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Glendale College opens

'Ten Minute Wonders'

GLENDALE -- Works of new and not-so-new playwrights will be performed

in "Ten Minute Wonders," produced by the Glendale Community College

Theatre Arts Department. The production opens Thursday.

The intimate Studio Theatre is the backdrop for these

student-directed, 10-minute works by established playwrights Harold

Pinter, Jane Martin and Craig Lucas, by pros such as Leigh Podgorski,

Amlin Gray and Alan Brooks, and by grad students Todd Kulczyk, Kristina

Leach and Brian Dembkoski.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and May

11, 12 and 13. Matinees are at 2 p.m. on Sunday and May 14.

Admission is $7 and $5 for students and seniors. The group rate for 10

or more is $3. Reserve tickets by calling 240-1000, ext. 5618. The

college is at 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale.

Due to limited seating, reservations are strongly recommended. There

will be no late seating for this production.

Children's theater produces

'Sound of Music'

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Steele Productions Children's Theater will

produce "The Sound of Music" at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 p.m. Friday, at the

La Canada High School Auditorium, 4463 Oak Grove Drive, La Canada

Flintridge.

Director Aaron Steele's company provides live theater experience for

children ages 6 to 18.

Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. For tickets, call

952-3214. A portion of the ticket proceeds will be donated to The La

Canada Flintridge Educational Foundation.

The cast includes La Canada Flintridge students Emily Wynne-Hughes,

Scott Hurst, Tricia Wolff, Kate Wooldridge, Niko Turko, Matt Ruffalo,

Carly Naples, Katherine Chapman, Kate Brown, Jessica Springer, Erin

Jamison, Robin Jamison, Holly Jamison, Nicole Cecchini, Alicia Uplegraft,

Colin La Bran-Boyd and Wesley page and from Glendale Lilianna Myers and

David Owen.

Neon sculpture at

Brand Library galleries

GLENDALE -- Richard Ankrom's neon sculpture exhibit continues at Brand

Library Art Galleries through May 26.

Titled "Altar to Miss Velvet," the works vary from neon roses to

space-age laser guns. One piece is done in infrared and must be viewed on

a special monitor.

Today the artist will discuss his works at 2 p.m. in the gallery.

The galleries are in Brand Park, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale. Hours

are 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday; and 1 to 5

p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free. For information, call

548-2051.

Students perform free recital

GLENDALE -- A recital by premier vocal and instrumental students in

the Glendale Community College Applied Music Program will be held at 7:30

p.m. Friday in the auditorium.

Those performing were selected through audition and on the

recommendation of their private instructors.

Admission to the recital is free and open to the public.

Applied Music students receive individual instruction from

professional musicians. They also participate in a weekly coaching

session and have regular solo and ensemble performing opportunities.

CalArts Balinese Gamelan

performs at McGroarty

TUJUNGA -- CalArts Community Arts Partnership and the Watts Towers

Arts Center Jazz and World Music program are co-sponsoring a free

performance in Tujunga by the Balinese Gamelan, a performing group of

CalArts in Valencia.

The event will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at McGroarty Art Center, 7570

McGroarty Terrace in Tujunga.

For directions to the locale, call 352-5285. For information about the

concert, call (661) 222-2710.

The program is funded by the city of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs

Department.

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