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January 12, 2007
A semi-acoustic benefit concert for Wally "Llama" Ingra as he fights cancer will feature various artists including Garbage, The Martinis With Joey Santiago & David Lovering Of The Pixies, Bonnie Raitt, Keb'mo', Freedy Johnston, Victoria Williams & Tom Freund. Wally "Llama" Ingram is a drummer who has performed with many artists including Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Los Lobos, and Tracy Chapman. The Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Tickets are $85 and $65. For regular reserved and general admission tickets, go to www.alextheatre.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 8, 2014
Classical musician and composer Arturo Sandoval, who discovered his love for music as a boy growing up in Cuba, will share his talent at the Alex Theatre later this month in a concert aimed to cultivate music education in today's youth. His Glendale-based institute will also donate proceeds from the show to the Glendale Educational Foundation and Glendale Arts - two organizations that promote the arts and music education among local students. Sandoval's performance, titled "Save the Music 2," comes about a year after his institute's first performance that helped raise thousands of dollars for music education last year.
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By Tania Chatila | March 6, 2006
The Jazz Age may have come and gone long before Glendale Adventist Academy's band and choral students were born, but that doesn't mean the students don't know how to swing. More than 500 friends, relatives, peers and alumnus packed Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills' Hall of Liberty Saturday night for "All Jazzed Up," the school's 10th annual benefit concert. Performing classics like "Sing, Sing, Sing" by Louis Prima and "It Don't mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" by Irving Mills and Duke Ellington, nearly all of the 100 students from the academy's music department participated in the event.
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June 29, 2002
Glendale Centre Theatre will be the backdrop for the special benefit concert starring Broadway star John Raitt at 5 p.m. Sunday. The concert will raise funds for Jason Black, a young opera star recovering from a tragic accident. At 25, Black was an accomp- ished opera singer until a tragic accident left his vocal cords paralyzed. He has starred in numerous operas from "Rigoletto" to "Carmen" on stages from Germany to Los Angeles. The concert will help raise funds to cover the necessary medical procedures to help restore his operatic voice.
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By Veronica Rocha | December 11, 2008
More than 100 people gathered Wednesday night inside a small and darkly lit bar to listen to the sounds and melodies of four Armenian artists who performed in honor of Human Rights Day. The evening celebration marked the end of Amnesty International’s Small Places Tour 2008, which began Sept. 10 and showcased more than 700 concerts worldwide. Concertgoers at the Sidebar at 1114 N. Pacific Ave. also celebrated the 60th anniversary Wednesday of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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January 27, 2007
Benefit concert coming to the Alex A semi-acoustic benefit concert called "Beat it Wally: A Benefit for Wally 'Llama' Ingram," will kick off at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Bands to perform include Garbage, The Martinis with Joey Santiago and David Lovering of The Pixies, Bonnie Raitt, Keb' Mo', Freedy Johnston, Victoria Williams and Tom Freund. Ingram is a drummer battling cancer. Tickets are $85 and $65 for general admission.
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July 14, 2000
Midge Boardman The rafters will vibrate with the sweet music of love songs when Glendale Church of Religious Science brings back The Sounds of the Supremes in a benefit concert Thursday. You remember The Supremes back in 1964-74. Rivaled only by Elvis and The Beatles and named the most successful female group of their generation, they put out 10 No. 1 records and 20 smash hits in the Top 10. They helped define the Motown sound -- soul-tinged R&B with symphonic strings and horns in upbeat love songs.
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June 29, 2001
Alex Coolman GLENDALE -- When she was 6, Mary Grace Gellekanao visited three piano teachers, and each one of the teachers told her they wouldn't take her as a pupil. If it hadn't been for the persistence of Gellekanao's grandmother, she probably wouldn't have found a teacher at all. But the fourth teacher took her, and she has been playing ever since -- a labor of love that she said is also a tribute to her grandmother. Gellekanao only has one hand.
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December 13, 2001
Paul Andersen DOWNTOWN -- Glendale singer/songwriter Lisa Johnson and more than a dozen female artists will come together Sunday in a benefit concert for the Afghan Women's Mission, the American branch of the Revolutionary Assn. of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA). As Johnson sees it, the concert is a chance for her to act globally. "The recent events in Afghanistan are just one instance of the ongoing oppression of women that still take place in the world, and I feel it is our duty, with all the freedom we have here in the United States, to help our less fortunate sisters elsewhere," she said.
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September 18, 2001
Alecia Foster GLENDALE -- Many Americans have spent the past week tackling a wide array of feelings after the recent terrorist attacks. "You feel so lucky that nothing happened here," said Leslyn Ray, manager of Giggles Nightclub. "Then you feel so frustrated because you're too far away to help." Ray and other business leaders in Glendale have found an answer to that sense of helplessness. They decided to help out by raising money for the families of those killed during the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 8, 2014
Classical musician and composer Arturo Sandoval, who discovered his love for music as a boy growing up in Cuba, will share his talent at the Alex Theatre later this month in a concert aimed to cultivate music education in today's youth. His Glendale-based institute will also donate proceeds from the show to the Glendale Educational Foundation and Glendale Arts - two organizations that promote the arts and music education among local students. Sandoval's performance, titled "Save the Music 2," comes about a year after his institute's first performance that helped raise thousands of dollars for music education last year.
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By Kirk Silsbee | October 5, 2012
If you leave a phone message for guitarist/composer/arranger Greg Porée on a Monday or Tuesday, don't be surprised if you have to wait for a return call. Those days are taken up with providing the musical direction to a little enterprise called “Dancing with the Stars.” The hours are long and stressful, and when they're over, he needs time to himself. Drop into Andre Vener's welcoming Redwhite+Bluezz at 70 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena on a Wednesday night, though, and you'll find Porée and bassist Keith Jones providing engaging guitar-and-bass duets for the diners at that fine restaurant.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | July 14, 2011
Eight Los Angles indie bands perform from 6 to 9 p.m. throughout the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. Bands include Abe Vigoda, Big Search, Hands, Pollyn, Allah Las, Kitten, Mini Mansions and HoneyHoney. Admission for Los Angeles Zoo Assn. members costs $13 for adults and $8 for children ages six to 15. Admission for non-members is $17 for adults and $11 for children ages 6 to 15. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance. Call (323) 644-6042.
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By Brian McGackin | June 3, 2009
The La Crescenta Presbyterian Church sends a contingency of male congregation members on a trip down to Baja, Mexico, every summer to build homes and churches for families in need. The church had a benefit concert Sunday evening featuring several members of their own church family, as well as musicians from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in an effort to raise money for the Mission Mexico program. Admission to the concert, which took place inside the church, was free, but donations were accepted, all proceeds going toward the trip’s building supplies fund.
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May 29, 2009
La Crescenta Presbyterian Church  Chamber Music benefit concert The members of La Crescenta Presbyterian will be presenting an evening of chamber music to benefit the homeless in Tijuana, Mexico, at 7 p.m. May 31. The performance will include members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic performing works by Bach, Janacek and Schubert. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to support the church’s mission work in Mexico.    Community Baccalaureate Service La Crescenta Presbyterian Church will present its 2009 La Crescenta Baccalaureate Service at 4 p.m. June 14. The church will be hosting this ecumenical Christian celebration of local high school graduates — the first of its kind in many years in La Crescenta.
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By Veronica Rocha | December 11, 2008
More than 100 people gathered Wednesday night inside a small and darkly lit bar to listen to the sounds and melodies of four Armenian artists who performed in honor of Human Rights Day. The evening celebration marked the end of Amnesty International’s Small Places Tour 2008, which began Sept. 10 and showcased more than 700 concerts worldwide. Concertgoers at the Sidebar at 1114 N. Pacific Ave. also celebrated the 60th anniversary Wednesday of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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By Silva Sevlian | December 10, 2008
Amnesty International’s Small Places Tour 2008 will make a stop in Glendale today in honor of Human Rights Day, with live musical performances calling attention to human rights issues. “Art and music have the ability to overcome any types of limitations and show that human rights can apply to everybody,” said Danielle Solick, volunteer coordinator for Art for Amnesty, an organization that reaches out to artists to support Amnesty International. The Small Places Tour has had more than 700 concerts worldwide since it began Sept.
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By Ani Amirkhanian | June 25, 2007
Classical music lovers listened to local musicians perform at La Crescenta Presbyterian Church on Sunday all in the name of a worthy cause. More than 100 guests attended the recital to help raise funds for construction materials needed for a housing project in Tijuana, Mexico. The men's ministry collected the money for their fourth annual trip to Tijuana, said Brent Kuszyk, communications director. "We do this because we are called to help," Kuszyk said. "They are our neighbors."
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April 27, 2007
Trombone mega-star Bill Watrous will perform with the La Cañada High School jazz band in a concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight Friday, April 27 at Lanterman Auditorium. Watrous, a band leader, studio musician and club performer, will lead students in songs including "Mama Llama Samba," "Never Let Me Go," "Last Great Georgia Extravaganza" and "Village Dance." The LCHS concert band, symphonic band and wind ensemble will also perform. The concert will be a benefit to raise money for the Patio Project, an improvement project at LCHS in which lunch tables, benches and landscaping will be installed outside the new band room.
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