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IN THE SPOTLIGHTAlong with Burbank on Parade,...


Along with Burbank on Parade, organizers are scheduling a Crafts

Festival and Talent Showcase for the first time this year.

The added events are in answer to the question the committee hears


most from the public, parade President Sally Hooper said -- “Why

isn’t there something else to do on parade day?”

“This gives a full day of family activity,” she said.

The crafts festival runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at George


Izay Park, 1111 W. Olive Ave. Beginning at 11 a.m., the parade

travels east on Olive from Keystone Street to the park.

A talent showcase follows the parade.

The grand marshal will be a surprise, Hooper added, and for the

first time, the Burbank Chorale and the Burbank Philharmonic

Orchestra will be among the parade participants.

This year’s theme is “Music Makes the World Go Round.” I’ll see

you there!


Officials of the fifth annual Method Fest Independent Film

Festival have announced Tania Verafield of Los Angeles won the first

Method Fest Film Actor competition.

Verafield impressed judges with her performance of the monologue

from “Wet Hot American Summer,” officials said.

Among her prizes are consultations with Glen Rigberg of the

personal management firm Rigberg Roberts Entertainment and Gary

Zickerbroad, president of the Casting Society of America.


A Senior Crafts Show is planned from noon to 5 p.m. May 4 at

Golden Palms senior apartments, 240 E. Palm Ave. in the Burbank


All senior crafts artists are welcome to show their works. There

is no fee to exhibit and event organizers don’t receive a commission

on sales.

Those interested in selecting a space early can come by the

complex at 7 p.m. Thursday or from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call Rae Wilder at 955-9405.

Free doll identification will be a highlight of the Happy Dolling

Doll Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Glendale

Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale.

After a year’s absence, Patricia N. Schoonmaker will be back doing

her Compo Corner in person and identifying dolls.

On display will be antique and modern dolls as well as Barbies,

Shirleys, Patsys, hard plastics, miniatures and accessories needed

for doll collecting.

A raffle is planned to benefit St. Joseph Indian School. All Girl

Scouts and Brownies will be admitted free if they attend in uniform.

Admission is $5, $2 for children younger than 12. Parking is $5.

Strollers are discouraged. For more information, call Barbara Kouri

at 767-4172.

High school and college jazz bands will perform from 11 a.m. to

2:30 p.m. Saturday during the lunch break of the Tri-Valley Special

Olympic Area Games on the campus of Glendale High School, 1440 E.

Broadway, Glendale.

The games, co-sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Glendale, will be

from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Special Olympians from Glendale, Burbank

and surrounding communities will compete in track and field,

basketball, aquatics, tennis and bocce ball.

Participating in the Jazz Exhibition will be jazz bands from

Glendale Community College and Hoover, Glendale and Crescenta Valley

high schools, and John Muir High School in Pasadena.

The exhibition will help promote the Kiwanis Club of Glendale’s

upcoming Third Annual Glendale Jazz Festival on June 28 at Glendale

Community College, where 19 jazz bands will perform on six stages

throughout the campus. For tickets, call 734-3234.

“From Ararat to America,” an unprecedented collection of art by

contemporary Armenian artists, will be featured in a 12-week exhibit

opening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Forest Lawn Museum in

Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale.

Artists in the exhibit include Martiros Adalian, Raffi Adalyan,

Vladimir Atanian, Vahe Berberian, Vahe Fattal, Charles Garabedian,

Gaspar Gharibyan, Kaloust Guedel (Guedelekian), Vachag (Vachik

Der-Sarkisian), Samvel Harbardzumyan, Narine Isajanyan, Emil Kazaz,

Alina Mnatsakanian, Alexander Sadoyan, Sev (Henrik Khachatryan),

Zadik Zadikian, Zareh, and Suren Karapetian.

Forest Lawn is at 1712 S. Glendale Ave. For more information, call

(323) 340-4561.

“The Laramie Project,” is the next production for the Glendale

Community College Theatre Arts Department. The play opens at 8 p.m.

Thursday in the Auditorium Mainstage Theatre.

Based on events surrounding the 1998 murder of a young gay man

named Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyo., Moises Kaufman and the

members of the Tectonic Theater Project created a theatrical collage

that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights

of compassion that can be achieved. Kaufman and the members of the

theater project conducted 200 inter- views with the people of Laramie

and found a full spectrum of reactions to the crime.

Theater arts professor Ken Gray is the director.

The run continues through May 11. Tickets are $7, $5 for students

and seniors and $3 each for groups of 10 or more. For reservations,

call 240-1000, ext. 5618.

* JOYCE RUDOLPH’s column appears Wednesdays. For events happening

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