.
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June 30, 2005
Heralding the joy and patriotism of the day, the Pasadena POPS Orchestra embraces music "As American as Apple Pie" for its debut performance at "AmericaFest" Fourth of July celebration at the Rose Bowl. As the musical centerpiece of the massive celebration of the nation's birth, the Pasadena POPS will present a patriotic themed concert beginning at 6:45 p.m., setting the stage for one of Southern California's major fireworks shows starting at 9 p.m. Under the direction of Maestra Rachael Worby, the orchestra will perform a rousing panoply of tunes rooted in Americana, punctuated by providing the dramatic musical backdrop to a stirring "Star Wars" video salute produced by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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By Joe Puglia | April 28, 2012
Corrigan's bar was on the corner of 237th and White Plains Road in the Bronx. It's now a Dominican market. The last time I was there, I was 23 and drinking with the Bronx boys. I was shipping out to Vietnam in the morning. “One more round, Joey boy,” my friend Pete said. We raised our glasses and declared, “Bronx boys forever!” That was the last time we were together. The war, suicide, drugs, alcoholism and murder took its toll on the old gang. Life in the Bronx was never the same.
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By Jane Napier Neely and By Jane Napier Neely | April 16, 2014
Whew! Tax time is over. Certainly not my favorite time of the year. Actually, I get quite cranky. Of course there is not a darn thing to be done about it. Ben Franklin once wrote in a letter, "Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. " Amen, Ben. --- The best part of the last two weeks is that I learned a new word, luthier. A luthier is one who makes stringed instruments such as violin, viola, cello, guitar, harp and lute.
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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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By Joe Puglia | April 28, 2012
Corrigan's bar was on the corner of 237th and White Plains Road in the Bronx. It's now a Dominican market. The last time I was there, I was 23 and drinking with the Bronx boys. I was shipping out to Vietnam in the morning. “One more round, Joey boy,” my friend Pete said. We raised our glasses and declared, “Bronx boys forever!” That was the last time we were together. The war, suicide, drugs, alcoholism and murder took its toll on the old gang. Life in the Bronx was never the same.
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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 Sara Cardine | May 4, 2011
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden announced last week it will host the Pasadena Pops summer concert series in 2012, marking the end of a 14-year partnership with the California Philharmonic. The CalPhil will be allowed to finish out its 2011 summer concert series at the Arboretum. Meanwhile, the Pops will complete its own summer series on the lawn adjacent to the Rose Bowl, where it has performed since leaving its longtime La Cañada home at Descanso Gardens in 2009.
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By Jane Napier Neely | August 18, 2010
For all of you summer lovers, at last you have been able to revel in the heat. The beginning of the week was exactly as August should be — HOT! Last Saturday night a sliver of a moon shone brightly with the planet Jupiter twinkling nearby, when the Pasadena Pops orchestra presented "All that Jazz," conducted by Maestra Rachael Worby. Opening up the jazzy night was vocalist Valarie Pettiford, who began her set with her sizzling rendition of the John Kander/Fred Ebb song, "And All that Jazz.
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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.
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By Sara Cardine ? | November 12, 2009
If Kyle Hurihara were to set the city of La Cañada to music, what would it sound like? ?I?d imagine it would be somewhat majestic,? said the 16-year-old La Cañada High School junior, ?prideful but not excessively elaborate.? This is something Hurihara might never have contemplated were he not a member of the Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra, which will feature in an upcoming concert the works of four classical composers who drew inspiration from their own native lands.
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By Ruth Longoria | April 23, 2009
After three months of strenuous practice and rehearsals, some of La Cañada’s finest musicians will be highlighted in the upcoming La Cañada High School Orchestra Concerto and Pops concert. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on May 1 at Lanterman Auditorium on Cornishon Avenue. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Student tickets are $5. This year’s concert features eight student soloists, accompanied by the La Cañada High orchestra. Soloists are: Ivana Cho, senior, flute; Bernard Kim, junior, alto and tenor saxophone; Jessie Cho, sophomore, violin; Jeff Kim, junior, piano; Chris Omae, senior, flute; Alex Rosen, junior, piano; Tim Joo, junior, violin; and, Joo’s brother, La Cañada High 7/8 eighth grader, Jerry Joo, cello.
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By Jane Napier Neely | September 11, 2008
Last Tuesday morning, the cool breath of autumn crept into our community just before the pink shades of sunrise colored the dark sky. I could sense the almost imperceptible difference in the feel of the air even before my eyes were open and I was wide awake. Yes, it did get much warmer later in the day, but at least the cooler morning was like a whisper that autumn might truly be on its way. The Pasadena Pops gave summer its own last hurrah this past weekend with its concert themed “Summertime…and the Listening is Easy” And indeed it was beautiful listening for the audience as conductor Rachael Worby led the Pops orchestra through lush pieces like Gershwin’s “Summertime” sung by soprano Shana Blake Hil l , Michel Legrand’s “Summer of ’42” main title; Max Steiner’s “Theme from a Summer Place.
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