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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.
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By Garinee Soudjian | July 5, 2011
One of my favorite things about summer is the free outdoor concerts that can be found throughout our surrounding cities. Not only are they really fun, they’re also family-friendly, which is right up our alley now that we have a baby. Our activities have been pretty limited since our little one was born, and we’re always on the lookout for things we can do with a baby in tow. So, on Thursday night, my husband and I decided to go see the Glendale Pops perform at The Americana on Brand.
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By Jon Haber | April 8, 2011
The creative aspect of being a live performer and composer for TV shows and film is what La Crescenta musician David Siebels loves most about his profession. He will be recognized for that creativity by his alma mater, Cal State University Fullerton, when he receives the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award on April 30 during a ceremony hosted by Visions & Visionaries at the Anaheim Marriott. After graduating from Cal State Fullerton in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in music and emphasis in music education, Siebels went on to arrange and produce 27 albums, score 35 films and nine television series, conduct 65 musical variety television shows and compose and arrange two musical variety television specials.
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By Joyce Rudolph | December 12, 2009
Producers forecast a frosting of renewed energy in dance and music for California Contemporary Ballet?s 12th annual performance of ?The Snow Queen? next weekend. Based on the classic by Hans Christian Andersen, the story is about a little girl named Gerda who saves her friend Kai from an evil spell. Emma Mesrobian of Glendale returns this year to dance the role of the Gypsy Woman, and she infuses the character with a lot of passion, said Erin Holt, artistic director of the professional nonprofit company.
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March 12, 2014
I am always surprised at how hip the music coverage is in the Marquee section of the News-Press , given that Glendale seems to me to be rather a square town without many cutting-edge music events or cutting-edge music community. I quite enjoyed the No Age article on Saturday , although I haven't strongly followed the act, I've often seen them discussed in the L.A. Times, and it was interesting to read about them in the News-Press. Greg Dahlen Glendale
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By Kirk Silsbee | November 29, 2013
If at first you don't relate what 31-year-old Tom McNalley plays to what you know of the guitar, don't be put off. He's not approaching either the instrument or his music in a conventional way. Distorted effects, clean picking, ferocious fusillades, crystalline confessional reveries, angular melodies, unexpected lyricism and well-placed accompanying chords are all part of the improvisational mix. “Tom's all the things you'd want in a musician,” says...
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | October 9, 2011
Everyone deals with the clatter of everyday life, but Burbank resident Diego Stocco makes music out of it. His video piece, “Music From a Dry Cleaner,” shows Stocco capturing the sounds of Aviva Cleaners on Magnolia Boulevard. Using improvisation and technology, Stocco transforms them into a catchy electronic groove with a funky beat and expands the idea of where music can come from. For Stocco, whose prior work includes the piece “Music From a Tree,” these projects are an outgrowth of his natural musical curiosity.
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February 28, 2002
Andy Markarian didn't shy away from being the only trombone player in the 2002 Elementary Honors Music Festival Wednesday night. Markarian, 11, a sixth-grader at Dunsmore, was among the 190 fifth- and sixth-grade students from Glendale's 20 elementary schools that played in Wednesday's show in Glendale High School's auditorium. The "Joy of Music" performance showcased the city's top elementary school players, featuring a wind and percussion ensemble and a string orchestra.
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By Steve Appleford, steve.appleford@latimes.com | October 18, 2013
For a certain brand of young musician, a revolution came in the form of a movie called “Drive.” The stylish 2011 thriller starring Ryan Gosling wasn't a huge hit, but its brooding, '80s-inspired electronic score touched a nerve with a new generation of synthesized players drawn to its waves of emotional sound. They were ready to break from the sharp edges and intensity of modern dance music. “It's become a new aesthetic,” said the producer and DJ known as Baron Von Luxxury.
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April 15, 2005
Rima Shah Music streamed softly from the Alex Theatre's forecourt Thursday, bringing in curious pedestrians walking outside during their lunch hour. Inside, the audience sat basking in the sun, reading books, eating, chatting softly or just listening to the melodious sounds of Paul Livingstone and his Arohi Ensemble. The music was an attempt to bring art closer to the people, break barriers and ascend in music toward God, Livingstone said. Paul Livingstone and his Arohi Ensemble, along with the spiritual music group Aradhna played from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Alex Theatre forecourt.
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By Steve Appleford, steve.appleford@latimes.com | April 11, 2014
The Bots are as surprised as anyone about how things have gone with their little band. A few years ago, brothers Anaiah and Mikaiah Lei were a couple of Glendale kids who just wanted to rock 'n' roll , and called themselves the Bots. It turned out they were good. The band began as a trio playing "indie acoustic folk," but evolved into a euphoric garage rock duo by the time the Lei brothers were signed up to play on the Vans Warped Tour in 2011, bouncing onstage to a sound of bristling guitar and drums in white shirts with black ties.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 10, 2014
Access to music programs in Glendale schools recently won the district recognition from a music industry group. Late last month, the National Assn. of Music Merchants designated Glendale Unified as one of about 375 school districts in the country as one of the year's “Best Communities for Music Education.” The NAMM Foundation, in a release, stated it aims to recognize districts that commit to making music a core part of its curriculum. The foundation surveyed school districts across the country to assess how school districts fund and staff their music programs, as well as evaluate how many classes and programs districts offer.
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March 12, 2014
I am always surprised at how hip the music coverage is in the Marquee section of the News-Press , given that Glendale seems to me to be rather a square town without many cutting-edge music events or cutting-edge music community. I quite enjoyed the No Age article on Saturday , although I haven't strongly followed the act, I've often seen them discussed in the L.A. Times, and it was interesting to read about them in the News-Press. Greg Dahlen Glendale
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By Craig Rosen | March 7, 2014
From the very beginning of their career, Los Angeles-based noise-pop duo No Age has dug into rock's past, while side-stepping many of its clichés. The band, which consists of guitarist Randy Randall and drummer/vocalist Dean Spunt, was spawned from the Smell, a downtown L.A. all-ages performance space that didn't sell alcohol. Following that tradition, the band's show Friday, March 14, at the Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock will have no booze for sale, but concert-goers can indulge in vegan food provided by Pure Luck and Clara's Cakes.
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By Ruth Sowby | February 25, 2014
Not only is Women at Work celebrating its 35th anniversary, it's also welcoming its new executive director, Camille Levee , who is the former executive director of Glendale Healthy Kids. At a recent welcome reception at the Women at Work's Pasadena office, several dozen of Levee's best friends, supporters and fans showed up to congratulate her. At the opening of a short program, Uma Shrivastava , board president of Women at Work, introduced Levee by listing her long history in nonprofits including Glendale Healthy Kids, Pasadena's Haven House and, most recently, Time Out in Payson, Ariz.
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By Kirk Silsbee | February 18, 2014
Every time trumpet virtuoso Arturo Sandoval plays, he gives a tutorial. The same can be said of many musicians, of course, but what sets Sandoval apart is his example as a man and as an American. Those qualities were on full display Saturday, as he performed with his renowned big band and a high school band. The naturalized Cuban exile left his country at great personal risk for the United States. Not content with a music career with an international profile, he has become a hands-on advocate for music in Southern California public schools.
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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 Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | February 1, 2014
A concert to benefit the arts and music programs in Glendale Unified later this month will feature Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, a swing band that's had major national hits and has local ties - the children of two of its members attend Glendale schools. The event will be held at the Alex Theatre with an opening performance by the Glendale High School Jazz Band. Once fellow parent Donna Wittlin heard the band previously performed at Ventura High School and donated all proceeds to the school's arts and music programs, she suggested the band do the same for Glendale schools.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | January 28, 2014
There's a new show choir in town, and unlike the majority of groups across the state, and even the country, this 45-member choir is made up of children as young as 9 years old. In May, the Mark Keppel Elementary show choir - who attend Glendale Unified's visual and performing arts magnet school - is set to become one of the youngest, if not the youngest, to be evaluated by a panel of judges when they perform at a music festival in Anaheim. PHOTOS: Mark Keppel Elementary show choir rehearsal Their teacher, Jennifer Epstein, said she has overwhelming faith in her charges' potential.
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By Joyce Rudolph | January 21, 2014
Megann Elsie Pratt and Charles Eben Drost were married at Shoreline Community Church in Santa Barbara by the Rev. Jack Grubbs. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Susan Pratt of La Crescenta. The groom is the son of Mark Drost of Banning and Elisabeth Radovsky of Nashville, Tenn. On the arm of her father, the bride wore a lace-edged, sweetheart-cut strapless gown and her hair was adorned with a wreath of dried flowers. She carried a bouquet of sunflowers and blue delphinium with white mums.
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