July 9, 2012
So you've just inherited a struggling communist nation from a dad who took synchronized gymnastics shows to a whole new level and you want to set a new party tone. For North Korea's new leader Kim Jong Un, this is achieved with some help from Minnie Mouse and Tigger frolicking on stage. And because use of the characters wasn't authorized by the Walt Disney Co., the costumes aren't exact replicas of what you find at Disneyland, which means they look a little creepy. According to the Associated Press , Disney characters danced and pranced as footage from “Snow White,” “Dumbo,” “Beauty and the Beast” and other movies played on a massive backdrop.
August 16, 2000
Joyce Rudolph ARCADIA -- Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance" and "The Mikado" are musical works planned for the Festival on the Green "Center Stage" concert by the California Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday, Aug. 26. Maestro Victor Vener leads the orchestra. Soloists for the Gilbert and Sullivan works will be world-renowned Opera A La Carte, under the direction of Richard Sheldon. Also on the program are Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera;" Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story;" Gioachino Rossini's "Overture to William Tell;" Edward Grieg's "Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt," and more.
June 11, 2003
Darleene Barrientos It's been dirty, it's been tattered and it's been burned, but Americans still see Old Glory as a symbol of patriotism and freedom. The flag will move from its usual position on the sidelines to center stage Friday during the 13th annual Flag Day luncheon, sponsored by the Citizenship and Patriotism Committee of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis Club of Glendale. "It's a day that was set aside to honor our flag, and we use it also to honor our military," said Judee Kendall, vice president of the Chamber of Commerce, "and to recognize people who are true patriots, someone who honors the flag and supports the military and is a good citizen."
September 13, 2002
First position, plies, shuffle steps -- basic ballet and tap-dance moves students in an introductory ballet class at the Roger Barkley Community Center in La Canada Flintridge could learn during their instructional time. Offered to children 3 to 5, the target of the class is to focus on developing coordination, balance and muscle control with individual assistance by the instructor. The class is offered 10 months a year at the center, and is taught by Center Stage Dance Academy of Los Angeles.
March 16, 2000
Joyce Rudolph Top bidders went home dreaming of the marvelous trips they'll be taking after the Big Strike Auction Friday night benefitting the Verdugo Hills Council Boy Scouts of America. Organizers kept the live auction items to 20 and the action was led by actor Gordon Jump. Scott Phillips bid the highest on a one-week oceanfront condo vacation in Cabo San Lucas. Joe Yakemonis will go coast to coast via Amtrak, visiting Disney World and Universal in Orlando, Fla., and Kay Mount is bound for Cancun for a weeklong condo stay.
November 17, 1999
BURBANK -- John Muir Middle School in Burbank is presenting a classic fairy tale, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," onstage at 6:30 p.m. today and Thursday. Written by Jessie Braham White and based on the story by the Brothers Grimm, the play is the product of a unique effort by John Muir drama and costume design students. This production is special in that the students not only work in front of the lights, but behind the scenes as well. Donna Collier's Creative Costume Design Class designed and constructed all of the costumes for the show.
July 12, 2007
The following are updates on the area's Major League Baseball players. But it never came. Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Aaron Rowand popped up and Sanchez never got his chance to shine, finishing 0 for one in the game, as he ended the contest in the on-deck circle. "You live for those moments," Sanchez told mlb.com. "Unfortunately, we came up short." Sanchez gets a prolonged All-Star break, as him and the rest of the Pirates travel to play the Atlanta Braves through the weekend, beginning on Friday.
July 27, 2007
This weekend only the Assistance League of Flintridge is proud to present its summer drama workshops. Director Koni McCurdy takes the fourth to sixth grade drama students to camp in the play entitled "Terribly Terrifying Twisted Tales." While at camp, the kids will perform their very own humorously silly versions of "Frankenstein" and "Dracula." And while they have the audience in stitches, they will present two more stories also based on fractured fairy tales entitled "Sleepy Hollow" and "The Raven."
June 19, 2008
BURBANK — With only two starters returning and a whopping nine sophomores on the squad, the Crescenta Valley High girls’ water polo team’s focus this summer is on learning and building. Granted the summer’s barely started, but so far it appears the Falcons rebuilding stage is well ahead of schedule. In their first match since winning a tournament at the L.A. Watts Summer Games nearly two weeks ago, the Falcons throttled Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, 14-4, at Burbank High in the first week of play in the MVPolo Summer League.
March 3, 2004
Lisa Dupuy "Guys and Dolls" has been called the quintessential Broadway musical. And for good reason -- the plot is rich, the characters colorful and the songs sublime. Glendale Centre Theatre provides a remake that is entertaining and lively. Yet with all remakes, one can't help but notice the shortcomings. The plot revolves around Nathan Detroit, organizer of the oldest established permanent floating crap game in New York, who bets fellow gambler Sky Masterson that he can't make Miss Sarah Brown, a pure-at-heart Salvation Army-type reformer, fly off to Havana with him. Nathan has problems of his own with his fiancee of 14 years, Miss Adelaide.