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.
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
“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.
Brand Library Galleries are in Brand Park, 1601 W. Mountain St.,
Glendale. For more information, call 353-5734.
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
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
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,
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
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
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,
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
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.
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
‘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
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
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
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
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
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
The former Masonic temple building is at 234 S. Brand Blvd.,
Glendale. Tickets range from $18 to $38 and can be reserved by
‘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
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
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.
‘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.,
First-place winners are Izabella T. Wardas, landscape; Annie
Stephanian, portrait; Dorothy Shepherd, animal; and Yadao,
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
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
Jax is at 339 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. For more information, call
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