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What’s inside a woman interpreted through graceful movement

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A woman’s emotions are interpreted through dance by the Djanbazian

Dance Company in a free performance at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Brand

Library Galleries in Glendale.

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Anna Djanbazian, Glendale resident and artistic director, has

titled the program “What’s Inside Every Woman.” The performance is an

emotional journey into an inner world, the world that is inside all

women.

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“It begins with the discovery of self and ends with the taking of

power to make life happier,” she said.

That philosophy is interpreted in dances titled “Discovery,” “Soft

Seduction,” “Earth Daughter,” “Breath,” “Tease” and “Culmination.”

Guests can discuss the dances with the artists of this six-member

company. A second performance of “Culmination” completes the program.

The event is the third part of the 2003 dance series presented by

the Brand Library Associates.

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Brand Library Galleries are in Brand Park, 1601 W. Mountain St.,

Glendale. For more information, call 353-5734.

SPECIAL EVENTS

WATERCOLOR ARTIST TAKES CLOSER LOOK AT HER WORLD

Painting has taught watercolor artist Adele Styk of Burbank to pay

attention to the world around her.

She taught in the Burbank Unified School District and moved to Las

Vegas for 16 years. She retired in 1992. She returned to Burbank in

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1996 and took up painting. She enrolled in seminars with such artists

as Gerald Brommer and classes at Brand Art Center and the Burbank

Creative Arts Center.

“Painting has made my life full again after becoming a widow,” she

said. “It has helped me pay attention to the nuances of life around

me.”

She has seven of her works displayed at the Burbank Board of

Realtors Hall, 2006 W. Magnolia Blvd, Burbank. The paintings can be

seen from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

Styk is a member of the Burbank Art Assn., the Nevada Watercolor

Society and the Valley Watercolor Society. She has won first, second

and third place in the Burbank Art Assn. juried shows and received

Best of Show and first-place honors for acrylics and oils at the

Clark County Fair.

CRAFTS FEST AND TALENT SHOW PART OF BURBANK PARADE

Along with Burbank on Parade, organizers are scheduling a Crafts

Festival and Talent Showcase for the first time this year.

The crafts festival runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today 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.

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

BURBANK PHILHARMONIC PLAYS MOZART AND SCHUBERT

It’s “Mozart and More” when the Burbank Philharmonic presents the

third free concert of the season beginning at 7:30 tonight in the

Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills.

Conductor Steven Kerstein will direct the orchestra on Mozart’s

Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra in E flat major

K. 364, featuring solo performances by David Stenske on violin and

Andrew Picken on viola. Guest conductor Bethany Pfluger will conduct

Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 in B flat major D. 485.

For more information, call 771-7888. Forest Lawn is at 6300

Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles.

COLLEGE PRODUCES ‘THE LARAMIE PROJECT’

“The Laramie Project” is being presented by the Glendale Community

College Theatre Arts Department 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

interviews with the people of Laramie and found a full spectrum of

reactions to the crime.

GCC theater arts professor Ken Gray is the director.

Show times are 8 tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday. The play continues at

8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and May 3, 8, 9 and 10. Matinees are at 2

p.m. May 4 and 11. Tickets are $7, $5 for students and seniors and

$3 each for groups of 10 or more. To order tickets, call 240-1000,

ext. 5618.

DESCANSO SPONSORS ORGAN RALLY DURING FLOWER FEST

The happy sounds of calliopes and fairground organs will fill the

air from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today and Sunday when the Organ Rally

comes to Descanso Gardens during the annual Spring Show and Festival

of Flowers.

Owners, many in costume, will play antique fairground organs,

Dutch Street organs, hand-built organs and monkey organs. The monkey

organ, named after the pesky pet used by organ grinders of another

era to work the crowd for donations, might be the most familiar organ

style to many visitors. At this rally, however, there will be no live

monkeys asking for a handout.

All the organs at the rally are privately owned. Their sounds and

ages vary, with some old organs making music along with those

manufactured more recently. The music planned by the organ players

varies, as well, from traditional European music to a more modern

style.

Descanso Gardens is at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Parking is free. Admission fees

are $6 for adults; $4 for seniors and students; $1.50 for children 5

to 12, and free for members and children 5 and younger. For

information, call 949-4200.

DANCE SCHOOLS FEATURED IN SHOWCASE

Schools of dance throughout the Glendale and foothills areas are

coming together to honor their specialty with a free showcase.

Pacific Studio for Dance of Glendale is the host company for the

“Celebrate National Dance Week” taking place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday

at The Alex Theatre courtyard.

Schools participating are Ballet Petit, Cunningham Belly Dance,

Doreen Alderman Dance, Fab Taps Tap Ensemble, In Sync Youth Ensemble,

Pacific Studio for Dance and Performing Arts Studio. They will be

showing their expertise in jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, belly dance,

and more.

For more information, call 240-2393.

DAY OF DOLLS CELEBRATED AT GLENDALE CIVIC

Free doll identification will be a highlight of the Happy Dolling

Doll Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today 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.

JAZZ BANDS ENTERTAIN DURING SPECIAL OLYMPICS

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

2:30 p.m. today 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.

ARMENIAN ARTISTS SHOW AT FOREST LAWN MUSEUM

“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. today at Forest Lawn Museum in Forest

Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale.

Artists in the exhibit are 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.

ON STAGE

‘GRETTY GOOD TIME’ AT THE FALCON

Pamela Gordon stars in John Belluso’s “Gretty Good Time,”

continuing at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank.

Joe Regalbuto directs this West Coast premiere of the play.

Frustrated by her life of dependency, a paralytic woman with a

death wish and an irascible sense of humor escapes the confines of

her 1950s nursing home into a surreal dream world. But even amid this

world of fantasy, she finds she still must reconcile the horrors of

her past with the painful reality of her future.

The play continues through May 4. Show times are 8 p.m. Wednesdays

through Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $25 to $37.50 with

group senior discounts available, except for Saturday shows. Falcon

Theatre is at 4252 Riverside Drive, Burbank. For reservations, call

955-8101.

DONNA MCKECHNIE GOES ‘INSIDE THE MUSIC’

The Los Angeles premiere of “Donna McKechnie: Inside The Music” is

being produced by the Colony Theatre Company in Burbank.

Written by Christopher Durang and directed by Thommie Walsh, it is

based on the true stories of McKechnie’s life. As a young dancer

raised in the Midwest, she literally runs away to New York to chase

her dreams of becoming a Broadway performer. Through poignant and

funny insights, the show traces the struggles of a young Broadway

dancer from her first big break in a Broadway musical to becoming a

Broadway star.

Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 and

7 p.m. Sundays through May 11. Tickets are $26 to $32 and can be

reserved by calling 558-7000. The Colony Theatre is at 555 N. Third

St., Burbank.

TV AND FILM STAR JOINS IMPROV TROUPE

The Really Spontaneous Theatre Company welcomes actor Bodhi Elfman

to The Third Stage in Burbank.

Elfman has appeared in the films “Gone in 60 Seconds” and “The Mod

Squad.” On TV, he has been seen in “Malcolm in the Middle” and

“Providence.”

The improv troupe performs at 7 p.m. Sundays at The Third Stage,

2811 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. Tickets are $15. For reservations,

call (323) 969-4991.

A NOISE WITHIN PRODUCING CLASSICS

A Noise Within’s “The King Stag” continues through May 18 at the

Glendale playhouse. It plays in repertory with “O Pioneers” and

“Measure For Measure.”

Carlo Gozzi’s classic is directed by Joe Graves. The story is

about Deramo, King of Serendippo, who longs for a queen who honestly

loves him. Having already seen all the lovely ladies in the land,

Deramo seeks the help of a magician to conjure up his true love. But

when the magic falls into the wrong hands, life changes in the

kingdom and a struggle ensues between good and evil.

Artistic co-directors and husband and wife, Geoff Elliott and

Julia Rodriguez Elliott, direct “O Pioneers,” a stage adaptation of

Willa Cather’s novel. Heroine Alexandra Bergson leads her family into

the 1880s Midwest to carve out a living from a forbidding land.

It runs in repertory through May 15 with Shakespeare’s “Measure

for Measure,” which continues through May 10.

As part of his plan to arrest the moral decay plaguing his beloved

city, the Duke of Vienna abdicates power to his trusted subordinate

Angelo in order to travel incognito throughout his realm. Angelo, a

man of unblemished reputation, sentences Claudio, an unwitting

citizen, to death for “sinful indiscretions” as an example to all who

would err.

Claudio’s tenacious and pure-hearted sister, Isabella, rushes to

her brother’s aid, unleashing a deadly passion in Angelo. Thus begins

the age-old confrontation between compassion and intolerance, public

morality and private lechery, in Shakespeare’s tale of the measure of

mercy.

The former Masonic temple building is at 234 S. Brand Blvd.,

Glendale. Tickets range from $18 to $38 and can be reserved by

calling 240-0910.

‘PETTICOAT FEVER’ AT CENTRE THEATRE

“Petticoat Fever,” a comedy by Mark Reed, runs through May 17 at

Glendale Centre Theatre.

The play had a successful run in London and on Broadway in 1935 as

well as on tour around the United States. In 1937, MGM released the

motion picture starring Robert Montgomery and Myrna Loy.

The story is about a young man stuck in a remote radio outpost in

Northern Canada. When the girl of his dreams (and her fiance)

literally drop into his world, it’s a recipe for fast-paced hilarity.

This production is directed by Burbank resident George Strattan.

Tickets range from $14 to $17. For reservations, call 244-8481.

Glendale Centre Theatre is at 324 N. Orange St., Glendale.

The children’s musical “Cinderella” plays at 11 a.m. Saturdays through June 18.

‘2ND WIND THE MUSICAL’ IS BACK ON STAGE

The revival performance of the rock opera, “2nd Wind the Musical

2002,” has returned with two new songs. Show time is 8 tonight at

the Gene Bua Acting For Life Theatre in Burbank.

The story is about an acting coach, Teacher, who rallies together

three celebrity volunteers to help him with a new program at

Strawberry Fields Residential Treatment Center. They attempt to teach

three street kids how to turn their rage, fear and shame into

positive energy through acting.

Tickets are $25 with discounts available for seniors, groups and

teens. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Here’s To Life Foundation,

reaching at-risk youth through art and entertainment. For

reservations, call (310) 680-9109. The play continues through May 3.

The playhouse is at 3435 W. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank.

‘LEND ME A TENOR’ IN CLOSING WEEKEND

Ken Ludwig’s zany comedy “Lend Me a Tenor” closes this weekend at

the Grove Theater Center in Burbank.

Trouble begins for the Cleveland Grand Opera when tenor Tito

Merelli overdoses on sleeping pills right before his debut with the

company. The fun begins when the company’s office assistant (and

aspiring opera singer) Max offers to impersonate him.

The company might have pulled it off, except for the three women

who throw themselves at Tito. Then his jealous Italian wife appears.

Hilarity abounds when a mad lunatic dressed as Otello tries to break

into the theater.

For more information and to buy tickets, call 238-9998 or go to

www.gtc.org.

Performances are 8 tonight and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are and

$19.50 for tonight and $17.50 for Sunday. There is a $5 discount for

Burbank residents.

The season continues with Grove Theater’s annual production of a

Shakespeare play on its quadricentennial anniversary. This year, the

tradition continues with “Othello” from May 8 to June 7.

GTC Burbank is at 1111-b W. Olive Ave. in Burbank. It is in the

back of the George Izay Park, behind the Olive Recreation Center. For

tickets, call 238-9998 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday

and prior to all performances.

ART EXHIBITS

‘LOVE BUG’ WINS SPRING EXHIBIT’S BEST OF SHOW

Ruben Jadao received the Best of Show honor for his painting “Love

Bug” in the Glendale Art Assn.'s Spring Juried Exhibit continuing

through Friday at Casa Verdugo Library, 1151 N. Brand Blvd.,

Glendale.

First-place winners are Izabella T. Wardas, landscape; Annie

Stephanian, portrait; Dorothy Shepherd, animal; and Yadao,

floral/still life.

Juror was watercolor artist Tom Fong of Alhambra. His work has

been included in national juried exhibitions. He was the featured

artist in the Watercolor Page of the American Artist June 2001 issue.

For information, call 548-2047.

NATURE IS TOPIC FOR THREE ARTISTS AT DESCANSO

Dory Grade of Eagle Rock returns for her 29th yearly display of

nature-inspired watercolors, acrylics and drawings at the Boddy House

Art Gallery in Descanso Gardens.

This exhibit will include watercolors, acrylics and drawings, all

of which reflect her distinctive style and relationship with stunning

sights of the natural world. Grade’s work, the result of detailed

sketching and what she refers to as “a reaction to nature,” offers a

depth that seems to draw the viewer into the vista.

Ceramic artists Nina Kellogg and Lorraine Haubold will be

displaying their artistically diverse as well as functional ceramic

art pieces. The unique glazes and rich colors these potters have

developed also have been nature inspired.

The show continues through May 8. The Boddy House is open from 10

a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is free with gardens admission. The

gardens are open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Parking is free.

Admission is $6; $4 for seniors and students; $1.50 for children 5 to

12; and free for members and children 5 and younger. Descanso

Gardens is at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge. For

information, call 949-4200 or visit www.DescansoGardens.org.

PHOTOGRAPHER CAPTURES SMALL THINGS ON FILM

Glendale photographer O’Ross captures the beauty of small things

on film. In her third photo exhibit, she is showing her framed photos

of people portraits, florals, little scenes of nature and objects of

interest and beauty at Patrick’s Cafe, 6320 San Fernando Road in

Glendale

At Patrick’s Cafe, the emphasis is art and that includes the mix

of coffees, teas, smoothies, pastries, salads and sandwiches.

Upstairs in the cafe is a loft where artists hang photos and

paintings. For this exhibit, additional works have been displayed on

the ground floor. The exhibit will be up through Wednesday.

FAMOUS BATTLE SCENES EXHIBITED AT LOCAL MUSEUM

Paintings of battle scenes by Toluca Lake resident John Pomeroy,

ranging from 9 by 12 feet to wall size, are on exhibit at the Forest

Lawn Museum in Glendale.

A supervising animator with Walt Disney Feature Animation, Pomeroy

has captured in oil such famous scenes as Alexander the Great at the

Battle of Granicus in this exhibit “Windows of War: Historical

Paintings by John Pomeroy.”

The exhibit continues through today. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The museum is at Forest Lawn, Glendale, 1712 S. Glendale Ave.,

Glendale. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call

204-3131, ext. 4545.

A LITTLE JAZZ WITH DINNER

RESTAURANT OFFERS MUSIC FROM ‘20s, ‘30s, ‘40s

The Oceanview Bar and Grill offers live entertainment six nights a

week for diners.

Entertainers perform a combination of piano and jazz guitar

pieces, and some accompany with vocals. Musical selections include a

mix of music from the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s to opera to Celine Dion.

Some entertainers also perform their original pieces and invite

diners to sing along with them.

Jennifer Russell and Michael Gayle sing jazz while playing piano

and guitar from 7 to 10 tonight. Singing behind the piano the rest of

the week are Bill Howe on Monday; Travis Warren, Tuesday; Mary Ekler,

Wednesday; Alexandra Caselli, Thursday; and Bob Fetherolf, Friday.

The Oceanview Bar and Grill is at 3826 Ocean View Blvd. For more

information, call 248-2722.

RUSTY PELICAN COOKS WITH LIVE MUSIC

Glendale’s Rusty Pelican, 300 Harvey Drive in Glendale, serves

dinner and Sunday brunch, but really cooks with its live singing and

music. 2AZZ1 and The Body & Soul Band, featuring Burbank residents

Craig and Mary Durst, performs at 7:30 p.m. Fridays. There is no

cover and no minimum.

For information or to make reservations, call 242-9191.

JAX OFFERS SUPPER, JAZZ EVERY NIGHT

Jax Bar and Grill is a supper club offering live jazz every night

of the week. Show times are 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through

Thursday; 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday; and 8:30 p.m. to

12:30 a.m. Sunday. Happy Hour Jazz is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday

through Saturday.

Jax is at 339 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. For more information, call

500-1604.

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JOYCE RUDOLPH at 637-3241 or e-mail joyce.rudolph@latimes.com or fax

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