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Community actors have taken direction well for 'Annie'

September 20, 2003

Auditions will be at the Dance Now Academy, at 4490 Cornishon

Ave., in the Foothill Intermediate School Complex in La Canada


Those auditioning should bring a picture, resume, dance attire and

ballet shoes. All chorus roles will be auditioned in groups. There is

a $5 audition fee. Please arrive early for registration. For

information regarding the auditions, call the studio at 790-7924.



Montrose resident Daina Johnson is planning a Victorian fair today

at her Tudor Cottage gift store in La Canada Flintridge.

The event will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Byers' Choice

Carolers, best known for their O-shaped mouths and angelic faces.

An exclusive event piece, Victoria's Mother, will be offered from

1 to 3 p.m. Victoria, the first of a new series inspired by Victorian

postcard illustrations, will also be available. After a 10-year

hiatus, the creators of the line, Joyce and Bob Byers, will re-visit

Tudor Cottage to sign purchases. Each customer will also receive a

free gift with their purchase.

Other activities are a mini classic car show, entertainment by

Michael Heatherton as Tuba the one-man band, popcorn and snow-cone

carts, prizes and a wreath-making demonstration.

Tudor Cottage is at 4542 Rinetti Lane, La Canada Flintridge. For

information, call 790-4542.


Glendale-based The Friends of the Aram Khachaturian International

Festival is co-sponsoring the ballet "Spartacus," composed by

world-famous composer Arman Khachaturian, and performed by the

Grigorovich Ballet Company of Russia at 7:30 tonight at the Pasadena

Civic Auditorium.

Choreography was created by Yuri Grigorovich, who was artistic

director and chief choreographer of the Bolshoi Ballet from 1964 to

1994. He founded the Grigorovich Ballet Company in 1990.

Tickets range from $25 to $100 and can be purchased at the

Pasadena Civic Auditorium Box Office at (626) 449-7360 or from

Ticketmaster at (213) 365-3350 or The Pasadena

Civic Auditorium is at 300 E. Green St., Pasadena.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural

Organization has declared 2003 the Khachaturian Jubilee Year

commemorating the 100th birthday of one of the most renowned

composers of the 20th century.



A Noise Within's production of William Shakespeare's "Coriolanus"

begins previews this weekend.

Coriolanus, a creature singularly bred for violent combat, braces

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