from William Shakespeare's plays at 11 a.m. July 31.
Tuition is $600 for a full day, and $425 for a half day.
All classes are at the historic Masonic Temple building, 234 S.
Brand Blvd., Glendale. For more information, call 240-0910, ext. 5.
A Noise Within will join the Los Angeles Philharmonic on July 13
in a partnered performance of Mendelssohn's and Shakespeare's "A
Midsummer Night's Dream" to open the Los Angeles Philharmonic's
classical series and celebrate the new Hollywood Bowl shell.
The Gay Men's Chorus remembers a legend during its final concert
in its 25th anniversary season titled "You Made Me Love You: the
Music of Judy Garland" July 9, 10 and 11 at the Alex Theatre in
Bruce Mayhall conducts the orchestra in this concert, honoring
Garland, whose death, some say, sparked the Stonewall riots, which
was one of the touchstones of the gay and lesbian civil-rights
The chorus will sing Garland's classic hits as well as medleys
from her concerts and television appearances.
Tickets range from $15 to $70, with student, senior and group
discounts available. Those purchasing terrace and orchestra seats
will receive the chorus' CD/DVD combination gift item and can attend
a post-event reception. For reservations, call (800) 636-7464 or
The Firehouse Stompers will entertain beginning at 2 p.m. on the
Fourth of July at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge.
A Dixieland jazz band, this high-spirited group of musicians
combine consummate skill and quirky humor in their shows as they mix
an old-fashioned firehouse siren with sousaphone, cornet, clarinet,
trombone, banjo and piano.
The free concert is part of the gardens' Six Continents World
Music Tour. The concerts are included in the gardens admission.
The remaining concerts are July 11, Banshee in the Kitchen,
offering Celtic music; July 18, PanACea Steel Drum and Calypso Band;
and July 25, Dave's Aussie Bush Band from Australia/Oceania.
Parking is free. Admission fees are $6, $4 for seniors and
students, $1.50 for children 5 to 12, and free for members and
children 5 and younger. For more information, call 949-4200.
For those who love to laugh, check out the new show "Laffter
Effects" at 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at Higley's Coffee House, 714
Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge.
Comics appearing are from the Laugh Factory, the Ice House, Comedy
Central and more.
There is no cover charge. Refreshments being sold are coffee
drinks, cold beverages, sandwiches and pastries. For more
information, call 952-3137.
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