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From ballroom to ballet, dancer stays light on his feet

December 13, 2003

tongue-in-cheek Dead Elvis and Sunset Strip, Kahane will perform

Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major, and the concert also features

ragtime music by Scott Joplin and James Reese Europe. Also on the

program is music by Osvaldo Golijov and Igor Stravinsky.

The first 20 Elvis impersonators will receive a free goodie bag.

Tickets range from $16 to $68, with discounts for students,

seniors 65 and older, and groups of 12 or more. Tickets will also be


available at the box office the night of the concerts. The Alex is at

216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale.


Deana Beasom, 13, of La Canada Flintridge, is playing Clara in the

Pasadena Dance Theatre's 24th anniversary performances of "The

Nutcracker" continuing at the San Gabriel Civic Auditorium.

More than 70 dancers and guest artists are cast for the

performances. Guest artists are Jodie Gates and Demond Hart

(Frankfurt Ballet) today and Sunday and Julia Ortega (formerly with

the Ballet Nacional de Cuba) and Hesen Weiren (formerly with the Hong

Kong Ballet) Dec. 20 and 21.

Other local company members are Gregory Arakelian of Glendale, and

Andrea Beasom and Jessica Luttkus of La Canada Flintridge.

A nonprofit organization founded 45 years ago, this highly

acclaimed company offers a full season of dance throughout the year

under the artistic direction of Cynthia Young and Laurence Blake.

Tickets range from $12 to $35. Performances are at 2 and 7:30

p.m. today; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20 and Dec. 21. The auditorium is

at 320 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel. For reservations, call the box

office at (626) 308-2868.


A Candlelight Tour through the Victorian Doctors' House Museum,

decorated for the holidays, is planned from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today

and Dec. 20.

Docent actors from the Glendale Historical Society will be

stationed in all rooms portraying a personality from the past. There

will be live yuletide music and refreshments.

Admission is $1. Tours run continuously. There will be a bake sale

and ornament sale, and only cash and checks are accepted. The museum

is in Brand Park, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.

The museum will be closed Sunday and Dec. 21 and 28. For more

information, call 242-4290.



A Noise Within has brought back its successful "A Wilde Holiday,"

featuring fairy tales by Oscar Wilde, opening this weekend in


Tickets range from $26 to $40 and can be reserved by calling

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