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April 23, 2008

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“All My Sons,” a family drama by Arthur Miller, presented by the Glendale Community College Theatre Arts Department, opens at 8 p.m. tonight in the Auditorium Mainstage Theatre, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale. Father, Joe Keller, is responsible for faulty airplane parts sent to the military during war, resulting in the deaths of pilots. His wife lives in denial that her pilot son is dead, while the other son, Chris, may propose to his dead brother’s fiancé. Performances continue at 8 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and May 1, 2 and 3 and at 2 p.m. Sunday and May 4. Tickets, available at the door, are $10, $6 for students and seniors and $4 each for groups of 10 or more.

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The Alex Film Society salutes the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical unit with a screening of “Annie Get Your Gun” at 2 and 8 p.m. at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Based on the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley, the 1950 release features music and lyrics by renowned composer Irving Berlin. Betty Hutton plays Annie and Howard Keel, making his movie debut, is the sharpshooter Frank Butler. Miles Kreuger, author and president of The Institute of the American Musical, will host the 8 p.m. screening and detail the campaign to bring this classic back to the big screen. Walt Disney’s rambunctious Donald Duck battles his nephew’s Huey, Dewey and Louie in the cartoon Straight Shooters (1947). Tickets are $13.50; $9.50 seniors/children; film society members are $8. Students with identification are admitted at the group rate of $9.50.(818) 754-8250 or www.AlexFilmSociety.org.

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The Burbank Historical Society will present the program “The History of Time Keeping” at 2 p.m. at the Gordon R. Howard Museum, 1015 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. Speaker Ken McWilliams, of the National Assn. of Watch and Clock Collectors, will be telling of man’s first notice of the movement of stars and planets through the evolution of mechanical and atomic clocks. The program is free and free parking is available at 1100 W. Clark Ave., Burbank. The museum is open from 1 to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call (818) 841-6333 or go to www.Burbankhistsoc.com.

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