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Rat Pack tribute reminder of famed comedy team

July 10, 2004

JOYCE RUDOLPH

You'll remember the music. Who can forget the comedy? Refresh your

memory when "Direct from Vegas -- The Rat Pack" kicks off the Summer

Concert Series at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Starlight Bowl in Burbank.

The show pays tribute to the comedy team of Frank Sinatra (Gary

Corsello), Sammy Davis Jr. (Lonnie Parlor) and Dean Martin (Steve

Apple). Get ready for a heavy dose of nostalgia with this singing and

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dancing group.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking. Concertgoers can bring

their own food and beverages, including wine and beer, or select food

and beverages from the Gordon Biersch concession stand. Coffee

favorites will also be offered by Priscilla's Gourmet Coffee, Tea and

Gifts.

Tickets at the gate are $7, $4 for seniors and children 3 to 12.

Children 2 and younger admitted free. Parking is $5 per car. For more

information, call 525-3721 or visit www.starlightbowl.com.

Upcoming concerts are Bjorn Again -- The Abba Experience, July 18;

The Fab Four and Sol'RefleXion, (6:15 p.m. start time), July 25;

Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra, Aug. 1; Herman's Hermits, starring

Peter Noone, with opening act The Answer, (6:15 p.m. start time),

Aug. 8; and Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries, Aug. 15.

SPECIAL EVENTS

CELTIC BAND

PERFORMS AT DESCANSO

The Celtic band, Banshee in the Kitchen, will perform a free

concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Under the Oaks Theater at Descanso

Gardens in La Canada Flintridge.

This open-air performance by a trio noted for instrumental

precision, is one of six Sunday afternoon stops in Descanso's World

Music Tour. The concerts are free with Gardens admission.

Descanso Gardens is at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge.

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 younger

than 5. For more information, call 949-4200.

GAY MEN'S CHORUS

HONORS JUDY GARLAND

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" at 8 tonight and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Alex

Theatre in Glendale.

Bruce Mayhall conducts the orchestra in this concert, honoring

Garland, whose death, some say, sparked the Stonewall riots, which

were one of the touchstones of the gay and lesbian civil-rights

movement.

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

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