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December 16, 2004
Darleene Barrientos A rhythmic boom reverberated in Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School's cafeteria Wednesday, sending a quiver along the walls and the floors, but the students sitting on the ground loved it. Students shook their heads, tapped their feet and mimicked the arm movements of a taiko drum show from the Kinnara taiko group, part of the Los Angeles Music Center's education division. The presentation included several songs, a short introduction to the musical instruments unique to Japan and a song where students were called to volunteer as drummers.
NEWS
September 3, 2004
Darleene Barrientos Richard Lopez had finished his morning class at Glendale Community College long ago, but he made sure to come back to campus at noon to watch a Japanese taiko drum presentation. "I was so excited to hear that there were going to be these Japanese drummers," the 25-year-old Burbank resident said. And if that wasn't enough, the belly dancers performing with the drummers provided a nice bonus, Lopez said. "I used to be in drum lines and in drum competitions," he said.
NEWS
September 26, 2008
Last Saturday, I attended a drum circle. A drum circle is a gathering of any sort of people, with or without musical background, with or without a facilitator, for the purpose of playing hand drums and other percussion instruments. When I arrived at the drum circle, the participants were mostly young and mostly male. A few of them wore cub scout uniforms. Most of them had new shoes. Why? I asked myself. What’s with the new shoes? And then it dawned on me. It was September.
FEATURES
October 20, 2006
On Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m., the renowned Remo Drumhead Company will lead a drum circle at Temple Sinai of Glendale. A drum circle is an enormous jam session where everyone in attendance participates by creating a chorus of drum sounds to make music. Remo will be bringing hundreds of drums so that everyone from the youngest to the oldest participants will get a chance to join in. A facilitator leads the group, bringing the drumming sounds into patterns, grooves and melodies.
NEWS
October 13, 2000
Buck Wargo GLENDALE -- Glendale's 53rd annual celebration of its Latino heritage kicks off Saturday when more than 300 entries are expected for the Days of Verdugo Parade. Mickey and Minnie Mouse are the grand marshals for the parade. The parade starts at 6 p.m., with the route going south on Brand Boulevard between Doran and Harvard streets. The theme of the parade is "Through the Eyes of a Child." Both kids and adults will see marching bands, floats, dignitaries and politicians.
NEWS
May 4, 2004
Darleene Barrientos The reverberating bass echoing from Wilson Middle School's auditorium Monday sounded more like an island ceremony than an educational presentation. The Kinnara taiko group transported the students at Wilson Middle School to the roots of Japanese and Japanese-American culture through the drum present- ation, which was funded by the school's Parent-Teacher Assn. The students learned about the instru- ments, listened to the music and watched a dragon dance in the demonstration, which involved several Japanese drums called taiko drums.
FEATURES
November 14, 2008
Crescenta Valley High School’s Falcon marching band, along with its drum major and color guard, have been bringing home awards from competitions nearly every weekend this fall. Last Saturday, the Falcon marching band won first place in its class at the La Palma Days Band Review, one of the five largest band reviews in Southern California. CVHS beat the other five bands in its class. Bands are judged on marching precision, music and showmanship. The color guard also won first place in Class 2A for the second year in a row. On Nov. 1, it was drum major Jakob Ladanyi who took top honors at the prestigious Chino Invitational Band Review and Field Show Tournament.
NEWS
April 29, 2000
Alecia Foster DOWNTOWN -- Police and fire officials still do not know exactly what was in a 55-gallon drum that caused two Glendale community service officers to become ill. The material, removed from the Glendale Police Station Thursday by the Fire Department's hazardous waste unit, has been sent to a laboratory for further testing. "It was nothing that would have injured anyone's health, preliminary findings showed," said Chahe Keuroghelian, a police spokesman.
NEWS
April 17, 2003
The sounds of a first-time drum lesson Wednesday at Hoover High School sounded like a herd of wild elephants stampeding through the school's auditorium. A quick lesson in dynamics led by professional musician Paul Angers also made the auditorium sound like a rain forest at dawn. About 20 Bridge Program students at Hoover High participated in a sort of "drum-circle" exercise with Angers, during a lesson designed to teach students the values of harmony, communication, team work, rhythm and diversity through music.
NEWS
May 23, 2003
Joshua Pelzer Parishioners at the Foothill Community Church get a double dose of music and sermon from their drum-playing pastor. Pastor Scott Hausrath wears the two hats during services as he switches between the pulpit and the drums with the church band. "I dabbled a little bit in college and I've always been a fan of rock 'n' roll," he said. "When I was in college I actually bought a drum kit but I never really took lessons or pursued it seriously."
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By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com | September 24, 2013
The family of an 11-year-old Glendale boy who underwent a rare form of heart surgery in May returned to Children's Hospital Los Angeles this week to celebrate the success of his treatment with the La Cañada Flintridge cardiologist who headed up the procedure. Brian Frounzian was born with two defective valves on the right side of his heart, a condition that made it difficult for his body to mix oxygen with blood and that required multiple surgeries from the time he was just 3 weeks old. PHOTOS: Boy celebrates new heart valves following rare surgery When replacement valves began to wear out last year, Brian suffered fatigue and struggled to keep up with other kids his age, his 17-year-old sister, Ani Frounzian, said.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | August 31, 2013
When Martin Rhees took over as director of the Hoover High School marching band five years ago, he learned the group's drums had been purchased several years before, but they arrived without cases to protect them. Ten years of traveling to football games has taken a toll on the drums, which often were transported in the lower compartment of buses to away games.  “They took a beating,” Rhees said. On Thursday, after the marching band practiced for three hours on the school's field, Rhees led band members to the school's auditorium to unveil what was behind the closed stage curtain - a new set of drums.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kirk Silsbee | August 31, 2012
Though it wasn't recognized as such at the time, one of the pivotal recordings in the West Coast jazz renaissance occurred in September 1954. Drummer Shelly Manne, one of the central figures of the postwar Los Angeles jazz flowering, recorded an unprecedented trio with trumpeter Shorty Rogers and tenor saxophonist Jimmy Giuffre. It was one of the few precedents for the free jazz explosion that followed in the '60s, and it's gone largely unheralded until now. The high-profile studio and avant garde percussionist Brad Dutz has revisited Manne's seminal album, “The Three and the Two,” in his own trio the Other Three.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 25, 2011
In the community room of Que Tu Linda Boutique and Body ’N Soul Studio in La Crescenta, students took a seat in a circle, wrapped their legs around djembe drums and prepared to play. Students of actor and motivational speaker Gerald C. Rivers make a lot more than noise when beating their djembe drums. During the six-week class in the community room of Que Tu Linda Boutique and Body ’N Soul Studio in La Crescenta, students leave with more than experience with just the West African drum, he said.
NEWS
By Max Zimbert | October 10, 2009
GLENDALE — Sounds from plastic and metal spoons, drums, tambourines, nuts from Indonesia, bells from Spain, bells from Peru, and containers from musician Terrance Laine’s home awed Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School students into silence Friday. The performance was an all-afternoon assembly divided into three sessions for first- through sixth-graders. First-graders were air-drumming and dancing like no one was watching, while their faces conveyed utter amazement as Laine changed the pitch of sounds emanating from a glass jar half-full of water.
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By Zain Shauk | May 23, 2009
College View School Principal Jay Schwartz was having trouble containing her excitement for a visiting marimba troupe, so it was no surprise that smiles were ubiquitous among her students, some of whom shook rattles and tambourines from wheelchairs. The ensemble, Masanga Marimba, brought the lively sounds of West Africa and Latin America to the school, which serves students with severe mental and developmental disabilities. With the music echoing throughout the school compound, students pounded drums and mimicked the rhythm of the troupe with precision, Schwartz said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 2009
TODAY Glendale Noon Concerts presents the Helledie/Moore Duo from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Glendale, 209 N. Louise St. The duo is made up of Frances Moore on violin and Hanne Helledie on piano. They will perform ?Songs for Violin and Piano? by Hanne Helledie. Admission is free. Light lunch created by Angela?s Bistro available for $6 after the concert. For more information, call (323) 242-2113 or visit www.fbcglendale.net. Verdugo Hills Hospital offers free bariatric/weight loss support meetings conducted by bariatric surgeon Ara Keshishian are from 6 to 8 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month in the Council Room in the lobby on the fourth floor of the hospital, 1812 Verdugo Blvd.
FEATURES
November 14, 2008
Crescenta Valley High School’s Falcon marching band, along with its drum major and color guard, have been bringing home awards from competitions nearly every weekend this fall. Last Saturday, the Falcon marching band won first place in its class at the La Palma Days Band Review, one of the five largest band reviews in Southern California. CVHS beat the other five bands in its class. Bands are judged on marching precision, music and showmanship. The color guard also won first place in Class 2A for the second year in a row. On Nov. 1, it was drum major Jakob Ladanyi who took top honors at the prestigious Chino Invitational Band Review and Field Show Tournament.
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